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Jose Bautista

35-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2015 Stats

AVG

.250

HR

40

RBI

114

R

108

SB

8

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Bautista notched his sixth straight 25-homer season and his third career 40-homer season in yet another All-Star campaign for the Blue Jays. He finished with the American League lead in walks and notc...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 10/19/1980   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: Chipola (FL) JC   DRAFTED: 20th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Bautista Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $64 million contract with the Blue Jays in February 2011.

November 3, 2015  –  Jose Bautista News

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Jose Bautista Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 24 AA ALT 118 512 448 64 127 52 27 1 24 91 6 3 50 102 2 2 10 .283 .367 .509 .876
2005 24 AAA IND 13 55 51 6 13 4 3 0 1 4 1 1 4 10 0 0 0 .255 .309 .373 .682
2005 24 MAJ PIT 11 31 28 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 7 0 0 0 .143 .226 .179 .404
2006 25 MAJ PIT 117 469 400 58 94 39 20 3 16 51 2 4 46 110 3 4 16 .235 .335 .420 .755
2007 26 R GCL 2 8 8 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 1.000
2007 26 MAJ PIT 142 614 532 75 135 53 36 2 15 63 6 3 68 101 4 6 4 .254 .339 .414 .753
2008 27 MAJ PIT 107 363 314 38 76 27 15 0 12 44 1 1 38 77 6 3 2 .242 .325 .404 .729
2008 27 MAJ TOR 21 57 52 6 11 5 2 0 3 10 0 0 2 13 2 1 0 .212 .236 .423 .659
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PIT/TOR 128 420 366 44 87 32 17 0 15 54 1 1 40 90 8 4 2 .238 .313 .407 .720
2009 28 MAJ TOR 113 404 336 54 79 29 13 3 13 40 4 0 56 85 6 2 4 .235 .349 .408 .757
2010 29 MAJ TOR 161 683 569 109 148 92 35 3 54 124 9 2 100 116 0 4 10 .260 .378 .617 .995
2011 30 MAJ TOR 149 655 513 105 155 69 24 2 43 103 9 5 132 111 0 4 6 .302 .447 .608 1.055
2012 31 R GUL 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2012 31 AA NEW 1 5 4 2 2 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .600 2.000 2.600
2012 31 MAJ TOR 92 399 332 64 80 41 14 0 27 65 5 2 59 63 0 4 4 .241 .358 .527 .885
2013 32 MAJ TOR 118 528 452 82 117 52 24 0 28 73 7 2 69 84 0 4 3 .259 .358 .498 .856
2014 33 MAJ TOR 155 673 553 101 158 62 27 0 35 103 6 2 104 96 1 6 9 .286 .403 .524 .927
2015 34 MAJ TOR 153 666 543 108 136 72 29 3 40 114 8 2 110 106 0 8 5 .250 .377 .536 .913
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3-Year Averages     142 621 516 97 137 61 26 1 34 96 7 2 94 95 0 6 5 .266 .380 .517 .897
Career  (View All)     1403 5,638 4,712 809 1,211 545 243 16 286 793 58 24 794 1,009 23 46 63 .257 .368 .497 .866

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Jose Bautista Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 4 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .377 .536 .913
Oct. 3 @TB 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .374 .536 .910
Oct. 2 @TB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .373 .537 .910
Oct. 1 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 30 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 30 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .376 .542 .918
Sep. 29 @Bal Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Bal 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .375 .539 .914
Sep. 27 TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .374 .539 .913
Sep. 26 TB 3 2 2 0 0 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .377 .543 .920
Sep. 25 TB 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .373 .531 .904
Sep. 23 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .373 .527 .900
Sep. 22 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .375 .531 .906
Sep. 21 NYY 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .375 .534 .909
Sep. 20 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .374 .533 .907
Sep. 19 Bos 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .375 .535 .910
Sep. 18 Bos 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .373 .530 .903
Sep. 17 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .371 .530 .901
Sep. 16 @Atl 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .371 .533 .904
Sep. 15 @Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .370 .534 .904
Sep. 13 @NYY 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .373 .538 .911
Sep. 12 @NYY 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .374 .538 .912
Sep. 12 @NYY 4 3 2 0 0 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .372 .537 .909
Sep. 11 @NYY 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .369 .524 .893
Sep. 10 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .368 .526 .894
Sep. 8 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .249 .369 .528 .897
Sep. 7 @Bos 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .370 .532 .902
Sep. 6 Bal 3 3 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .369 .533 .902
Sep. 5 Bal 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .366 .523 .889
Last 7 Days 12 2 2 0 0 1 3 5 4 0 0 1 0 0 .167 .444 .417 .861
Last 14 Days 38 6 9 1 0 4 10 10 7 0 0 1 0 0 .237 .408 .579 .987
Last 30 Days 92 19 26 6 0 9 25 23 21 2 0 1 0 0 .283 .431 .641 1.072

Jose Bautista: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 118 118 33
2014 12 133 12 131 13
2013 1 3 109 109 7
2012 4 1 90 90 2
2011 25 116 116 9
2010 4 48 113 1 113 2
2009 26 79 42 6 36 2

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Jose Bautista Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015104165202.231.452.834
20141162210190.345.6291.079
201392247204.250.543.910

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20154399235946.255.556.932
20144377925846.270.497.888
20133605821533.261.486.842

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152585323673.264.585.989
20142644918531.288.538.924
20132124414373.311.566.983

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152855517475.239.491.842
20142895217505.284.512.930
20132403814364.213.438.740
Jose Bautista Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 24 AA ALT 512 448 9.8% 19.9% 0.49 77% .320 .226
2005 24 AAA IND 55 51 7.3% 18.2% 0.40 80% .300 .118
2005 24 MAJ PIT 31 28 9.7% 22.6% 0.43 75% .190 .036
2006 25 MAJ PIT 469 400 9.8% 23.5% 0.42 73% .285 .185
2007 26 R GCL 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .429 .250
2007 26 MAJ PIT 614 532 11.1% 16.4% 0.67 81% .288 .160
2008 27 MAJ PIT 363 314 10.5% 21.2% 0.49 75% .284 .162
2008 27 MAJ TOR 57 52 3.5% 22.8% 0.15 75% .222 .211
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PIT/TOR 420 366 9.5% 21.4% 0.44 75% .276 .169
2009 28 MAJ TOR 404 336 13.9% 21% 0.66 75% .277 .173
2010 29 MAJ TOR 683 569 14.6% 17% 0.86 80% .236 .357
2011 30 MAJ TOR 655 513 20.2% 16.9% 1.19 78% .312 .306
2012 31 R GUL 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% .000 .000
2012 31 AA NEW 5 4 20% 20% 1.00 75% .000 1.500
2012 31 MAJ TOR 399 332 14.8% 15.8% 0.94 81% .219 .286
2013 32 MAJ TOR 528 452 13.1% 15.9% 0.82 81% .262 .239
2014 33 MAJ TOR 673 553 15.5% 14.3% 1.08 83% .291 .238
2015 34 MAJ TOR 666 543 16.5% 15.9% 1.04 80% .242 .286
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3-Year Averages     621 516 15.1% 15.3% 0.99 82% .266 .251
Career     5,638 4,712 14.1% 17.9% 0.79 79% .271 .240

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2015 Stat Review for Jose Bautista    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.250 AVG
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80% Contact Rate
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.242 BABIP
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Power

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.536 SLG
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.286 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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1.04 BB/K
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16.5% BB Rate
ELITE
15.9% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.913 OPS
ELITE
.377 OBP
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2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jose Bautista

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Jose Bautista: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bautista (hamstring) is in the lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday against the Rangers, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

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Bautista exited Game 1 on Thursday with a minor hamstring issue, but is expected to be available for Game 2 on Friday, according to the Fox Sports 1 telecast.

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Bautista exited Thursday's game in the ninth inning, and the injury could be a leg issue, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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Bautista is out of the lineup Thursday, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

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Bautista is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader, Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star reports.

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Bautista went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's 4-3 victory over the Orioles.

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Bautista went 2-for-3 Saturday with two walks, two home runs and four RBI.

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Bautista played a big role in Saturday's doubleheader sweep of the Yankees, going 4-for-8 with three walks, a double, two home runs, four runs scored and five RBI.

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Bautista went 2-for-4 Saturday with a home run - his 32nd of the season - and two RBI.

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Bautista went 1-for-2 with two walks, a steal and a run against the Rangers on Thursday.

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Bautista went 1-for-5 with his 30th home run of the season in Tuesday's victory over the Rangers.

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Bautista went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, a walk and two runs scored Sunday against the Angels.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Bautista bounced back from two injury plagued seasons in 2014, playing 155 games – his highest total since 2010 – and bolstering his slash line to an elite .286/.403/.524. At 34, it's fair to wonder if his days of reaching the 40-homer plateau are over, but Bautista has hit 35 homers while driving in 100 runs and scoring 100 runs in each of his last three healthy seasons. A closer look at his body of work last season reveals that he may be able to sustain his gains in the batting average department, as departed hitting coach Kevin Seitzer helped Bautista beat the shift with more consistency, pushing his BABIP from .259 in 2013 to .287 last season. The results was the second highest batting average (.286) of his career, which paired with his power and the quality of the lineup around him, give him a fair shot at a fourth 35-100-100 campaign.

2014

After a hip injury cut short his 2013 campaign, Bautista was given a clean bill of health in November. He has missed significant chunks of time in each of the last two seasons, but is still one of the more dangerous hitters in the game. Bautista continues to post excellent strikeout rates for a power hitter, though his consistently low line-drive rate holds down his BABIP and thus, his batting average. There was a bit of a power decline in 2013, as Bautista posted his lowest slugging percentage (.498) since breaking out in 2010. A healthy season might give Bautista a chance to match his 2010-11 level of production, though it seems more likely that he'll settle in as something a bit less than that at the age of 33. Even if he's just the player that we saw in 2012 and 2013, that would still leave Bautista as one of the better power-hitting outfielders in the American League.

2013

Although the final numbers were solid, Bautista had an up and down season in 2012. His power was delayed, as he hit just three home runs in April, and a wrist injury eventually limited his season to 92 games. It's possible that Bautista will never reach his 2011 numbers again, but a good walk rate and a low BABIP (.215) could be signs of a bounce-back season in 2013. The wrist injury is a concern, and he's no longer third-base eligible, but early signs point to Bautista being ready for the start of spring training.

2012

Bautista proved his 54-homer breakout season of 2010 wasn't a fluke by launching 43 homers last season while hitting .302 and leading the AL with a .608 slugging percentage and 132 walks. He did tail off in the second half of the season, hitting just 12 homers and slugging just .477 after the All-Star break, but those numbers came while he struggled with several nagging injuries. His days as a third baseman are over, but the 25 games played there in 2011 likely make him eligible at the position one more season. Bautista should be among the most feared hitters in baseball again this season but would benefit greatly if the supporting cast around him improves.

2011

Bautista closed 2009 with 10 homers in September and October and then exploded in 2010, leading the majors with 54 homers. Toss in a .260 average, 109 runs, 124 RBI, 100 walks and nine steals with eligibility at third base and outfield just for good measure. The scary part is he did most of his damage against right-handed pitchers (1.030 OPS with 46 homers), something he had struggled with throughout his career. Heck, he only hit .240 on balls in play so you can't chalk up his explosion to a lot of luck converging at once. He showed he could make adjustments at the plate as well, hitting .287 with 30 homers in the second half of the season. He likely won't repeat his 2010 again, but this doesn't look like a one-year fluke either. He'll be back as either the team's right fielder or third baseman depending on offseason moves.

2010

Bautista likely played himself into a reserve role with the 2010 Jays after a strong finish to the 2009 season. After slumping horribly from May to September, he finished with a .257/.339/.606 kick in September and October with 10 homers, 21 RBI and 22 runs and probably helped some vigilant waiver-wire owners lock down a title or two. His ability to handle southpaws (.293/.382/.537 last year, .265/.360/.478 in his career) makes for a handy platoon mate for Travis Snider. The departure of Joe Inglett leaves him as the only in-house reserve option for the corner-outfield spots and while the Jays seem intent on playing Edwin Encarnacion at third base, Bautista should still serve the Jays well in a utility role against lefties.

2009

Bautista fell out of favor in Pittsburgh and was acquired by Toronto late in the season. He continued to disappoint as a Jay, hitting .214 with three homers in 21 games. He's still a potentially nifty lefty-basher off the bench, but that doesn't do the Jays much good with Scott Rolen as the team's primary third baseman. He'll need an injury or a change of scenery to have much of a fantasy impact this season.

2008

Barring a trade, Bautista is set to enter the 2008 season as the Pirates starter at third base. Last year he entered spring training in a duel for playing time with Jose Castillo and, to a lesser extent, Freddy Sanchez, at second and third base. He ended up playing in 142 games -- 126 at third and the rest in the outfield -- batting .254/.339/.414. Bautista is prone to slumps but his 36 doubles and 15 homers show signs of power promise. His skill set would be better served in fantasy baseball as a middle infielder than a cornerman, but that won't happen unless Sanchez gets hurt or traded.

2007

The jury remains out on Bautista: Will he win an everyday spot with the Bucs or will he end up in a super-utility role? The 26-year-old infielder/outfielder, who played five different positions in 2006, surprised the organization with his strong play early. He hit .268 with an impressive 10 homers in his first 145 at-bats. From July on, however, Bautista batted just .186 (30-for-161) with four dingers. He'll need to re-establish himself once again or face the prospect of serving mostly in a utility role. With a full-time gig in 2007, Bautista could hit 20 home runs and drive in 80 runs.

2006

After playing for four different organizations in 2004, Bautista stayed put last year, spending the entire season playing for Pittsburgh's Double-A and Triple-A teams. The 25-year-old righty showed promise, batting a combined .280, with 24 home runs and 94 RBI in 130 games. Bautista, who has yet to put in a full year at Triple-A, will get his chance eventually, but probably not in 2006 after the Pirates signed free agent Joe Randa to be their everyday third baseman in the offseason.

2005

Bautista, who went into the 2004 season never having appeared above the Single-A level, bounced around last year after being taken from the Bucs in the Rule 5 draft, and was limited to 64 games and 88 at-bats combined with the Pirates, Royals, Orioles and Devil Rays. Recognizing that they erred in losing Bautista, the Pirates insisted his inclusion in the Kris Benson trade. Bautista figures to start the season at the Double-A or Triple-A level, where the organization hopes that he can develop into the team’s third baseman of the future.

2003

One of many Hickory Crawdads to have good years, Bautista stood out for his good walk rate (64 unintentional in 438 at-bats. He’s 23, so he needs to jump a level this year or become an organization guy for the Pirates.