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Rafael Bautista CF  

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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 26)
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Birth Date3-8-1993
Height6' 2"
Weight194 lbs
Age26 years, 2 months, 15 days
BatsR
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2017 WAS 24 17 27 4 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .160 .222 .160 77 -0.7 0.5 -0.5 0.0
2018 WAS 25 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 87 -0.1 0.0 -0.3 0.0
Career2633400026000.129.182.12979-0.80.5-0.80.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 DWA Rk DSL 67 254 .242 .331 .337 .397 104 10.6 7.9 0.7 141 0 14.0 6.9 8.4 3.7
2013 NAT Rk GCL 52 235 .257 .340 .351 .381 100 10.1 7.1 0 134 0 -2.0 4.7 -0.1 0.9
2014 HAG A SAL 134 543 .266 .331 .394 .328 104 3.9 15.5 0.5 100 0 5.8 8.5 -8.7 2.2
2015 AUB A- NYP 8 34 .250 .316 .354 .346 105 -1.3 0.9 0 84 0 0.3 1.0 -1.3 0.1
2015 POT A+ CAR 52 226 .246 .314 .351 .301 98 -1.5 6.1 0.6 101 0 -3.4 0.0 -4.2 -0.1
2015 NAT Rk GCL 6 16 .252 .311 .319 .286 99 1.1 0.5 -0.1 122 0 -0.6 -0.1 -0.2 -0.1
2016 HAR AA EAS 136 607 .259 .324 .387 .333 105 -2.9 16.4 -0.3 98 0 -3.8 7.8 -9.1 1.2
2016 ESC Wnt DWL 40 121 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 WAS MLB NL 17 27 .277 .336 .501 .200 97 -3.6 0.8 -0.2 77 12 -0.5 0.5 -0.7 0.0
2017 SYR AAA INT 43 188 .248 .307 .378 .293 99 -9.2 5.6 0.1 76 0 -0.4 2.7 -7.3 0.1
2017 NAT Rk GCL 13 52 .262 .335 .360 .333 106 3 1.6 -0.2 144 0 -0.8 -0.4 0.1 0.0
2017 GIG Wnt DWL 16 69 .000 .000 .000 .224 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018 WAS MLB NL 9 6 .262 .346 .382 .000 103 -1.7 0.2 0 87 8 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2018 HAR AA EAS 6 30 .242 .304 .372 .136 98 -4.2 0.9 0.1 59 0 0.8 -0.2 -1.4 0.0
2018 SYR AAA INT 20 91 .250 .325 .382 .500 91 5.4 2.7 -0.1 103 0 -0.5 0.0 -0.8 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 DWA Rk DSL 254 210 38 69 8 3 0 83 25 27 39 47 7 .329 .419 .395 .067 3 6
2013 NAT Rk GCL 235 202 44 65 7 2 1 79 27 18 34 26 7 .322 .400 .391 .069 1 5
2014 HAG A SAL 543 487 97 141 20 5 5 186 54 33 72 69 15 .290 .341 .382 .092 5
2015 POT A+ CAR 226 206 23 56 7 2 0 67 8 11 22 23 4 .272 .318 .325 .053 2 3
2015 NAT Rk GCL 16 16 3 5 0 0 1 8 2 0 1 0 0 .313 .313 .500 .188 0 0
2015 AUB A- NYP 34 33 6 9 3 0 0 12 4 1 7 3 0 .273 .294 .364 .091 0 0
2016 HAR AA EAS 607 543 77 153 12 4 4 185 39 45 94 56 10 .282 .344 .341 .059 3 8
2016 ESC Wnt DWL 121 112 22 28 2 1 0 32 8 7 21 12 2 .250 .292 .286 .036 1 1
2017 SYR AAA INT 188 176 23 44 9 1 0 55 11 9 26 7 4 .250 .290 .313 .063 0 2
2017 NAT Rk GCL 52 44 7 13 2 1 0 17 3 5 5 2 1 .295 .404 .386 .091 0 0
2017 GIG Wnt DWL 69 60 4 11 0 1 0 13 3 7 11 6 0 .183 .269 .217 .033 0 2
2017 WAS MLB NL 27 25 2 4 0 0 0 4 0 2 5 0 0 .160 .222 .160 .000 0 0
2018 SYR AAA INT 91 82 11 30 3 1 1 38 4 4 23 5 1 .366 .395 .463 .098 0 5
2018 HAR AA EAS 30 27 0 3 0 0 0 3 3 3 5 1 1 .111 .200 .111 .000 0 0
2018 WAS MLB NL 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2017 89 0.4719 0.4944 0.7955 0.5952 0.4043 0.9600 0.5789 0.2045 0.0000
2018 24 0.5000 0.5833 0.5714 0.7500 0.4167 0.5556 0.6000 0.4286 0.0000
Career1130.47790.51330.74790.62810.40690.87410.58340.25210.0000

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 WAS $
2017 WAS $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 37 d1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Washington 3/18. Released by Washington 6/9/18. Re-signed by Washington as a free agent 6/14/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Washington 11/18/16. Re-signed by Washington 3/17.
  • Signed by Washington 1/3/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 385 48 99 13 2 8 38 22 75 20 5 .280 .328 .397 90 14.4 1.5
80o 364 44 90 11 2 8 35 20 72 18 5 .269 .316 .385 82 8.8 0.9
70o 349 41 83 11 2 7 32 18 71 17 4 .258 .301 .370 76 5.1 0.5
60o 337 38 76 10 1 6 30 17 69 16 4 .244 .288 .341 71 2.1 0.2
50o 325 36 71 9 1 6 28 16 68 15 4 .236 .280 .332 67 -0.5 0.0
40o 313 34 67 9 1 6 27 15 66 14 4 .231 .274 .331 62 -2.8 -0.3
30o 301 31 61 8 1 5 25 13 64 13 3 .219 .257 .308 57 -5.2 -0.6
20o 286 29 56 7 1 5 23 12 62 11 3 .211 .248 .301 51 -7.7 -0.8
10o 265 25 48 6 1 4 20 11 59 10 3 .194 .232 .274 43 -10.7 -1.1
Weighted Mean3293772916291668154.237.280.332680.40.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank the non-Victor Robles CFs in the Nats system (Rafael Bautista, Andrew Stevenson, Blake Perkins, Daniel Johnson)?
(Andrew from DC)
I really liked my brief look at Stevenson before his promotion. It's easy to cast him as a fourth outfielder, and that might be where he ends up, but I really liked the hit tool. There might be more there. Johnson probably isn't a center fielder, but the reports on the tools are a bit louder than Perkins, Bautista is MLB-ready, but is your standard-issue speedy bench OF type. So I guess that is my order right now. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Nationals one of the more underrated farm systems? Besides having the best pitcher in the minors, they seem to have a lot of toolsy, high-upside type of guys. And they have Reynaldo Lopez.
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I think they are, partially because I was able to watch Hagerstown all season.

3 impact arms in Gioltio, Lopez, Cole
Nick Pivetta and Jake Johansen have ability
Rafael Bautista, Wilmer Difo, Drew Ward

It's a nice group, and that was basically only Hagerstown. Pedro Severino is a solid defense-first C for Potomac, and they still have a few guys like Brian Goodwin, Matt Skole, etc that could potentially provide impact. (Tucker Blair)


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