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edabbs44
08-02-2006, 10:16 PM
Southern league awards...Votto gets best hitting prospect and best defensive 1st baseman. Perez gets best defensive catcher.

Votto turned a real rare daily double there. Very impressive. I didn't know he was that good with the mitt.

Ravenlord
08-02-2006, 10:21 PM
if memory serves, Votto was considered a butcher there two years ago. of course, i think he was a catcher up until then...

Danny Serafini
08-02-2006, 10:22 PM
That's a shock, everything we've heard before is that Votto's glove is what's holding him back.

IslandRed
08-02-2006, 10:42 PM
That's good to know. Of course, it may be a "best of the mediocre" award. At the Double-A level, plenty of future first basemen are still trying to play some other position.

princeton
08-03-2006, 10:11 AM
Ed Taubensee got a "best defensive catcher" award in the minors, too.

As in Gold Glove voting, "best defender" sometimes means "he hit some long HRs against us"

cincy09
08-03-2006, 11:30 AM
Will Votto get a shot at the starting job in Spring Training next year?
Or will that go automatically to Hatteburg?

flyer85
08-03-2006, 12:10 PM
Or will that go automatically to Hatteburg?we all know the answer to that unless Hatty has a meltdown (which he did in August and September last year)

BRM
08-03-2006, 12:17 PM
Will Votto get a shot at the starting job in Spring Training next year?
Or will that go automatically to Hatteburg?

Votto is headed to Louisville next year regardless of what he does in the spring. If he rakes in Louisville and Hat is struggling come June/July, Joey will get a shot.

Doc. Scott
08-03-2006, 06:44 PM
It was documented that Votto worked very hard on his defense, even the day of the Futures Game.

Benihana
08-04-2006, 12:37 PM
Is Aurillia signed for next year? If not, you gotta let him go and bring up Votto to create at least a platoon-type situation with the Hat at 1B. Unless of course the Hat continues producing at these levels, which seems unlikely.

If RA is not signed, it will be interesting to see if Wayne offers him arb in an attempt to squeeze a draft pick out of the situation. What type of draft pick would he qualify for with the year he is having?

BRM
08-04-2006, 12:44 PM
Is Aurillia signed for next year? If not, you gotta let him go and bring up Votto to create at least a platoon-type situation with the Hat at 1B. Unless of course the Hat continues producing at these levels, which seems unlikely.


Hat and Votto are both left-handed hitters.

Benihana
08-04-2006, 12:58 PM
Hat and Votto are both left-handed hitters.

Oops, I didn't realize Votto was a lefty

dougdirt
08-04-2006, 02:32 PM
Joey Votto RH/LH splits thanks to www.minorleaguesplits.com


AB H 2B 3B HR BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
vs LHP 135 35 6 0 4 17 39 0.259 0.346 0.393 0.739
vs RHP 266 93 30 2 16 38 50 0.350 0.430 0.658 1.087

princeton
08-04-2006, 02:56 PM
It was documented that Votto worked very hard on his defense, even the day of the Futures Game.

FeLo works very hard on his defense

Marc D
08-04-2006, 08:08 PM
If Votto gets the reputation for defensive excellence then he stands a lot better chance with Kriv and Narron of seeing the field.

BoydsOfSummer
08-10-2006, 01:13 PM
If Votto gets the reputation for defensive excellence then he stands a lot better chance with Kriv and Narron of seeing the field.

No kidding. Let's try to keep that circulating. :D

edabbs44
08-10-2006, 01:41 PM
Joey Votto RH/LH splits thanks to www.minorleaguesplits.com


AB H 2B 3B HR BB K BA OBP SLG OPS
vs LHP 135 35 6 0 4 17 39 0.259 0.346 0.393 0.739
vs RHP 266 93 30 2 16 38 50 0.350 0.430 0.658 1.087

Is stats like these which show the value, when used correctly, of players like RA and Eduardo Perez (who I was dying for the Reds to acquire this offseason).