Latest Update Joey Votto has yet to resume baseball activities Thu Aug, 21, 09:47 PM
Has a fantastic bat: hits for near-elite power while showing superb patience and a great eye for contact. A good RBI producer, he also runs the bases well.
Flaws: : Is mildly injury-prone. Strikes out a little too much. Makes his share of errors at first base. Lacks consistency. At times, he gets frustrated with the lack of good pitches he sees.
With the Reds owning the worst record in all of baseball since returning from the All-Star break, there is a chance that the team could consider sitting Votto the rest of the season, considering there has yet to be a timetable set for his return. Although this may be a big blow to his fantasy owners, he has contributed very little, sitting with just six home runs and 23 RBI through 220 at-bats. Analyst: Matthew Beck
A necessary roster move to clear a spot on the 40 man roster with Homer Bailey going to the DL. He could be back this year, but know that he has not been cleared to begin any baseball activities at this point. He has already been out of action for six weeks, so this is shaping up as a lost season for the slugger.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
While it would be nice for Votto to make his way back for the start of September, fantasy owners have likely and wisely moved on from him. He might be able to contribute on some level but don't head into the final month with expectations of Joey Votto being Joey Votto.Analyst: Howard Bender
Votto is estimated to be out another five or so weeks. It's been a disappointing season for Votto, who's hit .255/.390/.409 with just six home runs in 62 games. His .799 OPS is by far the lowest of his career. 2014 may be a lost year, but assuming he's healthy heading into 2015, he could be a bargain. Analyst: Spencer Silva