In 2005, José Bautista was named the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Minor League Player of the Year and was selected to play in the MLB Futures Game.
Jose hit his 40th HR of the 2015 season on September 30 at Baltimore, joining Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Ryan Howard and Albert Pujols as the only active players with at least three seasons of 40 or more homers. He is the only player in the Majors to hit 25 or more home runs in each of the last six seasons (2010-15). Jose was named to the American League All-Star team in 2015, his sixth straight All-Star selection (2010-15).
Jose made his postseason debut October 8, 2015 vs. Texas in the ALDS, becoming the first player in Blue Jays history to hit a home run in his first career playoff game. He hit the game-tying home run in the eighth inning of Game Six in the ALCS vs. Kansas City, the first player to hit a game-tying or go-ahead homer in the eighth inning or later in Game Six or Seven in the ALCS since the Yankees’ Aaron Boone in 2003.