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Edwin Encarnacion

33-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

2016 Stats

AVG

.263

HR

42

RBI

127

R

99

SB

2

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Encarnacion played 146 games last season, only the third time in his career hes played that many or more games throughout his whole career. While he was slowed by a variety of minor ailments, he stil...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 230   DOB: 1/7/1983   BORN: La Romana, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Edwin Encarnacion Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $29 million extension ($10 million club option for 2016) with the Blue Jays in July 2012.

November 21, 2016  –  Edwin Encarnacion News

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Although the Jays recently signed designated hitter Kendrys Morales, general manager Ross Atkins expressed Friday that the club is still interested in bringing back Encarnacion, the Toronto Star reports.

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Edwin Encarnacion Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 21 AA CHA 120 526 469 73 132 49 35 1 13 76 17 3 53 79 1 3 0 .281 .352 .443 .795
2005 22 AAA LOU 78 331 291 44 90 39 24 0 15 54 7 2 33 53 0 3 4 .309 .384 .546 .930
2005 22 MAJ CIN 69 234 211 25 49 25 16 0 9 31 3 0 20 60 0 0 3 .232 .308 .436 .744
2006 23 AAA LOU 10 38 36 6 11 4 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 .306 .342 .472 .814
2006 23 MAJ CIN 117 463 406 60 112 49 33 1 15 72 6 3 41 78 0 3 13 .276 .359 .473 .831
2007 24 AAA LOU 11 47 46 12 19 6 3 0 3 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 .413 .426 .674 1.100
2007 24 MAJ CIN 139 556 502 66 145 42 25 1 16 76 8 1 39 86 0 1 14 .289 .356 .438 .794
2008 25 MAJ CIN 146 582 506 75 127 56 29 1 26 68 1 0 61 102 0 5 10 .251 .340 .466 .807
2009 26 AAA LOU 11 45 37 5 10 3 1 0 2 8 0 0 8 6 0 0 0 .270 .400 .459 .859
2009 26 MAJ CIN 43 165 139 10 29 12 6 1 5 16 1 1 24 38 0 0 2 .209 .333 .374 .707
2009 26 MAJ TOR 42 173 154 25 37 14 5 1 8 23 1 0 13 29 0 3 3 .240 .306 .442 .748
2009  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CIN/TOR 85 338 293 35 66 26 11 2 13 39 2 1 37 67 0 3 5 .225 .320 .410 .729
2010 27 A+ DUN 3 13 10 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 1 .100 .308 .400 .708
2010 27 AAA LAS 7 35 32 9 14 5 2 0 3 13 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 .438 .486 .781 1.267
2010 27 MAJ TOR 96 367 332 47 81 37 16 0 21 51 1 0 29 60 0 4 2 .244 .305 .482 .787
2011 28 MAJ TOR 134 530 481 70 131 53 36 0 17 55 8 2 43 77 0 3 3 .272 .334 .453 .787
2012 29 MAJ TOR 151 644 542 93 152 66 24 0 42 110 13 3 84 94 0 7 11 .280 .384 .557 .941
2013 30 MAJ TOR 142 621 530 90 144 66 29 1 36 104 7 1 82 62 0 5 4 .272 .370 .534 .904
2014 31 A+ DUN 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
2014 31 AAA BUF 2 8 8 1 2 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .625 .875
2014 31 MAJ TOR 128 542 477 75 128 63 27 2 34 98 2 0 62 82 0 1 2 .268 .354 .547 .901
2015 32 MAJ TOR 146 624 528 94 146 70 31 0 39 111 3 2 77 98 0 10 9 .277 .372 .557 .929
2016 33 MAJ TOR 160 701 601 99 158 76 34 0 42 127 2 0 87 138 0 8 5 .263 .357 .529 .886
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3-Year Averages     144 621 535 89 144 68 30 0 38 112 2 0 75 106 0 6 5 .269 .361 .538 .899
Career  (View All)     1513 6,202 5,409 829 1,439 629 311 8 310 942 56 13 662 1,004 0 50 81 .266 .352 .498 .850

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Edwin Encarnacion: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 75 86
2015 59 85
2014 80 2 2 46
2013 79 10 55
2012 68 1 3 3 82
2011 25 36 70
2010 95 1
2009 85

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Edwin Encarnacion Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016120239260.242.517.902
2015100166160.260.480.836
201495155110.263.495.870

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201648176331012.268.532.881
20154287833953.280.575.950
20143826029872.270.560.909

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162844820661.282.570.943
20152604618582.273.562.930
20142423919540.281.595.961

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163175122611.246.492.834
20152684821531.280.552.927
20142353615442.255.498.840
Edwin Encarnacion Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 AA CHA 526 469 10.1% 15% 0.67 83% .316 .162
2005 22 AAA LOU 331 291 10% 16% 0.62 82% .336 .237
2005 22 MAJ CIN 234 211 8.5% 25.6% 0.33 72% .282 .204
2006 23 AAA LOU 38 36 5.3% 28.9% 0.18 69% .417 .166
2006 23 MAJ CIN 463 406 8.9% 16.8% 0.53 81% .310 .197
2007 24 AAA LOU 47 46 2.1% 8.5% 0.25 91% .410 .261
2007 24 MAJ CIN 556 502 7% 15.5% 0.45 83% .323 .149
2008 25 MAJ CIN 582 506 10.5% 17.5% 0.60 80% .267 .215
2009 26 AAA LOU 45 37 17.8% 13.3% 1.33 84% .276 .189
2009 26 MAJ CIN 165 139 14.5% 23% 0.63 73% .250 .165
2009 26 MAJ TOR 173 154 7.5% 16.8% 0.45 81% .248 .202
2009  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CIN/TOR 338 293 10.9% 19.8% 0.55 77% .249 .185
2010 27 A+ DUN 13 10 15.4% 23.1% 0.67 70% .000 .300
2010 27 AAA LAS 35 32 5.7% 5.7% 1.00 94% .407 .343
2010 27 MAJ TOR 367 332 7.9% 16.3% 0.48 82% .239 .238
2011 28 MAJ TOR 530 481 8.1% 14.5% 0.56 84% .295 .181
2012 29 MAJ TOR 644 542 13% 14.6% 0.89 83% .271 .277
2013 30 MAJ TOR 621 530 13.2% 10% 1.32 88% .250 .262
2014 31 A+ DUN 4 4 0% 25% 0.00 75% .333 .000
2014 31 AAA BUF 8 8 0% 0% 0.00 100% .143 .375
2014 31 MAJ TOR 542 477 11.4% 15.1% 0.76 83% .260 .279
2015 32 MAJ TOR 624 528 12.3% 15.7% 0.79 81% .274 .280
2016 33 MAJ TOR 701 601 12.4% 19.7% 0.63 77% .276 .266
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3-Year Averages     621 535 12.1% 17.1% 0.71 80% .271 .269
Career     6,202 5,409 10.7% 16.2% 0.66 81% .276 .232

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2016 Stat Review for Edwin Encarnacion    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.263 AVG
AVERAGE
77% Contact Rate
POOR
.276 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.529 SLG
ELITE
.266 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.63 BB/K
GREAT
12.4% BB Rate
ELITE
19.7% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.886 OPS
ELITE
.357 OBP
GOOD

Edwin Encarnacion: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Encarnacion's return to the Jays is extremely improbable following the team's acquisition of Kendrys Morales, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Encarnacion has received a qualifying offer from the Blue Jays, Jon Heyman of Today's Knuckleball reports.

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The Jays are expected to extend a qualifying offer to Encarnacion once the World Series ends, ESPN reports.

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Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with two walks, a homer and three RBI in Sunday's series-clinching win over the Rangers in the ALDS.

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Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with an RBI walk, another base on balls and two runs in Friday's 9-0 victory over the Yankees.

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Encarnacion homered -- his 42nd of the season -- and drove in three in a 2-for-5 game Tuesday against the Mariners.

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Encarnacion homered and knocked in a pair in a 2-for-5 game Monday against the Mariners.

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Encarnacion went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a 5-0 win over the Angels on Friday.

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Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with a walk, two homers, three runs scored and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

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Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 7-6 loss at Yankee Stadium.

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Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Monday's 5-3 loss at Yankee Stadium.

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Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with an RBI infield single, a two-run homer, a walk and two runs in Saturday's 8-7 victory over the Twins.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

The Home Run Parrot was out in full force once again in 2014 as Encarnacion hit at least 34 home runs for a third consecutive season, despite playing in just 128 games. He fell two shy of equaling his 2013 home run total in nearly 80 fewer plate appearances. Encarnacion takes plenty of walks and rarely strikes out, and when he puts the ball in play, he is trying to smoke it to the left side as nearly all of his home runs in recent seasons have been to left field. He has low BABIPs because he is often overshifted, but Encarnacion still hits for a good average because of the amount of balls he hits over the fence that no shift can prevent. He is a two category stud, three if you play in an OBP league, and contributes in four categories. With a talented lineup around him and a hitter-friendly home park, Encarnacion is a safe early investment on draft day.

2014

With a second big season under his belt, Encarnacion can officially be labeled as a late bloomer rather than a fluke. He followed up his breakout 2012 campaign with an impressive 2013 season that saw him slash .272/.370/.534 on the strength of 36 home runs and a 13.2% walk rate. Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Encarnacion's profile is that he's lowered his strikeout rate in each of the last four seasons, peaking at a 10.0% mark last season. With Jose Bautista expected to enter 2014 at full health, the Blue Jays should field one of the league's most formidable lineup pairings, and Encarnacion should be primed for another huge season provided that he recovers as expected from offseason wrist surgery.

2013

Doing his best Jose Bautista impression, Encarnacion became the latest Blue Jay to value into the fantasy elite with a power surge. In 2012, Encarnacion set career highs in home runs (42), runs (93), RBI (110), walks (84) and steals (13). His HR/FB rate doubled from 2011 to 18.7 percent last season, causing concern for regression, but his walk rate increased and his BABIP was actually lower than his career average. While some of his home runs will likely turn into doubles, fantasy owners should be more worried about his injury history than a complete drop-off.

2012

Encarnacion rewarded his owners with another solid season and even chipped in eight stolen bases and played enough games at both third base and first base to qualify at both in most formats. He did have a .292 BABIP, easily his best mark since his days in Cincinnati so a regression of his batting average is quite likely but the power should remain. The Jays picked up their $3.5 million option on him and while Brett Lawrie figures to see most of the action at third base, Encarnacion should still get ample time at first base and DH with an opportunity for occasional time in left field as well.

2011

Encarnacion started slowly last year following offseason wrist surgery and later dealt with a shoulder injury, hitting just .221 with 10 homers in the first half of the season. He rebounded a bit in the second half (.262 average with 11 homers) and was brought back by Toronto after the A's claimed him off waivers and subsequently non-tendered him. There's 30-homer potential here if you squint hard enough, and he'll enjoy an eveyday role with the Jays as the team's DH/1B.

2010

Encarnacion needed a change of scenery and got one with a midseason trade to the Blue Jays. He didn't fare much better with the Jays, hitting .240 with eight homers and 23 RBI in 42 games. He did have offseason surgery to remove a bone spur from his left wrist and suffered facial injuries in a New Year's Eve fireworks accident, but Encarnacion is expected to be fully recovered in time for spring training. He'll get a chance to be the team's everyday option at third and is entering his age-27 season. He's only a year removed from a .251/26/68 campaign and could regain that form in a full-time role with the Jays.

2009

Encarnacion added power (25 homers) last season, but at the expense of his batting average (.251). The big question for him is what position he'll eventually play -- there are many in the Reds' organization that believe he needs to be moved off third base, though there's not really an in-house alternative that will be ready in 2009. At age 26, he's still approaching his peak years at the plate.

2008

Encarnacion was an early bust, but after his punitive early-season demotion, he rallied to have a pretty decent season, hitting .309/.360/.488 with 10 homers after the All-Star break. His occasional defensive lapses have gotten him into the doghouse with former manager Jerry Narron, but in fairness many defensive metrics suggest that he's not that bad at third base. Encarnacion turns just 25 in January - it would be a mistake for the Reds (or for Encarnacion's fantasy owners) to write him off.

2007

This was a good growth season for Encarnacion. He maintained his batting eye and improved his ability to hit for average, while cutting down on his strikeouts. His defense is still a question mark, and it causes Reds manager Jerry Narron fits of pique every once in a while. Still, his work ethic on improving his defense has been noted, and now that Rich Aurilia is gone, the Reds don't really have a viable offensive option to replace him. He should finally see a 500 at-bat season.

2006

Encarnacion will open the 2006 season with the starting job at third base and absent moving Ryan Freel from second to third, he has precious little real competition for the job. There's still room for growth, particularly with his glove and his plate discipline, but he also has youth and raw upside on his side. Look for his batting average to suffer, but he could see a power spike.

2005

The Reds aren't as high on Encarnacion as some analysts outside the organization. As early as July, Reds GM Dan O'Brien flatly dismissed the possibility of a September call-up for Encarnacion, despite the team's needs at third base. He isn't expected to be in the running for the job in spring training this year. Some in the Reds organization have cited maturity issues in explaining their lack of enthusiasm for him.

2004

Perhaps the Reds' best (and possibly only) hitting prospect, which might say more about the Reds than it does about Encarnacion. The Reds have given up on converting him to shortstop, instead leaving him at third base. Given the struggles that Brandon Larson has had at the major league level, we may see Encarnacion pushed aggressively in 2004, provided he gets off to a good start at Double-A Chattanooga. He turns 21 in January, so there's still time for him to grow into the power potential for which most scouts have him pegged.

2003

Encarnacion hit .282 with 17 homers as a 19-year old at Single-A Dayton in 2002. Encarnacion's upside would get a major boost if his potential move from third base to shortstop sticks. Even if it doesn't, Encarnacion is a possible future 30/30 guy if his plate discipline improves. Encarnacion came over to the Reds in the Rob Bell-Ruben Mateo deal. Check back in two years he might have the brightest major league future of the three players involved.