Edwin Encarnacion

Hitter Breakdown – Edwin Encarnacion

Published On August 18, 2013 | By Daily Fantasy Source | Baseball, Fantasy Baseball Strategy

Edwin Encarnacion, 1B/3B, Toronto Blue Jays

Height:  6’2” Weight:  230 lbs.

Bats:  Right

30 Years Old

MLB Debut:  June 24, 2005

 

Profile:

Edwin Encarnacion is a first and third baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays that also serves as a DH.  The Texas Rangers selected him in the 9th round of the 2000 MLB amateur draft.  After 1 year with the Rangers organization, he was traded to the Reds and stayed there for 8 years.  He was traded to the Jays, claimed by the A’s and then resigned with the Blue Jays.

In his 9-year career, Encarnacion is batting .264, with 182 home runs and 570 RBIs.  He owns a .269 average this season, with 23 home runs and 68 RBIs.  He had a career year in 2012, batting .280, with 42 home runs and 110 RBIs.

He is batting .284 away from Toronto this season with 15 home runs.

He owns a career .880 OPS vs. lefties.

He is a .292 hitter in August.

Fantasy:

Encarnacion has blossomed in his role with the Jays.  He is one of the better power hitters in the game right now.  He alternates between first, DH and third, and he starts most games.  He is a great option at 1st and is in the top ten at the position.  He is a Blue Jay until 2016, barring a trade. Enjoy his success in all leagues.

Encarnacion, like teammate Jose Bautista, is a constant threat to go deep.  This season, he has had more power away from home, but selecting him in all ballparks is not a bad choice.

Favorable Matchups:

He is 10-30 with a home run against Phil Hughes.

He is hitting .333 vs. Jeremy Guthrie, with 2 home runs and 3 RBIs.

He is 10-20 vs. Jason Marquis, with 3 home runs and 8 RBIs.

Unfavorable Matchups:

He is hitting .192 in 26 ABs vs. James Shields.

He is 1-21 vs. Clay Buchholz.

He is 2-22 vs. Wade Davis with 6 strikeouts.

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