Latest Update Votto could have played this week, but the Reds want to have him 100% for next season. Sun Sep, 28, 11:25 AM
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.
There was no reason for the Reds to rush Votto back for some meaningless games in the last week of the season. While it is encouraging that Votto will be healthy for the beginning of next year, he's becoming a major injury concern and his fantasy value is only going to decrease heading into next season. Analyst: Mark Kaplan
For the fantasy owners. it's almost a moot point. Whether Votto comes back or not, the help he is capable of providing these days is middle-of-the-road at best. We're glad to hear he's feeling better, but he's a non-factor in fantasy right now.Analyst: Howard Bender
Continued batting practice and running the bases are good signs for Votto's potential return this season. The coaches and trainers will continue to monitor him and if all goes well, he could be back in the lineup Monday.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Reds first baseman has been out since early July with strained quad. he still has a long way to go before returning to action and is not worth stashing in redraft fantasy leagues. Analyst: Mark Kaplan