Votto is extremely likely to continue batting second during the regular season, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. "His profile might fit as much as anyone who has ever played the game as far as his ability to get on base," manager David Bell said on Friday.
Bell hasn't outlined most of his lineup decisions yet, but he's emphasizing on-base skills toward the top. Talking about what type of hitters he wants batting leadoff ahead of Votto, Bell said: "I have a profile in mind, and we have guys that fit that for sure that are going to be regulars on our team. The big thing is getting on base. You look at our team last year, and the middle of our order and the damage that the middle of the order did last year and the potential of what they can do even more so this year, it's going to be important to get on base in front of those guys. The top of the order, on-base is really the No. 1 thing I look at. If guys can run, that's great, too, it's important." Feb 22 1:32 am (EST)
- Votto is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Pittsburgh.
- Votto has abandoned choking up on the bat and has been more upright in the batter's box over the last month of the season, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. He's batted .321 with three homers over the last 24 games.
- Votto (illness) is starting at first base and batting second Tuesday against the Cubs. All Joey Votto (L) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Sep 29||W 3 - 1||@ PIT||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Sep 28||W 4 - 2||@ PIT||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.167|
|Sep 26||L 5 - 3||MIL||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||.000|
|Sep 25||L 9 - 2||MIL||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.000|
|Sep 24||L 4 - 2||MIL||4||2||1||0||0||1||0||2||1.250|
|Sep 22||L 6 - 3||NYM||2||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||1.300|
|Sep 21||W 3 - 2||NYM||3||1||1||0||0||1||0||0||1.167|
|Sep 20||L 8 - 1||NYM||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||.250|
|Sep 18||W 3 - 2||@ CHI||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||.200|
|Sep 17||W 4 - 2||@ CHI||2||1||1||0||0||1||1||1||1.750|
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