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Bautista is a career .252 hitter that had exactly ZERO SEASONS with a slugging percentage above .420 before 2010.
Two seasons does not a career make. As I point out all the time...even Brady Anderson hit 50 HR once. Any MLB player can dominate for one month or look good for one season. Sustained contributions are even more difficult.
Anybody that drafted Bautista in the first round or the first 50 picks is a dumbass and gets what they deserve.
Other than 2010 and 2011, Bautista never hit more than 16 HRs in a season and never had more than 63 RBI or 6 SB.
Bautista may have some value...but Josh Willingham has more value.
You negate to mention the fact that he was never a starter before joining the Blue Hats either. He's shown the power when given the playing time period. The Toronto batting coach has worked with his batting eye and his approach at the plate has been much better as well.