Diamondbacks at Reds: 5 Players to Watch

By Thomas Lynch
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Aug 19, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto strikes out in the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Great American Ball Park. The Royals won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

1-Joey Votto

The 2010 National League MVP is playing like an All-Star again after injury marred his 2014 campaign. Votto leads the league in walks with 93 and if he remains in first place through the end of the season, it will mark the fourth time he has led the NL in bases on balls. He is batting .306 with 22 home run and 59 RBI’s. Votto’s .436 on-base percentage is third in all of baseball. The Reds’ first baseman likes to feast on Snakes’ pitching. In 131 career plate appearances he is hitting .348 with an OBP of .443. Arizona held him in check two weeks ago with only one hit and three walks in 13 plate appearances.

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