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Jose Bautista

37-Year-Old Third Baseman – New York Mets

2018 Stats

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.193

HR

2

RBI

12

R

10

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

In an era where age declines have been softer, Bautista appears to be the exception as he's had two straight seasons significantly worse than the previous as evidenced by his three-year OPS trend: .91...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 10/19/1980   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: Chipola (FL) JC   DRAFTED: 20th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Bautista Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Mets in May of 2018.

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Jose Bautista Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 24 AA ALT 118 512 448 64 127 52 27 1 24 91 6 3 50 102 2 2 10 .283 .367 .509 .876
2005 24 AAA IND 13 55 51 6 13 4 3 0 1 4 1 1 4 10 0 0 0 .255 .309 .373 .682
2005 24 MAJ PIT 11 31 28 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 7 0 0 0 .143 .226 .179 .404
2006 25 MAJ PIT 117 469 400 58 94 39 20 3 16 51 2 4 46 110 3 4 16 .235 .335 .420 .755
2007 26 R GCL 2 8 8 1 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .375 .375 .625 1.000
2007 26 MAJ PIT 142 614 532 75 135 53 36 2 15 63 6 3 68 101 4 6 4 .254 .339 .414 .753
2008 27 MAJ TOR 21 57 52 6 11 5 2 0 3 10 0 0 2 13 2 1 0 .212 .236 .423 .659
2008 27 MAJ PIT 107 363 314 38 76 27 15 0 12 44 1 1 38 77 6 3 2 .242 .325 .404 .729
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ TOR/PIT 128 420 366 44 87 32 17 0 15 54 1 1 40 90 8 4 2 .238 .313 .407 .720
2009 28 MAJ TOR 113 404 336 54 79 29 13 3 13 40 4 0 56 85 6 2 4 .235 .349 .408 .757
2010 29 MAJ TOR 161 683 569 109 148 92 35 3 54 124 9 2 100 116 0 4 10 .260 .378 .617 .995
2011 30 MAJ TOR 149 655 513 105 155 69 24 2 43 103 9 5 132 111 0 4 6 .302 .447 .608 1.055
2012 31 R GUL 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
2012 31 AA NEW 1 5 4 2 2 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .500 .600 2.000 2.600
2012 31 MAJ TOR 92 399 332 64 80 41 14 0 27 65 5 2 59 63 0 4 4 .241 .358 .527 .885
2013 32 MAJ TOR 118 528 452 82 117 52 24 0 28 73 7 2 69 84 0 4 3 .259 .358 .498 .856
2014 33 MAJ TOR 155 673 553 101 158 62 27 0 35 103 6 2 104 96 1 6 9 .286 .403 .524 .927
2015 34 MAJ TOR 153 666 543 108 136 72 29 3 40 114 8 2 110 106 0 8 5 .250 .377 .536 .913
2016 35 A+ DUN 1 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.666
2016 35 AAA BUF 3 11 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .091 .091 .091 .182
2016 35 MAJ TOR 116 517 423 68 99 47 24 1 22 69 2 2 87 103 0 4 3 .234 .366 .452 .818
2017 36 MAJ TOR 157 686 587 92 119 50 27 0 23 65 6 3 84 170 0 7 8 .203 .308 .366 .674
2018 37 A+ FLO 2 9 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .286 .444 .429 .873
2018 37 AAA GWI 10 44 36 6 9 2 1 0 1 5 1 1 6 8 0 0 2 .250 .386 .361 .747
2018 37 MAJ NYM 25 65 48 7 11 6 6 0 0 7 1 2 15 18 0 1 1 .229 .415 .354 .769
2018 37 MAJ ATL 12 40 35 3 5 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 5 12 0 0 0 .143 .250 .343 .593
2018  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ NYM/ATL 37 105 83 10 16 9 7 0 2 12 1 2 20 30 0 1 1 .193 .352 .349 .702
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3-Year Averages     142 621 517 89 118 55 26 1 28 82 5 2 93 126 0 6 5 .228 .348 .445 .793
Career  (View All)     1713 6,946 5,805 979 1,445 651 301 17 333 939 67 31 985 1,312 23 58 75 .249 .362 .479 .841

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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 19 @Col 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .352 .349 .701
Jun. 18 @Col 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .183 .346 .341 .687
Jun. 17 @Ari 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .333 .350 .683
Jun. 16 @Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .177 .327 .329 .656
Jun. 15 @Ari 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .319 .338 .657
Jun. 14 @Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .187 .319 .347 .666
Jun. 13 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .333 .366 .699
Jun. 12 @Atl Did not play.
Jun. 10 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .337 .371 .708
Jun. 9 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .341 .377 .718
Jun. 8 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .345 .382 .727
Jun. 6 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .349 .388 .737
Jun. 5 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .209 .341 .388 .729
Jun. 3 ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .209 .346 .388 .734
Jun. 2 ChC 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .338 .400 .738
Jun. 1 ChC 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .338 .400 .738
May. 31 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .333 .379 .712
May. 30 @Atl 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .354 .407 .761
May. 29 @Atl 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .350 .400 .750
May. 28 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .339 .383 .722
May. 28 @Atl 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .217 .345 .391 .736
May. 27 @Mil 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .314 .386 .700
May. 26 @Mil Did not play.
May. 25 @Mil 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175 .298 .375 .673
May. 24 @Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .154 .267 .359 .626
May. 23 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .250 .359 .609
May. 22 Mia 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .256 .368 .624
May. 21 Mia Did not play.
May. 19 Mia Did not play.
May. 18 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .343 .593
Last 7 Games 13 3 2 1 0 0 4 6 6 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .421 .231 .652
Last 14 Games 18 3 2 1 0 0 5 8 9 1 0 1 1 1 .111 .393 .167 .560
Last 30 Games 51 7 11 6 0 0 7 15 19 1 2 1 1 1 .216 .397 .333 .730

Jose Bautista: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 1 10 12 11 1 2
2017 1 8 143 143 11
2016 1 91 91 26
2015 118 118 33
2014 12 133 12 131 13
2013 1 3 109 109 7
2012 4 1 90 90 2
2011 25 116 116 9
2010 4 48 113 1 113 2
2009 26 79 42 6 36 2

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Jose Bautista: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 11

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Jose Bautista Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018355261.143.343.731
201713920390.201.331.629
201691155121.220.429.752

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018485060.229.354.676
20174487220566.203.377.688
20163325317571.238.458.834

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018363011.167.278.557
20172754610303.182.345.640
20161923310400.214.443.797

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20184772110.213.404.807
20173124613353.221.385.704
20162313512292.251.459.834
Jose Bautista vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Jose Bautista Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 24 AA ALT 512 448 9.8% 19.9% 0.49 77% .318 .226
2005 24 AAA IND 55 51 7.3% 18.2% 0.40 80% .300 .118
2005 24 MAJ PIT 31 28 9.7% 22.6% 0.43 75% .190 .036
2006 25 MAJ PIT 469 400 9.8% 23.5% 0.42 73% .281 .185
2007 26 R GCL 8 8 0% 12.5% 0.00 88% .429 .250
2007 26 MAJ PIT 614 532 11.1% 16.4% 0.67 81% .284 .160
2008 27 MAJ TOR 57 52 3.5% 22.8% 0.15 75% .216 .211
2008 27 MAJ PIT 363 314 10.5% 21.2% 0.49 75% .281 .162
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ TOR/PIT 420 366 9.5% 21.4% 0.44 75% .272 .169
2009 28 MAJ TOR 404 336 13.9% 21% 0.66 75% .275 .173
2010 29 MAJ TOR 683 569 14.6% 17% 0.86 80% .233 .357
2011 30 MAJ TOR 655 513 20.2% 16.9% 1.19 78% .309 .306
2012 31 R GUL 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% .000 .000
2012 31 AA NEW 5 4 20% 20% 1.00 75% .000 1.500
2012 31 MAJ TOR 399 332 14.8% 15.8% 0.94 81% .215 .286
2013 32 MAJ TOR 528 452 13.1% 15.9% 0.82 81% .259 .239
2014 33 MAJ TOR 673 553 15.5% 14.3% 1.08 83% .287 .238
2015 34 MAJ TOR 666 543 16.5% 15.9% 1.04 80% .237 .286
2016 35 A+ DUN 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .000 1.000
2016 35 AAA BUF 11 11 0% 18.2% 0.00 82% .111 .000
2016 35 MAJ TOR 517 423 16.8% 19.9% 0.84 76% .255 .218
2017 36 MAJ TOR 686 587 12.2% 24.8% 0.49 71% .239 .163
2018 37 A+ FLO 9 7 22.2% 0% 0.00 100% .286 .143
2018 37 AAA GWI 44 36 13.6% 18.2% 0.75 78% .296 .111
2018 37 MAJ NYM 65 48 23.1% 27.7% 0.83 63% .355 .125
2018 37 MAJ ATL 40 35 12.5% 30% 0.42 66% .143 .200
2018  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ NYM/ATL 105 83 19% 28.6% 0.67 64% .269 .156
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3-Year Averages     621 517 15% 20.3% 0.74 76% .244 .217
Career     6,946 5,805 14.2% 18.9% 0.75 77% .264 .230

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Jose Bautista Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
2B 2018 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3B 2018 74 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2018 91 1 - 2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2018 9 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Jose Bautista    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.67 BB/K
GREAT
19.0% BB Rate
ELITE
28.6% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.702 OPS
POOR
.352 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.193 AVG
TERRIBLE
.269 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.349 SLG
TERRIBLE
.156 ISO
WEAK

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Jose Bautista: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bautista is starting in left field and hitting fifth Tuesday against the Marlins, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

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Bautista signed with the Mets on Tuesday.

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Bautista was released by the Braves on Sunday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Bautista is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Marlins.

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Bautista went 1-for-3 with a walk and a three-run home run in Monday's win over the Cubs.

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Bautista is not in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

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Bautista went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's 10-5 win over the Marlins.

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Bautista may primarily draw starts against left-handed pitching going forward, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Bautista is not in the lineup Friday against the Marlins.

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Bautista went 1-for-4 with a double in Friday's loss to the Giants.

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Bautista was officially called up by the Braves on Friday and will head straight into the starting lineup, batting fifth and playing third base against the Giants.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Entering 2016, Bautista had averaged 622 plate appearance over his previous three seasons. However, the two-time Hank Aaron Award-winner logged just 517 in last year's injury-plagued campaign that included two DL stints. The timing couldn't have been worse, as Bautista was in a contract year. When the three-time Silver Slugger did play, the results fell way short of what's become expected of him. Bautista posted his second-lowest batting average (.234) since his first full season in 2006 with Pittsburgh. His .818 OPS and 19.9 percent strikeout rate were his worst marks since 2009, his first year in Toronto. Throughout his career, Bautista's power numbers have been significantly better at home, in the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre, than on the road. This important note bodes well for the veteran now that he resigned with the Blue Jays, as he looks to be in line for a prominent role in their potent offense as long as he remains healthy.

2016

Bautista notched his sixth straight 25-homer season and his third career 40-homer season in yet another All-Star campaign for the Blue Jays. He finished with the American League lead in walks and notched his fourth year with at least 100 runs scored and 100 RBI. Since 2010, Bautista is averaging a blistering 45 home runs and 115 RBI per 162 games. Bautista's patience puts him in so many two-strike counts that high strikeout totals will be inevitable — 2015 was his third 100-strikeout season in the past six, and he has hit under .260 in three of the past four seasons — but his power remains peerless. The Blue Jays offense will be loaded again in 2016, and Bautista should only see more pitches to hit and get more chances to drive in runs as a result. One particularly encouraging sign for the 35-year old: he has missed only 16 games in the past two seasons.

2015

Bautista bounced back from two injury plagued seasons in 2014, playing 155 games – his highest total since 2010 – and bolstering his slash line to an elite .286/.403/.524. At 34, it's fair to wonder if his days of reaching the 40-homer plateau are over, but Bautista has hit 35 homers while driving in 100 runs and scoring 100 runs in each of his last three healthy seasons. A closer look at his body of work last season reveals that he may be able to sustain his gains in the batting average department, as departed hitting coach Kevin Seitzer helped Bautista beat the shift with more consistency, pushing his BABIP from .259 in 2013 to .287 last season. The results was the second highest batting average (.286) of his career, which paired with his power and the quality of the lineup around him, give him a fair shot at a fourth 35-100-100 campaign.

2014

After a hip injury cut short his 2013 campaign, Bautista was given a clean bill of health in November. He has missed significant chunks of time in each of the last two seasons, but is still one of the more dangerous hitters in the game. Bautista continues to post excellent strikeout rates for a power hitter, though his consistently low line-drive rate holds down his BABIP and thus, his batting average. There was a bit of a power decline in 2013, as Bautista posted his lowest slugging percentage (.498) since breaking out in 2010. A healthy season might give Bautista a chance to match his 2010-11 level of production, though it seems more likely that he'll settle in as something a bit less than that at the age of 33. Even if he's just the player that we saw in 2012 and 2013, that would still leave Bautista as one of the better power-hitting outfielders in the American League.

2013

Although the final numbers were solid, Bautista had an up and down season in 2012. His power was delayed, as he hit just three home runs in April, and a wrist injury eventually limited his season to 92 games. It's possible that Bautista will never reach his 2011 numbers again, but a good walk rate and a low BABIP (.215) could be signs of a bounce-back season in 2013. The wrist injury is a concern, and he's no longer third-base eligible, but early signs point to Bautista being ready for the start of spring training.

2012

Bautista proved his 54-homer breakout season of 2010 wasn't a fluke by launching 43 homers last season while hitting .302 and leading the AL with a .608 slugging percentage and 132 walks. He did tail off in the second half of the season, hitting just 12 homers and slugging just .477 after the All-Star break, but those numbers came while he struggled with several nagging injuries. His days as a third baseman are over, but the 25 games played there in 2011 likely make him eligible at the position one more season. Bautista should be among the most feared hitters in baseball again this season but would benefit greatly if the supporting cast around him improves.

2011

Bautista closed 2009 with 10 homers in September and October and then exploded in 2010, leading the majors with 54 homers. Toss in a .260 average, 109 runs, 124 RBI, 100 walks and nine steals with eligibility at third base and outfield just for good measure. The scary part is he did most of his damage against right-handed pitchers (1.030 OPS with 46 homers), something he had struggled with throughout his career. Heck, he only hit .240 on balls in play so you can't chalk up his explosion to a lot of luck converging at once. He showed he could make adjustments at the plate as well, hitting .287 with 30 homers in the second half of the season. He likely won't repeat his 2010 again, but this doesn't look like a one-year fluke either. He'll be back as either the team's right fielder or third baseman depending on offseason moves.

2010

Bautista likely played himself into a reserve role with the 2010 Jays after a strong finish to the 2009 season. After slumping horribly from May to September, he finished with a .257/.339/.606 kick in September and October with 10 homers, 21 RBI and 22 runs and probably helped some vigilant waiver-wire owners lock down a title or two. His ability to handle southpaws (.293/.382/.537 last year, .265/.360/.478 in his career) makes for a handy platoon mate for Travis Snider. The departure of Joe Inglett leaves him as the only in-house reserve option for the corner-outfield spots and while the Jays seem intent on playing Edwin Encarnacion at third base, Bautista should still serve the Jays well in a utility role against lefties.

2009

Bautista fell out of favor in Pittsburgh and was acquired by Toronto late in the season. He continued to disappoint as a Jay, hitting .214 with three homers in 21 games. He's still a potentially nifty lefty-basher off the bench, but that doesn't do the Jays much good with Scott Rolen as the team's primary third baseman. He'll need an injury or a change of scenery to have much of a fantasy impact this season.

2008

Barring a trade, Bautista is set to enter the 2008 season as the Pirates starter at third base. Last year he entered spring training in a duel for playing time with Jose Castillo and, to a lesser extent, Freddy Sanchez, at second and third base. He ended up playing in 142 games -- 126 at third and the rest in the outfield -- batting .254/.339/.414. Bautista is prone to slumps but his 36 doubles and 15 homers show signs of power promise. His skill set would be better served in fantasy baseball as a middle infielder than a cornerman, but that won't happen unless Sanchez gets hurt or traded.

2007

The jury remains out on Bautista: Will he win an everyday spot with the Bucs or will he end up in a super-utility role? The 26-year-old infielder/outfielder, who played five different positions in 2006, surprised the organization with his strong play early. He hit .268 with an impressive 10 homers in his first 145 at-bats. From July on, however, Bautista batted just .186 (30-for-161) with four dingers. He'll need to re-establish himself once again or face the prospect of serving mostly in a utility role. With a full-time gig in 2007, Bautista could hit 20 home runs and drive in 80 runs.

2006

After playing for four different organizations in 2004, Bautista stayed put last year, spending the entire season playing for Pittsburgh's Double-A and Triple-A teams. The 25-year-old righty showed promise, batting a combined .280, with 24 home runs and 94 RBI in 130 games. Bautista, who has yet to put in a full year at Triple-A, will get his chance eventually, but probably not in 2006 after the Pirates signed free agent Joe Randa to be their everyday third baseman in the offseason.

2005

Bautista, who went into the 2004 season never having appeared above the Single-A level, bounced around last year after being taken from the Bucs in the Rule 5 draft, and was limited to 64 games and 88 at-bats combined with the Pirates, Royals, Orioles and Devil Rays. Recognizing that they erred in losing Bautista, the Pirates insisted his inclusion in the Kris Benson trade. Bautista figures to start the season at the Double-A or Triple-A level, where the organization hopes that he can develop into the team’s third baseman of the future.

2003

One of many Hickory Crawdads to have good years, Bautista stood out for his good walk rate (64 unintentional in 438 at-bats. He’s 23, so he needs to jump a level this year or become an organization guy for the Pirates.