Full name is Louis Linwood Voit III.…was originally drafted as a catcher…started 43 games at catcher in the N.Y.-Penn League in 2013 before being converted to an infielder...Played collegiate baseball at Missouri State University and was a member of the 2012 team that qualified for an NCAA Regional...Graduated from Lafayette High School (Mo.)…Major Leaguers David Freese and Ryan Howard also attended the school...Was presented with the Thurman Munson Award in February 2021...Wears No. 59 in honor of his brother, John, who wore the number when he played collegiate football at the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as team captain.
Hit a Major League-leading 22HR and batted .277 (59-for-213) with 41R, 5 doubles, 52RBI and 17BB in 56 games with the Yankees…was the eighth Yankee (18th time/17th season) to lead the Majors in home runs (outright or tied): Alex Rodriguez (2007), Roger Maris (1961), Mickey Mantle (1956), Joe DiMaggio (1937), Lou Gehrig (tied for the lead in 1931 and led in 1934, ‘36), Babe Ruth (led in 1920-21, ‘24, ‘26-29; tied for the lead in 1923 and ‘31) and Wally Pipp (tied for the lead in 1916)…placed ninth in AL MVP voting, collecting 85 points and appearing on 27-of-30 ballots...His 22HR marked a career high (previous: 21HR in 118G in 2019)…was the only Major League qualifier to hit as many or more home runs as they did in 2019...Ranked fourth in the Majors with 52RBI (second in AL) and sixth with a .610 SLG (second in the AL)…was tied for fourth in the AL with 41R and ranked sixth with a .948 OPS...Joined DJ LeMahieu (.364 BA) as the first duo in franchise history to lead the Majors in batting average and home runs…marked the third time the Yankees had both the Majors’ home run and batting average leader, but the prior two were by the same player (Lou Gehrig in his 1934 Triple Crown season, .363 BA, 49HR and Mickey Mantle in his 1956 Triple Crown season, .353 BA, 52HR)…the Yankees also had the AL’s home run and batting average leader in 1924 (Babe Ruth, .378 BA, 46HR)…the pair became the fifth set of teammates to lead the Majors in batting average and home runs and first to do so since Hank Aaron (.355 BA) and Eddie Mathews (46HR) for the 1959 Braves...Hit .319 (37-for-116) with 28R, four doubles, 16HR and 37RBI in 30 home games, leading the Majors in homers at home...Each of his first 12HR came as a first baseman (through 8/29)…was the only Yankee in franchise history to hit at least 11HR as a first baseman through the Yankees’ first 26 games of a season...Hit in the No. 1 or No. 2 spot in the starting lineup 33 times, batting .295 (39-for-132) with 30R, five doubles, 15HR and 33RBI in those games…hit leadoff in the starting lineup three times (the first such games of his career), going 4-for-10 with 3R, one double, 1HR, 2RBI and 2BB...Hit his first career grand slam in the first inning on 7/30 at Baltimore (2-for-4, 1R, 1HR, 4RBI)...Reached base safely multiple times in five straight games from 8/8-14, batting .389/.476/.611 (7-for-18) with 4R, one double, 1HR, 5RBI, 2BB and 1HP over the span…marked his longest such stretch since 7/23-28/19 (also 5G)...Had a season-best 11-game hitting streak from 8/8 though 8/26-G1, batting .400 (16-for-40) with 12R, one double, 7HR, 14RBI, 5BB and 1HP over the span...Had 8HR over a 12-game span from 8/17-31...Homered in five straight games (8/17-8/26 Game 1), hitting 6HR total over the career-best streak…became just the 11th Yankee to homer in at least five consecutive games…only Mattingly (eight straight from 7/8-18/87), Maris (six from 8/11-16/61) and Gehrig (six from 8/28-9/1/31) had longer home run streaks for the Yankees...Joined Aaron Judge (five straight from 7/29-8/2) as just the sixth set of teammates since 1901 to each have five-game home runs streaks in the same season…join the 1954 Indians (Al Rosen and Larry Doby, 5 each), 1983 White Sox (Greg Luzinski and Ron Kittle, 5 each), 2003 Rangers (Carl Everett and Alex Rodriguez, 5 each), 2006 Pirates (Jason Bay, 6 and Jose Castillo, 5) and 2019 Astros (Jose Altuve and Yuli Gurriel, 5 each)—credit: YES Network... Recorded his fourth career multi-HR game on 8/17 vs. Boston, his first since 4/23/19 at Los Angeles-AL...Batted in the leadoff spot in the starting lineup for the first time in his career on 8/18 vs. Tampa Bay, hitting a two-run HR in the fifth inning (1-for-3, 1R, 1HR, 2RBI, 1BB)...Homered in four straight games vs. the Rays from 8/18-31…was tied for the third-longest streak ever vs. Tampa Bay, trailing only Travis Hafner’s six-game streak from 9/29/05-4/21/07 and Melvin Mora’s five-game streak from 9/30/05-4/5/06...Hit his ninth home run of the season on 8/19 vs. Tampa Bay…with Aaron Judge (9HR), was part of just the second set of teammates in Yankees history to each have at least 9HR through the team’s first 24 games of the same season (also Mickey Mantle-11HR and Yogi Berra-10HR in 1956)...Hit his 13th home run of the season on 8/31 vs. Tampa Bay… was one of six players in franchise history (ninth time) to hit at least 13HR through the team’s first 33 games of a season, joining Babe Ruth (four times), Aaron Judge (once), Mickey Mantle (once), Tino Martinez (once) and Alex Rodriguez (once)…was his first HR as a DH in 2020 (his first 12HR came as a 1B)...Started 19 straight games at 1B from 9/7-26…was part of a longer stretch in which he started the final 39 games overall (beginning 8/17), making 31 starts at 1B and eight at DH over that span...Hit his 14th HR of the season with a solo shot in the first inning and went 2-for-4 with 2R, 1RBI and 1BB on 9/7 at Toronto…his HR snapped an 0-for-11 stretch…became the fifth Yankee (sixth time) since 1962 to hit at least 14HR through the team’s first 41 games of a season, joining Alex Rodriguez (twice, 2005 and ‘07), Tino Martinez (1997), Curtis Granderson (2011) and Aaron Judge (2017)...Had 8HR and 22RBI over his final 16 games from Game 2 on 9/11 through the end of the season...Was 4-for-7 with 4R, 2HR and 6RBI in 9/11 doubleheader vs. Baltimore…recorded his fifth career multi-HR game and second of the year in Game 2 (also 8/17/20 vs. Boston)…set a career high with 6RBI in the game, the most by a Yankee since Gleyber Torres’ 6RBI on 8/12/19 (G2) vs. Baltimore...Hit his 50th home run as a Yankee in the fourth inning of Game 2 on 9/11 vs. Baltimore…ended the game with 51HR and 100BB through 198G with the team (since 8/2/18)…according to the YES Network, was the fifth-fastest Yankee all time (in terms of games played) to collect at least 50HR and 100BB with the team…only Babe Ruth, who reached the mark in his 136th game with the club on 9/24/1920 vs. Washington-AL; Aaron Judge (174G, 9/22/17 at Toronto); Roger Maris (182G, 6/5/61 vs. Minnesota) and Alex Rodriguez (197G, 5/20/05 at New York-NL) did so in fewer games...Hit the first leadoff, “walk-off” sacrifice fly in Major League history on 9/12 vs. Baltimore…was his first career “walk-off” plate appearance...Had a six-game RBI streak from 9/15-20 (12RBI), a single-season career best and one game shy of his career high (7G from 9/25/18-3/30/19)...Homered in three straight games vs. the Blue Jays from 9/15-17 (4HR)…was his third-longest homer streak off a single opponent in his career behind only four-game streaks vs. Boston in 2018 and Tampa Bay in 2020…was the fourth time in his career he homered in at least three straight games (also 5G from 8/17-26/20, 4G from 9/27/18-3/28/19 and 3G from 9/2-4/18)...Collected his sixth career multi-HR game and third of the season on 9/15 vs. Toronto…had 5RBI in the game after driving in six runs in Game 2 on 9/11 (both games in the span of four games) after having no more than 4RBI in any of his first 267 career games (through Game 1 on 9/11)...Hit his 20th home run of the season on 9/17 vs. Toronto…came in the Yankees’ 50th game…became only the third Yankee (fifth time) to record at least 20HR through the Yankees’ first 50 games of a season, joining Babe Ruth (1926, ‘28, ‘30) and Mickey Mantle (1956)...Hit his 22nd home run of the season with a three-run shot in the sixth inning on 9/26 vs. Miami, establishing a new career high...Hit .200 (5-for-25) with 5R, 3 doubles, 1HR, 2RBI and 4BB in seven postseason games…doubled in three straight postseason games (ALWCS Game 1 through ALDS Game 1), the longest streak of his career (regular or postseason)…hit his first career postseason HR with a second-inning solo shot in ALDS Game 4 vs. Tampa Bay.
Hit .263 (113-for-429) with 72R, 21 doubles, 1 triple, 21HR and 62RBI in 118 games with the Yankees in his first full season at the Major League level..set career highs in home runs and RBI...Hit .292 (61-for-209) with 45R, 13 doubles, 14HR and 34RBI in 55 road games..had two road hitting streaks of at least 9G: 17G from 9/24/18-4/26/19 (11G in 2019) and 9G from 6/14-7/27...Hit .377 (20-for-53) with 9R, 8 doubles, 1HR and 5RBI in 14 games vs. Boston, hitting safely in 11 of those games...Through 50 team games (Game 1 on 5/25), hit 13HR..with Gary Sánchez (15HR) and Gleyber Torres (12HR), became the second trio in Yankees history to reach 12HR apiece by the club's 50th game of the season, joining Mickey Mantle (21HR), Yogi Berra (16HR) and Hank Bauer (13HR) in 1956 (credit: STATS, LLC.)...Made his first career Opening Day roster..hit a three-run HR in the first inning and went 1-for-1 with 4RBI, 2BB and 1HP, becoming the second Yankee in as many seasons to collect 4RBI on Opening Day (Giancarlo Stanton4RBI on 3/29/18 at Toronto)..with Aaron Judge going 2-for-3 with 3R and 2BB in the game, the duo became the first Yankees to reach base safely at least four times on Opening Day since Alex Rodriguez (2-for-3, 2BB) on 4/6/12 at Tampa Bay and the first Yankees teammates to do so in the same Opening Day game since Rodriguez and Hideki Matsui on 4/3/06 at Oakland...Homered in a career-best four straight games from 9/27/18-3/28/19..had a career-long seven-game RBI streak from 9/25/18-3/30/19 (13RBI total)...Had a career-best 42-game on-base streak from 9/19/18-5/3/19 (.316/.416/.658, 50-for-158, 35R, 6 doubles, 16HR, 43RBI, 24BB, 3HP)..was tied for the longest streak by a Yankee since 2005 with Mark Teixeira's 42-game streak from 6/6-7/26/10..Elias noted that Voit is one of four Yankees (also Babe Ruth-46G/54RBI in 1921, Lou Gehrig-4x and Joe DiMaggio-52G/63RBI in 1937) to average at least 1RBI per game in an on-base streak of at least 40G (since RBI became an official stat in 1920)...His 31-game on-base streak to start the season was tied for sixth-longest by a Yankee since 1913 (when walks were first compiled in both leagues)..was the longest since Derek Jeter's club-record 53-game streak to begin the 1999 season...Had a career-best 13-game hitting streak from 4/13-26, batting .367 (18-for-49) with 10R, 3 doubles, 4HR and 10RBI...Was named AL "Player of the Week" for 4/22-28, batting .433/.528/.867 (13-for-30) with 10R, 1 double, 4HR, 10RBI, 5BB and 1HP with four multi-hit contests (1-2H, 3-3H) over seven games..was his second career weekly honor (also 9/24-30/18) and the first by a Yankee in 2019...Collected his third career multi-HR game on 4/23 at Los Angeles-AL (also 8/24/18 at Baltimore and 9/19/18 vs. Boston)...Went 22 games before his first multi-hit game (4/23 at Los Angeles-AL), compiled the Majors' longest seasonopening on-base streak without a multi-hit game since walks were first tracked in 1913 (when walks were first tracked in both leagues), surpassing Philadelphia-AL's Max Bishop (first 18G of 1932)..was the longest such streak at any point in a season since Philadelphia-NL's Clay Dalrymple did so in 25 straight games from 5/19-6/22/62...Hit a 470-foot HR (Statcast) in Game 1 on 5/25 at Kansas City, the second-longest HR by a Yankee in 2019...Hit his first career triple on 5/29 vs. San Diego..also homered in the game-the second of back-to-back HRs with LeMahieu to lead off the game, marking the 10th instance in Yankees history they led off a game with consecutive homers (first since Gardner and Judge on 7/7/18 at Toronto)...Tied a career high in hits while going 4-for-4 on 6/29 at Boston at London Stadium..included 3 doubles, his first career multi-double game...Was placed on the 10-day injured list from 7/2 (retro to 6/30)-7/13 with an abdominal strain (missed eight team games)...Hit a solo HR in Game 2 on 7/18 vs. Tampa Bay, snapping a 17-game homerless streak, the second-longest of his career and longest as a Yankee (38 games from 7/14-9/23/17 w/ St. Louis)...Left 7/20 win vs. Colorado in the top of the fifth inning after being hit by a pitch in the face in the fourth inning...Was placed on the 10-day injured list from 7/31-8/30 with a sports hernia (missed 29 team games)..was removed in the fifth inning of 7/30 loss vs. Arizona with a core muscle injury..in four rehab games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, hit .471 (8-for-17) with 5R, 2 doubles, 2HR and 4RBI...Hit an RBI single in the ninth inning on 9/9 at Boston, his first RBI since 7/26 (snapped a career-long 11-game stretch without driving in a run)...Was on the Yankees' ALDS roster, but did not play…was not on the club's ALCS roster...Underwent surgery to repair bilateral core muscle injuries on 10/24…the surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers in Philadelphia.
Combined with the Cardinals and Yankees to hit .322/.398/.671 (46-for-143) with 30R, 5 doubles, 15HR and 36RBI in 47 games...Hit .333/.405/.689 (44-for-132) with 28R, 5 doubles, 14HR, 33RBI and 15BB in 39 games (31GS at 1B, 4 at DH) over two stints with the Yankees this season (8/2-13, 8/21-9/30)…of his 44H, 19 went for extra bases (43.2%)…batted .393 (11-for-28) with 3 doubles, 3HR and 17RBI with runners in scoring position as a Yankee...Led all AL hitters (min. 50AB) with a 9.43AB/HR ratio (132AB, 14HR)…the next best was Oakland's Khris Davis (12.00)…of his 14HR with the Yankees, five tied the game (two) or gave the Yankees the lead (three)...Was acquired by the Yankees with international signing bonus pool money from St. Louis on 7/28 in exchange for LHP Chasen Shreve and RHP Giovanny Gallegos...Made his Yankees debut in 8/2 loss at Boston, starting at DH and going 0-for-4…collected his first Yankees hit with his 13th-inning single in 8/7 win at Chicago-AL...Had 41H in 116AB (.353 BA) after being recalled on 8/21...Hit .615/.667/1.308 (8-for-13) with 5R, 3HR, 7RBI and 2BB on the Yankees' five-game road trip from 8/21-26...Hit safely in a career-long six straight games from 8/22-28…also ended the season with a six-game hitting streak (from 9/24-30)...Hit an AL-high 14HR in 32G from 8/24 through the end of the season, the second-highest total in the Majors over the span behind only Milwaukee's Christian Yelich (15)...Hit 7HR over his final 11G, 10HR over his last 23G and 14HR over his final 32G...Recorded his first career multi-HR game and went 3-for-5 with 4RBI in 8/24 win at Baltimore…hit a game-tying two-run HR-his first HR as a Yankee-in the fourth and a two-run shot in the 10th…his 4RBI tied his career high...Reached safely in all 4PA on 8/26 at Baltimore, going 3-for-3 with 2R, 1BB and a second-inning two-run HR...Had a career-long 14-game on-base streak from 8/30-9/15, batting .271/.386/.563 (13-for-48) with 10R, 2 doubles, 4HR, 8RBI, 1HP and 8BB over the span...Hit go-ahead HRs in the seventh inning on 8/30 vs. Detroit and the eighth inning on 9/4 vs. Oakland...Homered in three straight games for the first time in his career from 9/2-4...Over his final 11 games (from 9/19), hit .419 (18-for-43) with 12R, 3 doubles, 7HR and 16RBI...Had multiple RBI in three straight games from 9/19-21 (7RBI total)…marked his first time collecting multiple RBI in consecutive games in his career...Hit solo HR and two-run HR and went 4-for-4 with 4R in 9/19 win vs. Boston…was his second career multi-HR game (also 8/24 at Baltimore) and marked career highs in runs and hits…became the second Yankee since 2008 to go 4-for-4 or better with at least 4R in a game, joining Aaron Judge (4-for-4, 4R, 1 double, 2HR, 3RBI, 1BB on 6/11/17 vs. Baltimore)...His two-run HR in 9/20 loss vs. Boston was the Yankees' 246th homer of the year, surpassing the previous club record (245HR in 2012)...Was named AL "Player of the Week" for 9/24-30, batting .458/.519/.958 (11-for-24) with 5R, 3 doubles, 3HR and 8RBI…led the AL in total bases (23) and tied for AL lead in hits, HRs, RBI and XBH (6)…was his first career weekly award...Ended the season with a career-long five-game RBI streak (9/25-30), driving in eight runs over the span…extended the streak to seven games with 2RBI in each of his first two playoff contests...Made his postseason debut, starting all five Yankees games at 1B and batting .235 (4-for-17) with 2R, 1 triple, 4RBI and 4BB...Hit a two-run triple in the sixth inning of the AL Wild Card Game vs. Oakland, his first career triple (regular or postseason)…also had 2RBI in ALDS Game 1 at Boston, becoming third Yankee since 1908 with at least 2RBI in each of his first two career postseason games (also Ben Chapman and Bill Dickey, each in Games 1 and 2 of the 1932 World Series vs. the Cubs)...In nine games with the RailRiders, hit .310 (9-for-29) with 2R, 2 doubles, 1HR and 3RBI...Appeared in eight games for the Cardinals, hitting .182 (2-for-11) with 1HR and 3RBI…also saw time with Triple-A Memphis (67 games) and Double-A Springfield (two games), combining to bat .300 (72-for-240) with 36R, 16 doubles, 2 triples, 10HR, 37RBI, 32BB, a .392 OBP and a .900 OPS in 69 games.
Was purchased from Memphis (AAA) on 6/25 and made his MLB debut as a pinch-hitter that night vs. PIT. Was hit by pitch, a 96 MPH fastball from Jhan Marinez ... Made 18 starts with 17 at first base and one as designated hitter ... Recorded his first MLB hit with double vs. CIN (6/26) after getting his first career start at first base ... Hit his first MLB home run vs. MIA (7/3) off Jarlin Garcia, going 2-for-5 with a double and season-high 4 RBI ... Tied his season-high of 4 RBI at MIL (8/29) ... Had two hits off the bench at BOS (8/15) with a double and a single ... Homered three times over a period of seven games (7/3-9) in the homestand prior to the All-Star Break ... Was 10-for-33 (.300) with a home run as a pinch-hitter, one of three Cardinals with 10 pinch-hits in 2017 (Greg Garcia & Jose Martinez) ... Hit first career pinch-hit home run vs. CHI (9/25), a solo shot off Brian Duensing, it was his first home run hit after the All-Star Break ... Batted .327 with 13 HR, 50 RBI and 23 doubles in 74 games for Memphis ... Was optioned to Memphis on 8/21 for four games (8/22- 26) and recalled on 8/27 ... Was ranked among the Pacific Coast League leaders in batting (.322, 10th), hits (82, 10th), RBI (48, 10th), doubles (23, T1st), OBP (.406, 4th), slugging (.561, 9th) and OPS (.967, 4th) at the time of his purchase in June. • Hit 2 HR vs. Round Rock (4/28) and vs. Colorado Springs (6/14), and homered in three straight games (4/9-11) ... Named Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month for April, batting .360 (27-75) with 5 HR, 16 RBI and 13 of his 27 hits for extra bases.
Named to the Texas League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star Teams. Started as the designated hitter for the North Squad and was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI ... Named Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month for August batting .366 (34-93) with seven doubles, a triple, four home runs and 20 RBI over 26 games ... Led the Texas League in batting (.297), games played (134) and hits (143) ... Ranked among the Top 5 in the league in RBI (74, 4th), on-base percentage (.372, 3rd), extra base hits (53, T3rd), triples (5, T3rd), runs (70, 3rd) and total bases (230, 3rd) ... Ranked among Cardinals minor league leaders in runs (2nd), hits (2nd), doubles (T9th), triples (T4th), home runs (T3rd), RBI (3rd), walks (6th), slugging (6th) and OPS (8th) ... Ranked 10th among all Double-A players in hits ... Posted a multi-home run game going 4-for-5 with 5 RBI and three runs scored vs. Corpus Christi (7/8) ... Ran off 14-game (7/3-17; .380, 19-50) and 13-game (5/2- 15; .320, 16-50) hitting streaks, which ranked T5th and T8th longest in the Texas League.
Named a Florida State League All-Star for the South Squad. Played the entire game as designated hitter going 1-for-4 with an RBI ... Collected 31 RBI (.330 BA, 5 HR) in August, the 3rd-most in all of minor league baseball in the month of August ... Tied the Palm Beach single-season record with 77 RBI (Allen Craig, 2007), ranking 2nd in the Florida State League ... Ranked among FSL leaders in on-base percentage (.360, 3rd) and walks (63, 2nd) ... Was 3-for-9 with three doubles and two RBI in the FSL playoffs. Tied for the most among playoff participants in doubles and extra base hits and ranked 5th in batting (.333) and 2nd in slugging (.667).
Ranked 4th in the Florida State League in slugging percentage (.442) ... Ranked 10th among Cardinals minor leaguers in both doubles (21) and slugging percentage (.442). • Hit two home runs at Clearwater (7/13) ... Posted a single-game high with four hits twice (at Daytona 5/28 & vs. Jupiter 6/17).
Played in 46 games, starting 43 at catcher, and threw out 38.0% (19-50) of attempted base stealers, ranking 4th in the New York-Penn League ... Hit first professional home run vs. Mahoning Valley (7/9), a solo shot off Robert Whitenack.