Originally Posted by americanoutlaw1
2010- Hit .369 with a 1.129 OPS with runners in scoring position, and a 1.320 OPS in high leverage situations.
2011- Hit .383 with a 1.182 OPS with runners in scoring position, and a 1.328 OPS in high leverage situations.
2012- Hit .370 with a 1.340 OPS with runners in scoring position, and a 1.481 OPS in high leverage situations.
I heard Jon Fay projecting earlier that if Choo was in our lineup last season as our lead-off man, he could have added as many as 45 runs scored for the 1 spot over the year. You would have to think Votto gets at least half of those (if he wasn't hurt last season), easily adding 15 to 20 RBIs to his typical MVP like numbers anyway....
I think it's needless to say that this trade makes me excited as a Votto enthusiast and for his chances of another MVP honor.