Joseph Daniel "Joey" Votto (born September 10, 1983) is a Canadian-born Major League Baseball first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. He was drafted out of high school (Richview Collegiate Insititute) in the 2002 MLB amateur draft by the Cincinnati Reds. Votto first few seasons were quiet but he burst onto the scence in 2004 and improved steadily with 2010 being a banner year. He was named the 2010 NL MVP, the recipient of the National League Hank Aaron Award for 2010, and won the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada's athlete of the year in 2010. Votto is only the 3rd Canadian to win the National League MVP award.