DATA: 2006 Tristar Prospects Plus ProTential (P-11)
ACQUIRED: From www.checkoutmycards.com
PING: This is the first minor league card of Joey’s that I’ve picked up, and it’s one of the better looking ones out there. Most of the minor league sets from Tristar and Just Rookies (whoever makes those) are just not that appealing. Some of the minor league team giveaway sets are nice, and I need to track down some of those featuring Votto.
His time with Chattanooga in 2006 proved to be a pivotal point in his career, putting up .319/.408/.547 for the season, earning him a promotion to AAA Louisville the next season. Joey tore up the International league in 2007, getting a call-up in September… and the rest is history.