Shouse asked in SportsBaseball · 6 months ago

What happened to Joey Votto?

.226 batting average, 177 AB so far this season, 40 hits and only 4 home runs... what do you think happened to him?

9 Answers

Relevance
  • 6 months ago

    We're finally seeing the real Joey Votto.

  • 6 months ago

    Being the best player on a bad team has finally taken a toll on him.

    He started to slide last year when he had just 3 homers and 17 RBI in 47 post-ASB games and it's continued this season. Part of the problem may be David Bell trying him in the leadoff spot: Votto is just 10 for 60 batting 1st in his career and 9 for 56 this season.

    But the biggest issue is that he's an older player with a big contract. He's going to collect $25,000,000 a year for the next 4+ years regardless of how much he stinks.

  • Alice
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    Power hitters don't age gracefully. Unless you're Big Hurt that is.

  • 6 months ago

    He actually started declining somewhat last season. At almost 36, he is reaching the downside of his career.

  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • Bob
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    He is in a slump, and he is also getting older and his skills may be declining.

  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Father Time is undefeated.

  • 6 months ago

    new stadium

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    He’s 35, 36 in a few months. Father Time comes for everyone.

  • David
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Slumping. He will rebound.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.