For the second time (but not the last time), Jose Bautista appears on this top ten list. This time, it is for his performance during spring training of 2014.
After cementing himself as one of the premier hitters in all of baseball, Bautista continued to terrorize pitchers, even when the games didn’t matter. Throughout March of 2014, Bautista launched an impressive six homeruns while knocking in 12 RBIs. What makes this even more impressive in the fact that he hit those six homeruns in just 56 at-bats, averaging out to a homerun every 9.3 at-bats.
To go along with his excellent power numbers, Bautista also showed off his contact hitting abilities and eagle-like strike zone vision. The right fielder had a slash line of .375/.455/.786, walking an impressive nine times over the course of the month.
Bautista has already cemented himself as a Blue Jays legend, and plays with fire at all times. The video below shows Bautista popping up in a spring training game, followed by him smashing his bat in frustration. He may not be the most idolized guy outside of Toronto, but the guy flat out loves to win.