Latest Update Votto, on the disabled list with a distal strain of his left quadriceps, underwent the second of two rounds of platelet-rich plasma Mon Jul, 21, 09:07 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.
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
The season has been a bust for Votto and his owners and it's only going to get worse losing him for another five weeks here. Obviously the risks were known heading into the season and Votto's ADP dropped significantly as a result. Still, may owners bit on him way too early and are now suffering the consequences. Todd Frazier will continue playing more first base, as will Brayan Pena.Analyst: Howard Bender
You can't blame Price for trying to be optimistic here. He doesn't want to see his entire season spiral out of control just yet. With Brandon Phillips out for the next two or three months and a variety of players such as Jay Bruce, Homer Bailey and Aroldis Chapman dealing with minor injuries, he doesn't want to see the team's spirit broken because Votto, their leader, might not be back as quickly as they would like. For fantasy purposes, you should assume the worst with Votto though so you ca adequately address the problem and if he comes back early, them maybe you have a surplus from which to deal. Analyst: Howard Bender
While the Reds haven't released the results of Votto's tests, his placement on the DL was apparently inevitable. He'll be eligible to return July 20, but could be out for a while longer considering his injuries.Analyst: Howard Bender