9. Joey Votto (Cincinnati Reds)
Joey Votto is still one of the MLB’s best players. He is not washed out, he is not too old, and he can still be dominant. That being said, the reason he is not higher on this list is due to the fact that I am not that confident that he will stay healthy.
Joey Bats was a top 10 player in the league spanning from his first year, in 2008, to 2013. In that time he went to four All-Star games, was in the top 22 of MVP voting 5 times, led the league in OPS and SLG once, led the league in walks three times, batted over .300 every year but his rookie year (.297), and led the league in OBP four times. Quite a resume right? The fact is that I still believe in Joey Votto. I think that as long as he stays healthy, he will have All-Star production (even if his team doesn’t) in 2015.
Fantasy Note: If the general feeling in your league is that Votto is done, take him later in the draft and feel good about it.