Jose Bautista
Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista (RF,DH)

Toronto Blue Jays - 95% owned
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Bats: R   Throws: R

Jose Bautista is expected to return from the 15-day DL and be slotted back into the lineup tonight versus the LA Angels. Bautista missed the minimum amount of time with a knee sprain after being shelved on August 10th.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista has had a poor contract-year season, with just 15 HR and 48 RBI over 80 games, and has seen his strikeout rate jump from 15.9 to 17.7%. Tonight wouldn't be the best night to start Bautista, either, as he's just 1-for-15 with six strikeouts versus Angels starter Jered Weaver.

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Jose Bautista has had no setbacks while returning from injury and could be back in the Blue Jays' lineup when they play the Angels. Bautista (left knee) last played on August 9. He has a .793 OPS this season. (Source: Will Carroll on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bautista could be a huge boost for fantasy owners in the stretch run for the playoffs, as the Blue Jays are in the hunt for the playoffs and he is their leadoff hitter. This will also boost the stock of such players as Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion, who will relish the opportunity to have the patient slugger at the top of the lineup.

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Jose Bautista is on the 15-day DL with a knee injury and there is not an update on his injury. Bautista had a three-game hitting streak before going on the DL. He has a .793 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Jose Bautista returned from the DL on July 25 after missing the better part of the months of June and July and was back off of the field on August 10, further seeing his value drop. While Bautista does have 58 walks, and a .349 OBP, he only had two multi-hit games in his 15 games that he did play and only has a .222 batting average.

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MRI results have shown that Blue Jays RF Jose Bautista has a sprained knee, suffered in a tumble in yesterday's game. (Source: Arden Zwelling on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The news is about as good as could have been expected, as knee injuries are always best approached with caution. Bautista's second DL stint on the season will hopefully convince the Blue Jays brass to send Jose Bautista to a full-time DH role upon his return.

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Jose Bautista tweaked his knee in a tumble in last night's loss to the Rays. He is not in the lineup Wednesday night as the Blue Jays await the results of an MRI.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista is having a poor season and manages to keep injuring himself while playing poor outfield defense. Should he require a DL stint without serious damage done to his knee, he may return as a DH, which could limit his position eligibility in some leagues. Bautista owners should move the aging outfielder before his value drops any more.

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Jose Bautista with a nice game

Tue, Aug 9th 7:11am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Jose Bautista finished 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI for the Blue Jays on Monday. Bautista is 7-for-26 with three extra-base hits, two runs scored, and five RBI over the last seven days. He has a .793 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: While Bautista has had a bit of a cold season, the Blue Jays have a high octane offense and he could very easily heat up. His .221 batting average is poor, but he has a .350 OBP and his patience at the plate could yield huge returns in the last month or so of the season.

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Jose Bautista homers again

Thu, Aug 4th 2:14pm EDT
By Roy Widrig

Jose Bautista hit his second home run of the series versus Houston on Wednesday, his 15th of the season. He has hit solo home runs in consecutive games.

Fantasy Impact: Since returning from the DL on July 25th, Bautista has been a bit feast-or-famine. While he has hit three home runs over those nine games, he has struck out 11 times and has only five hits in 34 at-bats. He still possesses and elite eye at the plate however, walking eight times.

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The Blue Jays have activated OF Jose Bautista from the 15-day DL and designated OF Junior Lake for assignment to make room on the roster. Bautista had been out since June 16th with a toe injury. (Source: Gregor Chisholm on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bautista hadn't done much during his Triple-A rehab assignment with Buffalo (2-for-14 with three strikeouts) but the Jays brass believes he's physically ready. He will likely slot into the leadoff spot again but will probably DH right away rather than play the field. Bautista was batting .230 with 12 HR and 41 RBI before the injury.

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Jose Bautista is set to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Dunedin on Wednesday. Bautista has been out since June 16th when he injured his toe on the Philadelphia outfield wall. (Source: Shi Davidi of SportsNet)

Fantasy Impact: By starting the rehab assignment on Wednesday, the Jays hope to have Bautista back as soon as Monday night's game. As a perennial top-30 player, the sooner Bautista is back, the better.

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Jose Bautista hit off of a tee yesterday and Blue Jays' manager believes that he will be back to the lineup by the end of the month. Bautista has not played since June 16. (Source: Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bautista could be a good addition for fantasy owners that have a DL spot and can hold on to Bautista for the next couple weeks. He will essentially be a trade deadline acquistion for the Blue Jays and will ruin the fantasy value of Ezequiel Carrera.

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Jose Bautista's toe injury will keep him off of the field through the All-Star break, meaning that the firsst shot for Bautista to be on the field would be on July 15 against the Athletics. Bautista has an .815 OPS this season, clubbing 12 home runs and driving in 41 runs. (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Bautista is still in a boot and has been out since slamming into the wall on June 16 against the Phillies, limiting fantasy owners. He only has a .230 batting average this season, but is third in the American League with 48 walks, yielding a .360 OBP. Fantasy owners will look to see Bautista's plate discipline and power back in the lineup after the All-Star break.

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The Blue Jays placed OF Jose Bautista on the DL Saturday with a strain or hyperextension of his left big toe. Bautista hurt his toe Thursday colliding with the RF wall in Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact: Well, it's an odd injury, but likely not one that will follow Bautista for a long time. The Blue Jays are waiting on the results of Bautista's visit to a specialist on Monday. Hopefully there will be a timetable for his injury sooner rather than later.

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Jose Bautista was placed on the 15-day disabled list after hyperextending the big toe on his left foot on Thursday night. (Source: Sportsnet)

Fantasy Impact: No timetable has been set for his return. Owners must sit tight and hope for a quick return. Joey Bats was hitting .230 with 12 home runs and 41 RBI, prior to his unfortunate injury. Ezequiel Carrera is expected to get the majority of playing time in right field and at the top of the Blue Jays batting order going forward.

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Jose Bautista is back in the Blue Jays lineup for Monday night's game versus the Phillies. He's batting leadoff and acting as the designated hitter. (Source: Scott MacArthur on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bautista lifted himself from Thursday night's game versus the Orioles with a quad injury. He ended up missing three games. He should return to the outfield later this week, but there's no reason for the Jays to rush him back, especially with Edwin Encarnacion hitting well.

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Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista lifted himself from Thursday night's game with an apparent leg injury after reaching first base on a base on balls.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista was seen rubbing his hip earlier in the game according to radio commentator Joe Siddall, so maybe there is a hip or leg injury to be concerned about here. However, it may be just as simple as a cramp that Bautista couldn't work out while on the field. Stay tuned for more updates.

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Jose Bautista went 1-for-4 on Sunday, including his 12th home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista's slugging numbers have been great thus far, but his average has been stuck around .230 for a lot of the season. He is now at .229 with 12 homers and 38 RBI on the season.

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Jose Bautista went 1-for-5 on Wednesday night and saw his average dip to .231 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista is 2-for-18 over his last four games and is batting .231 on the season. His power numbers have been solid - 11 home runs and 37 RBI, but fantasy owners continue to hope the outfielder can raise his average in June.

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Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista will sit out Friday night's series opener with the Red Sox as he serves a one-game suspension for his altercation with Rougned Odor.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista lost his appeal for the suspension, and it actually comes at a good time. Bautista is only a .154 hitter against tonight's starter, Joe Kelly in 13 at-bats.


Real estate is a big factor for fantasy sports and hitting in front of a hitter that is 9-for-17 against a pitcher, like Jose Bautista has with Josh Donaldson, could open up opportunities for Joey Bats. Bautista does have a home run and four walks in 17 plate appearances against Joe Kelly, but is only 2-for-13 against the Boston right-hander. He has an .873 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista has three home runs in his last seven days, but is only hitting .227 in the month of May. Even though he had his struggles earlier in the season, he does have hits in nine of his last ten games and did finish 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double against the Yankees on Thursday. He hits better against right-handed pitchers (.886 OPS vs. .832), but surprisingly has a worse OPS at home (.908 OPS vs. 823) and is a questionable play tonight.


Jose Bautista hit his 10th home run of the season to lead off Saturday's game, which was his third consecutive game with a home run.

Fantasy Impact: Joey Bats has found his home run stroke, hitting three home runs over the last three days. He also has six RBI over that stretch. Bautista is poised to try and match his 40 home runs from a year ago. The slugger also hit 35 home runs in 2014.

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Jose Bautista will bat leadoff for the Blue Jays on Thursday as they visit Ervin Santana and the Twins. Michael Saunders will bat fifth and Kevin Pillar ninth. (Source: Arden Zwelling on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: So that's...something. Inactive manager John Gibbons is trying everything to get this team going right now. With Saunders and Justin Smoak providing the only power of late, and Bautista's propensity to get on base, it might not be such a bad idea.


Jose Bautista was 1-for-3 with three RBI on Sunday. Bautista was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning, and as the next batter hit into a potential double play, Bautista slid hard into Rangers' second baseman Rougned Odor attempting to break up the double play. Odor then shoved Bautista and punched him in the face, which led to both teams leaving their dugouts and charging the field. Bautista was subsequently thrown out of the game, along with a few other players, including Odor.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista has been in a bit of a slump and has not homered since May 6th. He is batting .217 with six home runs and 25 RBI on the season. Perhaps Sunday's brawl will snap Bautista out of his early season funk.

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Jose Bautista went 1-for-4 with three walks in Wednesday's extra-inning loss to the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: While he's continued to reach base at an above average clip, Bautista has struggled at the plate overall. His average is nearing .200, and his OPS has dipped below .800 for the season. His peripherals show that he should positively regress a bit, but the slow start is nonetheless concerning for owners.

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Jose Bautista blasted his sixth home run of the season off of Dodgers' starter Kenta Maeda in the sixth inning of the Blue Jays' victory.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista was 1-for-4 on the evening, but his home run off of Maeda broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning. Bautista has been in a slump over the last week and has seen his average dip to .217. Bautista should be fine as his power numbers are solid, but he needs to get his average up. He is a career .256 hitter.

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Jose Bautista's slump continues

Thu, May 5th 11:15pm EDT
By Peter Ringel

Jose Bautista went 0-for-3 on Thursday night and now has one hit in his last five games.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista has struggled mightily of late and is mired in a 1-for-18 slump. He is 3-for-31 over his last nine games. Owners in daily leagues should look elsewhere for the time being, but season long players should ride out the storm and hope the slugger turns it around in the near future.

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Jose Bautista hitless again

Tue, May 3rd 9:47am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Jose Bautista was 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista is now 0-for-7 with five strikeouts in his last two games. He's struggled of late, producing only two hits in his last 20 at-bats. Still, his elite on-base ability, immense power and the lineup surrounding should allow him to right the ship sooner than later.

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Jose Bautista went 1-for-4 on Sunday and hit his fourth home run of the season.

Fantasy Impact: The Blue Jays' slugger is now batting .250 on the season with four home runs and 16 RBI. He will continue to be one of the premier power hitters in the American League in 2016.

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Hitless game for Jose Bautista

Fri, Apr 22nd 7:02am EDT
By Chris Zolli

Jose Bautista finished 0-for-3 with a walk against the Orioles on Thursday. He now has a .276 batting average this season and has hits in six of his last 10 games.

Fantasy Impact: While a high batting average would be nice for Bautista, he also has walked 15 times this season to have his OBP at a stellar .425. The Blue Jays' star has also scored 11 times while knocking in 11 runs and is ninth in the American League with a .976 OPS in 2016. He is a top-five OF and finds a way to get on the stat sheet in every game.

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Jose Bautista went 2-for-5 and hit his third home run of the season. He also had two RBI and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: "Joey Bats" is off to a sizzling start in 2016. He is now batting .310 on the season with three home runs and 10 RBI. Fantasy owners should sit back and enjoy the ride. Bautista is coming off of a 40 home run season in 2015, and there is no reason to think he cannot match that total again this season.

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Although Jose Bautista was 0-for-2 against the Red Sox and knuckleballer Steven Wright, he walked twice and has a .500 OBP during this young season. Bautista has a .286 batting average this season.

Fantasy Impact: When you get on base good things happen and that is not a point that is lost on Bautista, who has scored five times already this season. He struck out on Sunday, and has eight strikeouts on the young season, but his 1.167 OPS, three extra-base hits, and four RBI show that his patience has bred power. He is a top-20 player in mixed leagues that count batting average and a fringe top-10 player in leagues that count OBP or OPS because of his elite walk totals.

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The Toronto Blue Jays lost in bizarre fashion on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays when in the 9th inning it appeared they had scored the tying and go ahead run on an errant throw by Logan Forsythe. This however was overturned thanks to the new Chase Utley rule. The play was reviewed and it was ultimately determined that Bautisa interfered with Forsythe when trying to turn a double play and both Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion were ruled out.

Fantasy Impact: Jose Bautista has not yet recorded a home run, or even an RBI for that matter but he has been producing in other ways. In his 13 plate appearances so far this season, he has three hits and five walks. It seems the Tampa Bay Rays would much rather face Encarnacion than Bautista. This will obviously change once Encarnacion starts to heat up and teams will be forced to pitch to Bautista. Teams will quickly learn that Encarnacion is a threat and fantasy owners will reap the benefits of owning Bautista.

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Bautista has two home runs in 20 at-bats this spring. He also only has a .200 batting average this spring after hitting .250 in 153 games in 2015. Even worse for Bautista, on top of the fact that he is looking for a new contract, Blue Jays' star Troy Tulowitzki could start the season on the disabled list with a hand injury.

Fantasy Impact: Jose Bautista is one of the top slugging options, hitting 40 home runs in 2015 and averaging 45 home runs per 162 games since 2010, but his drop in batting average is a bit alarming. He did lead the American League in walks in 2015, giving him huge value in OBP or OPS leagues, but he hit .241 in 2012, .259 in 2013, and .250 in 2015. Bautista's durability and slugging make him a solid option, but fantasy owners need to draft players with higher batting averages to cover Bautista's deficiencies.


Jose Bautista finished the day 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and a strikeout. The home run was also his first hit of the spring.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista enters Spring Training in a contract year, and with demands rumored to be upwards of $150 million over five plus years, expect him to let his bat do the talking. Bautista finished the 2015 season hitting .250 with 40 home runs, 114 RBI, and 108 runs scored. Expect numbers close to last seasons production, especially in the Jays potent lineup.

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Jose Bautista is set to make his Spring Training debut Thursday against the Yankees. Much of the recent talk involving the slugger has been surrounding his expiring contract.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista turned 35 in October, and the Jays are bringing him and other veterans along slowly this spring. Despite being on the wrong side of 35, our fantasy experts like Bautista more than his current ADP of 18, considering him No. 15 overall in our ECR. While he may not reach 40 HRs again, he should be able to near 30 HRs and 100 RBI in the Jays' potent lineup.

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Jose Bautista, who put up a strong 2015 and a tremendous playoff performance, has stated that "he doesn't believe" in a hometown discount in regards to re-signing with the Blue jays after 2016.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista will turn 36 after the 2016, so it's likely his best days are behind him. From a fantasy standpoint, the Blue Jays is his most valuable landing spot this offseason, but the disposition to spending from Jays management may mean Bautista plays elsewhere to end his career,

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Jose Bautista hits #40

Wed, Sep 30th 8:59pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Jose Bautista hit his 40th home run of the season in today's opener at Camden Yards. The solo shot gave him 113 RBI on the year in a game that clinched the division for the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Another solid campaign for Bautista, who now has three 40 HR seasons on his resume.

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Jose Bautista with a RBI Monday

Tue, Sep 29th 2:47am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Bautista went 2-for-4 with a RBI in the 4-3 victory Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The RBI was his 111th of the season which is an elite number and helps compensate for his mediocre batting average.

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Jose Bautista hits 36th home run

Sat, Sep 19th 10:24pm EDT
By Peter Ringel

Jose Bautista went 1-for-3 on Saturday, including two runs, two RBI, and two walks. He hit his 36th homer of the season in the ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact: "Joey Bats" continued his superb offensive season on Saturday. He has returned value all season long for fantasy owners and has been a monster in daily leagues as well. He has surpassed the 35 home runs he hit in 2014, but will likely fall short of the 43 home runs he hit in 2011.

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Jose Bautista went 4-for-8 with two home runs as the Blue Jays took both games of a doubleheader against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista hit two home runs in the first game of the doubleheader. Bautista's stat line for the doubleheader was impressive: two home runs, five RBI, four runs scored, and three walks. His outstanding offensive season continues, and he shows no sign of slowing down.

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Bautista finished the day 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and three runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista is simply tearing the cover off of the ball. He is 5 for his last 10 with two home runs, five RBI, and four runs over that stretch. In his last seven games, Bautista is batting .368. Bautista's having another powerful offensive season for the Blue Jays.

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Jose Bautista finished 2-for-4 on the day with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista is having another great offensive season with a .246 average, 32 home runs, and 91 RBI. It certainly has not hurt Bautista that on most days he is hitting behind Josh Donaldson and in front of Edwin Encarnacion, but either way, "Joey Bats" has been exactly what season long owners expected. Bautista has also been tremendous for daily fantasy players.

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"Joey Bats" went 2-for-3 on the night, including his 31st home run of the year, a walk, and two runs scored in Toronto's 5-3 victory over Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista's slash line on the year is impressive with his average up to .246, 31 home runs and 88 RBI. He has lived up to season long fantasy owners' expectations and has been a beast in daily leagues as well.

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Jose Bautista had only one official AB on Wednesday but he still managed to score twice in the Blue Jays 12-4 win over the Rangers. Texas pitchers walked eleven batters including Bautista four times, and the Blue Jays offense continued to knock in runs and make opponents pay for free passes.

Fantasy Impact: This Blue Jays offense is still rolling and can hurt you at any part of the lineup. Bautista being pitched to carefully shouldn't surprise anyone, so keep him in your lineup in an league.

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Jose Bautista had three hits in five at bats in Saturday's 15-3 pummeling of the Angels. He scored twice and knocked in two. He now has 84 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: A big night for the potent Blue Jays offense and Bautista was in the middle of the action. While streaky getting there, he is going to have impressive numbers at the end of the road.

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Jose Bautista hit a cold spell

Wed, Aug 19th 10:00pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Bautista is 0-9 in his last two game against the world beating Philadephia Phillies. Though his power is evident, his batting average is an unimpressive .236 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Like all the Blue Jays power hitters, Jose enjoyed a nice run before hitting this little skid. He's always been streaky, so you might want to lay off of him in daily games till he shows signs of life. Ride the ups and downs without trying to time his streaks in rotisserie.

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Jose Bautista hits #28

Mon, Aug 17th 12:11am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Bautista hit his 28th home run of the season to give the Blue Jays a 3-0 lead in the third inning against the Yankees on Sunday. The inning was extended when Carlos Beltran lost a ball in the sun with two outs in the inning, and Bautista shortly followed with the two-run shot.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista doesn't miss too many hanging breaking balls like the one he got today from the Yankees' Severino. Keep him in your lineup in all leagues.

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Jose Bautista hits #26

Mon, Aug 10th 1:33am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Jose Bautista hit a solo shot off of Masahiro Tanaka in the fourth inning of Sunday's 2-0 Blue Jays victory over the Yankees. He finished the day two for four and knocked in his 78th RBI of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista is on fire like most of his teammates. He's a must own and should be in the lineup every day.

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Jose Bautista smacked his 26th home run of the season on Sunday in a 2-0 Toronto victory.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista went 2-for-4 on the day, including his solo home run. Bautista is sizzling at the plate and has now homered in three of his last five games.

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Bautista is 4-for-12 lifetime off of Yankees starter Ivan Nova, who takes the mound for the Bombers Saturday afternoon. Bautista has 1 HR, 4 RBI, and 6 walks off of Nova in his career.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista, who is locked in at the plate right now, should remain a fixture in all daily fantasy lineups. He has homered twice and knocked in 6 runs over his last three games, and is hitting .333 lifetime off of Nova.


Jose Bautista's solo home run in the 10th inning propelled the Blue Jays to a 2-1 win over the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: "Joey Bats" hit his 25th home run of the season in extra innings off Yankees reliever Branden Pinder in Toronto's victory. Bautista finished the night 2-for-4 and will look to continue his hot hitting against Ivan Nova on Saturday afternoon in the Bronx. Bautista now has 2 home runs and 6 RBI over his last three games.

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Jose Bautista made the most of his one hit, pulling his 24th home run of the season off of Tyler Duffy for a second inning grand slam. The 4 runs he knocked in gave him 75 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: This is why you obtained Bautista, so play him and enjoy the production.

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Bautista went 3-for-4 with two HR and three runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: He is elite. Own him.

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Jose Bautista plates Tulowitzki

Wed, Jul 29th 10:10pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Jose Bautista had two hits in the Blue Jays 8-2 thumping of the Phillies on Wednesday night at the Rogers Center. He finished the game 2-5 with 1 RBI and 1 run scored. He found a hole to knock in Tulowitzki from third in the fifth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista's power numbers are there and the RBI was his 67th of the season, but that low BA and OBP could use a few more multi-hit nights like this.

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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: MLB.com)

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: MLB.com)

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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