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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 double in Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Indians in Game 5 of the ALCS.
Bautista's ninth-inning double off Cody Allen was his first extra-base hit of the series. Too little, too late. The veteran outfielder did not drive in a run in the ALCS. This could well have been Bautista's final game in a Blue Jays uniform. The free agent to-be is coming off a 2016 season in which he slashed .244/.366/.452 with 22 homers and 69 RBI over 423 at-bats. Oct 19 - 7:05 PM

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Jose Bautista will lead off for the Blue Jays in Tuesday's Game 3 against the Indians.

Ezequiel Carrera led off the first two games, but he's been dropped to eighth tonight. Bautista, who seems to believe there's a grand conspiracy delivering the ALCS to the Indians, is 0-for-6 with five strikeouts and two walks so far in the series.
Oct 17 - 4:05 PM

Jose Bautista had a rough day at the dish in Friday's loss to the Indians, going 0-for-3 with three strikeouts.

Bautista also drew a walk in the ballgame. The first two whiffs were dealt by Indians' starter Corey Kluber, while Andrew Miller fanned him the third time. He's now hitting .167 (3-for-18) with eight strikeouts through five games this postseason.
Oct 14 - 10:58 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-4 with a homer, four RBI, a walk, and two runs scored in Thursday’s Game 1 win over the Rangers.

Bautista knocked in a run with a single in the third inning before putting the cherry on top of the route with a three-run blast in the ninth inning. For the record, he gently laid the bat down on the ground before running the bases. Bautista now has six career postseason homers, which ties him with Joe Carter for the most in franchise history.
Oct 6 - 7:45 PM

Jose Bautista will start in right field for Tuesday's AL Wild Card game against the Orioles.

Michael Saunders will serve as the designated hitter while Ezequiel Carrera will play left field. The full lineup: Devon Travis 2B, Josh Donaldson 3B, Edwin Encarnacion 1B, Bautista RF, Russell Martin C, Troy Tulowitzki SS, Saunders DH, Kevin Pillar CF, Carrera LF. Marcus Stroman will make the start for Toronto while Chris Tillman will start for Baltimore.

Jose Bautista had a big night at the plate Friday against the Red Sox, going 2-for-3 with a two-run homer, two walks, and two runs scored.

Bautista snapped an 0-for-13 hitless streak with his two-run blast off Rick Porcello in the fifth inning. The blast gave the Blue Jays the lead at the time, but the Red Sox would eventually fight back for the victory. This has been a disappointing season for Bautista on the whole, but he at least managed five homers and 17 RBI in September.
Sep 30 - 11:45 PM

Jose Bautista reached base four times and homered for the third time in four games in Sunday's win over the Yankees.

Bautista got the scoring going with a solo shot off of Michael Pineda in the fourth inning. He wound up reaching base in all four of his trips to the plate and has really heated things up of late with three multi-hit contests and a trio of home runs over his last five games.
Sep 25 - 4:39 PM

Jose Bautista bopped a tie-breaking three-run homer Saturday in a dramatic win over the Yankees.

It wasn't as epic as the famous "bat flip" but it was a worthy sequel and a reminder that Bautista is money when the stakes are highest. Bautista broke a scoreless tie with a righteous blast to left field off Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning. It was one of two hits for Bautista, who also doubled in the second inning. Bautista is rounding into postseason form with two homers over his last three outings. With the victory, the Blue Jays are now a full two games clear of Baltimore and Detroit in the AL Wild Card race.
Sep 24 - 7:33 PM

Jose Bautista smashed a game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 12-inning loss to the Mariners.

Bautista absolutely unloaded on an Edwin Diaz offering with one out in the ninth inning, sending it an estimated 424 feet to left field. That monster shot tied proceedings at 1-1. The Mariners would eventually win in the bottom of the 12th on a Robinson Cano sacrifice fly. For the season, Bautista is now slashing .230/.358/.437 with 19 homers and 60 RBI over 391 at-bats. Wednesday's homer was just his second in the month of September.
Sep 21 - 8:22 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-4 and hit a solo home run in a win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

The lead-off batter hit the first pitch of the game over the wall in left field for the 17th dinger of his injury-plagued season. He is batting only .230 in 322 at-bats this year. He was activated off the disabled list a week ago. The slugger hasn't done much to help his fantasy squads yet this year but is capable of flipping the standings when healthy.
Aug 31 - 11:25 PM

Jose Bautista connected for a solo homer against the Orioles on Monday.

Bautista went 1-for-5 with three strikeouts on the night. The veteran slugger has been getting on base since returning from the disabled list last week, but Monday’s sixth-inning bomb his first homer since August 3. Injuries have limited Bautista to a .229/.350/.454 batting line over 85 games in his walk year, but he’s capable of a monster finish if he’s feeling good.
Aug 29 - 9:45 PM

Blue Jays activated OF Jose Bautista from the 15-day disabled list.

Bautista missed exactly 15 days with a left knee sprain. He is starting at DH and batting leadoff for the Jays on Thursday night against Angels righty Jered Weaver. Daily Slant: There isn't much sense in waiting to deploy Bautista from a DFS perspective. Jered Weaver has been awful on the road - he's allowed a .385 wOBA on the road in addition to a poor 1.97 HR/9 rate - and will have to deal with a potent offense in a hitter friendly park. Joey Bats owns a .349 wOBA, .224 ISO and 38.3 hard% against RHP this season, so he's a fine play out of the lead-off spot. Donaldson, Encarnacion, Martin and Tulowitzki are also elite targets in this match-up.
Aug 25 - 3:50 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said you can "pretty much count on" Jose Bautista (knee) returning from the disabled list when first eligible on Thursday.

Bautista has been on the 15-day disabled list since August 10 because of a left knee sprain. There haven't been many specific updates, but he is apparently making good progress on the side. The veteran slugger has registered a relatively disappointing .222/.349/.444 batting line with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 80 games this season for Toronto.
Aug 23 - 4:18 PM

Blue Jays placed OF Jose Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee sprain.

Bautista initially hurt himself while tripping in the outfield on Tuesday. After receiving the results of his MRI, the Blue Jays felt more comfortable allowing him to rehab in-full, rather than let him attempt to fight through the injury. It is not yet known when he might be ready to return to action. Junior Lake has been called up to take his place on the roster. Daily Slant: With Bautista now on the DL, Devon Travis should hold onto the leadoff spot for the foreseeable future. He's a very solid DFS target tonight against Blake Snell, who has been missing bats at a high clip (9.6 SwStr%) but is also walking far too many (4.42 BB/9). Travis doesn't hold elite splits against LHP in 2016, but finished last year with a .415 wOBA and .276 ISO against southpaws. He remains a strong value/mid-range target across the industry.
Aug 10 - 5:57 PM

Blue manager John Gibbons said that the disabled list is a "possibility" for Jose Bautista (knee).

Bautista underwent an MRI to investigate some discomfort in his knee and the Blue Jays should be receiving those results shortly. The slugger initially suffered the injury after he tripped while fielding a ball earlier in the week. While he is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rays, expect more clarity on his status moving forward once his test results come back.
Aug 10 - 4:48 PM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
3Andy Burns
LF1Michael Saunders
2Melvin Upton
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6R.A. Dickey
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Brett Cecil
3Jason Grilli
4Joe Biagini
5Joaquin Benoit
6Scott Feldman
7Gavin Floyd
8Matt Dermody
9Danny Barnes
10Ryan Tepera
11Chris Smith