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Joey Votto    \VAH-toe\

Joseph Daniel Votto (Votto-matic) (twitter: @joey_votto29)

Position: First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: September 10, 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
High School: Richview Collegiate Institute (Toronto, ON)
Drafted
by the Cincinnati Reds in the 2nd round of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed June 5, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 4, 2007 (Age 23.359, 16,808th in MLB history)   vs. NYM 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Team: Reds 2007-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2023, 10 yrs/$225M (14-23) & 24 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 7.027, Free Agent: 2024 [*], Agents: MVP Sports Group [*]
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 27, 2015 7:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #354. Greg Luzinski… #355. Travis Fryman… #356. Eric Chavez… #357. JOEY VOTTO… #358. Roger Bresnahan… #359. Dick Groat… #360. Bobby Bonilla… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2007 23 CIN NL 24 89 84 11 27 7 0 4 17 1 0 5 15 .321 .360 .548 .907 127 46 0 0 0 0 1 3/7
2008 24 CIN NL 151 589 526 69 156 32 3 24 84 7 5 59 102 .297 .368 .506 .874 125 266 7 2 0 2 9 *3 RoY-2
2009 25 CIN NL 131 544 469 82 151 38 1 25 84 4 1 70 106 .322 .414 .567 .981 156 266 8 4 0 1 10 *3 MVP-22
2010 ★ 26 CIN NL 150 648 547 106 177 36 2 37 113 16 5 91 125 .324 .424 .600 1.024 171 328 11 7 0 3 8 *3 AS,MVP-1
2011 ★ 27 CIN NL 161 719 599 101 185 40 3 29 103 8 6 110 129 .309 .416 .531 .947 155 318 20 4 0 6 15 *3 AS,MVP-6,GG
2012 ★ 28 CIN NL 111 475 374 59 126 44 0 14 56 5 3 94 85 .337 .474 .567 1.041 177 212 8 5 0 2 18 *3 AS,MVP-14
2013 ★ 29 CIN NL 162 726 581 101 177 30 3 24 73 6 3 135 138 .305 .435 .491 .926 156 285 15 4 0 6 19 *3 AS,MVP-6
2014 30 CIN NL 62 272 220 32 56 16 0 6 23 1 1 47 49 .255 .390 .409 .799 127 90 5 3 0 2 2 3
2015 31 CIN NL 18 82 67 12 22 2 1 6 15 2 0 15 14 .328 .451 .657 1.108 209 44 0 0 0 0 2 *3
9 Yrs 970 4144 3467 573 1077 245 13 169 568 50 24 626 763 .311 .418 .535 .953 155 1855 74 29 0 22 84
162 Game Avg. 162 692 579 96 180 41 2 28 95 8 4 105 127 .311 .418 .535 .953 155 310 12 5 0 4 14

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2007 23 CIN NL 24 89 3 -2 0 -3 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 0.4 -0.4 4 3/7
2008 24 CIN NL 151 589 19 -3 1 7 -8 17 1.5 18 35 3.3 .511 .511 2.6 -0.2 28 $390,000 *3 RoY-2
2009 25 CIN NL 131 544 40 1 -0 -2 -7 32 3.1 17 48 4.8 .525 .520 5.0 -1.0 51 $437,500 *3 MVP-22
2010 ★ 26 CIN NL 150 648 56 -2 1 3 -8 50 5.0 20 70 6.9 .534 .532 6.6 -0.6 67 $525,000 *3 AS,MVP-1
2011 ★ 27 CIN NL 161 719 49 -2 -2 4 -9 39 4.2 21 60 6.3 .526 .526 5.7 -0.6 56 $7,410,655 *3 AS,MVP-6,GG
2012 ★ 28 CIN NL 111 475 41 -3 1 9 -6 42 4.4 14 56 5.9 .540 .527 4.8 0.3 47 $9,500,000 *3 AS,MVP-14
2013 ★ 29 CIN NL 162 726 44 -0 0 6 -9 40 4.2 22 62 6.4 .528 .528 5.8 -0.5 57 $17,000,000 *3 AS,MVP-6
2014 30 CIN NL 62 272 10 -1 0 5 -3 11 1.1 8 19 1.9 .520 .508 1.4 0.1 14 $12,000,000 3
2015 31 CIN NL 18 82 9 0 0 2 -1 11 1.1 2 13 1.4 .565 .507 1.2 0.1 11 $14,000,000 *3
9 Seasons 970 4144 271 -10 1 31 -54 239 24.6 127 366 37.0 .526 .522 33.5 -2.9 335 $61,263,155

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 26 CIN NL NLDS PHI L 3 11 10 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .100 .091 .100 .191 1 1 0 0 1 0
2012 28 CIN NL NLDS SFG L 5 22 18 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 .389 .500 .389 .889 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013 29 CIN NL NLWC PIT L 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 9 37 32 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 9 .250 .324 .250 .574 8 1 0 0 1 0
1 NLWC 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NLDS 8 33 28 3 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 7 .286 .364 .286 .649 8 1 0 0 1 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2007 CIN NL 23 1B 17 15 15 137.0 118 107 11 0 15 1.000 -2 1 -18 10 7.75 6.94 .993 9.21 9.17
2007 CIN NL 23 LF 6 6 5 51.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -2 -4 -38 -94 2.47 2.33 .984 1.99 1.98
2007 CIN NL 23 OF 6 6 5 51.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -2 -4 -38 -94 2.47 2.33 .984 2.29 2.28
2008 CIN NL 24 1B 144 138 128 1223.2 1197 1050 136 11 119 .991 8 7 8 7 8.72 8.24 .992 9.34 9.28 RoY-2
2009 CIN NL 25 1B 130 128 117 1097.0 1071 960 101 10 108 .991 -2 -2 -3 -2 8.70 8.16 .993 9.29 9.21 MVP-22
2010 CIN NL 26 1B 148 145 137 1283.0 1265 1132 128 5 101 .996 -7 3 -7 3 8.84 8.51 .993 9.23 9.13 AS,MVP-1
2011 CIN NL 27 1B 160 159 152 1427.2 1520 1341 173 6 127 .996 7 4 6 3 9.54 9.46 .994 9.33 9.31 AS,MVP-6,GG
2012 CIN NL 28 1B 109 109 104 969.0 972 850 116 6 69 .994 1 9 1 11 8.97 8.86 .992 9.29 9.18 AS,MVP-14
2013 CIN NL 29 1B 161 161 148 1430.2 1413 1245 154 14 115 .990 -2 6 -1 5 8.80 8.69 .994 9.42 9.41 AS,MVP-6
2014 CIN NL 30 1B 61 61 58 539.0 569 499 63 7 39 .988 -2 5 -5 11 9.38 9.21 .993 9.29 9.27
2015 CIN NL 31 1B 18 18 18 163.1 158 136 20 2 13 .987 -1 2 -5 15 8.60 8.67 .991 9.42 9.34
9 Seasons 1B 948 934 877 8270.1 8283 7320 902 61 706 .993 0 35 0 5 8.95 8.67 .993 9.32 9.26
1 Season LF 6 6 5 51.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -2 -4 -38 -94 2.47 2.33 .984 1.99 1.98
1 Season OF 6 6 5 51.0 15 14 0 1 0 .933 -2 -4 -38 -94 2.47 2.33 .984 2.29 2.28
9 Seasons TOT 954 940 882 8321.1 8298 7334 902 62 706 .993 -1 31 -0 4 8.91 8.63 .993 9.28 9.22
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
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Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

All-Star Games
2010 *
2011 *
2012 (1B)
2013 (1B)

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2009 NL (22, 1%)
2010 NL (1, 99%)
2011 NL (6, 30%)
2012 NL (14, 4%)
2013 NL (6, 35%)
1 MVP
1.69 Career Shares (127th)

Gold Gloves
2011 NL (1B)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2008 September NL Rookie of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2009 Sep 27th NL Player of the Week
2011 Jul 31st NL Player of the Week
2013 May 19th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2010 NL  6.9 (4th)
2011 NL  6.3 (7th)
2012 NL  5.9 (9th)
2013 NL  6.4 (9th)
2015 NL  1.4 (1st)
Active  37.0 (34th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2010 NL  6.9 (2nd)
2011 NL  6.3 (3rd)
2012 NL  5.9 (8th)
2013 NL  6.4 (5th)
2015 NL  1.4 (1st)
Active  37.0 (23rd)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2010 NL  6.6 (2nd)
2011 NL  5.7 (4th)
2012 NL  4.8 (9th)
2013 NL  5.8 (5th)
2015 NL  1.2 (2nd)
Active  33.5 (26th)

Batting Average s c a p y
2009 NL  .322 (5th)
2010 NL  .324 (2nd)
2011 NL  .309 (5th)
2012 NL  .337 (5th)**
2013 NL  .305 (10th)
Active  .311 (5th)
Career  .311 (102nd)

On-Base% s c a p y
2009 NL  .414 (4th)
2010 NL  .424 (1st)
2011 NL  .416 (1st)
2012 NL  .474 (1st)**
2013 NL  .435 (1st)
2015 NL  .451 (4th)
Active  .418 (1st)
Career  .418 (20th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2009 NL  .567 (5th)
2010 NL  .600 (1st)
2011 NL  .531 (9th)
2012 NL  .567 (6th)**
2015 NL  .657 (2nd)
Active  .535 (6th)
Career  .535 (38th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2009 NL  .981 (3rd)
2010 NL  1.024 (1st)
2011 NL  .947 (5th)
2012 NL  1.041 (2nd)**
2013 NL  .926 (4th)
2015 NL  1.108 (2nd)
Active  .953 (3rd)
Career  .953 (20th)

Games Played s c a p y
2011 NL  161 (2nd)
2013 NL  162 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
2011 NL  599 (8th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2011 NL  719 (2nd)
2013 NL  726 (1st)
2015 NL  82 (5th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2010 NL  106 (4th)
2011 NL  101 (5th)
2013 NL  101 (5th)

Hits s c a p y
2010 NL  177 (6th)
2011 NL  185 (6th)
2013 NL  177 (6th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2010 NL  328 (3rd)
2011 NL  318 (4th)
2013 NL  285 (6th)
2015 NL  44 (3rd)

Doubles s c a p y
2011 NL  40 (1st)
2012 NL  44 (2nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
2010 NL  37 (3rd)
2015 NL  6 (2nd)
Active  169 (48th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2010 NL  113 (3rd)
2011 NL  103 (6th)
2015 NL  15 (5th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2010 NL  91 (4th)
2011 NL  110 (1st)
2012 NL  94 (1st)
2013 NL  135 (1st)
2015 NL  15 (2nd)
Active  626 (18th)

Singles s c a p y
2011 NL  113 (10th)
2013 NL  120 (8th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2009 NL  156 (4th)
2010 NL  171 (2nd)
2011 NL  155 (5th)
2013 NL  156 (3rd)
2015 NL  209 (2nd)
Active  155 (2nd)
Career  155 (25th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2010 NL  144 (1st)
2011 NL  133 (4th)
2012 NL  107 (9th)
2013 NL  132 (1st)
2015 NL  22 (1st)
Active  805 (35th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2009 NL  41 (6th)
2010 NL  58 (2nd)
2011 NL  51 (4th)
2012 NL  50 (3rd)
2013 NL  54 (1st)
2015 NL  10 (2nd)
Active  298 (8th)
Career  298 (126th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2009 NL  3.9 (6th)
2010 NL  5.6 (2nd)
2011 NL  5.1 (4th)
2012 NL  4.9 (4th)
2013 NL  5.4 (1st)
2015 NL  1.0 (2nd)
Active  29.1 (8th)
Career  29.1 (130th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2010 NL  75 (4th)
2011 NL  72 (5th)
2015 NL  9 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2010 NL  275 (4th)
2011 NL  299 (1st)
2013 NL  316 (1st)
2015 NL  37 (1st)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2009 NL  .768 (2nd)
2010 NL  .804 (1st)
2011 NL  .747 (5th)
2013 NL  .768 (2nd)
2015 NL  .884 (1st)
Active  .762 (1st)
Career  .762 (18th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2013 NL  6 (10th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 NL  15 (6th)
2012 NL  18 (1st)
2013 NL  19 (1st)
2015 NL  2 (4th)
Active  84 (16th)
Career  84 (170th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2011 NL  20 (4th)

SB % s c a p y
2015 NL  100.00 (1st)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2010 NL  22.3 (8th)
2015 NL  3.0 (2nd)

AB per HR s c a p y
2010 NL  14.8 (3rd)
2015 NL  11.2 (3rd)
Active  20.5 (20th)
Career  20.5 (139th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2009 NL  51.19 (5th)
2010 NL  69.19 (1st)
2011 NL  63.30 (3rd)
2012 NL  50.24 (4th)
2013 NL  49.35 (6th)
2015 NL  12.14 (2nd)
Active  341.09 (8th)
Career  341.09 (90th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2009 NL  6.1 (4th)
2010 NL  6.9 (1st)
2011 NL  7.1 (2nd)
2012 NL  6.1 (1st)
2015 NL  1.9 (1st)
Active  35.2 (6th)
Career  35.2 (74th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2009 NL  5.0 (3rd)
2010 NL  6.4 (1st)
2011 NL  5.4 (4th)
2012 NL  4.6 (5th)
2013 NL  4.8 (4th)
2015 NL  1.1 (4th)
Active  31.2 (8th)
Career  31.2 (95th)

Base-Out Wins Added (REW)s c a p y
2009 NL  4.8 (5th)
2010 NL  6.6 (1st)
2011 NL  6.1 (3rd)
2012 NL  4.8 (5th)
2013 NL  4.9 (5th)
2015 NL  1.2 (2nd)
Active  32.8 (9th)
Career  32.8 (92nd)

Putoutss c a p y
2011 NL  1,341 (1st)
2013 NL  1,245 (4th)
Active  7,334 (13th)

Def. Games as 1B s c a p y
2011 NL  160 (1st)
2013 NL  161 (1st)
2015 NL  18 (3rd)
Active  948 (9th)

Putouts as 1B s c a p y
2011 NL  1,341 (1st)
2013 NL  1,245 (4th)
Active  7,320 (9th)

Assists as 1B s c a p y
2008 NL  136 (1st)
2009 NL  101 (5th)
2010 NL  128 (2nd)
2011 NL  173 (1st)
2012 NL  116 (1st)
2013 NL  154 (1st)
2015 NL  20 (2nd)
Active  902 (5th)
Career  902 (69th)

Errors Committed as 1B s c a p y
2008 NL  11 (4th)
2009 NL  10 (4th)
2013 NL  14 (1st)
2015 NL  2 (3rd)
Active  61 (6th)

Double Plays Turned as 1B s c a p y
2011 NL  127 (2nd)
2013 NL  115 (4th)
Active  706 (9th)

Total Zone Runs as 1B s c a p y
2008 NL  9 (5th)
2011 NL  7 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 1Bs c a p y
2011 NL  9.54 (5th)
Active  8.95 (15th)

Range Factor/Game as 1B s c a p y
2011 NL  9.46 (2nd)
Active  8.67 (9th)

Fielding % as 1B s c a p y
2010 NL  .996 (4th)
2011 NL  .996 (3rd)
2012 NL  .994 (4th)
Active  .993 (13th)
Career  .993 (89th)

             
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 12 (203), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 90 (268), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 64 (314), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 31 (293), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS First Base (43rd), 37.0 career WAR/35.5 7yr-peak WAR/36.2 JAWS
Average HOF 1B (out of 19) = 65.9 career WAR/42.4 7yr-peak WAR/54.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2008 24 Cincinnati Reds $390,000 ?
2009 25 Cincinnati Reds $437,500 ?
2010 26 Cincinnati Reds $525,000 2.027
2011 27 Cincinnati Reds $7,410,655 3.027
2012 28 Cincinnati Reds $9,500,000 4.027 contracts
2013 29 Cincinnati Reds $17,000,000 5.027 contracts
2014 30 Cincinnati Reds $12,000,000 6.027 contracts
2015 31 Cincinnati Reds $14,000,000 7.027
201632Cincinnati Reds$20,000,000
201733Cincinnati Reds$22,000,000
201834Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
201935Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
202036Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
202137Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
202238Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
202339Cincinnati Reds$25,000,000
202440Cincinnati Reds*$20,000,000 $20M Team Option, $7M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2024
Career to date (may be incomplete)$61,263,155Does not include future salaries ($192M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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