How Old Is Joey Votto?
Joey Votto was born on September 10, 1983. Votto is 38 years old.
Joseph Daniel Votto is a Major League Baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. In 2007, he made his MLB debut with the Cincinnati Reds.
Since Larry Walker, he is the first Canadian MLB player to smash 300 home runs and have 1,000 career runs batted in.
Votto also has 2,000 hits, making him the second Canadian to do it.
Votto is a six-time Major League Baseball All-Star, a seven-time Tip O’Neill Award winner, and a two-time Lou Marsh Trophy winner as Canada’s athlete of the year.
He was named NL MVP and NL Hank Aaron Award winner in 2010. He was first in lifetime on-base percentage (.427), second in OPS (.957), third in walks (1,104) and fourth in batting average among active players at the completion of the 2018 season (.311).
In 1997, Votto enrolled at Richview Collegiate Institute for high school. He also played basketball and hockey in high school, where he was a point guard and once scored 37 points in a game.
He was a member of the Etobicoke Rangers baseball team. Votto signed a National Letter of Intent to play college baseball with the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers after high school.
Votto is noted for his ability to hit in the clutch. He has a career .312 batting average, 163 home runs, and 542 runs batted in through June 9, 2014. At the bat, he has a reputation for being patient.
He led the National League in bases on balls with 110 in 2011 and continued to lead the league in that category in 2012, despite missing 51 games.
His career on-base percentage (OBP) is .416 (through 2021), and he has had nine seasons with an OBP above .400.
In that category, he topped the National League seven times (from 2010 to 2013, and from 2016 to 2018). Votto finished second to Bryce Harper’s .460 OBP in 2015, despite having the second highest OBP of his career.