Speedy outfielder made his Major League debut in 2017...Has appeared mainly in center field (432 MiLB G), but has the ability to play right field (61 G) and left field (10 G)...Over the course of his six-year Minor League career, Bautista has collected 233 stolen bases in 281 attempts (83%)...His 233 stolen bases rank fourth in Minor League Baseball since 2012.
Began the season with Triple-A Syracuse before being summoned to the Major Leagues on April 29...Recorded first MLB hit, May 6 at PHI...Enjoyed three stints with the Nationals in 2017...Appeared in right field (11 G/4 GS), center field (1 G) and left field (1 G)...Hit .259 with 11 doubles, two triples, 14 RBI, 14 walks, and 30 runs scored in 56 MiLB games...Appeared in 18 games for Gigantes del Cibao of the Dominican Winter League (.174, 3B, 3 RBI, 6 SB).
Spent the entire season at Double-A Harrisburg...Set career-highs in nearly every offensive category...Recipient of the third-annual "Bob Boone Award"... Led the Eastern League in hits (153) while his 56 stolen bases tied for the most in Minor League Baseball...Ranked eighth among Nationals farmhands with a .282 batting average...Named Eastern League Player of the Week on Sept. 4...From Aug. 27 to the end of the season, hit .467 (21-for-45), hitting safely in nine of the 10 games....Was cited by Baseball America as being the the "Fastest Baserunner" and having the most speed in the Eastern League...Following the season, hit .250 with two doubles, one triple, eight RBI, seven walks and 12 stolen bases in 40 games for Leones del Escogito of the Dominican Winter League.
Hit .275 with 10 doubles, two triples, one homer, 14 RBI, 26 stolen bases and 32 runs scored in 66 games...Ranked tied for eighth in the Carolina League with 23 stolen bases...His 26 SB ranked fourth among Nationals farmhands.
In his first full professional season, his 69 stolen bases ranked third in all of Minor League Baseball...Led the South Atlantic League and in runs scored (97).
Spent the entire season with the GCL Nationals...Led all qualified Nationals Minor Leaguers and was sixth among Gulf Coast League hitters with a .322 batting average...Also ranked among GCL hitters in runs scored (1st, 44), stolen bases (T1st, 26), hits (2nd, 65), and on-base percentage (7th, .400).
In his first professional season, led the Dominican Summer League with 47 stolen bases.