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Jose Bautista
Birthdate: 10/19/1980 (36 y, 5 m, 8 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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SeasonBatting 2ndGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2004Batting 2nd5451100000101000000.250
2006Batting 2nd1461661474127114016100300.230
2007Batting 2nd4818621838241004272125041052830.204
2008Batting 2nd134854106103683012012200.208
2009Batting 2nd413144210121004001000.308
2010Batting 2nd28101010000202000101.125
2013Batting 2nd59242271613412015434029045000651.252
2014Batting 2nd216888191130518171809200111.279
2015Batting 2nd826357230276803010000.269
2016Batting 2nd1244548520135918010200.182
TotalBatting 2nd18670081516392371331131099911413852393.233

SeasonBatting 2ndBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2004Batting 2nd20.0 %20.0 %1.00.250.400.250.650.000.33310.0.320101
2006Batting 2nd6.1 %24.2 %0.25.230.288.426.714.197.2797-1.4.30782
2007Batting 2nd11.5 %18.8 %0.61.204.292.323.614.118.23317-9.9.27761
2008Batting 2nd5.6 %22.2 %0.25.208.250.417.667.208.2065-1.9.28570
2009Batting 2nd0.0 %28.6 %0.00.308.308.615.923.308.37520.7.390136
2010Batting 2nd20.0 %20.0 %1.00.125.300.250.550.125.1671-0.4.26760
2013Batting 2nd10.7 %16.6 %0.64.252.332.488.820.236.253399.3.358125
2014Batting 2nd20.5 %10.2 %2.00.279.443.544.987.265.259188.4.434183
2015Batting 2nd22.9 %8.6 %2.67.269.429.6151.044.346.22773.4.433178
2016Batting 2nd16.7 %14.8 %1.13.182.315.295.610.114.1944-2.1.27265
TotalBatting 2nd12.1 %17.3 %0.70.233.327.430.757.197.2431016.1.332105

SeasonBatting 2ndGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2004Batting 2nd0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %66.7 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %1688
2006Batting 2nd1.0020.0 %40.0 %40.0 %16.7 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %35.6 %37.8 %26.7 %11.1 %51.1 %37.8 %26599166
2007Batting 2nd0.7814.1 %37.6 %48.3 %15.3 %5.6 %3.6 %0.0 %35.5 %36.2 %28.3 %19.7 %50.7 %29.6 %905345560
2008Batting 2nd1.278.1 %51.4 %40.5 %0.0 %20.0 %5.3 %0.0 %35.9 %33.3 %30.8 %20.5 %48.7 %30.8 %20377126
2009Batting 2nd1.250.0 %55.6 %44.4 %0.0 %25.0 %20.0 %0.0 %50.0 %40.0 %10.0 %10.0 %70.0 %20.0 %602337
2010Batting 2nd0.2516.7 %16.7 %66.7 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %50.0 %16.7 %33.3 %371621
2013Batting 2nd0.9015.2 %40.1 %44.7 %17.0 %17.0 %5.1 %0.0 %51.8 %29.4 %18.8 %17.8 %49.8 %32.5 %1170457713
2014Batting 2nd0.9613.6 %42.4 %44.1 %30.8 %19.2 %8.0 %0.0 %49.2 %23.7 %27.1 %18.6 %44.1 %37.3 %381166215
2015Batting 2nd1.0016.7 %41.7 %41.7 %10.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %58.3 %20.8 %20.8 %16.7 %45.8 %37.5 %1456778
2016Batting 2nd0.6121.6 %29.7 %48.6 %38.9 %5.6 %0.0 %0.0 %59.5 %32.4 %8.1 %24.3 %24.3 %51.4 %216100116
TotalBatting 2nd0.8714.8 %39.6 %45.6 %17.8 %12.8 %4.5 %0.0 %45.5 %31.6 %22.9 %18.7 %47.6 %33.7 %339813582040