Today will kick off a series we’ll be doing during the offseason, looking back at the 2019 campaign for the major players on the Cincinnati Reds.
The Preseason Projection
Joey Votto entered the year as a 35-year-old, and thus should be in his decline phase. He even poked fun at that early in the year, donning a “Decline Phase” t-shirt.
Dan Szymborki’s ZiPS projections for 2019 had the Reds first baseman in line for this:
The 2019 Season
When compared to the ZiPS projection, Joey Votto had a down season.