NEWS
11/06/2017 14:27 EST | Updated 11/06/2017 14:42 EST

Canadian Reds star Votto named National League MVP finalist

Canadian Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds is one of three finalists for the National League MVP award.

MLB announced Monday that Votto, Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt are the finalists for the award.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees, Jose Ramirez of the Cleveland Indians and Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros are the finalists on the American League side. The winners will be revealed Nov. 16.

The Toronto-born Votto is a three-time finalist. He won the award in 2010.

Votto led MLB in on-base percentage, walks and intentional walks and tied Kansas City's Alcides Escobar for the Major League lead in games started (162).

The 34-year-old reached base an MLB-best 321 times in 2017, breaking his own club record of 319 set two seasons before. He also led the NL in walks for the fifth time, in on-base percentage for the sixth time and in both categories in the same season for the fourth time.

Votto joined Babe Ruth (1921, 1924, 1926, 1930) and Ted Williams (1941, 1942, 1949) as the only players in Major League history to produce at least 179 hits, 36 homers and 134 walks with 83 strikeouts or fewer in a single season.