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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
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Edwin Encarnacion blasted a two-run homer in the fourth inning in a victory over Kansas City on Sunday.
You can't help but wonder how good Encarnacion's numbers would be if he had gotten off to a stronger start. Even still, Cleveland will take an .877 OPS, 36 homers and 94 RBI. He's a critical reason why Cleveland will be playing in October this year. Sep 17 - 4:56 PM

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Edwin Encarnacion belted a two-run home run and he finished with two RBI across three at-bats in Saturday's game against the Royals.

Encarnacion is up to 35 homers this season and his two RBI give him 92. He now has 34 or more homers in each of his past six seasons. Encarnacion has drawn 99 walks this season, too, a new career high. He has actually been a lot more dangerous on the road, posting a .928 OPS away from home as opposed to .802 at Progressive Field. It's a good thing for fantasy owners that Encarnacion and the Indians embark on a six-game road trip starting on Tuesday.
Sep 16 - 8:24 PM

Edwin Encarnacion slugged a three-run homer in Friday’s 5-0 win over the Orioles.

Encarnacion set the tone early with a long blast to straightaway center field against Wade Miley in the first inning. He’s gone deep in back-to-back games and has hit safely in nine straight. He’s up to 34 homers and 88 RBI to go along with a .256/.380/.505 batting line.
Sep 8 - 10:51 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Encarnacion and the Indians didn't waste any time in their pursuit of 15 straight wins, hanging four runs on Mike Pelfrey in the first inning. Three came on one swing of Encarnacion's bat, his 33rd home run of the year. That's seventh-most in the American League, and he ranks ninth with 85 RBI and seventh with 86 runs scored on the year. The 34-year-old has hit safely in eight straight to run his season line up to .256/.381/.501.
Sep 8 - 12:58 AM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI as the Indians routed the Tigers in the nightcap of Friday's doubleheader.

Encarnacion also drew a pair of walks in the contest, reaching base safely in all four of his plate appearances. He also scored three runs. His RBI double in the sixth inning increased the Tribe's lead to 9-0. Encarnacion also homered in the first half of the twin bill and is now hitting .249/.376/.497 with 32 bombs and 80 RBI.
Sep 1 - 11:02 PM

Edwin Encarnacion launched his 32nd home run as the Indians topped the Tigers 3-2 in the first game of Friday's doubleheader.

His solo shot off of Drew VerHagen in the sixth inning gave the Tribe a 2-1 lead. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the afternoon. Encarnacion is now hitting .246/.371/.492 with 32 homers and 79 RBI in his first season with the Indians.
Sep 1 - 7:04 PM

Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two total RBI and two runs scored in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

In what was a balanced team attack -- six players batted in runs for the Tribe -- Encarnacion picked up an RBI single in the first inning and swatted a solo home run in the fifth. It was his 31st long ball of the season. In addition, the veteran slugger is slashing .246/.372/.488 and has driven in 78 runs over the course of 129 games played.
Aug 30 - 9:28 PM

Edwin Encarnacion is absent from the Indians' starting lineup for the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader at Yankee Stadium.

Yandy Diaz will serve as Cleveland's designated hitter and bat cleanup versus Yankees left-hander Jaime Garcia. Encarnacion should DH in the second game against Jordan Montgomery.
Aug 30 - 10:27 AM

Edwin Encarnacion smacked his 30th home run of the season in Saturday's win over the Royals.

The solo shot in the seventh inning was Encarnacion's lone hit in four trips to the dish. It's his ninth longball this month and marks the sixth straight season that he's reached the 30-homer plateau.
Aug 26 - 10:21 PM

Edwin Encarnacion hit his seventh homer of the month and singled Friday against the Royals.

Six of those homers have come in his last nine games. He's up to 28 homers for the year, and it certainly looks like he'll finish with at least 34 for the sixth straight season. His career high is 42, established in 2012 and matched last season.
Aug 19 - 12:06 AM

Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of two-run homers Monday in the Indians' 7-3 defeat of the Red Sox.

The first two-run shot gave Cleveland a 5-3 lead in the top of the fifth inning, and the second provided a nice bit of insurance for the AL Central-leading Indians in the top of the sixth. Encarnacion is rocking an .856 OPS with 26 home runs and 70 RBI through 114 games in the first year of his three-year, $60 million free agent deal with the Tribe.
Aug 14 - 9:38 PM

Edwin Encarnacion kicked off the Indians' five-run fifth inning by swatting a solo home run in Friday's win over the Rays.

He went yard off rookie starter Jacob Faria. It was his 23rd longball of the campaign. The veteran designated hitter has a .248 batting average and 65 RBI in 111 games. He is unlikely to match the 42 home runs and 127 RBI he tallied a year ago.
Aug 11 - 11:02 PM

Edwin Encarnacion knocked in two runs in Friday’s victory over the Yankees.

Encarnacion went 1-for-3 on the night, with a sacrifice fly in the third inning and an RBI double in the eighth. The veteran slugger is batting just .221 (15-for-68) since the All-Star break, but he has still helped fantasy owners with four homers and 16 RBI.
Aug 4 - 10:26 PM

Edwin Encarnacion blasted a walkoff grand slam on Tuesday, propelling the Indians to an 11-7 victory over the visiting Angels.

Encarnacion victimized Angels' closer Bud Norris in the 11th inning. The stage was set after Bradley Zimmer and Francisco Lindor drew walks, then Michael Brantley was walked intentionally to load the bases. Encarnacion also doubled in the ballgame and walked twice, finishing the night 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. He's now hitting .262/.377/.491 with 21 homers and 59 RBI.
Jul 26 - 12:07 AM

Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI on Friday, leading the Indians to a 13-3 rout over the Blue Jays.

Encarnacion was responsible for the bulk of the damage against his former club. He got the Indians on the board with a solo shot off of Marco Estrada in the second inning then added on a two-run double in the fifth to give them a 5-3 lead. He also added an RBI single during the eight-run seventh inning. With the three-hit attack, Encarnacion is hitting .261/.372/.485 with 20 homers and 54 RBI in his first season with the Tribe.
Jul 21 - 11:03 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yan Gomes
2Roberto Perez
3Francisco Mejia
1B1Carlos Santana
2B1Jose Ramirez
2Erik Gonzalez
SS1Francisco Lindor
3B1Yandy Diaz
2Giovanny Urshela
LF1Michael Brantley
2Austin Jackson
3Abraham Almonte
CF1Bradley Zimmer
2Jason Kipnis
3Greg Allen
RF1Jay Bruce
2Lonnie Chisenhall
3Brandon Guyer
4Tyler Naquin
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Corey Kluber
2Carlos Carrasco
3Trevor Bauer
4Josh Tomlin
5Mike Clevinger
6Danny Salazar
7Cody Anderson
8Ryan Merritt
9Dylan Baker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Cody Allen
2Andrew Miller
3Joe Smith
4Bryan Shaw
5Zach McAllister
6Dan Otero
7Boone Logan
8Nick Goody
9Tyler Olson
10Craig Breslow
11Kyle Crockett
12Shawn Morimando
13Shawn Armstrong