Originally Posted by paintmered
I'm not sure how much natural defensive ability Pujols has, but he plays a surprisingly good first base.
Doug, how does Votto rate as a defensive 1st baseman?
I always hear that he 'needs work on his defense' at first base, but the only problem I have really seen from him in the handful of times I have watched him play is that he is undecisive on whether to go for a ball or not into the 1st base/2nd base hole at times, or that he does go into that hole when he shouldnt. As far as his glove over there, I have not seen any real problems as far as him catching a ball over there.