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Postby PujolsFan11 » Sat May 15, 2010 8:01 pm

Solid 3B play for the rest of the way or dud?

Thoughts?
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Re: Jose A Bautista

Postby bazzy_51 » Sat May 15, 2010 8:09 pm

Guy is a career .237 batter, has half of his career high in HR totals already and has 1HR in his last 31ABs (right on his career average of 1HR every 30AB).

Go back to just last year when he went on a hot streak to end up with 13HR. He had 8HR in his last 78 to end the year, prior to that had 5HR in 258AB to start the year.

What do you think? I think its just a nice hot streak, and along with Alex Gonzalez both will slide back down to normal sooner rather then later.
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Postby k.k. » Sat May 15, 2010 9:00 pm

I have been curiously watching Bautista for some time now, and could add him. But I'm not convinced he's really worth it. That batting avg isn't pretty. Still, the HR parade is dandy. Two more vs. TEX on Sat afternoon.
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Re: Jose A Bautista

Postby silverZ » Sat May 15, 2010 11:22 pm

The avg will always be bad but he has 20-25 hr power if given full time AB's, which he should get all year. Decent play in al-only leagues.
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Re: Jose A Bautista

Postby SpecialFNK » Sun May 16, 2010 9:55 am

will he get full AB? i doubt it.
Encarnacion is on the DL right now. im not sure when he gets back, but once he does i would assume he goes back to 3B. right now i would think Fred Lewis is the full time LF/leadoff hitter.
his career high in HR is 16. the best AVG he has had any season is .254 AVG. (other than 1st year in 2004 when he had .273 AVG in 11 AB)
you can use him when he is hitting well, but dont count on him to be a full time regular. best thing to do is when he is hot try and trade him to someone who believes in him for something more useful.
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Re: Jose A Bautista

Postby Grounded Polo » Sun May 16, 2010 10:01 am

Just ride out his hot streak. With Snider hitting well now, there's nowhere for him to play full time once EE returns. Lewis is also playing well enough to deserve playing time.
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Re: Jose A Bautista

Postby k.k. » Sun May 16, 2010 10:04 am

Lewis has definitely earned his spot. I don't think there's any guarantee EE gets 3B back when he's healthy. Bautista is batting well. The avg isn't there, but there's a chance he surprises and becomes a nice option this fantasy season. I guess I don't put as much stock in EE as some do. What has he ever really done to warrant immediately getting quality playing time coming off this injury?
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Re: Jose A Bautista

Postby Grounded Polo » Sun May 16, 2010 10:08 am

k.k. wrote:Lewis has definitely earned his spot. I don't think there's any guarantee EE gets 3B back when he's healthy. Bautista is batting well. The avg isn't there, but there's a chance he surprises and becomes a nice option this fantasy season. I guess I don't put as much stock in EE as some do. What has he ever really done to warrant immediately getting quality playing time coming off this injury?


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Re: Jose A Bautista

Postby AussieDodger » Sun May 16, 2010 11:57 am

The Jays made a point to highlight how much they are paying Edwin when they were talking about 3B/LF playing time. He'll be starting for sure IMO.
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Re: Jose A Bautista

Postby ggs » Sun May 16, 2010 2:44 pm

hes definitely swinging a big stick lately so get on the train while he's hot.. it'll pass methinks.
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