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Joey Votto was an easy pick for the top spot on this list.
In five full seasons, Votto has compiled impressive numbers including 795 hits, 190 doubles, 129 HR, 440 RBI, 424 runs scored and a .316/.417/.553 slash line.
Over the past four seasons, Joey Votto has failed to hit under .322 just one time.
In that four year span, Votto has averaged a .321/.429/.565 slash slash line with 162-game averages of 31 HR, 47 doubles, 105 RBI and 102 runs scored.
Votto is a perennial MVP and Gold Glove Award candidate who has been voted into three straight All-Star Games.
Should Votto continue at his current pace through the entirety of his physical prime, Votto could find himself in Cooperstown by the time he hangs up his spikes for good.
Entering the 2013 season, there are minor doubts about Votto's health due to a knee injury which cost him 49 games in 2012.
Be that as it may, Votto is slated to play in the World Baseball Classic this year (per newyorktimes.com).
If there were truly any cause for concern, Votto would have withdrawn his name for consideration, or, the Reds would have barred him from participating, similarly to the approach they took with star pitcher Johnny Cueto (per newyorktimes.com).
Votto means everything to the Reds success and given his remarkable consistency and steady improvement over the past four seasons.
While assuming a clean bill of health, it's hard to expect anything less than an MVP-caliber season from the 29-year-old superstar.
|2013 Prediction ||G ||AB ||H ||2B ||3B ||HR ||BB ||SB ||RBI ||R ||AVG ||OBP ||SLG ||SF ||HBP
|Joey Votto ||152 ||580 ||192 ||48 ||3 ||29 ||109 ||4 ||103 ||99 ||.331 ||.438 ||.579 ||4 ||5