Cincinnati Reds Midseason Report Card

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First Base

Joey Voto may still be the face of the Cincinnati Reds, but his recent decline suggests he won’t land in the Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Joey Votto, in whom the Reds are so heavily invested, has been hurt most of the season and ineffective when he does play.  First base has to be a power position since the guys posted there generally don’t do blaze on the bases, but Votto has only six dingers on the season.  He’s probably done for a good while, and the Reds need to find some offense at this position.

Grade : D