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Full Name: Leocadio Francisco Batista Primary Position: 3B,SS
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/180 First Game: June 3, 1996
Birthdate: December 9, 1973 MLB Experience: 10 years
Birthplace: Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic)
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Tony Batista (Leocadio Francisco Batista) was born on December 9, 1973 in Puerto Plata, Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic). He made his Major League debut on June 3, 1996 for the Oakland Athletics. In 1996, his rookie year, he hit .298 with 6 home runs and 25 RBI. Batista played for the Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins, and Washington Nationals over the course of his 11 year career.

There is some disagreement on what was Tony Batista's most productive season. Some believe that it was 2000, when he slugged 41 home runs and knocked in 114 runs. However, others believe that it was 2004, when he slugged 32 home runs and knocked in 110 runs.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1996 OAK A 74 238 38 71 6 25 .298 .350 .433 10 2 19 49 1 0 7 0 2
1997 OAK A 68 188 22 38 4 18 .202 .265 .330 10 1 14 31 2 3 2 0 8
1998 ARI N 106 293 46 80 18 41 .273 .318 .519 16 1 18 52 3 0 1 0 7
1999 TOR A 98 375 61 107 26 79 .285 .328 .565 25 1 22 79 4 3 2 1 11
1999 ARI N 44 144 16 37 5 21 .257 .335 .396 5 0 16 17 2 0 2 3 1
1999 Total 142 519 77 144 31 100 .277 .330 .518 30 1 38 96 6 3 4 4 12
2000 TOR A 154 620 96 163 41 114 .263 .307 .519 32 2 35 121 6 0 5 1 15
2001 TOR A 72 271 29 56 13 45 .207 .251 .399 11 1 13 66 4 0 0 1 2
2001 BAL A 84 308 41 82 12 42 .266 .305 .468 16 5 19 47 0 0 5 1 7
2001 TOT A 156 579 70 138 25 87 .238 .280 .435 27 6 32 113 4 0 5 2 9
2002 BAL A 161 615 90 150 31 87 .244 .309 .457 36 1 50 107 11 0 5 9 13
2003 BAL A 161 631 76 148 26 99 .235 .270 .393 20 1 28 102 5 0 4 4 20
2004 MON N 157 606 76 146 32 110 .241 .272 .455 30 2 26 78 4 4 14 4 14
2006 MIN A 50 178 24 42 5 21 .236 .303 .388 12 0 15 27 2 0 0 1 5
2007 WSN N 80 101 10 26 2 16 .257 .347 .347 3 0 12 14 3 0 0 3 4
Total NL 387 1144 148 289 57 188 .253 ? ? 54 3 72 161 12 4 17 10 26
Total AL 922 3424 477 857 164 530 .250 .299 .452 172 14 215 629 35 6 30 18 83
Total 1309 4568 625 1146 221 718 .251 .299 .453 226 17 287 790 47 10 47 28 109

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1996 OAK A 3B 18 5 68 9 18 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .931
1996 OAK A SS 4 3 27 4 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1996 OAK A 2B 52 46 405.1 83 162 3 36 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1996 OAK A DH 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 OAK A SS 61 54 468.2 91 169 8 38 0 0 0 0 0 .970
1997 OAK A DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 OAK A 3B 4 0 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1997 OAK A 2B 1 1 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1998 ARI N 3B 15 12 111 9 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .974
1998 ARI N 2B 41 31 280.2 71 84 1 23 0 0 0 0 0 .994
1998 ARI N SS 34 26 246.2 43 93 4 13 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1999 TOR A SS 98 98 860.2 165 308 12 72 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1999 ARI N SS 43 38 347 60 130 4 27 0 0 0 0 0 .979
1999 Total SS 141 136 1207.2 225 438 16 99 0 0 0 0 0 .976
2000 TOR A 3B 154 154 1367 120 317 17 35 0 0 0 0 0 .963
2001 TOR A 3B 72 68 618 56 145 10 21 0 0 0 0 0 .953
2001 BAL A DH 33 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 BAL A 3B 29 29 247.2 18 53 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 .934
2001 BAL A SS 20 19 177.1 33 63 1 11 0 0 0 0 0 .990
2001 TOT A 3B 101 97 865.2 74 198 15 26 0 0 0 0 0 .948
2002 BAL A 3B 154 154 1374.2 111 289 16 35 0 0 0 0 0 .962
2002 BAL A DH 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 BAL A DH 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 BAL A 3B 154 154 1364.1 92 292 20 33 0 0 0 0 0 .950
2004 MON N 3B 155 149 1326 82 309 19 35 0 0 0 0 0 .954
2006 MIN A 3B 50 50 434 27 97 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 .954
2007 WSN N 1B
2007 WSN N 3B
Total 2B 94 78 692 156 250 4 59 0 0 0 0 0 .990
Total SS 260 238 2127.1 396 774 29 162 0 0 0 0 0 .976
Total 3B 805 775 6921.2 527 1549 96 174 1 0 0 0 0 .956
Total DH 52 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Transactions

  • Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Oakland Athletics (February 8, 1991).
  • Selected by Arizona Diamondbacks from Oakland Athletics (27th pick overall) in the expansion draft (November 18, 1997).
  • Traded by Arizona Diamondbacks with John Frascatore to Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Dan Plesac (June 12, 1999).
  • Claimed on waivers by Baltimore Orioles from Toronto Blue Jays (June 25, 2001).
  • Granted free agency (October 30, 2003).
  • Signed by Montreal Expos (January 6, 2004).
  • Granted free agency (November 4, 2004).
  • Signed by Minnesota Twins (December 15, 2005).
  • Released by Minnesota Twins (June 14, 2006).

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