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Jose Bautista

36-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2017 Stats

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.227

HR

7

RBI

22

R

28

SB

2

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Entering 2016, Bautista had averaged 622 plate appearance over his previous three seasons. However, the two-time Hank Aaron Award-winner logged just 517 in last year's injury-plagued campaign that inc...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 10/19/1980   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: Chipola (FL) JC   DRAFTED: 20th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Bautista Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $18 million contract with the Blue Jays in January of 2017 that includes mutual options for 2018 and 2019.

May 21, 2017  –  Jose Bautista News

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Jose Bautista Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 24 AA ALT 118 512 448 64 127 52 27 1 24 91 6 3 50 102 2 2 10 .283 .367 .509 .876
2005 24 AAA IND 13 55 51 6 13 4 3 0 1 4 1 1 4 10 0 0 0 .255 .309 .373 .682
2005 24 MAJ PIT 11 31 28 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 7 0 0 0 .143 .226 .179 .404
2006 25 MAJ PIT 117 469 400 58 94 39 20 3 16 51 2 4 46 110 3 4 16 .235 .335 .420 .755
2007 26 R GCL 2 8 8 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 1.000
2007 26 MAJ PIT 142 614 532 75 135 53 36 2 15 63 6 3 68 101 4 6 4 .254 .339 .414 .753
2008 27 MAJ TOR 21 57 52 6 11 5 2 0 3 10 0 0 2 13 2 1 0 .212 .236 .423 .659
2008 27 MAJ PIT 107 363 314 38 76 27 15 0 12 44 1 1 38 77 6 3 2 .242 .325 .404 .729
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ TOR/PIT 128 420 366 44 87 32 17 0 15 54 1 1 40 90 8 4 2 .238 .313 .407 .720
2009 28 MAJ TOR 113 404 336 54 79 29 13 3 13 40 4 0 56 85 6 2 4 .235 .349 .408 .757
2010 29 MAJ TOR 161 683 569 109 148 92 35 3 54 124 9 2 100 116 0 4 10 .260 .378 .617 .995
2011 30 MAJ TOR 149 655 513 105 155 69 24 2 43 103 9 5 132 111 0 4 6 .302 .447 .608 1.055
2012 31 R GUL 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2012 31 AA NEW 1 5 4 2 2 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .600 2.000 2.600
2012 31 MAJ TOR 92 399 332 64 80 41 14 0 27 65 5 2 59 63 0 4 4 .241 .358 .527 .885
2013 32 MAJ TOR 118 528 452 82 117 52 24 0 28 73 7 2 69 84 0 4 3 .259 .358 .498 .856
2014 33 MAJ TOR 155 673 553 101 158 62 27 0 35 103 6 2 104 96 1 6 9 .286 .403 .524 .927
2015 34 MAJ TOR 153 666 543 108 136 72 29 3 40 114 8 2 110 106 0 8 5 .250 .377 .536 .913
2016 35 A+ DUN 1 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.666
2016 35 AAA BUF 3 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182
2016 35 MAJ TOR 116 517 423 68 99 47 24 1 22 69 2 2 87 103 0 4 3 .234 .366 .452 .818
2017 36 MAJ TOR 45 197 163 28 37 15 8 0 7 22 2 0 28 51 0 2 4 .227 .350 .405 .755
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3-Year Averages     141 617 506 92 131 59 26 1 32 95 5 2 100 101 0 6 5 .259 .382 .504 .886
Career  (View All)     1564 6,352 5,298 905 1,347 607 275 17 315 884 62 26 909 1,163 23 52 70 .254 .368 .491 .858

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Jose Bautista Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 21 @Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .350 .405 .755
May. 20 @Bal 4 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .352 .413 .765
May. 19 @Bal 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .218 .344 .385 .729
May. 18 @Atl 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .216 .337 .386 .723
May. 17 @Atl 4 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .208 .330 .376 .706
May. 16 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .193 .320 .338 .658
May. 15 Atl 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .322 .345 .667
May. 14 Sea 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .313 .328 .641
May. 13 Sea 4 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .309 .333 .642
May. 12 Sea 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .304 .298 .602
May. 11 Sea 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .305 .276 .581
May. 10 Cle 3 2 1 0 0 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .307 .282 .589
May. 9 Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .174 .297 .256 .553
May. 8 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .169 .296 .254 .550
May. 7 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .297 .261 .558
May. 6 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .306 .270 .576
May. 5 @TB 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .315 .280 .595
May. 3 @NYY 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .328 .294 .622
May. 2 @NYY 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .325 .296 .621
May. 1 @NYY 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .322 .287 .609
Apr. 30 TB 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .309 .244 .553
Apr. 29 TB 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .163 .302 .221 .523
Apr. 28 TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .294 .226 .520
Apr. 27 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .163 .299 .225 .524
Apr. 27 @StL 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .165 .302 .228 .530
Apr. 25 @StL 6 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .145 .275 .211 .486
Apr. 24 @LAA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .129 .271 .200 .471
Apr. 23 @LAA 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .132 .259 .206 .465
Apr. 22 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .123 .247 .200 .447
Apr. 21 @LAA 6 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .131 .260 .213 .473
Last 7 Games 26 7 12 3 0 2 5 3 3 0 0 2 0 2 .462 .548 .808 1.356
Last 14 Games 48 13 17 4 0 5 13 9 9 1 0 2 1 3 .354 .467 .750 1.217
Last 30 Games 108 21 31 6 0 7 21 19 29 2 0 3 1 4 .287 .405 .537 .942

Jose Bautista: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 2 40 40 4
2016 1 91 91 26
2015 118 118 33
2014 12 133 12 131 13
2013 1 3 109 109 7
2012 4 1 90 90 2
2011 25 116 116 9
2010 4 48 113 1 113 2
2009 26 79 42 6 36 2

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Jose Bautista Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017395120.154.231.529
201691155121.220.429.752
2015104165202.231.452.834

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017124236202.250.460.826
20163325317571.238.458.834
20154399235946.255.556.932

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201773133112.192.370.688
20161923310400.214.443.797
20152585323673.264.585.989

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201790154110.256.433.809
20162313512292.251.459.834
20152855517475.239.491.842
Jose Bautista Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 24 AA ALT 512 448 9.8% 19.9% 0.49 77% .320 .226
2005 24 AAA IND 55 51 7.3% 18.2% 0.40 80% .300 .118
2005 24 MAJ PIT 31 28 9.7% 22.6% 0.43 75% .190 .036
2006 25 MAJ PIT 469 400 9.8% 23.5% 0.42 73% .285 .185
2007 26 R GCL 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .429 .250
2007 26 MAJ PIT 614 532 11.1% 16.4% 0.67 81% .288 .160
2008 27 MAJ TOR 57 52 3.5% 22.8% 0.15 75% .222 .211
2008 27 MAJ PIT 363 314 10.5% 21.2% 0.49 75% .284 .162
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ TOR/PIT 420 366 9.5% 21.4% 0.44 75% .276 .169
2009 28 MAJ TOR 404 336 13.9% 21% 0.66 75% .277 .173
2010 29 MAJ TOR 683 569 14.6% 17% 0.86 80% .236 .357
2011 30 MAJ TOR 655 513 20.2% 16.9% 1.19 78% .312 .306
2012 31 R GUL 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% .000 .000
2012 31 AA NEW 5 4 20% 20% 1.00 75% .000 1.500
2012 31 MAJ TOR 399 332 14.8% 15.8% 0.94 81% .219 .286
2013 32 MAJ TOR 528 452 13.1% 15.9% 0.82 81% .262 .239
2014 33 MAJ TOR 673 553 15.5% 14.3% 1.08 83% .291 .238
2015 34 MAJ TOR 666 543 16.5% 15.9% 1.04 80% .242 .286
2016 35 A+ DUN 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 1.000
2016 35 AAA BUF 11 11 0% 18.2% 0.00 82% .111 .000
2016 35 MAJ TOR 517 423 16.8% 19.9% 0.84 76% .258 .218
2017 36 MAJ TOR 197 163 14.2% 25.9% 0.55 69% .286 .178
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3-Year Averages     617 506 16.2% 16.4% 0.99 80% .265 .245
Career     6,352 5,298 14.3% 18.3% 0.78 78% .270 .237

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Jose Bautista Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 RF 1038.7 -7 229 -5 -7 547 -7 344 -3
2016 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 RF 787 -14 155 -6 -14 361 -5 163 -1
2017 3B 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 RF 360.3 -9 66 -4 -9 154 -3 54 -2
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 RF -5 0 0 0 0 0 1 -4 0 -3
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 RF 0 -3 -3 0 0 -2 0 -6 0 -8
2017 3B 0 0 1 0 0 1
2017 RF 1 -2 -3 0 0 0 -1 -4 0 -5

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2017 Stat Review for Jose Bautista    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.55 BB/K
GOOD
14.2% BB Rate
ELITE
25.9% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.755 OPS
WEAK
.350 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.227 AVG
TERRIBLE
.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.405 SLG
WEAK
.178 ISO
AVERAGE

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Jose Bautista: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bautista went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Thursday's 9-0 win over Atlanta.

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Bautista fell a triple short of the cycle Wednesday in Atlanta, going 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a homer and two runs scored.

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Bautista went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer in a victory over Seattle on Saturday.

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Bautista went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Mariners.

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Bautista went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run, two walks and two runs during Wednesday's win over Cleveland.

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Bautista went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and one walk in Monday's win over New York.

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Bautista wrapped up the opening month of the 2017 campaign slashing .178/.309/.244 through 110 plate appearances.

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Through the first few weeks of 2017, Bautista's batting average against fastballs (.111) and pull percentage (32.7) sit at career-low levels, Jonah Keri of Sportsnet reports.

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Bautista went 0-for-4 with a walk and four strikeouts in Saturday's extra-inning loss to the Rays.

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Bautista went 1-for-4 with two strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to Baltimore.

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Bautista (back) is in the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League lineup Friday hitting second, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Bautista (back) went to manager John Gibbons and requested to be scratched from Wednesday's Grapefruit League lineup, but the slugger claimed it had nothing to do with an injury, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Bautista notched his sixth straight 25-homer season and his third career 40-homer season in yet another All-Star campaign for the Blue Jays. He finished with the American League lead in walks and notched his fourth year with at least 100 runs scored and 100 RBI. Since 2010, Bautista is averaging a blistering 45 home runs and 115 RBI per 162 games. Bautista's patience puts him in so many two-strike counts that high strikeout totals will be inevitable — 2015 was his third 100-strikeout season in the past six, and he has hit under .260 in three of the past four seasons — but his power remains peerless. The Blue Jays offense will be loaded again in 2016, and Bautista should only see more pitches to hit and get more chances to drive in runs as a result. One particularly encouraging sign for the 35-year old: he has missed only 16 games in the past two seasons.

2015

Bautista bounced back from two injury plagued seasons in 2014, playing 155 games – his highest total since 2010 – and bolstering his slash line to an elite .286/.403/.524. At 34, it's fair to wonder if his days of reaching the 40-homer plateau are over, but Bautista has hit 35 homers while driving in 100 runs and scoring 100 runs in each of his last three healthy seasons. A closer look at his body of work last season reveals that he may be able to sustain his gains in the batting average department, as departed hitting coach Kevin Seitzer helped Bautista beat the shift with more consistency, pushing his BABIP from .259 in 2013 to .287 last season. The results was the second highest batting average (.286) of his career, which paired with his power and the quality of the lineup around him, give him a fair shot at a fourth 35-100-100 campaign.

2014

After a hip injury cut short his 2013 campaign, Bautista was given a clean bill of health in November. He has missed significant chunks of time in each of the last two seasons, but is still one of the more dangerous hitters in the game. Bautista continues to post excellent strikeout rates for a power hitter, though his consistently low line-drive rate holds down his BABIP and thus, his batting average. There was a bit of a power decline in 2013, as Bautista posted his lowest slugging percentage (.498) since breaking out in 2010. A healthy season might give Bautista a chance to match his 2010-11 level of production, though it seems more likely that he'll settle in as something a bit less than that at the age of 33. Even if he's just the player that we saw in 2012 and 2013, that would still leave Bautista as one of the better power-hitting outfielders in the American League.

2013

Although the final numbers were solid, Bautista had an up and down season in 2012. His power was delayed, as he hit just three home runs in April, and a wrist injury eventually limited his season to 92 games. It's possible that Bautista will never reach his 2011 numbers again, but a good walk rate and a low BABIP (.215) could be signs of a bounce-back season in 2013. The wrist injury is a concern, and he's no longer third-base eligible, but early signs point to Bautista being ready for the start of spring training.

2012

Bautista proved his 54-homer breakout season of 2010 wasn't a fluke by launching 43 homers last season while hitting .302 and leading the AL with a .608 slugging percentage and 132 walks. He did tail off in the second half of the season, hitting just 12 homers and slugging just .477 after the All-Star break, but those numbers came while he struggled with several nagging injuries. His days as a third baseman are over, but the 25 games played there in 2011 likely make him eligible at the position one more season. Bautista should be among the most feared hitters in baseball again this season but would benefit greatly if the supporting cast around him improves.

2011

Bautista closed 2009 with 10 homers in September and October and then exploded in 2010, leading the majors with 54 homers. Toss in a .260 average, 109 runs, 124 RBI, 100 walks and nine steals with eligibility at third base and outfield just for good measure. The scary part is he did most of his damage against right-handed pitchers (1.030 OPS with 46 homers), something he had struggled with throughout his career. Heck, he only hit .240 on balls in play so you can't chalk up his explosion to a lot of luck converging at once. He showed he could make adjustments at the plate as well, hitting .287 with 30 homers in the second half of the season. He likely won't repeat his 2010 again, but this doesn't look like a one-year fluke either. He'll be back as either the team's right fielder or third baseman depending on offseason moves.

2010

Bautista likely played himself into a reserve role with the 2010 Jays after a strong finish to the 2009 season. After slumping horribly from May to September, he finished with a .257/.339/.606 kick in September and October with 10 homers, 21 RBI and 22 runs and probably helped some vigilant waiver-wire owners lock down a title or two. His ability to handle southpaws (.293/.382/.537 last year, .265/.360/.478 in his career) makes for a handy platoon mate for Travis Snider. The departure of Joe Inglett leaves him as the only in-house reserve option for the corner-outfield spots and while the Jays seem intent on playing Edwin Encarnacion at third base, Bautista should still serve the Jays well in a utility role against lefties.

2009

Bautista fell out of favor in Pittsburgh and was acquired by Toronto late in the season. He continued to disappoint as a Jay, hitting .214 with three homers in 21 games. He's still a potentially nifty lefty-basher off the bench, but that doesn't do the Jays much good with Scott Rolen as the team's primary third baseman. He'll need an injury or a change of scenery to have much of a fantasy impact this season.

2008

Barring a trade, Bautista is set to enter the 2008 season as the Pirates starter at third base. Last year he entered spring training in a duel for playing time with Jose Castillo and, to a lesser extent, Freddy Sanchez, at second and third base. He ended up playing in 142 games -- 126 at third and the rest in the outfield -- batting .254/.339/.414. Bautista is prone to slumps but his 36 doubles and 15 homers show signs of power promise. His skill set would be better served in fantasy baseball as a middle infielder than a cornerman, but that won't happen unless Sanchez gets hurt or traded.

2007

The jury remains out on Bautista: Will he win an everyday spot with the Bucs or will he end up in a super-utility role? The 26-year-old infielder/outfielder, who played five different positions in 2006, surprised the organization with his strong play early. He hit .268 with an impressive 10 homers in his first 145 at-bats. From July on, however, Bautista batted just .186 (30-for-161) with four dingers. He'll need to re-establish himself once again or face the prospect of serving mostly in a utility role. With a full-time gig in 2007, Bautista could hit 20 home runs and drive in 80 runs.

2006

After playing for four different organizations in 2004, Bautista stayed put last year, spending the entire season playing for Pittsburgh's Double-A and Triple-A teams. The 25-year-old righty showed promise, batting a combined .280, with 24 home runs and 94 RBI in 130 games. Bautista, who has yet to put in a full year at Triple-A, will get his chance eventually, but probably not in 2006 after the Pirates signed free agent Joe Randa to be their everyday third baseman in the offseason.

2005

Bautista, who went into the 2004 season never having appeared above the Single-A level, bounced around last year after being taken from the Bucs in the Rule 5 draft, and was limited to 64 games and 88 at-bats combined with the Pirates, Royals, Orioles and Devil Rays. Recognizing that they erred in losing Bautista, the Pirates insisted his inclusion in the Kris Benson trade. Bautista figures to start the season at the Double-A or Triple-A level, where the organization hopes that he can develop into the team’s third baseman of the future.

2003

One of many Hickory Crawdads to have good years, Bautista stood out for his good walk rate (64 unintentional in 438 at-bats. He’s 23, so he needs to jump a level this year or become an organization guy for the Pirates.