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Joey Votto
Popularity: ↓ 12%
1B | B/T: L/R | 6' 2" 220LBS | Age: 37

Draft: 2002 | Rd: 2, #44, Cincinnati Reds | Richview Collegiate Institute
Poor Avg Great

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 223 186 32 42 11 22 0 .226 .354 .446 .800
14 Seasons 7595 6274 1041 1908 295 966 79 .304 .419 .517 .937
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .226 11 22 0 .800
14 Seasons .304 295 966 79 .937

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2015 3020 412 44 10.7 90.1 11.4 42.2 .290 .546 .427 .426 .483 42.0 19.4 20.6
2016 2896 444 43 9.7 89.6 11.6 40.8 .304 .538 .413 .406 .453 39.9 17.7 16.0
2017 2732 482 44 9.1 87.5 14 40.0 .301 .567 .428 .423 .428 32.9 11.7 19.0
2018 2504 405 27 6.7 88.1 13.4 45.9 .288 .484 .370 .398 .416 35.1 16.2 17.3
2019 2458 405 28 6.9 88.8 15.3 40.7 .261 .451 .332 .350 .391 38.2 20.2 12.5
2020 923 143 13 9.1 87.4 15.4 36.4 .254 .484 .342 .356 .379 35.7 19.3 16.6
ALL 14533 2291 199 8.7 88.7 13.3 41.5 .287 .516 .392 .399 .431 37.4 17.1 17.2
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 563 61.1 146 116 30 13 7 0 10 25 91 .259 .276 .578 .552 .410 .399 89.9 17 20.5 16.6
2020 Breaking 232 25.2 48 43 9 8 0 0 1 14 29 .209 .244 .279 .467 .257 .324 88.0 20 24.3 18.2
2020 Offspeed 126 13.7 28 27 3 2 1 0 0 4 23 .111 .176 .148 .219 .130 .187 76.9 3 29.5 13.3
2019 Fastballs 1507 63.1 385 328 103 69 20 1 13 66 263 .314 .303 .500 .548 .389 .402 90.9 15 15.2 15.8
2019 Breaking 562 23.5 120 107 19 12 6 0 1 34 74 .178 .209 .262 .319 .233 .279 85.3 16 27.0 19.0
2019 Offspeed 320 13.4 84 74 13 7 5 0 1 17 58 .176 .178 .284 .264 .242 .245 84.5 16 28.2 15.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Splitter 10.8 1 9 1.0 4 .250 .250 .225 0.0 0.0 0.0 .411 .445 .375 0.0
2020 Cutter 3.5 2 48 5.2 16 .357 .643 .459 21.7 25.0 28.6 .372 .797 .488 40.0
2020 Curveball -1.2 -1 109 11.8 22 .150 .300 .236 20.0 22.7 17.2 .272 .615 .377 40.0
2020 Changeup -1.8 -2 117 12.7 24 .087 .130 .119 34.2 16.7 14.8 .136 .179 .156 5.3
2020 Slider 1.1 1 125 13.5 26 .261 .261 .288 27.5 34.6 18.4 .219 .339 .280 35.7
2020 Sinker 1.4 3 201 21.8 44 .281 .469 .444 14.9 6.8 5.9 .288 .422 .402 37.9
2020 4-Seamer 0.7 2 314 34.0 86 .229 .614 .412 23.6 20.9 20.9 .252 .562 .385 46.2
2019 Splitter 0.3 0 39 1.6 7 .400 .400 .357 31.3 14.3 6.7 .285 .409 .374 60.0
2019 Cutter 1.8 3 179 7.3 43 .333 .590 .442 22.9 23.3 20.0 .273 .452 .340 34.5
2019 Curveball 1.0 2 234 9.5 49 .267 .356 .306 16.7 16.3 11.9 .280 .403 .325 21.6
2019 Slider -2.4 -8 328 13.3 71 .113 .194 .206 33.3 36.6 23.2 .157 .259 .250 21.6
2019 Changeup -1.4 -4 281 11.4 77 .159 .275 .238 27.8 20.8 16.8 .170 .253 .234 20.8
2019 Sinker 1.7 8 485 19.7 145 .333 .475 .417 11.8 16.6 18.0 .332 .575 .434 44.8
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 3 843 34.3 197 .296 .497 .414 15.3 16.2 13.6 .289 .550 .395 49.3
2018 Splitter -7.7 -2 22 0.9 8 .000 .000 .000 23.1 12.5 10.0 .319 .412 .326 57.1
2018 Cutter 3.4 6 177 7.1 43 .361 .611 .445 25.4 18.6 22.2 .247 .438 .357 24.1
2018 Curveball 0.8 2 242 9.7 44 .158 .237 .249 26.2 25.0 17.5 .177 .248 .258 11.1
2018 Changeup 1.2 3 244 9.7 57 .280 .400 .332 23.5 15.8 17.3 .250 .423 .339 31.0
2018 Slider 2.4 8 309 12.3 67 .309 .436 .392 18.9 23.9 16.3 .235 .337 .327 17.9
2018 Sinker 0.4 2 528 21.1 153 .319 .403 .398 11.8 9.8 10.8 .343 .509 .441 35.2
2018 4-Seamer 1.4 14 975 38.9 242 .284 .454 .396 16.8 16.1 13.9 .306 .586 .443 45.8
2017 Knuckleball -0.6 0 17 0.6 5 .400 .600 .430 11.1 20.0 20.0 .271 .317 .278 0.0
2017 Splitter 3.4 2 49 1.8 15 .200 .667 .410 29.2 13.3 12.5 .275 .653 .384 30.8
2017 Curveball 3.5 8 233 8.5 53 .381 .690 .493 12.7 11.3 9.4 .324 .530 .426 16.2
2017 Cutter 1.5 3 197 7.2 55 .267 .444 .376 17.4 14.5 15.7 .307 .536 .422 29.7
2017 Changeup 1.6 5 312 11.4 74 .306 .528 .377 19.0 9.5 8.1 .280 .518 .347 21.5
2017 Slider 0.5 2 328 12.0 77 .196 .321 .357 25.7 19.5 13.8 .227 .371 .379 17.1
2017 Sinker 2.9 14 495 18.1 138 .357 .589 .461 7.2 8.7 10.4 .323 .571 .439 41.0
2017 4-Seamer 2.3 25 1084 39.7 266 .335 .651 .467 15.1 12.0 10.7 .312 .650 .457 41.2
2017 N/A 0.0 0 2 0.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 650 2799 13 -7 30 11 47
2017 678 2716 7 4 37 13 60
2018 607 2491 -6 -6 32 12 32
2019 585 2385 -11 -16 22 10 5
2020 231 955 -5 -5 11 5 5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 3020 44.9 61.2 79.5 16.5 65.3 44.2 28.6 36.6 24.0 6.2 71.7
2016 2896 46.3 66.3 83.6 19.8 74.9 43.5 30.0 41.3 18.6 6.0 85.1
2017 2732 50.1 70.3 87.2 13.2 71.1 42.1 35.6 41.9 15.4 8.5 86.6
2018 2504 49.5 67.0 83.5 12.9 74.8 42.2 35.5 39.7 17.9 7.9 83.8
2019 2458 48.1 65.4 86.3 18.5 62.9 45.1 32.6 41.5 19.6 7.4 79.5
2020 923 47.2 57.3 82.8 17.2 61.9 43.7 28.7 36.2 22.5 7.8 68.1
ALL 14533 47.7 65.5 84.0 16.3 69.1 43.4 32.2 39.8 19.3 7.2 80.7
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 28.3 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 43.2 19.9 35.2 1.7 33.3 39.8 26.9 2.9 28.6 19.2 28.2 7.3 10.7
2016 44.1 19.4 35.1 1.4 35.8 35.1 29.1 2.3 29.7 19.1 32.2 6.5 9.7
2017 39.6 29.9 28.6 1.9 33.8 35.7 30.5 5.4 27.2 25.3 25.3 7.3 9.1
2018 38.0 26.7 34.3 1.0 33.3 36.3 30.4 3.2 25.7 21.2 32.3 10.6 6.7
2019 37.8 30.1 28.9 3.2 35.3 39.5 25.2 2.0 26.2 29.1 28.4 5.7 6.9
2020 39.9 32.9 25.9 1.4 40.6 35.0 24.5 3.5 28.0 28.0 21.7 9.8 9.1
ALL 40.5 25.7 32.0 1.8 34.7 37.1 28.2 3.2 27.5 23.1 28.7 7.6 8.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 99 91 96 96 100 94 91 78 82 45 100 33 21
2016 98 97 94 86 100 85 79 60 67 62 99 73 17
2017 99 96 96 93 100 92 73 40 36 96 100 91 16 87
2018 98 90 81 67 100 55 46 37 37 77 99 81 21 62
2019 68 47 50 45 81 51 40 38 44 61 88 80 17 62
2020 84 54 78 81 88 66 58 26 32 66 96 70 16 6
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.3 15 11.6 3.4 11 10 3 20.0
2020 22.9 11 8.6 2.4 3 10 1 9.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 14 17 12 14 10 12 16 10 11 12 13 6 9 10 12 9 13 10 13 7 11 10 10 13 13 12 13 14 10 12
2020 11 12 10 7 11 8 8 11 9 8 9 9 3 8 7 9 7 9 8 10 5 8 9 9 8 11 8 8 9 7 12
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90.1 89.6 -0.5 87.5 -2.1 88.1 0.6 88.8 0.7 87.4 -1.4
Launch Angle 11.4 11.6 0.2 14 2.4 13.4 -0.6 15.3 1.9 15.4 0.1
Barrel % 10.7 9.7 -1 9.1 -0.6 6.7 -2.4 6.9 0.2 9.1 2.2
Hard Hit % 42 39.9 -2.1 32.9 -7 35.1 2.2 38.2 3.1 35.7 -2.5
Sweet Spot % 42.2 40.8 -1.4 40 -0.8 45.9 5.9 40.7 -5.2 36.4 -4.3
xBA .29 .304 0.014 .301 -0.003 .288 -0.013 .261 -0.027 .254 -0.007
BA .314 .326 0.012 .32 -0.006 .284 -0.036 .261 -0.023 .226 -0.035
xwOBA .426 .406 -0.02 .423 0.017 .398 -0.025 .35 -0.048 .356 0.006
wOBA .427 .413 -0.014 .428 0.015 .37 -0.058 .332 -0.038 .342 0.01
xSLG .546 .538 -0.008 .567 0.029 .484 -0.083 .451 -0.033 .484 0.033
SLG .541 .55 0.009 .578 0.028 .419 -0.159 .411 -0.008 .446 0.035
K% 19.4 17.7 -1.7 11.7 -6 16.2 4.5 20.2 4 19.3 -0.9
BB% 20.6 16 -4.6 19 3 17.3 -1.7 12.5 -4.8 16.6 4.1
Swing % 36.6 41.3 4.7 41.9 0.6 39.7 -2.2 41.5 1.8 36.2 -5.3
Whiff% 24 18.6 -5.4 15.4 -3.2 17.9 2.5 19.6 1.7 22.5 2.9
In Zone Swing % 44.9 46.3 1.4 50.1 3.8 49.5 -0.6 48.1 -1.4 47.2 -0.9
Out of Zone Swing % 55.1 53.7 -1.4 49.9 -3.8 50.5 0.6 51.9 1.4 52.8 0.9
First Pitch Swing % 28.6 30 1.4 35.6 5.6 35.5 -0.1 32.6 -2.9 28.7 -3.9
First Pitch Strike % 54.5 54.4 -0.1 55.9 1.5 55.9 0 59 3.1 57 -2
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 661 197 29.8 .418 .419
2017 L 687 128 18.6 .432 .412
2018 L 617 159 25.8 .370 .369
2019 L 594 190 32.0 .343 .314
2020 L 221 174 78.7 .329 .347

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