May 10, 2017

The 2010 NL MVP is in the midst of a $10-year, $225 million contract with the only major league team he’s ever played for. At times, Votto's patient approach at the plate has served as a flashpoint for debate, with some fans and local media wishing he'd pump up his RBI totals rather than his OBP, the latter a category in which he has led the NL five times. He's simply one of the best hitters in the game; his career 157 OPS+ trails only Mike Trout among active players, while his .424 OBP is tops—and ninth among post-1900 players with at least 5,000 plate appearances.

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