Originally Posted by 757690
I've been saying Votto should bat second all season long. He's perfect for it and it gets him some extra AB's over the course of the season.
And FOP is right, with the way Votto's power has disappeared, it makes even more sense now. Maybe even bat him leadoff.
I too have been advocating that Votto should have been batting 2nd all along. Now that his knee is sapping his power it is even more logical to take maximum advantage of his stellar OBP by moving him to 1st or 2nd in the batting order.