“I honestly felt like playing him in the bullpen, like having them open up the gates there, that I’d have a better chance of catching the balls than in regular left field."
- Rays LF Sam Fuld, on Bautista, who is 6-for-6, with 3 HRs, and 3 walks.
“He’s very reminiscent of Barry Bonds in 2002. He looks like that where every time he swings the bat, it looks like it’s going to go over the wall. Just tremendous plate discipline, very aggressive swing. It’s an understatement to say that he’s locked in right now. He’s hitting as though there’s a league above this one."