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Edwin Encarnacion | Designated Hitter | #10

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/7/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 9 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Edwin Encarnacion hit his 20th and 21st homers of the year Monday against the Rockies.
11 of those homers have come in June. He's driven in 29 runs and scored 25 in 23 games this month. They don't come much hotter than Encarnacion is right now. Jun 28 - 12:22 AM

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Edwin Encarnacion carried the Blue Jays to victory Saturday against the White Sox, providing three hits and four RBI.

In a game that featured eight home runs, Encarnacion surprisingly kept the ball in the yard with two doubles and a single. Don't call this a hot streak. Encarnacion's epic June has been more like a volcanic eruption. He's slugged nine homers this month with 26 RBI and 14 extra-base hits. The 33-year-old leads the majors with 66 RBI and is going to get an absolutely ridiculous payday when he hits the open market this winter.
Jun 25 - 6:07 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI against the Phillies on Thursday.

The homer, a two-run blast off Phillies starter Aaron Nola in the first inning, marked the third straight game the first baseman has homered. He's also got six in his last six games, giving him 18 on the season. His 61 RBI are most in the American League, as there are just few hitters hotter or more dangerous than Encarnacion at this moment. The 33-year-old is batting .255/.338/.525 overall.
Jun 17 - 12:12 AM

Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored on the strength of his 17th home run of the season on Wednesday.

Encarnacion has officially climbed out of his early-season slump. He OPS'd .694 in April, .817 in May and is at 1.234 for June. As an elite hitter in a powerful Blue Jays lineup, Encarnacion can still be expected to approach 40 home runs, 100 RBI and 90 runs scored this season.
Jun 15 - 10:49 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (finger) went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and a double in his return to the lineup Tuesday against the Phillies.

Encarnacion sat out Monday’s game with a jammed finger, but it’s safe to say he’s feeling better. The veteran slugger now has six homers in his last 11 games and leads the majors with 56 RBI.
Jun 14 - 3:33 PM

Edwin Encarnacion (finger) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

Encarnacion missed his first game of the season Monday after he jammed his right index finger on a slide into third base on Sunday. Fortunately, it's not a major concern. Encarnacion has five homers and a 1.114 OPS so far this month.
Jun 14 - 10:17 AM

Edwin Encarnacion is getting the day off Monday after jamming his right index finger on a slide into third base on Sunday.

Fortunately, he's only expected to miss one day. Jose Bautista will serve as the Blue Jays' designated hitter and Justin Smoak will get the start at first base Monday versus the Phillies.
Jun 13 - 4:20 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is out of the Blue Jays' starting lineup on Monday night.

Jose Bautista will serve as the Blue Jays' designated hitter and Justin Smoak will get the start at first base against Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff. It's apparently just a day of rest for Encarnacion, who had a big weekend against the Orioles.
Jun 13 - 3:36 PM

Edwin Encarnacion belted a pair of home runs and plated five on Saturday as the Blue Jays dispatched of the Orioles 11-6.

Encarnacion delivered an RBI double in the third inning, then connected on a three-run blast in the sixth inning to put the Blue Jays ahead 8-4. He capped off the impressive afternoon with a solo shot off of Brian Duensing in the eighth. A notoriously streaky hitter, Encarnacion had broken out of a slump with a walkoff home run in the 10th inning on Friday. He finished the afternoon 3-for-3 plus a pair of walks, raising his season slash to .243/.322/.486 to go along with 15 home runs and 53 RBI.
Jun 11 - 4:17 PM

Edwin Encarnacion turned around a Brad Brach pitch for a 10th inning walk-off home run in a 4-3 win for the Blue Jays over the Orioles on Friday night.

Encarnacion has not been able to match his stellar stats from the last two years but Blue Jays fans and his fantasy owners alike are in love with him after this game. His .233/.310/.450 pales in comparison to last year's .277/.372/.557 but Encarnacion gave us hope tonight that he could be snapping out of his funk.
Jun 10 - 11:52 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Red Sox.

Encarnacion slugged a two-out, two-run homer off Eduardo Rodriguez (one of four bombs he allowed) in the third inning. He homered in two of the three games in the weekend series and is slashing .248/.321/.468 with 13 doubles, 12 homers and 46 RBI across 222 at-bats. The veteran slugger has posted slugging percentages north of .530 in each of his last four seasons, but is a ways off of that to this point in 2016.
Jun 5 - 4:56 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Red Sox.

Encarnacion gave the Blue Jays an early lead when he took former teammate David Price deep in the first inning. It was his 11th home run of the season. The 33-year-old has had a relatively quiet start to the season, but he amassed two home runs, three doubles, and 12 RBI over his last nine games.
Jun 3 - 11:19 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run and the Blue Jays edged the Twins 3-2 in 11 innings on Thursday.

Encarnacion tomahawked an Ervin Santana pitch over the left field wall in the sixth inning for the two-run blast. It was his second in as many days and ninth overall. That's good for 10th-most in the AL, and his 32 RBI are third-best in the league. He's hitting .251/.319/.473 through 43 games.
May 20 - 1:05 AM

Edwin Encarnacion slugged a solo homer in Friday’s win over the Rangers.

It was his seventh home run of the season and his fourth in his last nine games. The uptick in strikeouts could impact his batting average, but the power appears to be just fine.
May 14 - 1:34 AM

Edwin Encarnacion homered as part of a 2-for-4 night against the Giants on Monday.

It's Encarnacion's third homer in six games, and he's driven in 10 runs during that span. He's not quite what he was three years ago, but he's still plenty good.
May 10 - 3:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Chris Colabello
2Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Aaron Sanchez
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Jason Grilli
5Joe Biagini
6Franklin Morales
7Gavin Floyd
8Jesse Chavez
9Chad Girodo
10Bo Schultz