Jose Bautista
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: July 25, 1964 in Bani, Pe D.R.
  • Weight: 177 lbs.
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 09, 1988
  • Final Game: September 25, 1997
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The career of Jose Bautista is a fascinating one.  After years of obscurity, a switch in his batting stance took him from journeyman to All-Star and someone who we deemed worthy of discussing.

Seriously, it came out of nowhere.  At the age of 29 and with his fifth team (Toronto), it clicked.  Bautista would be an All-Star for the first time, and he shot up from 13 to 54 Home Runs and would win the American League Home Run Title.  He earned his second HR strap the year after (43), and this was year two of six straight All-Star Games.  The power hitter would collect two more 35 plus homer years for the Blue Jays, and he and his bat flip took them to the playoffs in both 2015 and 2016.

Bautista finished in the top six in MVP voting four times and was a Silver Slugger three times.

His run with Toronto made him relevant and allowed him to become a player who would smack 344 Home Runs. 

Roghned Odur won’t consider Jose Bautista for the Baseball Hall of Fame, but others just might!

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 2024
  • Position: Third Base, Outfield
  • Played For: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Tampa Bay Rays, Toronto Blue Jays
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (6) (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015)

    Silver Slugger (3) (AL) (2010, 2011 & 2014)

    Hank Aaron Award (2) (AL) (2010 & 2011)

    Highest Offensive bWAR (1) (AL) (2011)

    Highest Slugging Percentage (1) (AL) (2011)

    Highest OPS (1) (AL) (2011)

    Most Total Bases (1) (AL) (2010)

    Most Home Runs (2) (AL) (2010 & 2011)

    Most Walks (2) (AL) (2011 & 2015)

    Highest OPS+ (1) (AL) (2011)

    Most Intentional Walks (1) (AL) (2011)

    Highest Win Probability Added (1) (AL) (2011)     

    World Series Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten MVP Finishes:

    (AL: 2010, 4th), (AL: 2011, 3rd), (AL: 2014, 6th) & (AL: 2015, 8th)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Slugging Percentage)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (OPS)          

    4 Top Ten Finishes (OPS+)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)

    3 Top Ten Finishes (Total Bases)

    4 Top Ten Finish (Home Runs)

    6 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)

    6 Top Ten Finishes (Walks)

    1 Top Ten Finish (Power-Speed #)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Offensive bWAR)

    3 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Position Players)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 97. Home Runs: 344

Should Jose Bautista be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 83.3%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 16.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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