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

Toronto Blue Jays - 99% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Bautista went homerless his last seven games with only three RBI while his average dropped seven points.

Fantasy Impact: It is possible the decline is a result of whatever is going on with his right shoulder. Good news for his owners is that he will be getting some kind of treatment over the break instead of stressing it in the actual game.


Jose Bautista went two for three on Wednesday night and hit his 16th home run if the season. He finished the night with 3 RBI and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Things can happen fast with Bautista, so ride through his cold spells and leave him in your lineup.


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Jose Bautista quiet

Wed, Jul 1st 11:20am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Jose Bautista was 0-3 with a walk on Tuesday against the Red Sox. The Blue Jays lost the game 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: More than likely another calm before the storm with the streaky Bautista. Plug him in and hope he comes out of it sooner than later.


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Jose Bautista cools down

Sun, Jun 28th 7:31pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Jose Bautista is hitless in his last 13 at bats through last Wednesday. He did manage to walk three times and has scored twice in that span of four games.

Fantasy Impact: The streaky Bautista is better suited for rotisserie style than head-to-head leagues because of these little mini-slumps, but chances are you don't have a better option. Play him and enjoy the peaks while you deal with the valleys.


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Jose Bautista goes deep

Tue, Jun 23rd 7:52am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Jose Bautista went one for four on Monday, hitting his 15th home run and knocking in his 50th RBI. In the lineup as the DH, Bautista also walked once.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista is on a nice run right now, so get it while it's hot.


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Jose Bautista thawing out

Sun, Jun 21st 1:47pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Jose Bautista had two hits with a RBI on Saturday and appears to be heating up. He left three men on base and has 45 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It looks like Bautista will get over the 50 RBI mark by the All-star break, but his homer numbers look a little light for a first rounder.


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Jose Bautista smashed two home runs against the Mets on Monday in an extra-inning 4-3 losing effort. His homer in the first was an upper deck smash that got out in a hurry, while his second shot was a lined screamer that tied the game and sent it into extras. He finished the day two for four with two RBI and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Joey's streaky bat tends to be hot and cold, so plug him in and ride what could be a big wave.


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Jose Bautista slumping

Sun, Jun 14th 12:38pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Jose Bautista went 0-4 and drew a base on balls in Toronto's 5-4 eleven inning win over the Red Sox on Saturday. He now has only one hit in his last fifteen at bats.

Fantasy Impact: The streaky Bautista is struggling a bit just after a nice hot spell. Head-to-head owners must certainly be frustrated, as better options are hard to come by. Rotisserie owners should be fine as the season wears on.


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Jose Bautista hasn't had a hit in his last two games, with his one RBI coming from a sacrifice fly on Tuesday. His BA sits at .254

Fantasy Impact: Jose's bat remained quiet while his teammates put on a power show with four home runs on Wednesday. Keep him in your lineup regardless.


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Jose Bautista went three for four Sunday and scored three times in a Blue Jays 7-6 win over the Astros. He left the yard twice, hitting solo shots in the first and seventh innings.

Fantasy Impact: Jose is heating up in a big way and is looking like the guy you thought you drafted in the first round. Plug him in and watch the show


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Bats went one for three, walked twice, scored two runs and threw in a stole a base for good measure. While not in the categories you are used to seeing out of Bautista, he showed off the tools that make him one of the best players in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Nights like this will help get Bautista's BA where you are used to seeing it, between .250 and .275. Buy low if you can find one of his owners that is willing to listen.


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Jose Bautista hits 8th bomb

Fri, Jun 5th 12:53pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Jose Bautista hit his eighth homer of the season on Wednesday, a ninth inning solo shot with the Blue Jays already leading 7-0 at the time. The hit gave Bautista his 32nd RBI while hitting only .247

Fantasy Impact: While Bautista has been fighting some nagging injuries, you'd have to say that he has not lived up to his average draft position thus far. It might be time to buy low if you can find an owner who has lost faith.


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Jose Bautista finished Sunday going 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in their 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista started the season slow, however he's began to swing the bat better during May. He's improved his numbers from .164/.325/.443 in April, to .242/.380/.483.


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Manager John Gibbons has confirmed that Jose Bautista will return to right field on Monday. (Source: Barry Davis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Blue Jays fans can rejoice in the news that Bautista will return to right field as they have been getting exposed with Chris Colabello having to play a position he is not accustomed to.


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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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