Jose Bautista

Jose Bautista

Height: 6' Weight: 205 lbsAge: 37College: Chipola CC (FL)Bats: RThrows: RCountry: DOM

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Jose Bautista collects two hits

Jose Bautista went 2-for-6 with a run and an RBI in an extra-inning victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

It was just Bautista's second multi-hit game of the season. His first came on April 21, but he then mustered just one hit over the next three games. His owners can only hope this time it's the start of a hitting streak for the slumping slugger, whose batting average currently sits at .145.

Andrew Seifter3 days ago
Jose Bautista dons the golden sombrero

Jose Bautista struck out in all four of his at-bats against Red Sox ace Chris Sale on Thursday, leaving three men stranded on base in the process.

Fantasy Impact

There's no shame in struggling to make contact against Sale, one of the game's premier strikeout pitchers. But that will provide little comfort to Bautista's fantasy owners, who have to be at least somewhat concerned that he has struck out in a full third of his plate appearances through 15 games.

Andrew Seifter1 week ago
Jose Bautista's struggles continue

Jose Bautista continued to be ice cold at the dish, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact

Given Bautista's advancing age, it's fair to wonder whether we are witnessing a major decline that began last season. He's still drawing his fair share of walks, so he's not killing the Blue Jays quite as much as he's killing fantasy owners who don't play in OBP leagues. Bautista should still hit for some power eventually, but the days of 35+ homers appear to be over and the batting average here could be ugly.

Andrew Seifter1 week ago
Jose Bautista still finds support with Blue Jays management

Blue Jays President and CEO Mark Shapiro told Sportsnet, “Believe it or not, our analytics had Jose [Bautista] as the player with the largest upside on our team this year." Shapiro added, "at his age, 36, 37, they felt he was going to be a lot better than last year based on the history of his career.”

Fantasy Impact

It's tough to tell if Shapiro still has high hopes for Bautista after his brutal start. Bautista's numbers took a nosedive in just about every statistical category last season, and things have only gotten worse to begin his age-36 season. It's far too early to jump ship completely, but Bautista probably belongs on your bench for now.

Andrew Seifter2 weeks ago
Jose Bautista slugging just .172 after 8 games

With a single on Wednesday night, Jose Bautista is hitting .138 on the season with a .172 slugging percentage. Bautista has three singles and one double on the season.

Fantasy Impact

The power is still there, as we saw in spring training as well as the World Baseball Classic. Bautista has been struggling with high-velocity and strong breaking pitches this season (and last), so think twice about starting him against elite starters.

Roy Widrig2 weeks ago