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

Draft: 2002 | Rd: 2, #44, Cincinnati Reds | Richview Collegiate Institute
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2021 118 106 9 24 5 17 0 .226 .305 .425 .730
15 Seasons 7713 6380 1050 1932 300 983 79 .303 .418 .516 .933
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .226 5 17 0 .730
15 Seasons .303 300 983 79 .933

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 3020 412 44 10.7 90.1 109.3 11.4 42.2 .282 .528 .427 .414 .461 43 19.4 20.6
2016 2896 444 43 9.7 89.5 109 11.6 40.5 .298 .528 .413 .397 .439 39.9 17.7 16
2017 2733 482 44 9.1 87.5 110.9 14.1 40.5 .298 .553 .428 .415 .415 32.8 11.7 19
2018 2504 405 28 6.9 88.3 107.5 13.4 46.2 .286 .476 .370 .392 .408 35.1 16.2 17.3
2019 2458 405 28 6.9 88.9 109.5 15.2 40.7 .254 .437 .332 .342 .378 38.2 20.2 12.5
2020 923 143 13 9.1 87.4 113.2 15.4 36.4 .253 .478 .347 .369 .397 35.7 19.3 16.6
2021 453 81 10 12.3 92.6 113.6 13.5 37 .284 .578 .319 .392 .469 49.4 21.2 9.3
14987 2372 210 8.9 88.9 113.6 13.3 41.4 .282 .506 .390 .392 .421 38 17.3 16.9
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4




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%
2021 Fastballs 270 59.6 71 61 17 7 6 0 4 9 52 .279 .321 .574 .722 .407 .467 95.3 15 24.6 12.3
2021 Breaking 109 24.1 26 26 5 4 0 0 1 13 13 .192 .218 .308 .434 .215 .271 89.1 12 49.0 35.1
2021 Offspeed 74 16.3 21 19 2 2 0 0 0 3 16 .105 .258 .105 .311 .151 .289 86.5 10 37.1 20.0
2020 Fastballs 561 60.9 145 115 30 13 7 0 10 24 91 .261 .276 .583 .548 .420 .416 89.9 17 20.5 16.1
2020 Breaking 232 25.2 48 43 9 8 0 0 1 14 29 .209 .243 .279 .465 .261 .339 88.0 20 24.3 18.2
2020 Offspeed 128 13.9 29 28 3 2 1 0 0 5 23 .107 .171 .143 .210 .128 .182 76.9 3 28.9 15.6
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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 33.5 39.6 26.9 3.4 28.6 18.9 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 31.8 6.5 9.7
2017 39.6 29.9 28.6 1.9 33.8 35.7 30.5 5.4 27 25.5 25.5 7.3 9.1
2018 38 26.7 34.3 1 33.3 36.3 30.4 3.2 25.7 21 32.3 10.6 6.9
2019 37.8 30.1 28.9 3.2 35.3 39.5 25.2 2 25.9 28.6 28.4 5.7 6.9
2020 39.9 32.9 25.9 1.4 40.6 35 24.5 3.5 28 28 21.7 9.8 9.1
2021 44.4 28.4 24.7 2.5 43.2 30.9 25.9 1.2 35.8 18.5 22.2 9.9 12.3
40.7 25.8 31.7 1.8 35 36.8 28.2 3.2 27.7 22.8 28.5 7.7 8.9
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 %
2021 Cutter 1.7 0 25 5.5 2 .5 .5 .45 41.7 0 0 .45 .727 .494 50
2021 Curveball -0.6 0 48 10.6 12 .25 .25 .225 44.4 33.3 26.7 .29 .369 .284 37.5
2021 Slider 1.1 1 61 13.5 14 .143 .357 .207 51.6 64.3 40.9 .156 .489 .26 60
2021 Sinker 1.3 1 72 15.9 17 .267 .467 .356 20.7 5.9 6.7 .254 .489 .357 57.1
2021 Changeup -3.7 -3 70 15.5 21 .105 .105 .152 35.3 14.3 20 .258 .311 .289 18.8
2021 4-Seamer 1.6 3 173 38.2 52 .273 .614 .438 23.6 15.4 14.3 .338 .801 .504 61.1
2021 Splitter 2.8 0 4 0.9 100
2020 Splitter 8.1 1 11 1.2 5 .2 .2 .18 0 20 20 .324 .346 .293 0
2020 Cutter 3.8 2 46 5 15 .385 .692 .49 22.7 20 25 .4 .855 .546 40
2020 Curveball -1.5 -2 111 12 23 .143 .286 .226 19.4 21.7 16.7 .265 .587 .383 37.5
2020 Changeup -2 -2 117 12.7 24 .087 .13 .119 34.2 16.7 14.8 .137 .18 .159 5.3
2020 Slider 1.1 1 123 13.3 25 .273 .273 .3 28.2 36 18.8 .223 .349 .298 38.5
2020 Sinker 1.2 2 201 21.8 44 .281 .469 .444 14.9 6.8 5.9 .284 .412 .405 37.9
2020 4-Seamer 0.8 2 314 34 86 .229 .614 .412 23.6 20.9 20.9 .25 .554 .4 46.2
2019 Splitter -1.5 -1 40 1.6 9 .286 .286 .278 31.6 22.2 13.3 .219 .325 .308 50
2019 Cutter 1.7 3 179 7.3 43 .333 .59 .442 22.6 23.3 20 .265 .445 .332 34.5
2019 Curveball 0.9 2 234 9.5 49 .267 .356 .306 16.7 16.3 11.9 .272 .387 .313 21.6
2019 Slider -2.5 -8 328 13.3 71 .113 .194 .206 33.3 36.6 23.2 .151 .251 .243 21.6
2019 Changeup -1.3 -4 280 11.4 75 .164 .284 .245 27.7 20 15.8 .174 .262 .239 21.2
2019 Sinker 2 10 492 20 148 .336 .475 .42 11.7 16.9 18.5 .333 .572 .434 45.4
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 2 836 34 194 .293 .497 .412 15.3 16 13.3 .286 .537 .387 48.9
2018 Splitter -6.7 -2 25 1 8 0 0 0 21.4 12.5 10 .333 .426 .324 57.1
2018 Cutter 3.3 6 177 7.1 43 .361 .611 .445 25.4 18.6 22.2 .25 .437 .353 24.1
2018 Curveball 1 2 242 9.7 44 .158 .237 .243 26.2 25 17.5 .172 .24 .249 11.1
2018 Changeup 1.1 3 241 9.6 57 .28 .4 .332 23.8 15.8 17.3 .249 .414 .334 31
2018 Slider 2.5 8 309 12.3 67 .309 .436 .392 18.9 23.9 16.3 .234 .329 .326 17.9
2018 Sinker 0.8 4 528 21.1 153 .319 .403 .398 11.8 9.8 10.8 .337 .495 .434 35.2
2018 4-Seamer 1.4 14 975 38.9 242 .284 .454 .396 16.8 16.1 13.9 .305 .58 .439 45.8
2017 N/A -48.4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .334 .274 0
2017 Knuckleball -0.5 0 17 0.6 5 .4 .6 .43 11.1 20 20 .282 .32 .259 0
2017 Splitter 3.4 2 49 1.8 15 .2 .667 .41 29.2 13.3 12.5 .275 .635 .377 30.8
2017 Curveball 3.5 8 232 8.5 53 .381 .69 .493 12.7 11.3 9.4 .32 .526 .424 16.2
2017 Cutter 1.6 3 202 7.4 55 .267 .444 .376 17.2 14.5 15.4 .312 .536 .421 29.7
2017 Changeup 1.1 3 312 11.4 74 .306 .528 .365 19 9.5 8.1 .28 .511 .34 21.5
2017 Slider 0.7 2 331 12.1 77 .214 .339 .364 25.5 19.5 13.4 .228 .363 .373 17.1
2017 Sinker 2.8 14 493 18 137 .357 .589 .459 7.2 8.8 10.4 .323 .555 .428 41
2017 4-Seamer 2.4 26 1086 39.7 267 .335 .651 .468 15.1 12 10.7 .306 .631 .447 41.2
2017 N/A 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
2008 569 2088 22 -18 12 11 28
2009 517 2137 19 2 12 11 45
2010 649 2567 17 9 21 16 63
2011 703 2833 18 1 22 14 54
2012 479 2080 0 9 23 12 44
2013 711 2974 7 -11 28 16 40
2014 268 1163 0 -8 8 6 6
2015 655 2866 2 11 32 14 58
2016 654 2808 10 -4 28 13 47
2017 686 2726 8 3 34 14 60
2018 614 2497 -5 -5 31 14 35
2019 589 2390 -11 -17 22 10 5
2020 231 955 -5 -5 10 4 4
2021 118 453 -5 2 3 2 2
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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 45.1 61 78.8 16.8 66 44.5 28.9 36.7 23.9 6.2 71.1
2016 2896 46.3 66.7 83.5 19.7 74.6 43.4 30.4 41.5 18.5 6.1 84.6
2017 2733 50.2 70.3 87.2 13.2 70.9 42.2 35.6 41.9 15.4 8.5 86.6
2018 2504 49.5 66.9 83.6 12.9 74.8 42.2 35.5 39.7 17.9 7.9 83.8
2019 2458 48.1 65.5 86.2 18.5 62.9 45.1 32.7 41.5 19.6 7.4 79.5
2020 923 47.3 57.2 82.8 17.3 61.9 43.8 28.7 36.2 22.5 7.7 69
2021 453 48.6 72.7 72.5 23.2 53.7 41.5 29.7 47.2 32.2 6.4 82.8
14987 47.7 65.8 83.5 16.6 68.5 43.4 32.3 40.1 19.7 7.2 80.7
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 98 93 96 93 100 94 91 79 82 45 100 33 22
2016 98 97 93 86 100 85 79 57 65 62 99 72 17
2017 99 97 96 92 100 91 72 39 36 96 100 90 15 64
2018 97 92 83 66 100 58 47 40 38 77 99 80 21 42
2019 65 47 49 45 80 51 40 41 44 61 88 80 17 73
2020 84 55 76 80 89 66 58 26 32 66 96 69 16 7
2021 85 76 89 88 67 83 76 90 81 60 55 19 9 62
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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 12 3 8 12 3 20
2020 22.9 11 8.5 3 3 10 1 9.1
2021 24.2 5 4.6 0 4 5 2 40

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 15 16 16 12 16 10 13 15 10 12 11 14 6 10 10 14 9 14 10 14 7 11 10 11 12 14 13 13 14 10 13
2020 11 12 10 7 11 7 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
2021 5 5 4 6 5 2 3 7 3 7 4 5 2 3 4 5 2 5 8 6 3 3 4 6 5 6 5 3 8 3 5
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90.1 89.5 -0.6 87.5 -2 88.3 0.8 88.9 0.6 87.4 -1.5 92.6 5.2
Launch Angle 11.4 11.6 0.2 14.1 2.5 13.4 -0.7 15.2 1.8 15.4 0.2 13.5 -1.9
Barrel % 10.7 9.7 -1 9.1 -0.6 6.9 -2.2 6.9 0 9.1 2.2 12.3 3.2
Hard Hit % 43 39.9 -3.1 32.8 -7.1 35.1 2.3 38.2 3.1 35.7 -2.5 49.4 13.7
Sweet Spot % 42.2 40.5 -1.7 40.5 0 46.2 5.7 40.7 -5.5 36.4 -4.3 37 0.6
xBA .282 .298 0.016 .298 0 .286 -0.012 .254 -0.032 .253 -0.001 .284 0.031
BA .314 .326 0.012 .32 -0.006 .284 -0.036 .261 -0.023 .226 -0.035 .226 0
xwOBA .414 .397 -0.017 .415 0.018 .392 -0.023 .342 -0.05 .369 0.027 .392 0.023
wOBA .427 .413 -0.014 .428 0.015 .37 -0.058 .332 -0.038 .347 0.015 .319 -0.028
xSLG .528 .528 0 .553 0.025 .476 -0.077 .437 -0.039 .478 0.041 .578 0.1
SLG .541 .55 0.009 .578 0.028 .419 -0.159 .411 -0.008 .446 0.035 .425 -0.021
K% 19.4 17.7 -1.7 11.7 -6 16.2 4.5 20.2 4 19.3 -0.9 21.2 1.9
BB% 20.6 16 -4.6 19 3 17.3 -1.7 12.5 -4.8 16.6 4.1 9.3 -7.3
Swing % 36.7 41.5 4.8 41.9 0.4 39.7 -2.2 41.5 1.8 36.2 -5.3 47.2 11
Whiff% 23.9 18.5 -5.4 15.4 -3.1 17.9 2.5 19.6 1.7 22.5 2.9 32.2 9.7
In Zone % 45.1 46.3 1.2 50.2 3.9 49.5 -0.7 48.1 -1.4 47.3 -0.8 48.6 1.3
Out of Zone % 54.9 53.7 -1.2 49.8 -3.9 50.5 0.7 51.9 1.4 52.7 0.8 51.4 -1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 16.8 19.7 2.9 13.2 -6.5 12.9 -0.3 18.5 5.6 17.3 -1.2 23.2 5.9
First Pitch Swing % 28.9 30.4 1.5 35.6 5.2 35.5 -0.1 32.7 -2.8 28.7 -4 29.7 1
First Pitch Strike % 54.5 54.4 -0.1 55.9 1.5 55.9 0 59 3.1 57 -2 50 -7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 L 644 197 30.6 .414 .417
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 .334 .353
2021 L 118 100 84.7 .539 .280

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