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Edwin Encarnacion | Designated Hitter | #10

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 homered twice Tuesday to propel the Indians past the Reds 8-7.
It was only a matter of time before Encarnacion figured this out. He's still striking out more than usual, but he has four homers and two doubles in his last seven games. May 23 - 11:06 PM

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Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 and scored three runs as the Indians dispatched of the Astros on Sunday afternoon in Houston.

He also picked up an RBI with a run-scoring single in the fourth inning. After a very slow start to the season his bat has started to show signs of life in recent days. Encarnacion is now hitting .207/.341/.367 with seven long balls and 17 RBI on the season.
May 21 - 5:18 PM

Edwin Encarnacion slugged a two-run homer against the Astros on Friday.

His fourth-inning blast tied the game against Charlie Morton before the Indians took the lead in the fifth. Encarnacion has gone deep twice over his last three games after hitting just one homer over his previous 16 games. The strikeouts remain a concern — he had two more on Friday — but perhaps he’s finally turning a corner here.
May 19 - 11:49 PM

Edwin Encarnacion singled and smashed a two-run homer in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

Encarnacion's blast off of Jake Odorizzi in the sixth inning cut the Rays' lead to two, but that was as close as they got. It was his first longball in nine games and he also snapped a four-game hitless streak in this one. Encarnacion is starting even slower than normal this season, but we're confident he'll get it going.
May 16 - 9:26 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Royals.

Encarnacion is now up to five homers on the season. He’s still batting just .210/.339/.380 with a sharp increase in strikeouts, but he has a history of starting slow. Things should get better from here.
May 5 - 11:56 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the Indians' loss to the Tigers on Monday.

His RBI single in the top of the third inning gave the Indians their only run of the game. It's been a mostly underwhelming first month from the 34-year-old slugger, who's batting .213/.349/.360 with four home runs and 10 RBI in 25 games. We'd expect the coming months to be far more productive.
May 1 - 11:02 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit his fourth home run of the season in Thursday's win over the Astros.

The good news is that the homer was the third for Encarnacion in his last eight games. The bad news is that Encarnacion is hitting just .213/.348/.387 through most of the first month of the season. He should be fine, but it's tough for fantasy owners to suffer through after he was likely an early-round pick last month.
Apr 27 - 10:01 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Encarnacion connected on a Mike Pelfrey pitch in the first inning for the two-run shot. The homer was his third this year, giving him seven RBI and seven runs scored. He's off to a slow start to his Indians career, batting .222/.355/.381, but the slugger's numbers should look just fine before long.
Apr 22 - 11:40 PM

Edwin Encarnacion clubbed a two-run homer and drove in three runs on Tuesday in Minnesota.

Encarnacion got the Indians on the board with an RBI groundout in the first inning and closed their scoring with a blast off of Michael Tonkin in the ninth. He was also hit by a pitch and scored and added a walk. It's been a rough start to Encarnacion's Indians career, but he does have a modest five-game hitting streak going.
Apr 19 - 12:52 AM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Encarnacion started off the season with a bang when he homered against the Rangers in a season-opening win on Monday. He quieted after that blast, though, entering Sunday's game with just two hits in his last 20 at-bats. No need to worry in the early going, of course. His remains a top-flight fantasy bat.
Apr 9 - 8:00 PM

Making his Indians debut, Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 and homered Monday as the Tribe topped the Rangers 8-5.

Encarnacion's homer off Matt Bush tied the game in the eighth, and the Indians went on to score three times in the top of the ninth. Encarnacion is used to having a ton of RBI chances hitting behind Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista. He has a new home now, but as Cleveland's cleanup batter, he still should hit with about as many runners on base as anyone in the majors.
Apr 3 - 11:07 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 and hit his first Cactus League home run in Friday's 9-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

He took Robbie Ray deep for a solo shot in the second inning. The Indians' new designated hitter is now batting .311 with an .881 OPS through 45 at-bats of spring training action. The 34-year-old put up a beastly .263/.357/.529 slash line with 42 home runs, 99 runs scored and 127 RBI last year.
Apr 1 - 12:58 AM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI singles in Monday’s Cactus League game against the White Sox.

Encarnacion is now hitting a cool .350 (7-for-20) so far this spring. The 34-year-old has averaged 39 homers over the past five seasons. Even with the switch from Toronto to Cleveland over the winter, he remains one of the most bankable power bats in the game.
Mar 13 - 8:08 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-2 with an RBI double in Wednesday's Cactus League win over the Mariners.

Encarnacion's early acclimation period with the Indians has gone smoothly enough, as the slugger is now hitting .333 in spring action. He rocked 42 homers and drove in 127 runs with the Blue Jays last season. The fantasy stalwart missed just two games a year ago.
Mar 9 - 12:37 AM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-2 with a pair of singles in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Reds.

Encarnacion was one of the biggest free agents on the market entering the offseason. The defending American League champs inked him to a three-year, $60 million contract at the beginning of January. The 34-year-old slugger has bashed at least 30 home runs in each of the last five seasons. Presumably, Father Time will come calling for him eventually, but as matters stand right now, Encarnacion is an elite fantasy option.
Feb 25 - 7:03 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Jason Kipnis
SS1Francisco Lindor
2Erik Gonzalez
3B1Jose Ramirez
LF1Michael Brantley
CF1Lonnie Chisenhall
2Austin Jackson
3Bradley Zimmer
RF1Abraham Almonte
2Brandon Guyer
3Daniel Robertson
DH1Carlos Santana
Starting Pitcher
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Danny Salazar
4Josh Tomlin
5Trevor Bauer
6Mike Clevinger
7Cody Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Bryan Shaw
4Zach McAllister
5Dan Otero
6Boone Logan
7Nick Goody
8Shawn Armstrong