Joey Votto is underrated big time. Joey Votto belongs in the elite class of prospects with Bailey. He's patient, power, speed, and defense. The only reason he's so low on some people's list is because he only showed up this year. He's going to be a MAJOR contributer to the ball club in 2008.
I really hope this is true. I wonder what Dunn and Kearns were rated when they were in the minors? If i remember right, they were much more hyped than Votto has been. I would have to think Dunn would have been rated an excellent prospect and Kearns a very good prospect. I would have to think that when Votto makes the jump to the bigs, he'll at least be able to consistently produce the way Kearns did in 2006...850 OPS, 25 HR - 90 RBI...i'm hoping he can do better than that once he gains more experience.