Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 3 days ago

Bautista went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran slugger came into the game with a dismal history against Chris Archer, but was able to launch his second career homer against the Rays ace in the third inning. Bautista is still finding his way at the plate in 2016, as he's slashing a modest .250/.393/.536 through his first 84 at-bats.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 1 week ago

Bautista went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks and two runs in Monday's loss to the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bautista continued his hot start to 2016. Last season, the 35-year-old slashed just .164/.325/.443 with just seven extra-base hits in the first month of the season. This year, Bautista is hitting .268/.413/.563 with 12 extra-base (seven doubles, one triple and four home runs) through 21 games. Preparing to hit the free agent market this winter, the outfielder seems poised to continue his reign as one of the league's premier hitters.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 2 weeks ago

Bautista went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a double Sunday at the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Bautista's third blast of the year in the first inning gave the Blue Jays a lead they'd never relinquish, and his double in the ninth gave the team an insurance run. The slugger now has posted five extra-base hits over his last six games and boasts an 1.139 OPS.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 3 weeks ago

Bautista was 2-for-4 with a double and run scored in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran slugger drove in Josh Donaldson in the first to stake Toronto to an early 1-0 lead, and added a single later in the game. The 35-year-old had endured a rare 0-for-5 stretch over his previous two games, after having hit safely in six of the first nine games of the new season. However, thanks to his propensity for drawing free passes, Bautista has reached base safely in every contest this season, and has already walked 13 times. He's slashing a solid .297/.480/.595 line over his first 11 games.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 3 weeks ago

Bautista hit an RBI double in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Yankees. It was the 800th RBI of his career.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He also singled in the game and raised his average to .321 to start the year. Hitting in the middle of a very potent lineup, Bautista should be able to put up plenty of counting numbers for his fantasy owners. He's hitting the ball well to start the season and doesn't seem to be slowing down. The outfielder is coming off a 40-home run, 114-RBI season a year ago.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 3 weeks ago

Bautista has reached base at least once in all of the team's eight games this season, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

A quick glance at the All-Star's numbers shows a tale of two stories. On one hand, the star right fielder has a nice slash line of .292/.500/.667 -- all of which are well above his average April over the past three seasons. However, Bautista is also striking out at a career-high rate (26.5 percent). It's too early to take these numbers and run too far with them, but it is certainly a trend to monitor, especially in leagues that have a penalty for striking out.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 4 weeks ago

Bautista went 2-for-3 with two homers and four RBI in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The slugger's pair of two-run blasts were his first two homers of the season. Bautista now has at least one hit in four of the Blue Jays' first six games, and has already drawn seven walks as well. He's slashing an impressive .316/.500/.737 line so far in 2016.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 1 month ago

Reports have surfaced that Bautista is seeking a five-year deal worth $150 million, the Toronto Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Assuming this is true, it makes sense why the organization couldn't come to terms on an extension with the slugger before Opening Day. As good as he is, no team in their right mind would pay a 40-year-old $30 million (which is what he would be at the end of a five-year deal). It looks like Bautista will be motivated by money in 2016, as he plays for what will most likely be the final contract of his career.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 1 month ago

Bautista went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Monday's win over Tampa Bay.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After going hitless with two walks in the opener, Bautista reversed it in this one. Although he didn't join his teammates in the three-homer parade against Rays starter Drew Smyly, it's just a matter of time until Bautista starts knocking balls out of the yard. Even at 35 years old, he doesn't look even remotely close to packing it in.

Jose Bautista RF/DH TOR 1 month ago

Bautista (neck) returned to action over the weekend and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Saturday against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The results are insignificant, but it's an encouraging sign that Bautista was able to return after a three-day absence from Grapefruit League play. His brief layoff is believed to be a precautionary one anyway.