- Full name Louis Linwood Voit
- Born 02/13/1991 in Wildwood, MO
- Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 258 / Bats: R / Throws: R
- School Missouri State
- Debut 06/25/2017
- Drafted in the 22nd round (665th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013.
Organization Prospect Rankings
Voit had a major league debut few could top in 2017. The St. Louis-area native and Missouri State product received a standing ovation at Busch Stadium when he entered as a pinch-hitter for his first big league at-bat on June 25. He was promptly hit by a pitch in the back and sustained a bruise, but beamed with a wide smile the entire length of his jog to first base. As the season went on, the 22nd-rounder in 2013 proved he was more than just a hometown novelty act. Voit remained on the Cardinals' roster the rest of the season, drawing starts at first base and contributing as a righthanded power bat off the bench. He is a big, strong Midwestern thumper with an aggressive approach that yields big power and considerable swing-and-miss. He pounds anything with velocity--fastballs, sinkers and sliders--but is prone to slower offerings like changeups and curveballs. Voit is a converted catcher limited to first base, where he is above-average despite his size. Voit, who will be 27 in 2018, doesn't offer versatility, but he makes enough contact for his power to play at the big league level and can serve as a valuable righthanded bench bat.