Welcome to round 2 of the Jason Romano Commemorative NLCâ€™s hottest baller contest. 15 of the best-looking players on NLC (plus the newest Mariner) face off in a single-elimination tournament.
Today’s match is a showdown of a couple of Reds, second-baseman Brandon Phillips and barely-more-than-prospect Joey Votto. An NLC’s Hottest Baller award and a breakout season would do wonders for keeping Votto out of a 5-player trade, but it would also go very nicely with Phillips’ shiny new 4-year, $27 million contract.
ht: 6-3 wt: 220 dob: 09/10/1983
ht: 6-0 wt: 195 dob: 6/28/1981