|MLB Career Stats||2517||317||685||62||319||37||.272||.315||.724|
|2000||7||7th in NL|
2001 Postseason: A key component in Arizona's World Series success, Bautista hit .583 (7-for-12) against the Yankees, starting 3 of the 5 games he participated in while providing outstanding defense ... he made the start in Game #2 against Andy Pettitte and went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI in Arizona's 4-0 win ... he was 1-for-2 in abbreviated work when the series shifted to Yankee Stadium, then provided a huge offensive spark as the D'Backs rebounded to win the final 2 games and claim the title ... Bautista started against Pettitte again in Game #6, providing 3 hits and 5 RBI, becoming the 19th player in World Series history to knock in 5 runs, first since Florida's Gary Sheffield in Game #3 of the'97 series against Cleveland ... Danny came up an RBI shy of the Fall Classic record of 6 set in 1960 by the Yankees' Bobby Richardson ... his work in Game #6 gave manager Bob Brenly the confidence to play a hunch in Game #7 against Roger Clemens and Bautista delivered again, staking Arizona to a 1-0 lead with a run scoring double in the sixth inning ... Danny was used sparingly in the first 2 rounds of post-season play, making a start in each series ... he was 0-for-6 vs.the Cardinals in the Division Series, but was in the center of the first celebration when he slid across home plate in the bottom of the ninth to end Game #5 on Tony Womack's single that sent Arizona into the NLCS with a 2-1 win ... Bautista's lone start in the NLCS against the Braves game #5, going 1-for-4 with an RBI and a diving catch that kept Atlanta off the board in what turned out to be a 3-2 victory pro- pelling the D'Backs into the World Series ... Danny entered Game #5 against the Braves a lifetime 3-for-20 (.150) in 16 previous post-season games but closed 2001 by going 8-for-16, including his 7-for-12 World Series work.2000 Opened the year with the Florida Marlins, then joined Arizona on June 10 in exchange for utility man Andy Fox...Danny was hitting .191 at the time of his trade to Arizona, but finished the year hitting .317 (83-for-262) in 3 1/2 months as a Diamondback.
A veteran of 7 major league seasons and 4 different clubs, he established career bests in every offensive category including at bats (351), runs (54), hits (100), doubles (20), triples (7), home runs (11) and RBI (59)...had 5 career triples prior to his trade to Arizona but recorded all 7 of his 3-base hits for 2000 after joining the Diamondbacks.
His first hit as a Diamondback snapped a 2-2 tie with Anaheim on June 11, a 7th-inning home run that completed back-to-back blasts off of Scott Schoeneweis...Greg Colbrunn had tied the game just moments before with a shot to left-center off of Schoeneweis.
Had a career-best 15-game hitting streak from August 15-September 1, hitting .351 (20-for-57) with 3 doubles, 2 triples, a homer and 17 RBI.
Had a 10-game hitting streak from July 17-28, hitting .438 (14-for-32)...included during the streak was his first career 2-homer game on July 27 at St. Louis igniting 17-5 victory with solo blast off Rick Ankiel and 2-run shot off Alan Benes.
Started 40 of Arizona's final 44 games with 2 of the missed starts occurring in Los Angeles on final road trip when he returned to Phoenix to be with wife Frandy for the birth of son Daniel, the couple's third child...upon returning to the club, Danny hit safely in 11 of the final 12 games of the year at a .385 clip (20-for-52) with 14 runs scored, 5 doubles, 2 triples, a homer and 11 RBI.
Struck out once every 4.5 at bats with the Marlins (20 strikeouts in 89 at bats), but just once every 8.7 at bats (30 K's in 262 AB's) after becoming a Diamondback.