What’s Up With Jose Bautista? **UPDATED April 26, 2012

Originally posted on AL Eastbound & Down:

Before we dig a little deeper into Jose Bautista’s slow start we have to mention that it just that, a slow start, nothing more and nothing less.  Players go through these types of slump many times throughout a season but when a player does so at the beginning of a season the ugly numbers become magnified. 

Another caveat is the extremely small sample size we are dealing with, obviously.

But I thought we could take a look and see if there is anything that sticks out as a possible culprit for what seems like an unusually long Joey Bats slump.  After posting back to back incredible seasons (.422 & .441 wOBA) the expectations of another magical season were high for Bautista.  In only 42 plate appearances this season Bautista is slashing 203/354/359 to go along with three homeruns and a .323 wOBA.

What’s going on?  Is this the result of Brett…

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