Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto started the year as the savior of many a fantasy baseball team. Hitting for power and average, Votto was a pleasant surprise for the owners who took a chance on this talented second-year player.
Since then, however, things have gone tremendously downhill.
Despite all his natural ability, Votto has spent considerable time on the disabled list over the past few weeks with a laundry list of questionable ailments.
From dizziness, to the flu, to inner ear infections, and now the worst news of all: the ever-dubious “personal matter.”
When it comes to baseball player performance anxiety, Votto appears to have fallen off the deep end.
With all due respect to the 25-year-old slugger, this has got to stop.