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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
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Jose Bautista picked up two hits in a 9-5 victory over Toronto on Sunday.
In what was likely his final home game as a member of the Blue Jays, Bautista ends on a good note. It's been a terrible season for the former slugger, but his accomplishments for the Blue Jays are undeniable. He's now hitting ./203/.311/.366 on the 2017 season. Sep 24 - 5:37 PM

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Jose Bautista set a Blue Jays single-season record for strikeouts Thursday, finishing 0-for-4 in a loss to the Royals.

Bautista only struck out once in this one, but it was a notable one, his 160th of the year. That passes the 159 strikeouts set by Jose Canseco in 1998 and tied by Kelly Johnson in 2012. It's an ugly record to hold, but it's been that kind of year for the 36-year-old, whose Jays career is set to end on a very low note. With a few games left to play, Bautista is hitting .203/.309/.369 with 22 homers, 60 RBI and 87 runs scored on the year.
Sep 21 - 10:52 PM

Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a win over the Twins on Thursday.

With the bases loaded and nobody out in the eighth inning, Bautista hit a harmless pop up that, because the infielders were drawn in, dropped between the second baseman and right fielder to plate a run. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. The 36-year-old Bautista hasn't been much of either this year, batting .208/.313/.377 across 144 games. It's hard to imagine the Jays exercising their end of the mutual option required after this season.
Sep 16 - 11:38 PM

Jose Bautista is absent from the Blue Jays' lineup Sunday.

It's a rare day off for the veteran outfielder. Kevin Pillar is also getting a breather, as the Blue Jays have Nori Aoki in right field and Ezequiel Carrera in center.
Aug 27 - 10:24 AM

Jose Bautista went 0-for-4 on Thursday and is hitting .155 since the All-Star break.

Bautista isn't even walking as much as usual, with just 16 unintentional free passes in 170 plate appearances in the second half. Factor in the lousy defense and he's been a huge liability to the Blue Jays' cause this year.
Aug 24 - 5:05 PM

Jose Bautista will get the day off Thursday.

Nori Aoki is starting in right field and hitting leadoff versus Rays right-hander Chris Archer. Joey Bats owns a weak .214/.324/.396 overall batting line in 2017, though he has tallied 20 home runs, 53 RBI, and 75 runs scored.
Aug 17 - 12:51 PM

Jose Bautista drew a pair of walks and scored two runs as the Blue Jays defeated the Pirates on Saturday afternoon.

Bautista also whiffed twice in the contest, finishing the day 0-for-2 officially. The veteran slugger is hitting .216/.323/.399 with 20 homers, 72 runs scored and 52 RBI on the season.
Aug 12 - 4:08 PM

Jose Bautista drilled a solo home run during Friday's loss to the Pirates.

He cracked a long one off starter Jameson Taillon in the third inning, it was his 20th homer of the season. The 36-year-old is lugging a woeful .217 batting average and just hasn't been able to put together any sort of hot streak yet this season.
Aug 11 - 10:12 PM

Jose Bautista homered, stole a base and scored two runs in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

It only took four months, but Bautista finally appears to have found his groove. The 36-year-old has homers in three of his last four games to give him 19 on the season, with 51 RBI and 69 runs scored. His .216/.321/.395 line tells the tale of how difficult a year it's been for the outfielder.
Aug 11 - 12:15 AM

Jose Bautista went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

He turned around a Masahiro Tanaka offering in the fifth inning for his 18th longball of the campaign. The veteran slugger has not been able to get in a groove at any point yet this year and is flailing to the tune of .216/.320/.389 with 50 RBI in 112 games. He has frequently been used as the leadoff guy in the batting order and has scored 67 runs and stolen five bases in seven attempts. Bautista is now 36 years old but this is the first time he has exhibited a dropoff in performance. It wouldn't be a surprise to see him put together a hot streak at some point.
Aug 10 - 12:27 AM

Jose Bautista went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Bautista took a Mike Fiers offering for a two-run ride in the third inning for his 17th homer of the season. This was the veteran slugger's first home run since he went yard on July 16 against the Tigers. While he is still good for the occasional long home run, Bautista is hitting just .215/.322/.383 in 110 games played this season.
Aug 6 - 5:56 PM

Jose Bautista went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

Bautista singled and scored to lead off the game, and he plated a run with an RBI groundout in the second inning. He also brought home a run with a ground ball in the seventh. The multi-hit game was Bautista's first dating back to July 18. Nothing's come easy for the 36-year-old this year, who's hitting .216/.323/.377 overall.
Aug 6 - 1:36 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jose Bautista has been placed on revocable trade waivers.

It's a standard procedural thing that seems doubtful to result in any sort of move. Bautista, 36, has batted just .216/.325/.381 with 16 home runs and 45 RBI in 107 games this season while pulling in a salary of $18 million. Toronto will likely decline his $17 million mutual option for 2018, making him a free agent again this winter.
Aug 3 - 8:55 AM

Jose Bautista went 0-for-5 against the White Sox on Monday, leaving him with a .129/.203/.314 line in the second half.

No one seemed very interested in Bautista before the deadline. If this keeps up, no one is going to be very interested in him as a free agent, either. He has a .709 OPS and he's a liability in right field these days, so he's been one of the AL's weaker regulars to date.
Aug 1 - 12:48 AM

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Miguel Montero
3Luke Maile
4Rafael Lopez
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
3Ramon Santiago
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
2Teoscar Hernandez
3Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Cesar Valdez
6Brett Anderson
7Joe Biagini
8Tom Koehler
9Chris Rowley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Ryan Tepera
3Aaron Loup
4Dominic Leone
5Danny Barnes
6Matt Dermody
7Bo Schultz
8Tim Mayza
9Carlos Ramirez
10Luis Santos
11Leonel Campos