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José Bautista
.234 22 69
Team: TorontoHt / Wt: 6-0 / 205 NFBC ADP: 117.28
Position: RFBorn: 10/19/1980 Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 20th Round by Pirates (2000)

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Jan. 16 10:19 AM PT11:19 AM MT12:19 PM CT1:19 PM ET13:19 ET18:19 GMT2:19 11:19 AM MST1:19 PM EST1:49 PM VEN22:19 UAE12:19 PM CT-Bautista will return to the Blue Jays on a one-year contract that contains a mutual option for the 2018 season.
Analysis: Initial reports have the contract worth $17.2 million for 2017, the same amount as the qualifying offer Bautista rejected from Toronto in November. Second in franchise history with 265 home runs, the 36-year-old hit 40 with 114 RBIs in 2015 but slipped to 22 homers, 69 RBIs and a .234 average while battling injuries this past season.
Oct. 15 4:26 PM PT5:26 PM MT6:26 PM CT7:26 PM ET19:26 ET23:26 GMT7:26 4:26 PM MST6:26 PM EST6:56 PM VEN3:26 UAE (+1)6:26 PM CT-Bautista struggled against in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday, going 0 for 3 with a pair of strikeouts.
Analysis: Since starting this postseason 3 for 7, Bautista is 0 for 14 with eight strikeouts in the past seven games.
Oct. 14 8:06 PM PT9:06 PM MT10:06 PM CT11:06 PM ET23:06 ET3:06 GMT11:06 8:06 PM MST10:06 PM EST10:36 PM VEN7:06 UAE (+1)10:06 PM CT-Bautista went 0 for 3 with three strikeouts in Toronto's 2-0 Game 1 ALCS loss to Cleveland.
Analysis: Since starting this postseason 3 for 7, Bautista is 0 for 11 with six strikeouts in the past six games.
Oct. 6 6:29 PM PT7:29 PM MT8:29 PM CT9:29 PM ET21:29 ET1:29 GMT9:29 6:29 PM MST8:29 PM EST8:59 PM VEN5:29 UAE (+1)8:29 PM CT-Bautista went 2 for 4 with a three-run homer and four RBIs in Thursday's win over Texas to begin the ALDS.
Analysis: The slugger has gone deep in six of his last 13 games after doing so in both of Toronto's playoff wins. He has driven in a run in six straight postseason games, including four home runs and eight RBIs in the last three. However, Bautista is 1 for 18 with nine strikeouts against scheduled Game 2 starter Yu Darvish.
Oct. 5 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET0:19 ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST11:49 PM VEN8:19 UAE11:19 PM CT-Bautista homered in the wild-card game Tuesday.
Analysis: He is batting .346 with three home runs and nine RBIs in seven career home playoff games.
Oct. 1 11:31 PM PT12:31 AM MT1:31 AM CT2:31 AM ET2:31 ET6:31 GMT14:31 11:31 PM MST1:31 AM EST2:01 AM VEN10:31 UAE1:31 AM CT-Bautista slugged a two-run homer and finished 2 for 3 in Friday's loss at Boston.
Analysis: Joey Bats bounced back well from a rough series against Baltimore in which he went 0 for 10 with seven strikeouts. He's now homered four times and driven in 10 runs over his last nine games, however, and has three homers in his past six at Fenway Park.
Sep. 27 7:22 PM PT8:22 PM MT9:22 PM CT10:22 PM ET22:22 ET2:22 GMT10:22 7:22 PM MST9:22 PM EST9:52 PM VEN6:22 UAE (+1)9:22 PM CT-Bautista went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's 5-1 win over Baltimore to end his six-game hit streak.
Analysis: The slugger is 9 for 27 with three home runs and eight RBIs in his last seven games.
Sep. 26 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET23:01 ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST10:31 PM VEN7:01 UAE (+1)10:01 PM CT-Bautista singled, scored and walked Monday to push his hitting streak to six games and on-base streak to 33 contests.
Analysis: He's 9 for 23 with three homers, two doubles and eight RBIs over the six-game hit streak.
Sep. 25 2:53 PM PT3:53 PM MT4:53 PM CT5:53 PM ET17:53 ET21:53 GMT5:53 2:53 PM MST4:53 PM EST5:23 PM VEN1:53 UAE (+1)4:53 PM CT-Bautista came up big again Sunday when he went 2 for 2 with his 21st home run in a 4-3 win over the Yankees.
Analysis: Bautista is 8 for 20 with three homers, two doubles and eight RBIs over his last five games.
Sep. 24 5:14 PM PT6:14 PM MT7:14 PM CT8:14 PM ET20:14 ET0:14 GMT8:14 5:14 PM MST7:14 PM EST7:44 PM VEN4:14 UAE (+1)7:14 PM CT-Bautista went 2 for 4 and broke a scoreless tie with a three-run homer in the eighth inning in Saturday's win over the Yankees.
Analysis: After struggling at the plate and with injuries for much of this season, Bautista's bat is coming to life during Toronto's playoff drive. He's now homered in two of his past three games and has six RBIs over that stretch, and owns a .314 average (11 for 35) over his last nine contests.
Sep. 21 5:27 PM PT6:27 PM MT7:27 PM CT8:27 PM ET20:27 ET0:27 GMT8:27 5:27 PM MST7:27 PM EST7:57 PM VEN4:27 UAE (+1)7:27 PM CT-Bautista hit a solo homer with one out in the ninth inning to tie Wednesday's game at 1-all before the Mariners beat the Blue Jays 2-1 in 12.
Analysis: Bautista has only homered four times in 26 contests since coming off the DL on Aug. 25.
Sep. 14 6:35 PM PT7:35 PM MT8:35 PM CT9:35 PM ET21:35 ET1:35 GMT9:35 6:35 PM MST8:35 PM EST9:05 PM VEN5:35 UAE (+1)8:35 PM CT-Bautista went 0 for 2 with a pair of walks Wednesday in an 8-1 loss to the Rays.
Analysis: The slugger is batting .190 (8 for 42) with 11 walks and 16 strikeouts in 12 games this month. With 18 homers and 58 RBIs, Baustista is headed for his worst season since 2009.
Sep. 8 9:56 PM PT10:56 PM MT11:56 PM CT12:56 AM ET0:56 ET4:56 GMT12:56 9:56 PM MST11:56 PM EST12:26 AM VEN8:56 UAE11:56 PM CT-Bautista singled and struck out twice in Wednesday's 2-0 loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: Bautista has hit safely in five straight games, albeit it's been one single in each. On Friday, he'll face one of his favorite pitchers in Rick Porcello. He is batting .412 with three homers in 34 career bat-bats against the Boston right-hander.
Aug. 28 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET20:41 ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST8:11 PM VEN4:41 UAE (+1)7:41 PM CT-Bautista collected three hits and scored twice in Sunday's victory over Minnesota.
Analysis: Bautista has yet to homer in four games since returning from a 16-day absence caused by a strained big toe, but he's 6 for 17 with three doubles and five runs scored following his activation from the DL.
Aug. 26 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET23:01 ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST10:31 PM VEN7:01 UAE (+1)10:01 PM CT-Bautista had two hits, walked and scored twice Friday.
Analysis: He's 3 for 8 with two doubles and two RBIs in two games since coming off the DL.
Aug. 10 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-Bautista (left knee) went 1 for 4 with two RBIs in his return from the DL on Thursday in a 6-3 loss to the Angels.
Analysis: Bautista was on the DL from June 17-July 24 with a strained left big toe. He hit just .190 with three homers and seven RBIs in 15 games after coming back from the toe injury.
Aug. 8 8:14 PM PT9:14 PM MT10:14 PM CT11:14 PM ET23:14 ET3:14 GMT11:14 8:14 PM MST10:14 PM EST10:44 PM VEN7:14 UAE (+1)10:14 PM CT-Bautista had two hits with three RBIs in Monday's win over the Rays.
Analysis: The struggling slugger had just two RBIs in his previous nine contests.
Aug. 6 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Bautista singled and walked in Friday's win at Kansas City.
Analysis: Bautista, who is batting .163 with three homers, nine walks and 13 strikeouts in 11 games since coming off the DL, is 4 for 8 with four walks lifetime against Danny Duffy, Kansas City's scheduled starter for Saturday.
Aug. 4 6:36 AM PT7:36 AM MT8:36 AM CT9:36 AM ET9:36 ET13:36 GMT21:36 6:36 AM MST8:36 AM EST9:06 AM VEN17:36 UAE8:36 AM CT-Bautista hit a solo homer for the second straight game Wednesday.
Analysis: He seems to be getting his stroke back after spending over a month on the disabled list. Bautista is 3 for 7 over his last two games after going 3 for 28 in his first seven contests after being activated.
Aug. 3 9:54 AM PT10:54 AM MT11:54 AM CT12:54 PM ET12:54 ET16:54 GMT0:54 9:54 AM MST11:54 AM EST12:24 PM VEN20:54 UAE11:54 AM CT-Bautista was 2 for 4 with his 300th career homer in Tuesday's 3-2 win over Houston.
Analysis: The slugger had been 2 for 21 with 10 strikeouts in his previous five games. He didn't strike out once Tuesday.
Aug. 2 7:49 AM PT8:49 AM MT9:49 AM CT10:49 AM ET10:49 ET14:49 GMT22:49 7:49 AM MST9:49 AM EST10:19 AM VEN18:49 UAE9:49 AM CT-Bautista was 0 for 5 with a walk in Monday's 14-inning loss to Houston.
Analysis: In seven games since coming off the DL, Bautista has gone 3 for 28 with a homer, 10 strikeouts and seven walks. He'll get his first look at the Astros' Lance McCullers on Tuesday.
June 16 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET22:33 ET2:33 GMT10:33 7:33 PM MST9:33 PM EST10:03 PM VEN6:33 UAE (+1)9:33 PM CT-Bautista went 1 for 3 with a walk in Monday's 4-2 win over San Diego after he was activated from the disabled list earlier in the day.
Analysis: Bautista, who had been out since June 16 with a toe injury, is 9 for 39 (.231) in his last 11 games.
June 13 1:15 PM PT2:15 PM MT3:15 PM CT4:15 PM ET16:15 ET20:15 GMT4:15 1:15 PM MST3:15 PM EST3:45 PM VEN0:15 UAE (+1)3:15 PM CT-Bautista is back in the lineup at designated hitter for Monday's game against Philadelphia after missing the previous three because of a sore right thigh.
Analysis: Bautista left in the sixth inning against Baltimore on Thursday after reaching base in his first four plate appearances. A six-time All Star, he is hitting .234 with 12 homers and 40 RBIs.
June 10 10:22 PM PT11:22 PM MT12:22 AM CT1:22 AM ET1:22 ET5:22 GMT13:22 10:22 PM MST12:22 AM EST12:52 AM VEN9:22 UAE12:22 AM CT-Bautista is expected to serve as the designated hitter for Monday's game against Philadelphia.
Analysis: Bautista missed the final three games of Toronto's weekend series with Baltimore after hurting his right quad in Thursday's opener.
May 30 8:48 AM PT9:48 AM MT10:48 AM CT11:48 AM ET11:48 ET15:48 GMT23:48 8:48 AM MST10:48 AM EST11:18 AM VEN19:48 UAE10:48 AM CT-Bautista stayed hot by delivering a two-run homer in Sunday's loss to Boston.
Analysis: It's the slugger's fourth home run in eight games and he's hit safely in nine straight since moving to the leadoff spot. Bautista has driven in 15 runs over his last 13 contests.
May 29 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Bautista went 2 for 5 with an RBI in Saturday's win over Boston.
Analysis: A move to the leadoff spot is working out well for both Bautista and the Blue Jays. He's batting .333 with three homers and seven RBIs over an eight-game hitting streak since shifting to the top of the order.
May 27 1:53 PM PT2:53 PM MT3:53 PM CT4:53 PM ET16:53 ET20:53 GMT4:53 1:53 PM MST3:53 PM EST4:23 PM VEN0:53 UAE (+1)3:53 PM CT-Bautista's one-game suspension for his involvement with the May 15 brawl with Texas was upheld.
Analysis: He will sit Friday's game.
May 22 10:24 AM PT11:24 AM MT12:24 PM CT1:24 PM ET13:24 ET17:24 GMT1:24 10:24 AM MST12:24 PM EST12:54 PM VEN21:24 UAE12:24 PM CT-Bautista hit a two-run homer, his ninth of the season, in a 5-3 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.
Analysis: Bautista has 11 of his 33 RBIs and three home runs in his last seven games. He has 13 homers in 20 games at Target Field.
May 21 11:41 AM PT12:41 PM MT1:41 PM CT2:41 PM ET14:41 ET18:41 GMT2:41 11:41 AM MST1:41 PM EST2:11 PM VEN22:41 UAE1:41 PM CT-Bautista was sensational Friday.
Analysis: Bautista was 2 for 5 with a three-run jack. Bautista is 5 for 15 since he was socked in the jaw by the Rangers' Rougned Odor in a good, old-fashioned fistfight that finally got the young kids talking about baseball. Maybe that punch jolted Bautista into hitting again.
May 20 1:52 PM PT2:52 PM MT3:52 PM CT4:52 PM ET16:52 ET20:52 GMT4:52 1:52 PM MST3:52 PM EST4:22 PM VEN0:52 UAE (+1)3:52 PM CT-Bautista was 1 for 4 Thursday.
Analysis: Bautista is 3 for 10 since he was punched in the face by the Rangers' Rougned Odor in an incident that will be notorious in baseball infamy.
May 19 1:03 PM PT2:03 PM MT3:03 PM CT4:03 PM ET16:03 ET20:03 GMT4:03 1:03 PM MST3:03 PM EST3:33 PM VEN0:03 UAE (+1)3:03 PM CT-Bautista was 0 for 3 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Bautista is hitting .222, although he is best known for being punched out by the Rangers' Rougned Odor in an incident that will live on in baseball infamy.
May 18 11:28 PM PT12:28 AM MT1:28 AM CT2:28 AM ET2:28 ET6:28 GMT14:28 11:28 PM MST1:28 AM EST1:58 AM VEN10:28 UAE1:28 AM CT-Bautista hit a two-run jack Tuesday.
Analysis: Bautista jacked one out of the yard two days after he was jacked in a fight with Rougned Odor, who punched his lights out.
May 17 3:23 PM PT4:23 PM MT5:23 PM CT6:23 PM ET18:23 ET22:23 GMT6:23 3:23 PM MST5:23 PM EST5:53 PM VEN2:23 UAE (+1)5:23 PM CT-Bautista has been suspended one game by Major League Baseball for Sunday's fight with Texas' Rougned Odor.
Analysis: Bautista has appealed the decision, so he'll be available for Tuesday's game against Tampa Bay.
May 7 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Bautista had a two-run homer in Friday's win over the Dodgers.
Analysis: The Toronto slugger is hitting just .217 thus far but continues to be productive, ranking second among Blue Jays players with six home runs and 22 RBIs.
Apr. 25 10:18 AM PT11:18 AM MT12:18 PM CT1:18 PM ET13:18 ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST12:48 PM VEN21:18 UAE12:18 PM CT-Bautista cracked a two-run homer in Sunday's win over Oakland.
Analysis: The slugger had gone six straight without a home run and was 3 for 22 during the drought.
Apr. 18 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Bautista hit his third home run on Sunday, a first-inning solo shot.
Analysis: He also added a run-scoring double for his 10th RBI in 13 games.
Apr. 10 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Bautista hit a pair of two-run homers in Saturday's loss to Boston.
Analysis: Those are his only two blasts over his first seven games.
Apr. 6 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Bautista hit a triple and walked three times on Tuesday.
Analysis: He also scored a run in Toronto's 3-2 loss at Tampa Bay.
Feb. 23 11:28 AM PT12:28 PM MT1:28 PM CT2:28 PM ET14:28 ET19:28 GMT3:28 12:28 PM MST2:28 PM EST2:58 PM VEN23:28 UAE1:28 PM CT-New Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins wouldn't publicly address Bautista's stance on what it would take for Toronto to sign him to a deal beyond 2016.
Analysis: A day after Bautista said he and his agent had told Toronto two weeks ago what kind of agreement he wanted, Atkins said "it doesn't need to be public and it won't be from our end." Bautista is earning $14 million this year after the Blue Jays exercised the 2016 option in the outfielder's current deal, and he can become a free agent after the World Series. The 35-year-old had 40 homers and 114 RBIs last season.

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