After two more HR tonight, The People's Champion sits at .319 with 21 HR, 59 RBI, and (as of yesterday) a slash line of .412/.572/.984, which rivals his counterpart we all know from the St. Louis Cardinals.

I think we all had high hopes for Votto when he came up, and he certainly showed glimmers of this sort of domination last season, but I have to say I never expected him to be this good.

My questions for RZ are the following:

Is Joey Votto a superstar caliber player?

Can he maintain this sort of performance all year? How about for many years?

If he does do something like this, who are his recent comps? Todd Helton? Jeff Bagwell?

Discuss.