Joey Votto was named the 2010 National League Most Valuable Player. During that season, he set career highs in Batting Average (.324), Home Runs (37), Runs Batted In (113), and OPS (1.024), while leading the Reds to their first postseason appearance since 1995. He also finished 2nd in the National League Rookie of the Year voting in 2008. He is a three-time All-Star (2010-12).
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Weight: 230 lbs
Draft Year: 2002
Draft Round: 2nd
MLB Debut: 9/4/2007 Did You Know?
Despite eventually winning the 2010 National League MVP award, Votto was almost left out of that season's All-Star game! He grabbed the final spot on the N.L. roster via online fan voting through the National League's "Final Vote."