Player Profile: Joey Votto
- Joey Votto wears a Rawlings Pro Preferred PROTMKBVOT. (Photo of Votto by Sideonecincy)
Votto’s home country, Canada, is not traditionally known as a baseball country (though WPW does get a lot of Canadian visitors!). In fact, Votto is in elite company in Canada, joining Larry Walker (’98) and Ferguson Jenkins (’74) as one of only three baseball players to win the Lou Marsh Trophy, awarded annually to the country’s top athlete. Feel free to use that as a trivia question.
Rawlings Pro Preferred PROTMKBVOT Glove (I could only find it on Baseball Express)
Votto, the NL’s 2011 Gold Glove Award winner at first, wears a Rawlings Pro Preferred PROTMKBVOT, made specially for him and available online!
He also wears his batting glove under his fielding glove, which we know from my previous post is a Franklin Neo Classic II, scarcely available online.
On his left forearm, Votto wears a Franklin band with his number on it. WPW has seen him wearing both red and grey, neither of which are available online. I just photoshopped the one in the feature off of his wrist, which shows that the “Franklin” runs parallel to his arm. There are Franklin wristbands available where the logo runs perpendicular to your arm, but not parallel like Votto’s.
Oakley Radar Range Sunglasses (Custom Builder)
Here are the specs:
- Frame: Pearl White (Straight Stem)
- Lens: Fire Iridium Range
- Icon: Polished Black
- Earsock: White
Franklin Wristbands (Not what Votto wears!)
Already an MVP and a Gold Glove first basemen, Votto is as complete a player as there is in the league, and his swing is just about flawless. Not only will he compete for batting titles for years to come, but also home run and RBI titles. He’s one of the very few legitimate Triple Crown threats in the Bigs today.
Joey Votto’s bat is a 34-inch/32 oz. Louisville Slugger M356. On a side note—I was watching the game today and obviously paying close attention to Votto’s hands to be sure of his gloves, but I did realize something non-equipment related but was still a good lesson for amateur players: Votto was choked up about an inch-and-a-half versus Yovani Gallardo. This is a guy who Votto has hit extremely well in his career. It just goes to show you that even the best power hitters in the world value bat-control.
Nike Air MVP Pro in custom Reds colors
There’s a good shot of these two photos up. Votto mixes in both metal and plastic. Both are exclusives.