Posts in Major Leagues (MLB)
Munro: Votto reaches 1,000 runs, closing in on Walker

Canadian Baseball Network writer Neil Munro shares that Etobicoke, Ont., native Joey Votto has become just the second Canadian (after Maple Ridge, B.C., native Larry Walker) to score 1,000 major league runs. Votto also stands second behind Walker in a number of career batting categories, including at bats (6,029 to 6,907), base hits (1,852 to 2,160), total bases (3,140 to 3,904), doubles (399 to 471), home runs (283 to 383) and OPS (.965 to .978).

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Josh Naylor’s offensive profile on the rise with Padres

James E. Clark, of the East Village Times, writes that when Eric Hosmer was signed in February 2018, most thought that meant the end of Mississauga, Ont., native Josh Naylor in a San Diego Padres uniform. That has not proven to be the case, as the young left-handed hitter turned himself into a serviceable outfielder. The Padres, in need of left-handed hitters, have given Naylor plenty of time in the outfield in the last few weeks. He has responded by putting up a .286/.354/.529 slash line in the last 30 days and 70 at-bats at the major league level.

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