Votto named finalist for NL MVP Award

CINCINNATI, OH. - Reds first baseman Joey Votto is a finalist for the National League Most Valuable Player Award, the team announced on Monday.

As a finalist, Votto will finish in the MVP Award voting’s Top 3 for the third time in his career.

In 2017, Votto was named a National League All-Star for the fifth time, finishing the year with a .320 average, with 36 home runs and 100 RBI.

Votto was the only major league player to produce at least 26 home runs and 100 RBI, while hitting .300 with an on-base percentage of .400 and a slugging percentage of .500.

Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt and Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton are the other two NL finalists.

The winner will be announced Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m. ET on the MLB Network.

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