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Jose Bautista (1B,CF,RF,DH)

Toronto Blue Jays - 99% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Jose Bautsita said that he is optimistic that he will return to right field Monday when the Jays head to Washington. (Source: Gregor Chisholm on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bautista has been restricted to DH since an ill advised throw against Baltimore caused an injury to his throwing shoulder. Bautista received a cortisone shot last week, and remains optimistic that he will be able to return to his role as the Jays right fielder on Monday when they head to Washington for a three game set.


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Joey Bats came through in a monster way Monday going 3-for-4 with a double and home run. He finished with 3 runs and 3 RBI while walking once.

Fantasy Impact: It's nice to see Bautista hit a home run as he's only had one this month. This was also his first multi-hit game since May 8. He'll look to repeat his performance against the Angels' southpaw Hector Santiago in their matchup on Tuesday.


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The Toronto Blue Jays were hit with another injury concern as Sportsbet's Jeff Blair revealed that Jose Bautista will be out for a couple of days with a shoulder injury. In one of his Tweets, Blair mentions that Bautista was unable to even throw a ball. An MRI has been done on the shoulder and the team is awaiting results. (Source: Jeff Blair)

Fantasy Impact: Bautista is a mainstay in Toronto's lineup and although he is day-to-day for the time being, there is a potential that he could land on the disabled list.


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Don't throw behind Jose Bautista

Tue, Apr 21st 10:17pm EDT
By Robin Dhanju

This is a PSA to all opposing pitchers facing Jose Bautista. If you intend to throw behind Toronto's right fielder, expect to give up a long ball. The Baltimore Orioles found that out the hard way as Bautista took Jason Garcia deep after nearly being hit. Earlier this season, Orioles' reliever Darren O'Day also paid the price, serving up a two-run-homerun to Bautista after also throwing behind him.

Fantasy Impact: Although Bautista isn't hitting for average, he's still providing production in the middle of Toronto's potent lineup. He has four home runs and 10 RBI on the season to go along with 11 walks.


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Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went deep for his first home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Orioles. After being nearly hit, Bautista turned a 3-2 pitch from Orioles reliever Darren O'Day into a two-run-home run.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista has established himself as a premier power threat with a great eye at the plate. With an improved line up, you can expect him to lock in yet another 30 home run 100 RBI season by the year's end as long as he can remain healthy.


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Jose Bautista silenced early critics and broke out of an 0-12 funk with a big night in Friday's win over the Orioles. They Jays right fielder went 3 for 3 with a double, three runs batted in, four runs scored and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista has been an integral part of the Jays offense over the past few years, now, with the addition of Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin to an already potent line up, it could make for a career year.


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The Blue Jays number three hitter, Jose Bautista, is off to a rough start on the young season. Bautista finished Thursday's game 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Jose Bautista is now 0-for-12 on the year with eight strikeouts and a walk. He is swinging through everything and seems off at this point. The Blue Jays are 2-1 on the year so his performance hasn't hurt the team too much as of yet. Bautista is one of the top fantasy outfielders and will provide his owners with quality stats across the board. Look for Bautista to get back on track as the Blue Jays head to Baltimore to take on the Orioles this weekend.


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Jose Bautista struck out three times and finished 0-for-3 with a walk and run scored in the Blue Jays loss to the Yankees Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Jose Bautista is off to a rough start through two games going a combined 0-for-8 with six strikeouts. This should not worry owners as Bautista is still a top fantasy outfielder and will come out of this funk. The Blue Jays take on the Yankees and CC Sabathia in the series finale Thursday night. Lifetime, Bautista is just 3-for-26 with a home run and eight strikeouts against Sabathia.


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Bautista is on fire. He went yard again on Friday afternoon sending a solo shot over the wall in left-center. Bautista leads the Jays this spring with five dingers and ten RBIs. Justin Smoak and Dalton Pompey added to the power barrage with home runs of their own. (Source: MLB. com)

Fantasy Impact: Bautista is in for a big year if he stays healthy. He has plenty of protection hitting in the 3-hole of a stacked Blue Jays lineup. Draft the stud early and plug him into your lineup


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Jose Bautista went yard against Phillies left hander Cole Hamels in the first inning of Saturday's match. This was the second solo home run that Hamels surrendered that inning as Jose Reyes got things going with a bomb of his own.

Fantasy Impact: A perennial 30 home run - 100 RBI candidate, Jose Bautista is off to yet another good start this season.


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Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista had another productive day at the plate going 1 for 3 with a solo home run in Thursday's 6-3 win over the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista has been a cog in the Jays line up over the past few years, consistently putting up great power and RBI numbers. With the security of Russell Martin and Josh Donaldson now in the line up as well, those numbers could possibly get even better.


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Jose Bautista went 2-2 with three RBI on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. He knocked in Jose Reyes in the first with a single off of Julio Teheran before smashing his second home run of the spring in the fourth off of minor leaguer Ryne Harper. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Jose Bautista is rounding into shape and appears to have put his hamstring issues behind him. He is worthy of a first round pick in all formats


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Jose Bautista was scratched from Friday's game against the Orioles due to a tight right hamstring. The conditions were wet at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, so that made the decision even easier for manager John Gibbons. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: No news on when Bautista will return to the lineup, but the injury is not serious. He is considered day to day, so don't move the power hitting stud down in your draft order


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