FACTS/FLUKES: Votto, Bell, Rivero, Contreras, Foltynewicz

Votto in the midst of an amazing run … Joey Votto (1B, CIN) had a sluggish first half of 2016, by his standards, but rebounded with a tremendous second half (.398 BA with 15 HR in 279 AB). Though he hasn’t been able to match that BA, he has been extremely impressive so far in 2017, batting .315 with 26 HR in 314 AB. What’s behind the power surge?

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