Jose Bautista – Right Field – Toronto Blue Jays
MLB’s most prolific homerun hitter the past two seasons, Bautista is Toronto’s offensive equivalent of Michael Jordan during his championship runs with the Chicago Bulls. He has led the Blue Jays in every major offensive category including homeruns, hits and on-base percentage. Most amazing about Bautista, another Dominican Republic native, is that his transformation into one of baseball’s most feared hitters (power and average) has come with little protection in the batting order. Although the Blue Jays play north of the border and in one of the most competitive divisions in baseball, Bautista’s prodigious play could make him a serious candidate for AL MVP, an award in which he previously came in third (2011) and fourth (2010) place despite lacking a supporting cast.