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    Votto's power

    Much has been said about Pujols's disappointing power so far, but we're just about a month into the season and Votto is still sitting on a single homerun. Last season he started very slowly in this regard as well, and though "he's getting pitched around" is the obvious answer, it's still looking a far cry from the almost-40 he hit in his MVP season - and the 2010 version of Scott Rolen, while very good, wasn't exactly striking fear into the hearts of opposing pitchers. His massive walk rate is keeping him a very productive player, so the HR rate can be somewhat excused, but at this point would anyone be shocked if he finished the year with only 20-25?

    I know the response coming is "OH MY GOD WE'RE 20 GAMES INTO THE SEASON, CALM DOWN," and I know he'll get hot eventually, but I guess it's worth having a discussion over.

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    Re: Votto's power

    He's a doubles guy, not often will he hit a high number of homers. One of the reasons I was perplexed by his contract. Only player that should get that money is Matt Kemp

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    Re: Votto's power

    He never turns on the ball, takes way too many pitches right down the middle! I don't buy the "he never gets anything to hit theory". It's BS!

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    Re: Votto's power

    He's walking on 21% of his AB's, up from 15% last year (when he led the NL in walks). The power will come.
    Variatio delectat - Cicero

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    I thought I heard where over half of the #3 hitters in baseball still had just 0-2 HR (heard 4-6 days ago)

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    Re: Votto's power

    Votto has never been a hr hitter. yes he has hit a lot. but a lot of them are opposite field and barely over the wall.

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    Re: Votto's power

    Really not concerned at all about Votto. He's not seeing the ball well but his timing is off. For someone in a slump, he's getting on base over 43% of the time and going deep into counts. Sooner or later he'll catch up to it and hit 20-some home runs, but he's not an elite power hitter.

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    Re: Votto's power

    Wasn't Rolen around 20 HR at the All Star break in 2010? He was a pretty great hitter most of that year.

    Anyway, if Joey does only turn in 25 HR annually, that's still a good amount especially considering he's a high average hitter that gets on base a ton. He'll still probably sit around .950 OPS every year with those numbers.

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    Re: Votto's power

    The first $20 million a year singles/doubles hitter. Maybe they should move him to lead-off.

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    Re: Votto's power

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon7 View Post
    The first $20 million a year singles/doubles hitter. Maybe they should move him to lead-off.
    Does not run fast enough

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    Re: Votto's power

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon7 View Post
    The first $20 million a year singles/doubles hitter. Maybe they should move him to lead-off.
    At least the pitchers would get some pitches they can hit.
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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    Re: Votto's power

    Speaking of Votto's power....he ****ing crushed that ball.
    I see great things in baseball. It's our game.

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    Re: Votto's power

    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    At least the pitchers would get some pitches they can hit.
    Batting in front of Votto means +.220 to your batting average

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    In front of Votto 0.370
    Not in front of Votto .171

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    Not in front of Votto .130

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    Re: Votto's power

    Quote Originally Posted by Jamz View Post
    Speaking of Votto's power....he ****ing crushed that ball.
    Did he turn on it or was it opposite field?

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    Re: Votto's power

    Quote Originally Posted by Krawhitham View Post
    Did he turn on it or was it opposite field?
    Hit it by the smokestacks. It was a shot.
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!


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