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Edwin Encarnacion

31-Year-Old First Baseman – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

AVG

.226

HR

1

RBI

9

R

11

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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.

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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 MAJ TOR 21 93 84 11 19 7 5 1 1 9 1 0 9 22 0 0 0 .226 .301 .345 .646
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Edwin Encarnacion
3-Year Averages MAJ   142 597 517 84 142 60 29 0 31 89 9 2 69 77 0 5 6 .275 .363 .511 .874
Career  (View All) MAJ   1100 4428 3887 572 1026 427 224 7 196 615 50 11 445 708 0 31 65 .264 .347 .476 .823

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Edwin Encarnacion Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 24 Bal 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .233 .320 .360 .680
Apr. 23 Bal 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .301 .345 .646
Apr. 22 Bal 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .307 .354 .661
Apr. 20 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .313 .324 .637
Apr. 19 @Cle 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .321 .343 .664
Apr. 18 @Cle 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .329 .338 .667
Apr. 17 @Min 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .333 .344 .677
Apr. 17 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .297 .328 .625
Apr. 16 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 15 @Min 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .241 .317 .352 .669
Apr. 13 @Bal 4 1 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .291 .340 .631
Apr. 12 @Bal 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .240 .261 .501
Apr. 11 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .244 .268 .512
Apr. 10 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .162 .244 .270 .514
Apr. 9 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .270 .303 .573
Apr. 8 Hou 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .303 .345 .648
Apr. 6 NYY 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .207 .321 .528
Apr. 5 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .160 .208 .368
Apr. 4 NYY 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .190 .250 .440
Apr. 3 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .063 .118 .125 .243
Apr. 2 @TB 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .077 .077 .154 .231
Apr. 1 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 31 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 28 3 7 2 0 1 6 4 8 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .364 .429 .793
Last 14 Days 53 7 14 4 0 1 9 6 10 0 0 1 0 1 .264 .350 .396 .746
Last 30 Days 86 11 20 6 1 1 9 10 22 1 0 1 0 1 .233 .320 .360 .680

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Edwin Encarnacion: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 18 4
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
2013111235222.270.486.859
20121363114317.301.6691.086
2011123196144.276.504.845

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20134196731835.272.547.916
20124066228796.273.520.892
20113585111414.271.436.767

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132603912534.265.477.835
20122505023575.284.5961.006
20112463714457.289.537.889

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132705124513.278.589.971
20122924319538.277.524.883
2011235333101.255.366.680
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 MAJ TOR 93 84 9.7% 23.7% 0.41 74% .295 .119
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3-Year Averages MAJ   597 517 11.6% 12.9% 0.90 85% .271 .236
Career MAJ   4428 3887 10% 16% 0.63 82% .278 .212

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2014 Stat Review for Edwin Encarnacion    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.226 AVG
TERRIBLE
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.295 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.345 SLG
TERRIBLE
.119 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.41 BB/K
WEAK
9.7% BB Rate
GOOD
23.7% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.646 OPS
TERRIBLE
.301 OBP
POOR

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Best Matchups for Edwin Encarnacion (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Yovani Gallardo MIL 11 4 3 6 3 0 0 .364 1.182 1.682
Yu Darvish TEX 12 5 2 4 3 3 0 .417 .917 1.479
A.J. Burnett PHI 14 6 2 4 1 2 0 .429 .929 1.395
Gavin Floyd ATL 11 7 0 2 1 0 0 .636 .727 1.394
Jason Hammel CHI-N 18 7 3 4 1 1 0 .389 .944 1.365
Jason Vargas KC 15 5 2 5 5 2 0 .333 .867 1.343
Matt Moore TB 12 4 1 3 8 3 2 .333 .667 1.267
Rick Porcello DET 12 5 0 3 0 0 0 .417 .750 1.167
Jeremy Guthrie KC 30 11 2 3 2 2 0 .367 .700 1.112
C.J. Wilson ANA 12 4 1 2 4 0 0 .333 .583 1.083

Worst Matchups for Edwin Encarnacion (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Justin Masterson CLE 17 2 0 1 3 5 0 .118 .176 .462
Doug Fister WAS 16 3 0 0 1 2 0 .188 .188 .423
Fernando Rodney SEA 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .250 .417
Luke Hochevar KC 11 2 0 0 0 1 0 .182 .182 .364
David Robertson NY-A 14 1 1 1 0 2 0 .071 .286 .357
Jim Johnson OAK 11 1 0 0 0 4 0 .091 .182 .348
Clay Buchholz BOS 21 1 0 0 5 3 0 .048 .048 .278
Wade Davis KC 22 2 0 1 0 6 0 .091 .136 .227
Chad Billingsley LA 12 1 0 0 0 4 0 .083 .083 .167
Alfredo Aceves NY-A 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a run in Friday's 2-0 win over the Orioles.

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Encarnacion (forearm) has been cleared to play in the weekend series in Montreal.

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GM Alex Anthopoulos said Encarnacion felt fine after being hit by a pitch on the right forearm during Wednesday's game, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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Encarnacion was hit on the forearm by a pitch and left Wednesday's spring training game early, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Encarnacion is hitting .310 (13-of-42) with two home runs so far in spring ball.

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Encarnacion said his wrist is back to full strength, and he does not anticipate any issues with it this season, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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More than four months have passed since Encarnacion underwent successful wrist surgery, and there still have been no updates on the first baseman's status.

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Encarnacion underwent successful wrist surgery Thursday, TSN's Scott MacArthur reports.

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Encarnacion (wrist) has been placed on the DL and will miss the rest of the season.

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Encarnacion is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.