Joey Votto is not hitting like Joey Votto

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    Joey Votto is not hitting like Joey Votto

    Not sure there are many true, hard times Reds fans still out there. So this post might never be read. But, Joey is just not Joey this year. He has become a very re-active, defensive hitter, consistently behind in the count and the # of times he's been rung-up is unprecedented in his career. Noticed last night he appeared to be squinting. Could it be that simple a cure????

    He, also, has more defensive and baserunning fax paus then what one would expect. Just concerned there is more than just a little funk going on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Not sure there are many true, hard times Reds fans still out there. So this post might never be read. But, Joey is just not Joey this year. He has become a very re-active, defensive hitter, consistently behind in the count and the # of times he's been rung-up is unprecedented in his career. Noticed last night he appeared to be squinting. Could it be that simple a cure????

    He, also, has more defensive and baserunning fax paus then what one would expect. Just concerned there is more than just a little funk going on.
    Just wait until you start getting the Joey Votto "on base %" discussion, it's coming. I for one agree with you. He is too good a hitter to be taking the pitches he takes and he is looking at a lot of 3rd strikes especially since the break. Hitting around .200 the last 30 days.

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    Hes been a huge 2nd half hitter si maybe we see an uptick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldercoach View Post
    Not sure there are many true, hard times Reds fans still out there. So this post might never be read. But, Joey is just not Joey this year. He has become a very re-active, defensive hitter, consistently behind in the count and the # of times he's been rung-up is unprecedented in his career. Noticed last night he appeared to be squinting. Could it be that simple a cure????

    He, also, has more defensive and baserunning fax paus then what one would expect. Just concerned there is more than just a little funk going on.
    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Just wait until you start getting the Joey Votto "on base %" discussion, it's coming. I for one agree with you. He is too good a hitter to be taking the pitches he takes and he is looking at a lot of 3rd strikes especially since the break. Hitting around .200 the last 30 days.
    I new there were more than just me and sumo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Hangin Around View Post
    Just wait until you start getting the Joey Votto "on base %" discussion, it's coming. I for one agree with you. He is too good a hitter to be taking the pitches he takes and he is looking at a lot of 3rd strikes especially since the break. Hitting around .200 the last 30 days.
    His strikeouts, strikes swinging and strikes looking are all close to his career average. No significant change there, but all are off the incredible numbers of what should have been an MVP season last year. Only huge difference are his power numbers, and it just doesn’t seem like he has had the opposite field pop to the gap that he’s had in the past...

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    Anybody disappointed in his non-batting miscues? Made another last night when ball bounced off his glove. Something is just not right....eyes, meds, something??

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    Votto with 3 hits tonight, 1 BB and 2 RBIs. Maybe he is starting to come out of his funk.

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    Batting .287. leads the league in on base % “by a large margin” has hit more line drives than any other player.
    Granted power is down but it’s not like the wheels have fallen off of the bus.

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    I’ve been waiting for him to go on a power binge but it’s just not happening. He’s still doing everything else exceptionally well.

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    This was on PTI the other day.

    Since 2010 he has had almost 5000 ABs and has only popped up 7 times.

    That is absolutely insane.

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