Did you miss Carlos Delgado?? DelGado had two seasons that were every bit the equal of Bautista's 2010.
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Bautista had a heck of a season last season and he's on fire right now but Delgado's season in 2000 (as noted above) was just as good, if not better.
However, the best pure hitting performance from any Jay I've witnessed was Olerud's 1993. Pure dominance at the plate.
If anyone is interested...
1993 John Olerud - 186
2000 Carlos Delgado - 181
2010 Jose Bautista - 166
1989 Fred McGriff - 166
2003 Carlos Delgado - 161
1993 John Olerud - 8.2
1986 Jesse Barfield - 7.3
2006 Vernon Wells - 6.7
1989 Fred McGriff - 6.6
1985 Jesse Barfield - 6.6
2000 Carlos Delgado - 6.5
Surprisingly, Bautista's WAR from 2010 (5.6) comes in at 17th on the Blue Jays all time list.
Bautists hit three homes runs today! He's now hitting .368/.520/.868. Insane!
Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis
Back to back 50 hr seasons is a distinct possibility. Who else has done that? I'm guessing just Ruth, McGwire, Sosa, and A-Rod?
Well, JB had another 2-HR game today, going 3-4 overall.
He is now hitting: .364/.508/.841/1.350 with 18 HR!!!