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Reds | Joey Votto warming back up

Sat, 30 May 2015 18:58:53 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in an 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals Saturday, May 30, and he is 3-for-7 with two home runs, three RBIs and three runs scored over his past two games.

Fantasy Tip: Votto ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) had been ice cold this month, and he had zero home runs and just four RBIs prior to his last two games. He isn't entering must-start territory yet at FantasyScore, but he should no longer be considered off limits either.

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Reds | Joey Votto lacking power

Thu, 14 May 2015 18:01:09 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto doesn't have an extra-base hit in May as of Thursday, May 14, against the San Francisco Giants.

Fantasy Tip: Votto ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) had seven home runs, four doubles and one triple through 22 games in March and April, but he has just 11 singles through the first 11 games in May. Votto has already grounded into four double plays this month, compared to just one in the first 22 games of the season. Owners need to be patient and allow the good and bad luck to even out.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - C. Trent Rosecrans

Reds | Joey Votto suspended

Fri, 08 May 2015 13:16:09 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto was suspended for one game and fined Friday, May 8, for bumping an ump after he was ejected from a game earlier this week.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like Votto isn't appealing and will serve the one-game suspension Friday night, since he's not in the lineup. Devin Mesoraco ($3,400, 6.8% of cap) is the DH and is hitting cleanup as a result, with Kris Negron ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) getting the start at first base. Mesoraco becomes a real sneaky cheap FantasyScore value play while hitting in the middle of the lineup against struggling Chicago White Sox starter Hector Noesi. Negron remains a weak sleeper pick.

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Reds | Joey Votto ejected, bumps umpire

Wed, 06 May 2015 18:49:20 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto was ejected from the game Wednesday, May 7, against the Pittsburgh Pirates and he also made contact with the umpire.

Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain what kind of disciplinary action Votto will be facing, but he is likely to be fined and possibly suspended for making contact with an ump. That's generally a no-no. FantasyScore players will want to double-check to make sure Votto isn't suspended before plugging him into your lineup.

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Reds | Joey Votto swinging more

Tue, 05 May 2015 11:46:39 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto is taking 58.8% of pitches thrown at him and seeing 4.24 pitches per plate appearance, but he's also swinging at more than 70% of pitches inside the strike zone in 2015 for the first time since his MVP season in 2010, per FanGraphs. He's hitting .385 with a 1.154 OPS when he swings at the first pitch, which he's doing 4.8% more often than he did in 2013.

Fantasy Tip: The most important thing for Votto ($5,700, 11.4% of cap) appears to be that he's fully healthy after seeing his power sapped due to injuries in the last couple of years. He looks primed for a rebound season, and you should feel very comfortable rolling with him at FantasyScore right now.

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Reds | Joey Votto resting

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 07:09:55 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto is out of the lineup Wednesday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Kris Negron ($1,600, 3.2% of your cap) is in at first, but he's not an option on FantasyScore.

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Reds | Joey Votto snaps hitless skid

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 20:10:45 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto had a pair of hits, including a solo home run, in four at-bats Tuesday, April 28, against the Milwaukee Brewers. The multi-hit game snapped an 0-for-15 skid.

Fantasy Tip: At just $5,000 (or 10.0% of cap) Votto is a great mid-level source of power for FantasyScore owners, but he needs to start to hit with some consistency and avoid multi-game hitless slides. He already has seven homers this season.

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Reds | Cincy switches up lineup Monday

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:03:15 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart, who is hitting .303 on the season, was moved up to the second spot in the batting order Monday, April 27, with 2B Brandon Phillips dropping to sixth. 1B Joey Votto is now hitting third, and 3B Todd Frazier is in the cleanup spot.

Fantasy Tip: The most notable move is for Cozart ($2,300, 4.6% of cap) jumping up to the top of the lineup. While facing a tough matchup in the improving Jimmy Nelson of the Milwaukee Brewers Monday night, the two-hole boosts Cozart's FantasyScore value at shortstop.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | Joey Votto swinging hot stick

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:47:40 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto entered the day Tuesday, April 14, third in the National League with eight RBI, and his slash line sat at .345/.424/.759. Manager Bryan Price said Votto looks like the Votto of old before he dealt with injuries. "I noticed he just seems to be more athletic," Price said. "It could be he's just feeling better. If not 100%, very close to it. He's been very agile, moving around the bag and running the bases. He looks like an even younger version of himself."

Fantasy Tip: Votto ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) had two more hits Tuesday night to raise his early-season average to .375. He looks to be back to full health and primed for a big 2015 season. Even against Chicago Cubs lefty starter Travis Wood Wednesday, Votto makes for a strong FantasyScore play while he's in the midst of a hot streak.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - John Fay

Reds | Joey Votto belts a pair

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:49:04 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto hit a pair of home runs in a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, April 10, finishing 2-for-3 with two runs scored, four RBIs and a walk.

Fantasy Tip: The former MVP appears to be fully recovered from last season's injuries, and he is hitting .412 with three homers and eight RBIs through four games. Votto ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) is a must-start at FantasyScore at his current price.

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