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Metallijay
05-07-2013, 02:45 PM
Bautista has not had a good start we know this, he has hit 7 hr's, but other then that has really struggled, especially with runners on. Do you think he is on the decline, or is it just a matter of time before he heats up? Based on him walking more lately there are signs he is going to heat up, or at least has a better approach. He has no hit a HR in awhile either. he is 32, but I am more inclined to think he will get hot soon, I hope so as we need him and edwin to really carry the load especially driving in runs.

G-Snarls
05-07-2013, 02:48 PM
Personal opinion - He's just streaky now, and will have some fantastic stretches this year interspersed with some bad ones

He's not washed up I don't think

admin
05-07-2013, 02:51 PM
Well he hit .181/.320 last year in April with 3 homeruns, so could be worse.
Then .257/.342 in May with 9HR
So .228/.348 with 7HR thus far really isn't far off what he's done last year.
Not to mention in six games in May he's hitting .353/.500 so far.

HERPDERP
05-07-2013, 03:01 PM
I'm not worried. He's swinging at a lot of mistake pitches and not punishing them. His timing is maybe off due to his two earlier injuries.

Nox
05-07-2013, 03:02 PM
Currently:

BB%: 16.1
K%: 20.5
ISO: .272

Preseason Zips Projections:

BB%: 16.3
K%: 18.1
ISO: .291

He's basically exactly what we should have expected him to be. The small dips in K% and ISO mean nothing in the sample we're dealing with.

Stangstag
05-07-2013, 03:04 PM
He looks like he is heating up. Last night he pulled a few balls that were foul by a few feet. His timing seems to be getting really close.

The Cats Ass
05-07-2013, 03:08 PM
He'll be fine. He's just starting off a little slow. He actually hit better this April then he did last April. Seems like his wrist is 100% again.

GD
05-07-2013, 04:09 PM
I'm not THAT worried about JB, but the warning signs, like his ability to hit a fastball, are there.

Darth Steve
05-07-2013, 04:20 PM
We can't forget he is not even a year removed from wrist surgery. That is major for a player, especially a hitter of Jose's calibre. My best guess is that you'll start seeing the HR and RBI flowing mid-May onwards.

Metallijay
05-07-2013, 05:16 PM
Bautista hasn't been off to a bad start his numbers suggest otherwise. Slow start sure, but not a bad start. How's having an OPS of 848/wOBA of 361/wRC+ of 127/ a BB% 16.1 and K% 20.5 a bad start? I don't get this?

By my standards for an allstar it's a bad start he is hitting under .200 with runners on and only recently started drawing walks. Bautistas jobs is to drive in runs, hes not doing it right now. His average is bad as well, although starting to climb.

NiagaraJaysFan
05-07-2013, 05:17 PM
Currently:

BB%: 16.1
K%: 20.5
ISO: .272

Preseason Zips Projections:

BB%: 16.3
K%: 18.1
ISO: .291

He's basically exactly what we should have expected him to be. The small dips in K% and ISO mean nothing in the sample we're dealing with.


We can't forget he is not even a year removed from wrist surgery. That is major for a player, especially a hitter of Jose's calibre. My best guess is that you'll start seeing the HR and RBI flowing mid-May onwards.
Nice signatures, my Jay fan brothers!

GD
05-07-2013, 05:31 PM
Bautista hasn't been off to a bad start his numbers suggest otherwise. Slow start sure, but not a bad start. How's having an OPS of 848/wOBA of 361/wRC+ of 127/ a BB% 16.1 and K% 20.5 a bad start? I don't get this?

It's kinda amazing that THIS is a bad start for him, lol.

Dylan
05-07-2013, 05:33 PM
Jose is heating up, he's also taking more walks. He will have a strong may I think.

kcjaysfan
05-07-2013, 05:34 PM
bautista hasn't been off to a bad start his numbers suggest otherwise. Slow start sure, but not a bad start. How's having an ops of 848/woba of 361/wrc+ of 127/ a bb% 16.1 and k% 20.5 a bad start? I don't get this?

dat avridge iz bad!

Metallijay
05-07-2013, 05:35 PM
dat avridge iz bad!

More so the lack of production, not driving in runs, terrible with runners on.

GD
05-07-2013, 05:36 PM
More so the lack of production, not driving in runs, terrible with runners on.

Are you JP Arencibia?

LGBJ29
05-07-2013, 05:38 PM
He'll be fine. As mentioned above he's a streaky hitter, and once he gets hot, look out!

GD
05-07-2013, 05:40 PM
lol

Lol your only responses to me have been "lol" or "lmao"

Metallijay
05-07-2013, 05:40 PM
Lol your only responses to me have been "lol" or "lmao"

MAybe because you're a joke lol.

GD
05-07-2013, 05:41 PM
MAybe because you're a joke lol.

<3

I'd rather be funny and stupid than just plain stupid.

Metallijay
05-07-2013, 05:42 PM
<3

I'd rather be funny and stupid than just plain stupid.

Agreed, i'm just stupid sometimes but I blame my wife for that, slowly sucking my life away.

Metallijay
05-07-2013, 05:47 PM
We`re you wikiman on the original board?

No.

jaysfaithful8
05-07-2013, 06:06 PM
I'm more concerned with Bautista's nagging injuries. He was removed from last night's game because of a sore back and sat out some games in May with an injury as well. I hope that everything returns to normal for him in the health department so he can continue to get back to MVP form.

Metallijay
05-07-2013, 06:07 PM
I'm more concerned with Bautista's nagging injuries. He was removed from last night's game because of a sore back and sat out some games in May with an injury as well. I hope that everything returns to normal for him in the health department so he can continue to get back to MVP form.

Good point this has been an issue since last season.

silvergun
05-07-2013, 06:25 PM
the only thing thing I notice off about his plate discipline stats are he's seeing 62.5% first pitch strikes, about 10% higher than the past 2 years.

fairly sss, but maybe getting challenged more with some legitimate, recognized protection in EE and hasn't made the adjustment completely yet?

he does seem to be striking out about ~3'ish% more than his 2010 & beyond rate.

Nox
05-07-2013, 09:05 PM
Sorry Nox didn`t see your post.

Not a problem Sir.

KSaw
05-08-2013, 08:04 AM
Both.