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Reds Slugger Brings Home M.V.P. Trophy

Published by on April 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Reds 1B Joey Votto was announced earlier today as the N.L. M.V.P. Well...not yet, but he is headed in the right direction.

This other guy you might have heard of named Pujols has had a pretty good start to the season too. "The Machine" (I love that commercial by the way) has already won the M.V.P. 1000 times, so isn't it someone else's turn?

Cincinnati's 1B comes in at No. 5 in the N.L., batting .373. Votto ranks fourth in RBI. with 15. Those 15 runs come with an offense that has only scored 58 times this season, which is 13th in the N.L.

Votto's On Base Percentage .431 is 13th in the league. This number would be higher if his teammates were hitting better around him. His Slugging Percentage is .644, good...

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