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Jose Bautista
Birthdate: 10/19/1980 (36 y, 5 m, 11 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/190     Position: 3B/OF
Drafted: 2003 Rule 5 Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 6, Overall: 6, Team: Baltimore Orioles
Contract: $18.5M / 1 Years (2017) + 2 Option Years
RotoWire News: Bautista (back) is in the Blue Jays' Grapefruit League lineup Friday hitting second, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. (3/24/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: After declining the Jays' qualifying offer, Joey Bats found the free-agent market particularly chilling, to the point where he had to swallow his pride and take a one-year deal worth marginally more than the original tender from the team who offered it. But those are the breaks for a 36-year-old outfielder who picked a bad time to have his worst season in nearly a decade. Nearly everything went sideways for Bautista in 2016, as he played in just 116 games and hit just .234/.366/.452. For mere mortals that would be a perfectly fine offensive season, but for Mr. Bats that was a 122 wRC+ -- his worst mark since 2009, his first season in the Great White North. His iso dropped, his whiff rate spiked and a rough middle of the season -- sub-.700 OPS marks in just 18 games played between June and July -- waylaid what was otherwise a fairly typical season for Bautista. However, the slugger hit .255/.381/.467 over the season's final two months and showed almost no ill effects from the turf toe and knee issues that cost him time. At some point age is certain to creep in, but this seems to be the best situation for Bautista to rehab his value and still cash in one last time on the free-agent market. (@Brandon_Warne)

The Quick Opinion: Father time is undefeated, but Bautista's rates looked good outside of a tough stretch in the middle of the season. A bounce-back season seems likely -- at least as likely as it can be for a 36-year-old.

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Seasonas RFGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2004as RF12313286200100014001000.258
2006as RF24688213641210137119421401.191
2007as RF1555651573051398016200310.273
2009as RF341211402813429242215129211300.231
2010as RF113392477983823235737976273630752.250
2011as RF116404511122721623281741011889420664.302
2012as RF903173827535140266362571614401052.237
2013as RF10941849111062220267967662763401172.263
2014as RF13043753612777200308583874768311652.291
2015as RF11842652010248162368789840845501862.239
2016as RF903334038442221195559661701301312.252
Totalas RF85130023639782406146102205715575673060739274913617.260

Seasonas RFBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2004as RF0.0 %43.8 %0.00.258.258.323.581.065.4712-2.1.25346
2006as RF8.5 %23.2 %0.37.191.296.368.664.176.2247-3.1.28769
2007as RF12.3 %24.6 %0.50.273.385.600.985.327.294134.8.418153
2009as RF10.7 %20.7 %0.52.231.324.521.844.289.226203.4.358115
2010as RF15.9 %15.3 %1.04.250.377.587.964.337.2208934.3.411158
2011as RF19.8 %17.4 %1.13.302.444.5891.033.287.31610648.5.436176
2012as RF14.9 %16.0 %0.93.237.356.527.883.290.2096319.0.377137
2013as RF13.4 %15.5 %0.87.263.365.502.867.239.2637824.0.376138
2014as RF16.2 %14.2 %1.14.291.415.542.957.252.29010243.9.417171
2015as RF16.2 %16.2 %1.00.239.367.540.907.300.2128930.6.387146
2016as RF16.4 %17.4 %0.94.252.375.495.870.243.2636618.0.372134
Totalas RF15.6 %16.7 %0.93.260.382.536.917.275.255634221.4.393148

Seasonas RFGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2004as RF1.1411.8 %47.1 %41.2 %42.9 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %22.2 %16.7 %61.1 %11.1 %72.2 %16.7 %1183088
2006as RF1.0515.7 %43.1 %41.2 %33.3 %9.5 %4.5 %0.0 %36.5 %46.2 %17.3 %11.5 %59.6 %28.9 %334128206
2007as RF0.6015.8 %31.6 %52.6 %15.0 %25.0 %8.3 %100.0 %43.6 %33.3 %23.1 %18.0 %41.0 %41.0 %293110183
2009as RF0.8910.8 %41.9 %47.3 %6.8 %20.5 %2.6 %0.0 %35.1 %46.8 %18.1 %9.6 %61.7 %28.7 %560234326
2010as RF0.5613.7 %31.1 %55.3 %15.2 %19.7 %9.0 %0.0 %51.6 %30.4 %18.0 %21.1 %39.8 %39.1 %20048491155
2011as RF0.7818.0 %36.0 %46.1 %15.1 %21.9 %7.9 %0.0 %51.1 %28.1 %20.8 %21.8 %40.4 %37.9 %21969801216
2012as RF0.7213.5 %36.2 %50.4 %13.7 %19.8 %9.6 %0.0 %50.8 %32.7 %16.5 %13.1 %49.6 %37.3 %1627692935
2013as RF0.9616.2 %41.0 %42.8 %18.2 %17.6 %5.6 %0.0 %52.9 %29.8 %17.3 %17.1 %45.7 %37.3 %20908551235
2014as RF1.0718.7 %42.0 %39.3 %16.1 %21.0 %7.8 %100.0 %50.1 %28.5 %21.4 %16.7 %47.7 %35.6 %21879211266
2015as RF0.7414.1 %36.6 %49.3 %15.2 %21.1 %2.4 %0.0 %54.5 %28.0 %17.6 %16.4 %48.1 %35.5 %21499131236
2016as RF0.9218.4 %39.1 %42.5 %19.5 %16.8 %2.9 %0.0 %51.9 %31.6 %16.5 %22.6 %38.0 %39.5 %1692741951
Totalas RF0.8215.9 %37.8 %46.3 %16.1 %19.6 %6.1 %40.0 %50.5 %30.7 %18.8 %17.8 %45.5 %36.7 %1525064538797