Originally Posted by Z-Fly
For whatever reason I am having trouble getting on the Votto bandwagon. Everytime I see his numbers all I think is here comes Sean Casey all over again.
I am being serious... Please someone tell me why Votto will be better than Sean.
Sean Casey would work as a prime example of what I think Votto could do.... if you take out 1999, 2000 and 2004 as use those as examples. Casey had very good doubles power, but hardly ever struck out. Votto has a lot more HR potential, and still has a 30-40 doubles power bat. Votto also is much more swift on his feet than Sean was/is. Casey clogs up the bases like Cecil Fielder. Votto on the otherhand is actually quite fast comparatively.
Votto can hit for average, although I am not sure he will ever top Caseys .324 mark, but to see him hover around .290-.305 is reasonable. Votto hits for power and has a lot more HR potential than Casey ever showed. Casey topped out at 25 HR, Votto could put up 30 or more HR.