Re: Votto bat 2nd?
Votto has no protection in the lineup and is contantly pitched around. Think outside the box and use Phillips and choo to protect him and drive him in.
Cozart/Hamilton later in the year
Heisey/Paul or cozart if Hamilton gets called up.
Cozart sees more fastballs. Votto gets more pitches to hit bc Phillips and choo aren't as easy to strike out as Frazier and Bruce are behind him now. Plus choo can drive in runs in ways other than the homer.