Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister

Lance McAlister covers everything in Cincinnati sports! Host of sports talk on Cincinnati News Radio 700WLW and ESPN 1530!Full Bio


Reds: The Votto struggle

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Reds: The Votto struggle

Joey Votto is 0 for his last 18 and 2 for his last 33 and 7 for 47 (.149) in August

Last night he saw a total of four pitches in going 0 for 4......he lined out on a changeup, flew out on a sinker, flew out on a changeup and grounded into a DP on a slider.

Season stats: .208 BA, .323 OBP , .374 SLG, .697 OPS, 87 OPS+

MLB rank: 148th BA, 82nd OBP, 119th SLG, 117th OPS, 117th HR, T-127th RBI

vs RHP .205, vs LHP .214

vs fastball .242, offspeed .135, changeup .091

Career high strikeout rate: 25.8%
Career low walk rate: 11.8%

Hard hit rate: 53.2% last year, 41.4% this year

Exit velocity: 92.9 mph last year (15th MLB), 89.8 this year (66th)

WAR: 3.5 last season, -0.1 this year

Shift: He's facing a shift a career high 86% of the time. He faced a shift 18.6% of time in 2017 when he finished 2nd in NL MVP race

He has made 89 starts this season, batting cleanup in all 89

Votto turns 39 next month

Remaining contractual obligations: $39.4M guaranteed

2022: $7.4M remainder of this season

2023: $25M

2024: $7M buyout

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