He led the AL in home runs last year and one the Silver Slugger Award. He made his second strait all-star team this season. He is from Santo Domingo, but went to Juco in the states before being drafted by the Pirates in 2000. He made his major league debut in 2005 and was an everyday player with the Pirates and the Blue Jays from 06-09, with a career high of 15 home runs in a season. And then POW, 54 home runs last year and 42 thus far this year.
Now the Dominican Baseball Guy knew all that and more just off the top of his head. But Time makes some good points as to why the average Joe fan does not know this great player, mainly that he plays in Canada and for a bad team, the Blue Jays.
As the Dominican Baseball Guy mentions, Jose is from Santo Domingo. He has one of the best twitter handles out there, so go follow him on twitter: @JoeyBats19
|Jose Bautista warms up with Blue Jays, by Keith Allison on Flickr|