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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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According to ESPN's Scott Lauber, the Red Sox have not considered trading for Jose Bautista.
The Red Sox are trying to think outside the box at third base after missing on Todd Frazier, but Bautista is not on their radar. Despite his success at Fenway Park, Bautista hasn't spent much time at the hot corner recently (he's only started one game at third this year) and probably wouldn't be able to play there on an everyday basis. It's also rare for teams to trade within their division. Rafael Devers figures to be Boston's long-term solution at third base, but he's only 20 and still needs time to develop in the minor leagues. Jul 22 - 10:15 PM

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Blue Jays "have gotten some feelers" on Jose Bautista.

There are some hurdles to a potential trade, though, the first of which is that Bautista is hitting a disappointing .227/.340/.402 with 16 home runs this season and just .197/.312/.338 since June 1. He also has 10-and-5 rights and thus can veto any deal. However, while the Jays no doubt would have to pick up a chunk of what remains of his $18 million salary for this season to make a trade work, some contender might think it's worth taking a shot that Bautista can slug for a couple months for them. It shouldn't cost too much to acquire him.
Jul 21 - 10:37 AM

Jose Bautista blasted his 15th home run of the season on Friday as the Blue Jays topped the Tigers in Motown.

Bautista's solo shot off of Warwick Saupold increased the Jays' lead to 4-1 in the seventh inning. He also plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning, finishing the night 1-for-3 plus a walk. Bautista is hitting .235/.350/.409 with 15 homers and 40 RBI while serving primarily as the club's leadoff hitter.
Jul 14 - 11:07 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and four total RBI in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Royals.

The Royals held a 2-0 lead after four innings before Bautista evened up the score with his two-run dinger off Jason Hammel in the top of the fifth. The pull-shot to left was a no-doubter which traveled an estimated 451 feet. One inning later, he would draw a bases-loaded walk to give the Blue Jays a 3-2 lead. Bautista then capped off his nice day at the office with an RBI single in the seventh inning. For the season as a whole, the veteran slugger is hitting .233/.346/.419 with 13 homers and 35 RBI through 274 at-bats. He has turned in multi-hit efforts in three of his last four games.
Jun 25 - 5:52 PM

Jose Bautista will serve as the Blue Jays regular leadoff hitter moving forward.

Bautista led off 40 games last season and is doing so for the first time in 2017 in Wednesday's game against Rangers. In additional Blue Jays lineup news, Russell Martin -- who is getting the day off on Wednesday -- will bat second in the bulk of games moving forward, to be followed in the lineup by Josh Donaldson, Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Blue Jays retooled lineup - plus Russell Martin's absence - has led to Dwight Smith Jr. getting an opportunity to hit in the heart of the Jays order in Arlington against Tyson Ross. This game has one of the highest totals of the evening and Ross is still working his way into form, so taking the discount with the near minimum priced Smith Jr. is well worth it in any format. Smith's ability to rack up FPs with his legs only raises his ceiling.
Jun 21 - 5:43 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-3 with his 11th homer and a walk Friday against the Mariners.

Bautista was productive throughout May, but he had fallen into a 3-for-32 slump with no RBI and a 10/1 K/BB ratio in his last eight games. He's still hitting just .234 for the year, so while the power production is nice, he's no longer a top-20 fantasy outfielder.
Jun 10 - 1:57 AM

Jose Bautista smashed a three-run homer off Yu Darvish to lead his club to a 3-1 victory over the Rangers on Saturday.

Coming to the plate with two out in the fifth inning with runners on first and third, Bautista smoked a hanging breaking ball from Darvish well over the wall in left field. It was all the offense the Blue Jays would need to win the game. Bautista was ice cold for the entire month of April, but has been one of the hottest hitters in baseball lately. For the season he has a .236 batting average with nine home runs and 26 RBI.
May 27 - 4:58 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Chris Coghlan
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3Joe Smith
4J.P. Howell
5Aaron Loup
6Dominic Leone
7Danny Barnes
8Bo Schultz
9Joe Biagini
10Mike Bolsinger
11Cesar Valdez
12Leonel Campos
13Chris Smith