2009 - 42%
2010 - 42%
2011 - 39%
2012 - 46% (how freaking insane was that)
2013 - 32% (he admitted he couldn't get through the zone as quickly)
2014 - 40%
MLB average for this stat is 33%
His BB% went from 14% in 2010 to 19.3% in 2014.
I agree with your analysis of Votto PRE-2012 was IMPRESSIVE.ratio between hits and extra base hits
Furthermore-- In 2012 PRE-injury, Votto had a staggering 51% (47 xbh for 93 hits)
However--since the injury (and until he consistently proves me wrong in 2014 and beyond...) his ratio between hits and extra base hits is actually 29.9%--or as you pointed out 3% points BELOW MLB average.
****EDIT**** Votto ratio between hits and extra base hits is actually 33.3% and NOT 29.9% So, MLB average****
(77 xbh for 231 hits)
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Don...do you really want to bet his BA stays at this level all year? I sure wouldn't. I'd also bet his SP is higher than it is now when the season ends.
No - I am not from State Farm!
Sure... My crystal ball projects these numbers for Votto
I'm with jake. I take Klu over either.
I wonder what Votto's wRC+ is after this stellar two games in Boston.
Does anybody else feel that fear factor that pitchers used to have with Votto is now gone?
He can't hit a fastball anymore.
Jose Abreu is at 143...
Anybody who says Votto is having a better season than Abreu so far is stoned.
wRC+ > not much
Joey Votto - still hitting the fastball well above-average, though not as good as he has in past years. Of course it is May 7th and he hasn't had a single hot streak yet this season.
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Also, this thread has been very enlightening.