Recommendation: Votto ended up with great numbers for when he did play, though not with the counting stats that were expected from him. He hit .337/.474/.567 with 14 homers and 56 RBI. The offseason should let Votto's knee fully heal, though it's worth noting he isn't a typical power hitter to begin with, with a lower flyball rate than normal.
Update: Though Votto hit .389 in the NLDS against the Giants, he didn't have an extra-base hit. In fact, he hasn't homered since June, and acknowledged that his knee was a factor towards that, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "Physically, it was frustrating," Votto said. "I did the very best I could with what I had. I know a lot of people are frustrated with the power. If I can't do certain things, I try to fill in with other things. I tried to get on base more for the guys behind me."