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Joey Votto: A Reds Legend in the Making

Published by on May 9, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

The 2009 Cincinnati Reds could have a solid season. They have new faces, the pitching has finally came around, but the bats are still having a struggle. One man isn't having that struggle. One man is having a great 2009 season, even if he has only played in 27 games.

Joey Votto was born on September 10, 1983, in Ontario Canada. Growing up, Votto showed a love for the game of baseball. From his early days in Canada to being drafted straight out of high school, Votto showed signs of being a special baseball player.

The young star's career began in 2002.

The Cincinnati Reds selected Votto with the 44th overall pick in the MLB Amateur Draft. Votto bounced around the Reds lower-level affiliate squads, never m...

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