Joey Votto- Cincinnati Reds First Baseman, Future Hall of Famer, and Social Media Star

Major League Baseball has gained a lot of hate towards the product they put out over the years for its’ lack of attraction to the younger audience. Some of the criticisms deal with their inability to use the players’ likes and interests outside of the game to reach more people. One of the players trying to change that is Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto.

Joey Votto has been a member of the Reds organization for nearly 20 years. The Red selected Votto in the second round of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft out of Richview Collegiate Institute (Toronto, ON). He would make his debut September 4, 2007 and ever since then he’s been a staple in Cincy’s lineup.

His tenure in Cincy has been nothing but exceptional as he amassed over 2,000 hits, 330 home runs, .300 batting average, 1,100 runs, and 1,050 runs batted in. To top it off, he’s hit .301 and has a .416 on-base percentage over his 8,153 plate appearances. Those stats also earned him some awards and honors. He has an MVP award, a Gold Glove, a Hank Aaron Award, and has even been named to six All-Star games.

Unfortunately for Votto, he has not had much of an opportunity to have postseason success. Over the last 16 years, the team has just made the postseason just fours times and never made it out of their first round matchup. Just this offseason, several of his teammates were shipped out or signed elsewhere leaving the Reds’ postseason chance even slimmer. The outlook is not great for Cincy fans and their team president and COO doesn’t seem to care. Just this week Phil Castellini was the “hated guy” of the day after his comments from a radio interview went viral.

Positive changes from ownership look like they are not happening anytime soon but Joey Votto is going to keep boosting team morale on and off the baseball diamond.

His introduction to social media has been social media gold. He has yet to miss and this includes what he posts on Instagram, Tik Tok, and Twitter. The 38-year-old first baseman has only been an active social media user for a month and is headed to not only the Cooperstown but the Hall of Fame of the Internet.

Below are some of his best work across the different websites.

Instagram

Tik Tok

This pool TikTok video has since been deleted but it was a viral hit prior to Votto removing it.

Twitter

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