3. Reds infielder Joey Votto recorded 100 RBI in 2017.
In what should have been his second NL MVP season, Joey Votto recorded 100 RBI. The six-time All-Star was robbed of the MVP trophy by the baseball writers, but Votto still put on show throughout the entire 2017 season.
Votto's 2017 campaign saw the slugger play all 162 games while leading the league in walks, on-base percentage, and OPS. Votto slashed .320/.454/.578 with 36 round trippers but fell just short of winning the MVP for a second time as the honor went to Giancarolo Stanton.
Votto's 100 RBI in 2017 was the third time in his career that the Reds first baseman recorded 100 or more runs batted in. The former MVP accomplished that same feat in 2010 (113) and 2011 (103).
Votto nearly racked up 100 RBI in 2021 as both he and the aformentioned Nick Castellanos were jockeying back and forth for the team-lead all season. In the end, Castellanos posted one more than RBI than Votto, but fell short in the home runs column. Votto had 36 bombs that season while Castellanos managed 34.
Joey Votto is third all-time in team history when it comes to RBI, and if the soon-to-be 40-year-old returns for one more season, perhaps he can catch the great the Tony Perez. It's doubtful, however, that Votto would overtake Hall of Famer Johnny Bench (1,376 RBI).