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Jose Bautista | Outfielder | #19

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (36) / 10/19/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Chipola (FL) JC
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 20 (0) / PIT
Contract: view contract details

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Jose Bautista went 2-for-4 with a homer and two runs scored Wednesday in the Blue Jays' 8-4 defeat of the Brewers.
Bautista had a dreadful April, but he entered play Wednesday with a 1.023 OPS in May and slugged his seventh home run of the month in the top of the fourth inning. He also singled and scored on Ryan Goins' grand slam in the top of the sixth. It's been a remarkable turnaround for the veteran slugger, who was written off by many during his early-season slump. Bautista even started at third base for the Jays on Tuesday night -- his first start there since 2013. May 24 - 4:37 PM

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Jose Bautista is starting at third base on Tuesday night against the Brewers.

Bautista has played some third base this season, but only as a substitute. This will be his first start there since April 14, 2013. Toronto has had to scramble at the hot corner with Josh Donaldson (calf) on the disabled list and Joey Bats could get a few more tries there if he avoids embarrassment.
May 23 - 6:19 PM

Jose Bautista finished 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's game at Baltimore.

Joey Bats got off to a horrific start this season, posting a .178 (16-for-90) average with just one homer and seven RBI in the month of April. He has turned it up a notch in May and is doing what fantasy owners expect, hitting .300 (21-for-70) with six homers and 15 RBI thought 19 games. That's more like it.
May 21 - 1:55 AM

Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 and smacked a solo home run in a loss to the Braves on Wednesday.

He took reliever Eric O'Flaherty deep to left in the eighth inning when the game was already out of reach. His exaggerated bat flip following the swat led to a benches-clearing incident between the two teams. It was his sixth homer of the season. Bautista has picked things up of late but is still dragging a .208 batting average. He has 19 RBI and has scored 24 runs.
May 17 - 11:28 PM

Jose Bautista clubbed a three-run homer on Saturday, powering the Blue Jays to a 7-2 victory over the Mariners.

His three-run blast off of Nick Vincent in the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie and propelled the Blue Jays to the win. He has been crushing everything in sight over the past week or so, even if the results don't fully show that. Bautista also doubled in this one, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4. He's now hitting .185/.309/.333 with five homers and 17 RBI on the season.
May 13 - 4:41 PM

Jose Bautista crushed a two-run homer off the foul pole on Friday as the Blue Jays bested the Mariners 4-0 in Toronto.

His third-inning blast off of Christian Bergman increased the Jays' early lead to 3-0. He finished the night 1-for-4, raising his season slash to .176/.304/.298 to go along with four long balls and 14 RBI.
May 12 - 10:09 PM

Jose Bautista smoked a three-run homer in a win over the Indians on Wednesday.

He took Danny Salazar deep in the first inning with two runners aboard. He scored twice and drew a pair of walks in the game. His .177/.307/.282 slash line is pathetic but he has generated a bit of fantasy value with his counting stats. He has three homers, 17 runs scored, 12 RBI and two stolen bases. The 36-year-old slugger should heat up eventually.
May 10 - 11:41 PM

Jose Bautista continued to slump, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Rays.

His batting line is down to a woeful .180/.306/.270 triple slash with two home runs, 15 runs scored and nine RBI in 30 games. At some point the Blue Jays are going to have to think about moving Bautista out of the third spot in the lineup until he gets his swing fixed.
May 6 - 8:11 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI in the Blue Jays' win over the Yankees on Monday.

Bautista singled in the first inning and slugged a two-run shot off Yankees reliever Luis Cessa in the top of the seventh. The veteran slugger is beginning to heat up a bit as the calendar turns to May, though he can boast just two home runs and nine RBI through 26 total regular-season games.
May 1 - 10:22 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-4 with a game-tying double in the eighth as the Blue Jays beat the Rays 3-1 on Sunday.

Bautista got grumpy in the first after Chris Archer threw behind him, but his mood improved as the day went along. The double off Alex Colome was his fourth extra-base hit in 90 at-bats this season, and it have him his seventh RBI.
Apr 30 - 4:44 PM

Jose Bautista is not in the Blue Jays' lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Bautista went 2-for-3 with a walk and two singles in the afternoon game. CF Kevin Pillar, 3B Chris Coghlan, RF Ezequiel Carrera, 1B Kendrys Morales, C Jarrod Saltalamacchia, LF Steve Pearce, SS Ryan Goins, 2B Darwin Barney and P Casey Lawrence are Toronto's starters for Game 2.
Apr 27 - 6:39 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-6 with an RBI single on Tuesday in St. Louis.

Bautista's second single looked like it might be a game-winner in the top of the ninth inning, but the Cardinals tied things up in the bottom of the frame. It's only the veteran slugger's second two-hit game of the season.
Apr 26 - 12:23 AM

Jose Bautista was hitless in four at-bats with a strikeout in Saturday's game against the Angels.

Joey Bats smacked his first homer of the season in Friday's series opener, but it was back to scuffling on Saturday. He has struck out at least once in eight straight outings, whiffing 25 times over 65 at-bats. Bautista's struggles are a major reason while the Blue Jays are in the basement in the American League East while failing to record consecutive wins at any point this season.
Apr 23 - 2:32 AM

Jose Bautista's first homer of the year was a three-run shot in the top of the 13th, propelling the Blue Jays over the Angels 8-7 on Friday.

The Halos came back with two runs of their own, but Joe Biagini stopped them from there. Bautista was in an 0-for-19 slump before collecting an infield single in the ninth inning tonight. He had just one RBI all year before the homer, which also gave him his first multihit game of the season. It's something to build on, hopefully.
Apr 22 - 4:08 AM

Jose Bautista struck out all four times he was up Thursday in a loss to the Red Sox.

In his defense, all of those strikeouts came off Chris Sale. Still, they were ugly; three of them ended with weak check-swings from Bautista. We'd like to think he'll turn it around, but it doesn't seem like it'll be a quick fix. He's hitting just .109, and he's struck out 22 times in 15 games. His career high for strikeouts in 116 in 161 games.
Apr 20 - 3:50 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Chris Coghlan
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dwight Smith Jr.
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Joe Biagini
7Mike Bolsinger
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4J.P. Howell
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7Danny Barnes
8Glenn Sparkman
9Bo Schultz
10Dominic Leone
11Cesar Valdez