José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH NYM
2 days ago

Bautista went 3-for-4 with a grand slam, a double, seven RBI and three runs scored in the 24-4 win over the Phillies in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista, and the entire Mets offense, had an absolute monster day at the dish. He brought his average back over the Mendoza line, now sitting at .204 in 240 at-bats. Oddly enough, Bautista didn't even start this game. Brandon Nimmo (finger) left the game after being hit by a pitch in the third inning before being replaced by the veteran slugger.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH NYM
2 days ago

Bautista is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista will receive a little breather after starting the past five games, during which he's gone 3-for-18 with three RBI and three runs scored. Austin Jackson will roam center field during Game 1, but look for Bautista to return to the starting lineup in the nightcap.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH NYM
5 days ago

Bautista went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's win over New York.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista launched his ninth home run of the season in the fourth inning, handing his team a 4-2 lead. Despite plating two key runs in Monday's tilt, Bautista has gone just 3-for-37 with 17 strikeouts over his previous 10 games. He's batting .195 with 22 extra-base hits and 32 RBI through 80 matchups in 2018.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH NYM
1 week ago

Bautista is out of the lineup versus the Marlins on Friday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista will retreat to the bench for a breather after starting 14 of the past 16 games. Austin Jackson will draw a start in the outfield in his place.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH NYM
2 weeks ago

Bautista will not start Monday against the Reds, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The recent return of Todd Frazier (ribs) has removed one possible spot for Bautista in the starting lineup. Austin Jackson has started seven of the last eight games in center field, forcing Brandon Nimmo over to right, Bautista's other usual spot.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH NYM
2 weeks ago

Bautista is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Braves, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista's time with the Mets has proven less than ideal, batting a paltry .203 over 62 games. His eye at the plate has resulted in a .308 on-base percentage and he's hit six home runs over that span, but the veteran, mired in a 0-for-16 slump over the last five games, will cede right field to Brandon Nimmo on Saturday, while Austin Jackson will slot into center field.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH NYM
3 weeks ago

Bautista went 1-for-3 with a walk, a two-run home run and a second run scored in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger is now hitting .188 (12-for-64) in July with three homers and 11 RBI in 19 games. With Yoenis Cespedes (heel) apparently done for the year, Bautista should continue to see regular playing time for the Mets, but he's unlikely to be anything more than a low-BA source of occasional power at this stage of his career.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH NYM
1 month ago

Bautista went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI on Thursday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista took Max Scherzer deep in the fourth inning for his seventh home run of the season. He drew a rare start at third base, giving him another path to playing time if the Mets feel comfortable with his defense at the hot corner. While his season-long numbers don't look particularly impressive, Bautista does have five home runs in 67 at-bats since June 22.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH NYM
1 month ago

Bautista is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bautista's move to the bench ends a streak of 13 consecutive starts, during which the veteran supplied four home runs and a .400 on-base percentage. After a dismal stint with the Braves earlier this season, Bautista has resurfaced as a dependable power bat in the corner outfield for the Mets, but his rest-of-season outlook is muddled with Jay Bruce (hip) and Yoenis Cespedes (hip, quadriceps) nearing returns from the disabled list.

José Bautista
3B/LF/RF/DH NYM
1 month ago

Bautista went 1-for-3 with two walks, a stolen base, and a grand slam in Friday's 5-1 win over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

His sixth homer of the year was a dramatic one, as Bautista crushed the first pitch he saw in the ninth inning for the first walkoff home run of his career. The 37-year-old is still only hitting .225 in 39 games as a Met, but his .838 OPS is right in line with the tail end of his Blue Jays peak prior to last year's collapse.