I don’t want to let my maple-boner show too much (said the guy whose website is called ‘Baseball Canadiana’), but Joey Votto is one of the best baseball players in the world. That’s just a fact.
He won the MVP last season with some stupid numbers such as a 1.024 OPS, a .439 wOBA, 37 homeruns, and he didn’t hit a single infield fly ball all season. Because of his ability to make solid contact nearly every time up to the plate, he’s a major exception to the rule that roughly 30% of all batted balls in play will land for a hit. His career BABIP is .356.