Originally Posted by puca
Votto's biggest problem is that he doesn't have Votto hitting in front of him
That's pretty much dead on. Votto is the master of the two out, bases empty, opposite field single. One thing that has frustrated me about Votto since the knee injury is his (over)willingness to flip a soft liner opposite field. Don't get me wrong -- having a guy on base is never a bad thing -- but I think his picky-ness at the plate can be counterproductive to the lineup as a whole at times. He's at 0-2 before you can blink. Once he goes 0-2 he chokes up and just looks to put something in play. I would like to see him start driving the ball early in the count.