Joey Votto

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  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 2"/220
  • Age: 32


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Joey Votto Stats

.314 29 80 11 1.000

Joey Votto MLB Career Stats

.311 192 633 59 .957

Joey Votto Bio

  • Full Name: Joseph Daniel Votto
  • Pronunciation: sounds like Lotto
  • Born: 9/10/1983 in Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Draft: 2002, Cincinnati Reds, 2nd rd. (44th overall)
  • High School: Richview Collegiate Institute, Etobicoke, ON
  • Debut: September 4, 2007
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2015 Stats 545 95 171 29 80 11 .314 .459 1.000
MLB Career Stats 3945 656 1226 192 633 59 .311 .423 .957
  • Status: Active

Joey Votto Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Reds NL 695 345 90.86 232.17 1.51 12.47 35.87
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 211.67 0.42 9.00 33.43


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September 23, 2015 at 11:16 PM ET

Votto goes deep for 29th time

Reds first baseman Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a home run against the Cardinals on Wednesday.

September 20, 2015 at 7:00 AM ET

Votto to put up big numbers on Sunday

Reds first baseman Joey Votto, a DraftKings Daily Pick, may excel on Sunday against the Brewers.


Joey Votto Awards


Year Team League
2010 Cincinnati NL

NL All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Cincinnati NL
2011 Cincinnati NL
2012 Cincinnati NL
2013 Cincinnati NL

Rawlings NL Gold Glove

Year Team League
2011 Cincinnati NL

NL Hank Aaron Award

Year Team League
2010 Cincinnati NL

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/28/2009 Cincinnati NL
08/01/2011 Cincinnati NL

Reds Ernie Lombardi MVP Award

Year Team League
2008 Cincinnati NL
2010 Cincinnati NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2006 Chattanooga SOU
2007 Louisville INT

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Chattanooga SOU

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Louisville INT

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Chattanooga SOU

INT Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2007 Louisville INT

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Louisville INT

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/20/2007 Louisville INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Louisville INT

SOU Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/18/2006 Chattanooga SOU

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Chattanooga SOU

SOU Most Valuable Player

Year Team League
2006 Chattanooga SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2006 Chattanooga SOU

Joey Votto Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2008 .297 16th in NL
2009 .322 5th in NL
2010 .324 2nd in NL
2011 .309 5th in NL
2013 .305 10th in NL
2015 .314 7th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2009 25 19th in NL
2010 37 3rd in NL
2011 29 13th in NL
2013 24 11th in NL
2015 29 7th in NL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2010 113 3rd in NL
2011 103 6th in NL
2015 80 19th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2008 .874 21st in NL
2009 .981 3rd in NL
2010 1.024 1st in NL
2011 .947 5th in NL
2013 .926 4th in NL
2015 1.000 3rd in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2008 .368 22nd in NL
2009 .414 4th in NL
2010 .424 1st in NL
2011 .416 1st in NL
2012 .474 1st in NL
2013 .435 1st in NL
2015 .459 2nd in NL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2008 .506 22nd in NL
2009 .567 5th in NL
2010 .600 1st in NL
2011 .531 9th in NL
2013 .491 11th in NL
2015 .541 4th in NL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2010 106 4th in NL
2011 101 5th in NL
2013 101 5th in NL
2015 95 8th in NL


Season BB Rank
2009 70 24th in NL
2010 91 4th in NL
2011 110 1st in NL
2012 94 1st in NL
2013 135 1st in NL
2015 143 1st in NL


Season H Rank
2010 177 6th in NL
2011 185 6th in NL
2013 177 6th in NL
2015 171 10th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2009 38 12th in NL
2010 36 14th in NL
2011 40 1st in NL
2012 44 2nd in NL
2013 30 25th in NL
2015 33 13th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2011 161 2nd in NL
2013 162 1st in NL
2015 158 3rd in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2011 599 8th in NL
2013 581 19th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2010 648 22nd in NL
2011 719 2nd in NL
2013 726 1st in NL
2015 695 2nd in NL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2009 266 24th in NL
2010 328 3rd in NL
2011 318 4th in NL
2013 285 6th in NL
2015 295 8th in NL


Season SO Rank
2011 129 16th in NL
2013 138 12th in NL
2015 135 19th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2011 6 25th in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2010 7 25th in NL

Joey Votto Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 19, 2015 Cincinnati Reds activated 1B Joey Votto.
September 18, 2015 1B Joey Votto roster status changed by Cincinnati Reds.
May 9, 2015 Cincinnati Reds activated 1B Joey Votto.
May 8, 2015 1B Joey Votto roster status changed by Cincinnati Reds.
October 30, 2014 Cincinnati Reds activated 1B Joey Votto from the 60-day disabled list.
August 16, 2014 Cincinnati Reds transferred 1B Joey Votto from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Distal left quadriceps strain
July 8, 2014 Cincinnati Reds placed 1B Joey Votto on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 6, 2014. Distal left quadriceps strain
June 10, 2014 Cincinnati Reds activated 1B Joey Votto from the 15-day disabled list.
June 8, 2014 Cincinnati Reds sent 1B Joey Votto on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
May 21, 2014 Cincinnati Reds placed 1B Joey Votto on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 16, 2014. Distal quad strain in left knee.
September 4, 2012 Cincinnati Reds activated 1B Joey Votto from the 15-day disabled list.
September 1, 2012 sent 1B Joey Votto on a rehab assignment to Louisville Bats.
August 28, 2012 sent 1B Joey Votto on a rehab assignment to Dayton Dragons.
July 17, 2012 Cincinnati Reds placed 1B Joey Votto on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 16, 2012. torn medial meniscus in left knee
June 23, 2009 Cincinnati Reds activated 1B Joey Votto from the 15-day disabled list.
June 20, 2009 Sarasota Reds sent 1B Joey Votto on a rehab assignment to Dayton Dragons.
June 18, 2009 Joey Votto assigned to Sarasota Reds from Cincinnati Reds.
May 30, 2009 Cincinnati Reds placed 1B Joey Votto on the 15-day disabled list. Stress related issues

Joseph Daniel Votto Bio Info

In 2002 graduated from Richview Collegiate Institute in Toronto, Ontario, Canada...attended the same high school as Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada...grew up in the greater Toronto area of enshrined on Baseball Canada's Wall of Excellence.


Missed 99 games with a distal quad strain in his left knee...missed 23g from 5/16-6/9 and beginning 7/6 missed the last 76g of the his absence the Reds went 43-56 (11-12, 32-44)...despite his 2 stints on the disabled list ranked second on the club in walks (47) behind Todd Frazier (52)...made 23 starts batting second, 32 starts batting third and 6 starts batting the first inning of the second game of the year, following a rain delay of 2:40, doubled off StL's Michael Wacha for his first hit of the season and 1,000th hit of his career...on 5/9 and 5/10 vs Col homered on consecutive pitchers over the 4-3 win on 5/9, batting fourth in the lineup for the first time since 8/10/09 at StL, produced his fourth career walkoff HR (solo off Boone Logan), then on the first pitch of his next plate appearance the next night homered off Jordan Lyles...on 6/15 at Mil recorded his 600th career walk in his 935th appearance...since 1900, the only other players with 600 walks and a career batting average as high as Votto's .312 mark through their first 935 apps are Ted Williams (.353, 856bb), Babe Ruth (.344, 724bb), Frank Thomas (.327, 774bb) and Mickey Mantle (.316, 659bb)...on 4/12 vs TB made his ninth career start batting second in the order and his first start in that spot since 8/8/08 vs Hou...had batted third in the Reds' starting lineup since 8/10/09 at StL, when he hit cleanup for the second of 2 straight games...from 8/11/09-4/11/14 made 635 consecutive starts batting third.


Was named to his fourth straight All-Star team and finished sixth in the BBWAA's Most Valuable Player Award voting...was a finalist for the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award...during spring training was voted by fans the Face of Major League Baseball...for the third straight season was rated by opposing managers the National League's batter with the best strike zone judgment...established single-season club records for walks with 135 (132, Joe Morgan, 1975) and for times on base safely via hit, walk or HBP with 316 (311, Pete Rose, 1969), both the highest totals in the Major Leagues...his 135 walks are the most in the Major Leagues since Barry Bonds established the all-time record with 232 walks in 2004...for the third straight season led the National League in walks and for the fourth straight year led the NL in on-base percentage...since 1900 is the first batter in Reds history and the ninth player to lead the National League in walks for 3 straight seasons (Barry Bonds last, 2000-2004) the first Red and sixth player in Major League history to lead his league in on-base percentage for 4 straight only the third batter in Reds history to record more than 100 walks in a season more than once (2011, 2013; Joe Morgan 6 times, Adam Dunn 5 times)...with his fifth walk on 9/23 vs NYM tied both the club record for walks in a game (Hughie Critz, 5/28/26 at StL & Johnny Bench, 7/22/79 at Chi) and Morgan's club record for walks in a season...reached base safely in 146 of his 162 apps, including a season-high streak of 38g (6/13-7/26)...from 9/23-9/25 vs NYM went hitless in 3 straight games for the only time all season and for the first time since 9/17-9/19, 2011...on 9/24 and 9/25 vs NYM, for the only time all season did not reach base safely in 2 consecutive games...became the first Reds player to appear in 162g since Aaron Boone in 2002...made 161 starts, his only game out of the lineup on 6/14 vs Mil but pinch hit and walked...finished the season with 999 career hits...his season-high 12-game hitting streak from 5/11-5/24 included 9 multi-hit games (24-47, .511, 2 2b, 4hr, 10rbi, 16r)...was NL Player of the Week for 5/13-5/19, his third weekly award, after leading the majors in hitting (.583) and on-base percentage (.655)...since 1933, the only 2 players in Major League history with at least 112 hits and 71 walks prior to the All-Star break are Votto (112h, 71bb in 2013) and Frank Thomas (1994, 116h, 84bb)...from 4/27-5/29 hit .486 during an 18-game road hitting streak...on 4/25 at Wsh homered off Gio Gonzalez for the Reds' only hit, the first Reds player to homer in an opposing team's 1-hitter since Jerry Hairston Jr. homered off SD's Mat Latos on 7/29/09...on 5/18 at Phi became only the fourth Reds player to reach base 6 times (4-4, 2bb) while hitting a homer (Frank Robinson, Pete Rose, Sean Casey)...produced his 500th RBI on 7/20 vs Pit and his 150th HR on 8/2 vs StL (3-run off Shelby Miller)...on 9/6 and 9/7 vs LAD followed his season-high 0-for-13 skid by reaching base safely in each of 9 straight plate apps, a new career high (4 hits, 5 walks) the National League's 3-0 All-Star Game loss at Citi Field went 2 starts at 1B and 1 start at DH for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic went 2-for-9 (5bb, 5r).

2012 Was named to his third All-Star team, finished 14th in the BBWAA's Most Valuable Player voting and was a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award ... missed 48g with a knee injury but still led the National League in on-base percentage (.474), walks (94, tied w/ Dan Uggla) and intentional walks (18) ... established a club record for on-base percentage (.441, Joe Morgan, 1976)...fell 27 plate apps shy of qualifying for the league leaders but led the NL in on-base percentage pursuant to Rule 10.22(a) ... became only the second player to lead the Reds in on-base percentage for 3 consecutive seasons (Joe Morgan, 1974-1976) and only the eighth player to lead the NL in 3 straight years (Morgan, Barry Bonds, Mike Schmidt, Elbie Fletcher, Arky Vaughn, Rogers Hornsby, Honus Wagner) ... for the second straight season was rated by opposing managers the National League's best defensive first baseman and the batter with the best strike zone judgment ... was rated the NL's best hitter in 2012 ... from 7/17-9/3 was on the disabled list following a pair of arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee ... suffered the injury on 6/29 at SF but appeared in 7 more Reds games and the All-Star Game before he went on the DL ... on 7/17 had arthroscopic surgery to repair the torn medial meniscus ... on 8/11 he had a floating piece of cartilage removed in a 6-minute procedure ... after he returned to the lineup on 9/5 reached base safely in 24 of his 25 apps (24-76, .316, 7rbi) and in that span led the Major Leagues in on-base percentage (.505) and walks (28) ... on 9/5 vs Phi, in his first plate appearance after surgery, singled off Roy Halladay ... in 86 apps prior to the injury hit .342 (36 2b, 14hr, 49rbi) and was leading the NL in doubles (36), walks (66), intentional walks (13), on-base percentage (.465), extra-base hits (50) and BA vs RHP (.360) ... in 78 of his first 86 apps reached base safely via hit or walk, including a seasonhigh streak of 28 straight from 4/15-5/17 ... prior to his injury appeared in 86 of the Reds' 88g and missed only 3 starts (5/30 at Pit, 7/1 at SF, 7/2 at LA) ... although he missed 48g still produced a career-high 44 doubles, which tied for second in the NL ... before his injury was on pace for 66 doubles, 1 shy of the Major League record (67, Bos' Earl Webb, 1931) ... did establish the club record for doubles prior to the All-Star break (35) ... from 4/8-4/28 went 19 apps between his first and second home runs, the second-longest drought of his career (20g, 4/29-5/21, 2011) ... in the 9-6 win on 5/13 vs Wsh tied career highs with 4h, 4r and 3hr while establishing new career bests with 6rbi and 14tb ... homered twice off Nationals starter Edwin Jackson and then hit a walkoff grand slam off Henry Rodriguez ... in 28g from 5/19-6/18 went 44-for-98 with 12 doubles and 7 homers (.449ba, .786slg, .542obp, 22r) ... became the first Reds player since Frank Robinson in 1961 to produce at least 44 hits and 19 extra-base hits over a span of as few as 100ab ... during the Division Series vs SF produced a 3-hit game in Game 2 and 2-hit games in Games 4 and 5. 2011 Was a National League All-Star for the second straight season and became the first Reds first baseman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award... finished sixth in the league's MVP voting...for the second straight year and third time in the last 4 seasons was voted by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America the Ernie Lombardi Award as the Reds' Most Valuable Player...for the second straight season received the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Tip O'Neill Award for his individual and team accomplishments, sharing the award with Brewers pitcher John Axford...established a club single-season record for assists by a first baseman (173) and was rated by opposing managers the best defensive first baseman in the National League... was the club's nominee for the Hank Award Award, presented annually to each league's best hitter...led the National League in doubles (40), walks (110), on-base percentage (.416), BA on the road (.334) and BA with RISP (.383)...ranked among the NL leaders in games (161, T2nd), total bases (318, 4th), overall hitting (.309, 5th), extra-base hits (72, 5th), runs (101, T5th), multi-hit games (55, T5th), hits (185, 6th), RBI (103, 6th), intentional walks (15, T6th), BA vs LHP (.333, 7th), slugging (.531, 9th) and BA in day games (.312, 9th)...fell 11 points and 1 homer short in his attempt to become only the second player in Reds history to hit at least .320 with 30hr and 100rbi in more than 1 season (Frank Robinson, 1961 & 1962)...also was trying to become the first Reds batter to hit .320 in 3 straight seasons since Cooperstown Hall of Famer Ernie Lombardi did it in 4 straight from 1935-38...established career highs in games, at bats, hits and doubles...became the first Reds batter with consecutive 100-RBI seasons since Adam Dunn in 2004 and 2005...was NL Player of the Week for 7/25-7/31...reached base safely via hit, walk or HBP in 145 of his 161 apps, including a season-high streak of 33g to begin the season (.345, 5hr, 18rbi, 29bb)...that streak was snapped on 5/8 at Cubs, just 1g shy of the club's modern record for reaching base safely to begin a season (34g, Dave Collins, 1981)...only 4 times all year went consecutive games without reaching base (6/17-6/18 vs Tor, 7/19-7/20 at Pit, 9/4 at StL & 9/5 at Chi, 9/18 vs Mil & 9/19 vs Hou)...has not failed to reach safely over any 3-game span since 8/30 vs LAD and 8/31 vs Pit (DH), 2009...played in all but 1g (5/9 at Hou) and missed just 3 starts, on 5/9 at Hou (Cin's 35th game), 7/25 vs NYM (102nd game, PH) and 8/23 at Fla (128th game, PH/1B)...from 8/13-8/26 produced a season-high 11-game hitting streak (16-32, .500, 6hr, 13rbi) the third inning on 6/25 at Bal hit his 100th career HR (3-run off Brian Matusz), then 2 innings later added another (2-run off Matusz) for his seventh career multi-homer game...his second 2-homer game, in the 14-inning, 5-4 win on 8/28 vs Wsh, included a walkoff solo HR off Collin Balester...produced the first of his 2 walkoff hits in the 10th inning of the 6-5 win on 5/13 vs StL, an RBI-single off Jason Motte... from 7/26-7/28 homered in 3 straight games for the second time in his career (9/3-9/5, 2008)...never in his career has homered in 4 straight the sixth inning on 9/17 vs Mil drew his 106th walk to establish a new single-season record for players from Canada (Jack Graney, 105bb, 1919)...sent his batting gloves to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame...produced his 100th RBI on 9/24 at Pit (RBIdouble off Brad Lincoln). 2010 Became the 10th Reds player and third Canadian to win the Most Valuable Player Award...was named to his first All-Star team after receiving 13.7 million votes in the 2010 All-Star Game Final Vote...also was a Sporting News All- Star in voting of his peers...prior to Game 4 of the World Series received the Hank Aaron Award as the National League's best his native Canada, was honored by 7 organizations for his outstanding 2010 season...was ranked No. 1 in the Toronto Sun's 2010 list of most influential Canadians in baseball... for the second time in 3 seasons unanimously was voted the Ernie Lombardi Award as the Reds' Most Valuable Player...also was a finalist for the MLBPA Players' Choice Player of the Year Award and Major League Baseball Clutch Performer of the Year Award Presented by Pepsi...led the Reds to the National League Central Division championship while ranking among the NL's Top 3 in 11 statistical categories, in the Top 5 in 15 categories and among the Top 8 in 18 categories...led the Major Leagues in on-base percentage (.424) and hitting on the road (.349) and led the NL in slugging percentage (.600), hitting vs RHP (.347), RBI ratio (4.8ab) and OPS (1.024)...among NL batters in the prestigious Triple Crown categories ranked second in hitting and third in both homers and RBI...led the Reds in hitting, runs, hits, total bases (328), doubles, homers, RBI, walks, slugging, on-base percentage, 2-hit games (36), 3-hit games (12, tied w/ Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips) and multi-hit games (51) only the fourth player in Reds history to hit at least .320 with 37 HR and 113 RBI in a season, joining MVP George Foster in 1977, Frank Robinson in 1961 (MVP) & 1962 and Ted Kluszewski in the first Reds first baseman to produce a 30-homer season since Lee May hit 39 in 1971, the first with 100rbi since Tony Perez had 109 in 1975 and the first to steal at least 16 bases since Dan Driessen had 19 in the first Reds batter with at least 30hr and 100rbi in a season since Adam Dunn had 40hr and 106rbi in the first Reds batter to lead the team in hitting, HR and RBI since Eric Davis in his last 60 apps of the season hit .352 (76-216, 14hr, 49rbi) as the Reds battled for the division April hit .275 (23g, 4hr, 12rbi) 127g the rest of the season hit .332 (33hr, 101rbi)...on 5/20 at Atl highlighted the Reds' 8-run second inning with his first career grand slam (off Tommy Hanson)...from 5/15-7/3 reached base safely in a career-high 41 straight games, the longest such streak by a Reds batter since Pete Rose reached base safely in 48 straight games from 6/12- 8/2, 1978 and the third-longest in the Major Leagues in 2010 (NYY's Mark Teixeira 42g, Fla's Logan Morrison 42g)...during the 41-game streak hit .325 with .427 on-base and .592 slugging percentages (51-157, 11hr, 33rbi, 24bb, 4hbp)...that streak was snapped on 7/4 at Chi, when he was ejected in the top of the first inning by HP umpire Angel Camps for arguing balls and strikes...the next day started another on-base streak that reached 10 consecutive games before it was snapped on 7/19 vs Wsh (10-34, .294, 3hr, 3rbi, 10bb)...on 8/15 vs Fla was ejected again, also in the first inning, by HP umpire D.J. Reyburn for arguing balls and his career has been ejected 4 times, all for arguing balls and strikes...on 8/8 at Chi scored a career-high 4 runs, tying with Jonny Gomes for the most by a Reds batter in a game in the 12-inning, 12-11 win on 8/25 at SF produced 4 hits, 2 homers and 4rbi, including the game-winning RBI-single off Barry Zito...produced his 100th RBI of the season on a first-inning groundout on 9/9 at the 10-inning, 5-4 win vs Pit on 9/11 snapped an 0-for-10 skid with his first career walkoff HR (solo off Justin Thomas) the eighth inning of the 5-2 win on 9/20 at Mil snapped the 2-2 tie with a 2-run HR off Kameron Loe...on 9/26 at SD became only the fifth lefthanded batter to homer off LHP Clayton Richard and the first since 8/1/07... graces the cover of the 8/30 issue of Sports Illustrated, the first Reds player to do so since Ken Griffey Jr. on 6/14/04...12 Reds players now have appeared solo 23 times on the Sports Illustrated cover, including Pete Rose (8 times), Johnny Bench (3), Griffey Jr. (2), Tom Seaver (2), Joe Morgan (1), George Foster (1), Eric Davis (1), Chris Sabo (1), Deion Sanders (1), Joey Jay (1) and Roy McMillan (1)...owner Marge Schott also appeared on 1 cover...was the club's nominee and a finalist for the Hutch Award, presented each year to the Major League player who best exemplifies the honor, courage and dedication of former Reds manager Fred Hutchinson. 2009 Led the club in hitting (.322), runs (82), total bases (266), doubles (38), HR (25), walks (70), multi-hit games (44) and 4-hit games (4)...his career-high 14-game hitting streak from 6/27-7/11 (.362, 2hr, 6rbi), tied Willy Taveras for the longest by a Reds batter all season...ranked among the National League leaders in hitting (5th), on-base percentage (.414, 4th), slugging percentage (.567, 5th), hitting on the road (.335, 4th), hitting with RISP (.336, 8th), hitting at night (.323, 6th), hitting vs RHP (.319, 9th) and hitting vs LHP (.329, 8th)...beginning 9/10 led all Major League hitters in batting average (.440), raising BA from a season-low .296... hit 16 doubles in September, a club record for a calendar month...was NL Player of the Week for 9/21-9/27 after leading the majors in almost every statistical part of that Player of the Week performance, from 9/22-9/26 became the first Major League player with 10 doubles over a 5-game span since Pit's Paul Waner did it in 1932...on 9/22 and 9/23 at Pit reached base in 8 straight plate apps to raise BA from .304 to .315 (7 hits, 5 doubles, 1 walk)...reached base via hit, walk or HBP in 113 of his 131 apps...became the first Reds batter to hit .300 in a season since Sean Casey (.312) and Ken Griffey Jr. (.301) did it in 2005... became the first Reds player with at least 20 homers as a rookie and again in the following season since Hall of Famer Frank Robinson did it in 1956 and 1957...became the first Reds first baseman with 20 doubles and 20 homers in consecutive seasons since Sean Casey in 1999 and 2000...led the club with 128 starts at 1B and 124 starts batting third in the order...also batted cleanup (4gs, last on 8/10 at StL)....from 5/30-6/22 missed 21g while on the disabled list with depression and anxiety related to the death of his father in August 2008... hit .357 in 38 apps before he went on the DL and .309 in 93 apps after he came off the the Reds' 17g from 5/7-5/25 missed 12 starts with a respiratory infection and 3 of his apps during that span started but left games with dizziness...left the game on 5/29 at Mil with stress-related issues and the next day went on the 15-day disabled list...didn't play for the Reds again until 6/23 in his hometown of the 7-5 win on 6/25 at Tor made the first of his 4 starts batting cleanup (4-5, double, HR, 3rbi)...played in every inning of every game until he left in the sixth inning of the 15-3 loss vs Mil on 5/6...didn't start any of the next 4g because of the respiratory infection and dizziness, but entered the game on 5/10 vs StL as a defensive replacement and in his first plate appearance homered off Kyle McClellan...on 8/19 vs SF left in the middle of the first inning with a retinal migrane headache...was ejected twice, on 7/12 at NYM by HP umpire Bill Welke and on 7/27 vs SD by 3B umpire Jerry Crawford, both times for arguing balls and strikes...finished hitless in both games, the first ejection snapped his career-high 14- game hitting streak and the second snapped a 7-game hitting streak...were the first ejections of his career...played for Canada in the World Baseball Classic and hit .556 (second among all WBC players) with a 1.111 slugging percentage (third best). 2008 In his first full Major League season finished second in the National League Rookie of the Year Award voting, was a finalist for a Players Choice Award in the category of Outstanding NL Rookie, was a TOPPS Major League Rookie All-Star and in a unanimous vote of the local chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America received the Ernie Lombardi Award as the Reds' Most Valuable Player...led NL rookies in hitting (.297), hits (156), HR (24), total bases (266), multi-hit games (42), on-base percentage (.368) and slugging percentage (.506) and ranked second in RBI (84), runs scored (69), doubles (32) and extra-base hits (59)...among all NL batters ranked fourth with a .317ba in day games...ranked eighth among all NL first basemen in fielding percentage (.991, 11e, 1197tc) and established a club record for first basemen with 136 assists (135, Frank McCormick, 1944)...led the Reds in games (151), hitting, hits, total bases, doubles and RBI... became the first player in franchise history to produce at least 20 homers and 30 doubles in his rookie season...also led the club with 18g of at least 3 hits, the most by any rookie in the Major Leagues... hit 23 of his 24 homers as a first baseman, a new franchise record for home runs by a rookie at that position (Ted Kluszewski, 12hr, 1948) and the second-most by any rookie in Reds history (Frank Robinson, 38hr, 1956)...his 84rbi were the third-most in Reds history by a rookie (Frank McCormick, 106rbi, 1938 & Jim Greengrass, 100rbi, 1953)... after the All-Star break hit .321 (11hr, 44rbi) August led the club in hitting (.382) and RBI (18) September led the club in hitting (.309), HR (9) and RBI (20) and earned the National League's Rookie of the Month Award presented by Gillette...beginning 7/30, in his last 48g of the season hit .351 (11hr, 40rbi) his last 11g of the season hit .452 with 8 multi-hit games (5hr, 12rbi), raising BA from .283 to season-ending .297... finished the season with a 7-game hitting streak that tied his career high, including 5 multi-hit games (13-26, .500, 3hr, 7rbi)...led the club with 55 starts batting seventh in the order but also hit first (1g, 6/18 vs LAD), second (8gs), third (20gs), fourth (18gs), fifth (17gs), sixth (18gs) and eighth (1gs, 7/23 vs SD)...from 8/9-8/15 was on the bereavement his 39 apps after he was reinstated from the bereavement list hit .343 (10hr, 31rbi)...twice produced 3 straight 3-hit games (5/25-5/28, 8/21-8/23)...produced a 3-homer game (5/7 vs Chi, see box), a 2-homer game (9/19 vs Mil) and his first career pinch-hit HR (5/18 vs Cle, off Cliff Lee)...from 9/3-9/5 homered in 3 straight the 9-2 win on 4/17 at Chi tied his career high with 5rbi on a 3-run double and 2-run HR off LHP Ted the 2-0 victory on 6/4 at Phi drove in both runs and had 2 of the Reds' 3 hits...from 6/24-6/26 returned to his native Toronto for a 3-game series with the Blue Jays and went the 7-2 win vs NYM on 7/19 produced his first career triple, a 2-run shot off Aaron Heilmann that gave Cin its 5-run lead...on 5/3 at Atl made his first career start batting cleanup...entered the season rated by Baseball America as the 44th-best prospect in baseball. 2007 Entered the season rated the third-best prospect in the organization by Baseball America and finished it in the Major Leagues by hitting .321 (4hr, 17rbi) in 24 apps for the Reds...spent the minor league season at Louisville, where in his first season at Class AAA he was that club's Most Valuable Player, the International League's Rookie of the Year and a TOPPS All-Star...ranked among the IL leaders in HR (22, 4th), RBI (92, 2nd), hits (146, T5th), OBP (.382, 7th) and batting average (.294, T13th)...led all Reds minor leaguers in RBI and ranked third in HR and seventh in hitting...was voted to the IL's post-season All-Star team...played in the Triple-A All-Star Game and for the World Team in the All-Star Futures Game...homered in the Futures Game...joined the Reds after Louisville's season ended...made 21 starts (15 at 1B, 6 in LF)...hit safely in 18 of his 21 starts...made his first 12 starts at 2B...following season-ending injuries to Adam Dunn, Ken Griffey Jr. and Josh Hamilton made 6 of his last 9 starts in September tied for the club lead in doubles (7) and ranked second in HR (4) and RBI (17)...on 9/4 vs NYM made his Major League debut as a pinch hitter and struck out vs Guillermo Mota...on 9/5 vs Mets made his first career start, played 1B and produced his first career hit and RBI (solo HR off John Maine)...was 1 of 3 Reds rookies to produce a homer for his first career hit (Josh Hamilton, Ryan Jorgensen)...on 9/14 at Mil recorded his first career stolen base...put together hitting streaks of 4, 4 and the season finale on 9/30 vs Chi produced a double, homer and 5rbi...was 1 of 10 Reds players to make his Major League debut in 2007 (OF Josh Hamilton, RHP Jared Burton, LHP Jon Coutlangus, RHP Brad Salmon, RHP Homer Bailey, LHP Phil Dumatrait, RHP Tom Shearn, RHP Marcus McBeth, C Ryan Hanigan) May was Louisville's Hitter of the Month and the organization's Hitter of the Month (.402, 6hr, 21rbi)...was International League Batter of the Week for 8/13-8/19 (.360, 5hr, 12rbi)...on 8/17 at Charlotte and 8/18 at Durham became just the second player in Louisville history to produce consecutive 2-homer games... from 5/7-5/25 put together a 17-game hitting streak, sixth-longest in the International League in 2007...from 5/4-6/20 reached base safely in 42 consecutive games, second-longest streak in the a survey of league managers was voted best batting prospect and the batter with the best strike zone judgment...following the season was rated the 10th-best prospect in the International League. 2006 At Class AA Chattanooga was the Southern League's Most Valuable Player and batting champion, TOPPS' Southern League Player of the Year and the Reds organization's minor league Hitter of the Year...was a Baseball America Minor League and Class AA All-Star and a TOPPS Class AA All-Star... was the North Division's starting first baseman in the Southern League All-Star Game and played in Major League Baseball's All-Star Futures Game in Pittsburgh...led the SL in hitting (.319), hits (162), doubles (46), on-base percentage (.408), slugging percentage (.547), extra-base hits (70), total bases (278), runs scored (85) and walks (78)...ranked second in the SL in homers (22)...fell 1 double shy of the Southern League record...ranked among all Class AA leaders in doubles (T1st), extra-base hits (2nd), hits (3rd), total bases (3rd), walks (78, 3rd), hitting (6th), runs (7th) and homers (T9th)...ranked among all minor league batters in doubles (T1st), extra-base hits (T3rd), total bases (9th) and hits (T10th) June was the organization's Minor League Player of the Month and TOPPS' Southern League Player of the Month (.355, 8hr, 24rbi, 5sb)... was Southern League Player of the Month for 6/12-6/18...finished the season with a season-high 13-game hitting streak (.391)...hit .351 (17hr, 60rbi) vs RHP and .262 (5hr, 17rbi) vs LHP...following the season was ranked by Baseball America as the seventh-best prospect in the Southern League...following the season played for Leones del Escogido in the Dominican Winter League (11g, .294, 1hr, 7rbi, 4sb). 2005 Spent the season with the Florida State League Reds in Sarasota, where in 124g he hit .256 and led the club in hits (119), doubles (23), HR (17) and RBI (83)...was selected to play for Team Canada in the IBAF XXXVI World Cup in Amsterdam, Netherlands...following the season played for Mesa in the prestigious Arizona Fall League (10g, .250, 3rbi)...entered the '05 season ranked by Baseball America as the fourth-best prospect in the organization...on 11/18 was added to the Reds' 40-man roster. 2004 In 135g at Class A Dayton and Class A Potomac combined to hit .301 with 19hr, 92rbi and 10 stolen bases...led all Reds minor leaguers in batting average and RBI and ranked T2nd in home runs...began the season at Dayton, where twice he was named Midwest League Player of the Week (4/26-5/2, 6/14-6/20) an 8-3 win at Clinton on 4/18 produced 2 homers, including a grand slam, and a season-high 7rbi...had 2hr and 4rbi in a 10-inning, 8-6 win on 6/30 at Wisconsin...from 7/25-8/3 had a season-high 10-game hitting streak (16-38, .421, 2hr, 11rbi)...on 8/10 was transferred to Potomac, where he played his last 24g of the season...hit a grand slam in the 5-4 win on 9/6 vs Winston- Salem...following the season was named Best Player of the Florida Instructional League...entered the '04 season ranked by Baseball America as the fifth-best prospect in the organization. 2003 In 130g at Class A Dayton and Rookie Billings combined to hit .278 with 7hr and 58rbi...began the season at Dayton...on 6/11 was transferred to Billings, where he received honorable mention for the Pioneer League's post-season All-Star team...led the Pioneer League with a .452 on-base percentage...reached base in 63 of his 70 apps with the Mustangs...from 7/5-7/17 had a season-high 12-game hitting streak (18-48, .375, 1hr, 7rbi). 2002 In his first professional season hit .269 with 9hr and 33rbi in 50 apps for the Rookie Gulf Coast League Reds...tied for the GCL lead with 25 extra-base hits...also ranked among the league leaders in home runs (2nd), slugging percentage (.531, 4th) and total bases (93, 5th)...on 7/29 vs the Orioles belted a grand slam in a 10-5 win.