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Edwin Encarnacion

35-Year-Old First Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2018 Stats

AVG

.202

HR

10

RBI

25

R

16

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After a slow start with his new club, Encarnacion did what he always does: surge to surpass 30 homers and 100 RBI. He's now hit 34 or more home runs in six consecutive seasons and he's driven in 100-p...

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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:

Agreed to a three-year, $65 million contract with the Indians in December of 2016. The deal includes a team option for a fourth year.

May 22, 2018  –  Edwin Encarnacion News

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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
2017 34 MAJ CLE 157 668 554 96 143 59 20 1 38 107 2 0 104 133 0 5 5 .258 .377 .504 .881
2018 35 MAJ CLE 43 181 163 16 33 14 4 0 10 25 0 0 15 52 0 0 3 .202 .282 .411 .693
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3-Year Averages     154 663 561 96 149 67 28 0 39 115 2 0 89 123 0 7 6 .266 .368 .524 .892
Career  (View All)     1713 7,051 6,126 941 1,615 702 335 9 358 1,074 58 13 781 1,189 0 55 89 .264 .352 .497 .849

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Edwin Encarnacion Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 24 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .282 .411 .693
May. 23 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .282 .419 .701
May. 22 @ChC Did not play.
May. 20 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .289 .429 .718
May. 19 @Hou 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .290 .438 .728
May. 18 @Hou 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .291 .436 .727
May. 16 @Det Did not play.
May. 15 @Det Did not play.
May. 14 @Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .280 .411 .691
May. 13 KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .280 .408 .688
May. 12 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .201 .270 .410 .680
May. 11 KC 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .270 .415 .685
May. 9 @Mil Did not play.
May. 8 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .273 .423 .696
May. 6 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .273 .429 .702
May. 5 @NYY 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .274 .439 .713
May. 4 @NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .275 .437 .712
May. 3 Tor Did not play.
May. 3 Tor 5 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .283 .452 .735
May. 2 Tex 5 3 3 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .264 .445 .709
May. 1 Tex 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .171 .250 .352 .602
Apr. 30 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .243 .350 .593
Apr. 29 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .252 .365 .617
Apr. 28 Sea 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .262 .380 .642
Apr. 27 Sea 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .263 .393 .656
Apr. 26 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .263 .365 .628
Apr. 25 ChC 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .173 .264 .370 .634
Apr. 24 ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .241 .321 .562
Apr. 23 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .149 .241 .324 .565
Apr. 22 @Bal 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .241 .329 .570
Last 7 Games 17 2 3 1 0 1 3 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .300 .412 .712
Last 14 Games 37 2 8 2 0 1 5 5 12 0 0 0 0 1 .216 .310 .351 .661
Last 30 Games 98 11 24 4 0 6 19 9 30 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .308 .469 .777

Edwin Encarnacion: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 6 37
2017 23 132
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
2018526380.154.346.600
20171733310332.249.457.857
2016120239260.242.517.902

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018111107170.225.441.737
20173816328740.262.525.891
201648176331012.268.532.881

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20188475140.226.405.706
20172723815501.254.460.838
20162844820661.282.570.943

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20187995110.177.418.679
20172825823571.262.546.922
20163175122611.246.492.834
Edwin Encarnacion vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Dallas Keuchel HOU 16 4 1 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 .250 .368 .313 .681

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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% .313 .162
2005 22 AAA LOU 331 291 10% 16% 0.62 82% .332 .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% .307 .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% .322 .149
2008 25 MAJ CIN 582 506 10.5% 17.5% 0.60 80% .264 .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% .242 .202
2009  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ CIN/TOR 338 293 10.9% 19.8% 0.55 77% .245 .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% .235 .238
2011 28 MAJ TOR 530 481 8.1% 14.5% 0.56 84% .292 .181
2012 29 MAJ TOR 644 542 13% 14.6% 0.89 83% .266 .277
2013 30 MAJ TOR 621 530 13.2% 10% 1.32 88% .247 .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% .267 .280
2016 33 MAJ TOR 701 601 12.4% 19.7% 0.63 77% .270 .266
2017 34 MAJ CLE 668 554 15.6% 19.9% 0.78 76% .271 .246
2018 35 MAJ CLE 181 163 8.3% 28.7% 0.29 68% .228 .209
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3-Year Averages     663 561 13.4% 18.6% 0.72 78% .271 .258
Career     7,051 6,126 11.1% 16.9% 0.66 81% .271 .233

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Edwin Encarnacion Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
1B 2015 481.3 0 22 -2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 636.3 0 19 -1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 198 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 15 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Edwin Encarnacion    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.29 BB/K
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8.3% BB Rate
AVERAGE
28.7% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.693 OPS
POOR
.282 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.202 AVG
TERRIBLE
.228 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.411 SLG
WEAK
.209 ISO
GOOD

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

Encarnacion (back) will DH and bat fourth against Houston on Friday, Alyson Footer of MLB.com reports.

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Encarnacion's back issue is now being described as back spasms, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Encarnacion was removed from Wednesday's lineup against the Tigers with neck and upper-back stiffness, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Encarnacion (neck/back) is starting at DH and hitting fifth Wednesday against the Tigers, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Encarnacion is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Tigers due to neck and upper-back stiffness, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Encarnacion is out of the lineup against the Brewers on Wednesday.

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Encarnacion is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.

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Encarnacion went 3-for-5 with three homers and six RBI in Wednesday's win over the Rangers.

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Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and walk in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

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Encarnacion went 2-for-7 with a home run in Wednesday's loss to the Twins.

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Encarnacion went 0-for-4 (.194) and struck out twice Sunday in Cleveland's win over the Royals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

With free agency looming, Encarnacion managed to put together his most productive campaign at the age of 33. In his 12th major league season, the slugger piled up career highs in runs (99), hits (158), extra-base hits (76), RBI (127) and walks (87) while tying his career-best mark of 42 home runs. His 19.7 percent strikeout rate was his worst mark since 2009, but of the eight players with 40 home runs last year, only Nolan Arenado posted a lower strikeout rate (14.8 percent), so he remains excellent at making contact relative to his contemporaries. Nelson Cruz's move from Baltimore to Seattle serves as a recent example of how the importance of a home ballpark can often be overstated when talking about the elite sluggers in the game. Encarnacion's move to Cleveland in the offseason might provide a similar narrative, as Progressive Field skewed more favorably for both runs and power than Rogers Centre did in 2016.

2016

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 still managed to hit for a .277/.372/.557 line with 39 home runs and 111 RBI. Furthermore, despite missing four games during the month of August, he still managed to put together one of the most impressive months in memory. He collected a hit in all 23 games he played in, hitting for a .407/.460/.919 line with 11 home runs and 35 RBI. It is that kind of month that showed just how valuable he can be to the heart of the Toronto order, as they went 21-6 during that month. Alongside Troy Tulowitzki and Jose Bautista, Encarnacion helps form one of the most formidable trios in all of baseball and any of the three are liable to ignite a big inning at any time.

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.