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Birth Date1-7-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight230 lbs
Age36 years, 4 months, 12 days
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4.82015
3.92016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2005 CIN 22 69 234 49 16 0 9 20 60 3 3 0 .232 .308 .436 84 -4.4 -2.4 1.0 0.2
2006 CIN 23 117 463 112 33 1 15 41 78 13 6 3 .276 .359 .473 101 2.5 0.0 -6.2 1.2
2007 CIN 24 139 556 145 25 1 16 39 86 14 8 1 .289 .356 .438 107 7.4 -0.7 -12.5 1.3
2008 CIN 25 146 582 127 29 1 26 61 102 10 1 0 .251 .340 .466 107 6.8 -2.2 -17.4 0.6
2009 CIN 26 43 165 29 6 1 5 24 38 2 1 1 .209 .333 .374 95 -0.6 -2.5 -1.2 0.1
2009 TOR 26 42 173 37 5 1 8 13 29 3 1 0 .240 .306 .442 98 0.0 0.9 -1.9 0.5
2010 TOR 27 96 367 81 16 0 21 29 60 2 1 0 .244 .305 .482 116 7.2 1.7 -2.9 1.8
2011 TOR 28 134 530 131 36 0 17 43 77 3 8 2 .272 .334 .453 111 7.1 -3.6 -3.9 0.8
2012 TOR 29 151 644 152 24 0 42 84 94 11 13 3 .280 .384 .557 157 41.9 -3.9 -7.3 3.9
2013 TOR 30 142 621 144 29 1 36 82 62 4 7 1 .272 .370 .534 149 34.5 1.8 -3.1 4.3
2014 TOR 31 128 542 128 27 2 34 62 82 2 2 0 .268 .354 .547 150 29.4 -0.1 -5.4 3.2
2015 TOR 32 146 624 146 31 0 39 77 98 9 3 2 .277 .372 .557 152 40.2 -1.6 0.1 4.8
2016 TOR 33 160 702 158 34 0 42 87 138 5 2 0 .263 .357 .529 138 33.7 -0.4 -2.8 3.9
2017 CLE 34 157 669 143 20 1 38 104 133 5 2 0 .258 .377 .504 142 36.9 -5.2 -0.6 3.8
2018 CLE 35 137 579 123 16 1 32 63 132 8 3 0 .246 .336 .474 125 18.9 -5.1 0.8 2.1
2019 SEA 36 44 192 38 3 0 12 28 35 4 0 1 .242 .365 .490 127 6.9 0.2 -0.8 0.9
Career185176431743350103928571304986114.263.353.497128268.3-22.9-64.133.4

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2001 DYT A MDW 9 38 .000 .000 .000 .161 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 SAV A SAL 45 187 .000 .000 .000 .361 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BIL Rk PIO 52 228 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 DYT A MDW 136 571 .000 .000 .000 .328 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POT A+ CRL 58 244 .000 .000 .000 .354 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHT AA SOU 67 284 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHT AA SOU 120 526 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CIN MLB NL 69 234 .256 .325 .403 .282 102 -1.1 6.7 0.9 84 15 1.0 -2.4 -4.4 0.2
2005 LOU AAA INT 78 330 .275 .334 .439 .342 105 9.1 8.8 1.2 132 0 6.4 -0.5 14.0 2.8
2006 CIN MLB NL 117 463 .266 .332 .430 .307 97 13.3 13.9 1.8 101 11 -6.2 0.0 2.5 1.2
2006 LOU AAA INT 10 38 .271 .332 .404 .417 98 0.6 1.1 -0.1 92 0 0.0 0.4 -0.8 0.1
2007 CIN MLB NL 139 556 .268 .331 .427 .322 103 11.2 16.5 2.3 107 5 -12.5 -0.7 7.4 1.3
2007 LOU AAA INT 11 47 .291 .353 .455 .410 97 6.2 1.4 0.2 160 0 -1.1 1.1 2.6 0.4
2008 CIN MLB NL 146 582 .260 .326 .413 .264 101 11.3 16.8 2.3 107 9 -17.4 -2.2 6.8 0.6
2009 CIN MLB NL 43 165 .262 .329 .418 .250 96 -3.7 4.7 0.7 95 9 -1.2 -2.5 -0.6 0.1
2009 TOR MLB AL 42 173 .270 .335 .434 .242 106 -0.4 5.0 0.7 98 9 -1.9 0.9 0.0 0.5
2009 LOU AAA INT 11 45 .270 .344 .414 .276 108 1.1 1.3 0 128 0 -0.6 -1.2 0.8 0.0
2010 TOR MLB AL 96 367 .261 .324 .413 .235 111 1.4 10.1 1.3 116 11 -2.9 1.7 7.2 1.8
2010 DUN A+ FSL 3 13 .273 .355 .414 .000 96 -0.1 0.4 0 85 0 0.2 -0.3 -0.3 0.0
2010 LVG AAA PCL 7 35 .274 .359 .422 .407 102 6 1.1 0.1 184 0 -1.1 0.0 2.9 0.3
2011 TOR MLB AL 134 530 .257 .318 .405 .292 107 5.7 14.3 -6.1 111 11 -3.9 -3.6 7.1 0.8
2011 AGU Wnt DWL 5 21 .000 .000 .000 .111 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOR MLB AL 151 644 .251 .314 .402 .266 105 41.3 17.6 -11.1 157 9 -7.3 -3.9 41.9 3.9
2013 TOR MLB AL 142 621 .254 .316 .404 .247 100 36.5 16.3 -9.6 149 9 -3.1 1.8 34.5 4.3
2013 DOM int WBC 6 25 .000 .000 .000 .357 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 TOR MLB AL 128 542 .248 .311 .382 .260 103 26.3 14.0 -8.9 150 11 -5.4 -0.1 29.4 3.2
2014 DUN A+ FSL 2 4 .268 .336 .375 .333 116 0.4 0.1 -0.1 71 0 0.0 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
2014 BUF AAA INT 2 8 .238 .311 .406 .143 99 0.2 0.2 -0.2 101 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 0.0
2015 TOR MLB AL 146 624 .255 .316 .413 .267 108 35.8 16.8 -10.8 152 8 0.1 -1.6 40.2 4.8
2016 TOR MLB AL 160 702 .257 .321 .425 .270 108 23.9 19.8 -12.7 138 6 -2.8 -0.4 33.7 3.9
2017 CLE MLB AL 157 669 .261 .330 .435 .271 104 27 19.5 -12.5 142 7 -0.6 -5.2 36.9 3.8
2018 CLE MLB AL 137 579 .254 .324 .422 .265 106 11.7 16.2 -10.4 125 11 0.8 -5.1 18.9 2.1
2019 SEA MLB AL 44 192 .246 .320 .423 .230 98 10.9 5.4 -3.4 127 11 -0.8 0.2 6.9 0.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2001 SAV A SAL 187 170 23 52 9 2 4 77 25 12 34 3 3 .306 .357 .453 .147 1 1
2001 BIL Rk PIO 228 211 27 55 8 2 5 82 26 15 29 8 1 .261 .310 .389 .128 0 0
2001 DYT A MDW 38 37 2 6 2 0 1 11 6 1 5 0 1 .162 .184 .297 .135 0 0
2002 DYT A MDW 571 518 80 146 32 4 17 237 73 40 108 25 7 .282 .342 .458 .176 0 0
2003 POT A+ CRL 244 215 40 69 15 1 6 104 29 24 32 7 1 .321 .390 .484 .163 1 1
2003 CHT AA SOU 284 254 40 69 13 1 5 99 36 22 44 8 3 .272 .337 .390 .118 0 0
2004 CHT AA SOU 526 469 73 132 35 1 13 208 76 53 79 17 3 .281 .354 .443 .162 1 1
2005 LOU AAA INT 330 290 44 91 23 0 15 159 54 33 53 7 2 .314 .391 .548 .234 0 0
2005 CIN MLB NL 234 211 25 49 16 0 9 92 31 20 60 3 0 .232 .308 .436 .204 0 0
2006 CIN MLB NL 463 406 60 112 33 1 15 192 72 41 78 6 3 .276 .359 .473 .197 3 0
2006 LOU AAA INT 38 36 6 11 3 0 1 17 1 2 11 0 0 .306 .342 .472 .167 0 0
2007 LOU AAA INT 47 46 12 19 3 0 3 31 7 1 4 1 0 .413 .426 .674 .261 0 0
2007 CIN MLB NL 556 502 66 145 25 1 16 220 76 39 86 8 1 .289 .356 .438 .149 1 0
2008 CIN MLB NL 582 506 75 127 29 1 26 236 68 61 102 1 0 .251 .340 .466 .215 5 0
2009 TOR MLB AL 173 154 25 37 5 1 8 68 23 13 29 1 0 .240 .306 .442 .201 3 0
2009 LOU AAA INT 45 37 5 10 1 0 2 17 8 8 6 0 0 .270 .400 .459 .189 0 0
2009 CIN MLB NL 165 139 10 29 6 1 5 52 16 24 38 1 1 .209 .333 .374 .165 0 0
2010 DUN A+ FSL 13 10 2 1 0 0 1 4 1 2 3 0 0 .100 .308 .400 .300 0 0
2010 LVG AAA PCL 35 32 9 14 2 0 3 25 13 2 2 0 0 .438 .486 .781 .344 0 0
2010 TOR MLB AL 367 332 47 81 16 0 21 160 51 29 60 1 0 .244 .305 .482 .238 4 0
2011 AGU Wnt DWL 21 15 1 2 0 0 1 5 4 6 5 0 0 .133 .381 .333 .200 0 0
2011 TOR MLB AL 530 481 70 131 36 0 17 218 55 43 77 8 2 .272 .334 .453 .181 3 0
2012 TOR MLB AL 644 542 93 152 24 0 42 302 110 84 94 13 3 .280 .384 .557 .277 7 0
2013 TOR MLB AL 621 530 90 144 29 1 36 283 104 82 62 7 1 .272 .370 .534 .262 5 0
2013 DOM int WBC 25 20 3 5 0 0 0 5 3 3 7 0 0 .250 .360 .250 .000 1 0
2014 TOR MLB AL 542 477 75 128 27 2 34 261 98 62 82 2 0 .268 .354 .547 .279 1
2014 DUN A+ FSL 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 0
2014 BUF AAA INT 8 8 1 2 0 0 1 5 4 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .625 .375 0
2015 TOR MLB AL 624 528 94 146 31 0 39 294 111 77 98 3 2 .277 .372 .557 .280 10 0
2016 TOR MLB AL 702 601 99 158 34 0 42 318 127 87 138 2 0 .263 .357 .529 .266 8 0
2017 CLE MLB AL 669 554 96 143 20 1 38 279 107 104 133 2 0 .258 .377 .504 .245 5 0
2018 CLE MLB AL 579 500 74 123 16 1 32 237 107 63 132 3 0 .246 .336 .474 .228 7 0
2019 SEA MLB AL 192 157 30 38 3 0 12 77 30 28 35 0 1 .242 .365 .490 .248 3 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2172 0.4954 0.4530 0.7937 0.6385 0.2710 0.8719 0.6128 0.2063 -0.0005
2009 1328 0.4925 0.4270 0.8113 0.6086 0.2507 0.8769 0.6568 0.1887 -0.0016
2010 1401 0.4982 0.4754 0.8123 0.6418 0.3101 0.8839 0.6651 0.1877 -0.0044
2011 1967 0.5308 0.4631 0.8222 0.6446 0.2579 0.8692 0.6891 0.1778 -0.0043
2012 2634 0.5144 0.4104 0.8067 0.5970 0.2127 0.8541 0.6654 0.1933 -0.0037
2013 2434 0.4696 0.4133 0.8390 0.6037 0.2448 0.8957 0.7152 0.1610 -0.0027
2014 2222 0.4685 0.4293 0.8124 0.6167 0.2642 0.8832 0.6667 0.1876 -0.0026
2015 2493 0.4649 0.4348 0.7685 0.6281 0.2669 0.8297 0.6433 0.2315 -0.0066
2016 2881 0.4682 0.4269 0.7642 0.6375 0.2415 0.8384 0.5919 0.2358 0.0000
2017 2858 0.4507 0.4293 0.7465 0.6561 0.2433 0.8308 0.5602 0.2535 0.0000
2018 2250 0.4462 0.4440 0.7377 0.6594 0.2705 0.8353 0.5460 0.2623 0.0000
2019 766 0.4413 0.4125 0.7342 0.6420 0.2313 0.8065 0.5758 0.2658 0.0000
Career254060.47820.43390.78730.63090.25380.85630.63150.2127-0.0022

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-20 2014-09-20 DTD 0 0 - Back Inflammation -
2014-07-06 2014-08-15 15-DL 40 33 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2014-06-05 2014-06-06 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Tightness -
2014-03-27 2014-03-28 Camp 1 0 Right Forearm Contusion HBP - -
2013-09-16 2013-09-30 15-DL 14 13 Left Wrist Surgery Scar Tissue 2013-09-19 -
2013-09-08 2013-09-13 DTD 5 4 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2013-07-01 2013-07-04 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Tightness Hamstring - -
2013-03-22 2013-03-28 Camp 6 0 - Fingers Sprain Index Finger - -
2012-10-01 2012-10-04 DTD 3 3 Right Upper Back Tightness Trapezius - -
2012-09-16 2012-09-20 DTD 4 3 Right Soreness Big Toe - -
2012-08-16 2012-08-17 DTD 1 1 - Wrist Soreness - -
2012-06-04 2012-06-08 DTD 4 3 Right Hand Contusion HBP - -
2012-05-22 2012-05-22 DTD 0 0 - Low Back Soreness - -
2011-09-26 2011-09-29 DTD 3 3 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2011-09-10 2011-09-13 DTD 3 2 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
2011-06-27 2011-06-28 DTD 1 1 Low Back Strain -
2011-05-30 2011-05-31 DTD 1 1 Left Surgery Removed Toenail 2011-05-30
2011-05-26 2011-05-28 DTD 2 2 Left Contusion Foul Ball In BP -
2011-04-23 2011-04-27 DTD 4 4 Left Wrist Soreness -
2011-04-10 2011-04-11 DTD 1 1 Right Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2010-08-29 2010-09-13 15-DL 15 14 Left Wrist Sprain -
2010-08-19 2010-08-23 DTD 4 3 Left Wrist Soreness -
2010-04-15 2010-05-17 15-DL 32 30 Right Forearm Strain -
2010-03-04 2010-03-25 Camp 21 0 Left Wrist Recovery From Surgery Hamate 2009-10-30
2010-01-02 2010-01-02 Off 0 0 Face Dermatological Issue Fireworks Accident -
2009-10-30 2009-10-30 Off 0 0 Left Wrist Surgery Hamate 2009-10-30
2009-09-29 2009-10-02 DTD 3 2 Left Groin Strain -
2009-08-21 2009-09-05 15-DL 15 15 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring Tendon -
2009-04-28 2009-07-03 60-DL 66 58 Left Wrist Fracture Chip -
2009-03-21 2009-03-28 Camp 7 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-03-04 2009-03-10 Camp 6 0 Left Wrist Soreness -
2008-09-17 2008-09-22 DTD 5 5 Left Wrist Soreness -
2008-06-23 2008-06-29 DTD 6 5 Low Back Spasms -
2007-06-25 2007-06-26 DTD 1 0 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2007-03-30 2007-04-02 Camp 3 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2006-06-07 2006-07-06 15-DL 29 27 Left Ankle Sprain -
2005-09-19 2005-09-20 DTD 1 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2005-02-23 2005-02-27 WIN 4 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 SEA $5,000,000
2019 TBA $5,000,000
2019 SEA $16,666,667
2018 CLE $18,666,667
2017 CLE $14,666,666
2016 TOR $10,000,000
2015 TOR $10,000,000
2014 TOR $9,000,000
2013 TOR $8,000,000
2012 TOR $3,500,000
2011 TOR $2,500,000
2010 TOR $5,175,000
2009 CIN $2,425,000
2008 CIN $450,000
2007 CIN $407,500
2006 CIN $332,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
13 yrPrevious$85,123,333
2019Current$21,666,667
14 yrPvs + Cur$106,790,000
1 yrFuture$5,000,000
15 yrTotal$111,790,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
13 y 85 dRep 1 Baseball3 years/$60M (2017-19), 2020 option

Details
  • 3 years/$60M (2017-19), plus 2020 club option. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/5/17. $5M signing bonus. 17:$13M, 18:$17M, 19:$20M, 20:$20M club option ($5M buyout). Annual bonuses based on Cleveland home attendance figures: $0.15M each for 2M, 2.15M, 2.30M, 2.50M, 2.75M tickets. $0.25M for 3M tickets. Acquired by Seattle in three-team trade from Cleveland 12/13/18. As part of the deal, Tampa Bay pays Cleveland $5M: $2.5M each May 1 and August 1, 2019.
  • 3 years/$29M (2013-15), plus 2016 club option. Signed extension with Toronto 7/12/12. 13:$8M, 14:$9M, 15:$10M, 16:$10M club option, $2M buyout. Toronto exercised 2016 option 11/3/15. Toronto made $17.2M qualifying offer 11/7/16 (rejected).
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2011), plus 2012 club option. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/16/10. 11:$2M, 12:$3.5M club option, $0.5M buyout. Toronto exercised $3.5M club option 10/31/11.
  • 2 years/$7.6M (2009-10). $0.85M signing bonus. 09:$2M, 10:$4.75M. Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/17/09 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $25,000 for 600 PAs. Acquired by Toronto in trade from Cincinnati 7/31/09. DFA by Toronto 6/21/10, sent outright to Triple-A 6/23/10. Contract selected 7/2/10. Claimed by Oakland off waivers from Toronto 11/12/10. Non-tendered by Toronto 12/2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.45M (2008). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/4/08.
  • 1 year/$0.4075M (2007). Re-signed by Cincinnati 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3325M (2006). Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Re-signed by Cincinnati 2/05.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Cincinnati 11/20/03.
  • Acquired by Cincinnati in trade from Texas 6/15/01.
  • Drafted by Texas 2000 (9-274) (Manuela Toro Morice HS, Caguas, P.R.). $55,000 signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 443 64 106 21 1 23 70 64 87 2 0 .285 .394 .532 144 31.9 1B -3 2.9
80o 428 60 98 19 1 21 66 60 86 2 0 .271 .379 .504 138 27.1 1B -3 2.4
70o 417 57 94 18 1 20 63 57 85 2 0 .266 .372 .493 134 23.8 1B -3 2.1
60o 408 55 90 18 1 19 61 55 84 2 0 .260 .365 .483 130 21.0 1B -3 1.9
50o 399 53 87 17 1 19 58 52 83 1 0 .256 .359 .479 127 18.6 1B -3 1.6
40o 390 50 83 16 1 18 56 50 82 1 0 .249 .351 .464 123 16.2 1B -3 1.3
30o 381 48 79 15 1 17 54 48 81 1 0 .242 .344 .450 120 13.8 1B -3 1.1
20o 370 46 76 15 1 16 51 46 80 1 0 .239 .339 .443 116 11.0 1B -3 0.8
10o 355 42 70 14 1 15 47 42 78 1 0 .228 .325 .427 110 7.5 1B -3 0.5
Weighted Mean40053881711959538310.258.362.48112719.01B -31.6

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What type of contract will Edwin Encarnacion be looking at in FA and do you think he will stay in Toronto? I feel Houston is a great fit for him. He would fill the DH spot plus crawford boxes in LF would be a chip shot for him.
(Taylor Renner from Toronto)
I have my doubts that Houston is going to be willing to spend the kind of money necessary to sign him. In this limited market, I think Edwin gets paid the big bucks. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)How long would you expect Edwin Encarnacion to continue last year's level of HRs, AVG, and OBP? This year and next year, who knows after that?
(James from Oh Canada)
Well, I don't think he's going to repeat his 2015 performance in any of those categories again. That doesn't mean I dislike him, I think he'll still be very productive for the next 2-3 seasons. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Worried about Edwin Encarnacion's shoulder? Is this the kind of thing that could linger all year. He's already been called questionable for tomorrow's (Friday) game.
(Shawn from Cubicle)
I'm not too worried about Encarnacion. He launched a two-run homer yesterday. It can't be bothering him too much. (J.P. Breen)
2015-05-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)Just got offered the following in a dynasty league for Edwin Encarnacion: Greg Polanco, Miguel Sano, Jen-Ho Tseng, Michael Feliz/Chi Chi Gonzalez. Enough value coming back or should IU be looking for a different return?
(JaceP from Nevada)
That's fair if you can take the power hit this year. (Mike Gianella)
2015-04-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Blue Jays be concerned that Edwin Encarnacion is on pace to strike out 324 times this season? I mean it won't be a problem if he continues to slug 1.000, but expecting him to do that over the course of a full year is just silly.
(frug from Chicagoland)
Haha. This question was both silly and entertaining. Thanks for that, frug! (Doug Thorburn)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Craig. Dynasty league question. Want your opinion on a trade. Edwin Encarnacion for Chris Sale and Jose Altuve. Fair trade? Who comes out on top? Who has to add?
(Kris from NY)
Give me the Sale/Altuve side. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Preseason I traded the number 1 draft pick which ended up being Tanaka for Edwin Encarnacion in a 16 team 35 man roster. Pretty standard scoring. Thoughts on the deal now after the first month of the season?
(Connor from Alaska )
Would have told you I liked it a lot at the time. Still like it a lot now. (Bret Sayre)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some of your favorite buy low candidates to target that some owners might be ready to overreact to their slow starts on? Thanks Mike
(DanDaMan from Sea Cliff)
Based on some of the questions I'm getting here, Adam Jones. Edwin Encarnacion if it's not too late. Robinson Cano if people are afraid that the power won't come back at all (though I do think he'll have a down year). (Mike Gianella)
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)who wins this trade 2 years of control of Encarnacion and Anabal at resonable auction prices for 4 years of cheap control of Walker and Stroman?
(Jon from Tx)
I like the two years of Edwin Encarnacion and Anibal Sanchez better than Taijuan Walker and Marcus Stroman. It often takes young pitchers 300-400 innings to get to their talent level. You might be buying 2 years of subpar performance. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)16 team dynasty league, our batting cats are runs, homers, RBI, walks, K's, steals, average, and OPS, and Pitching cats are K's, QS, wins, saves, holds, era, whip, and k/bb. I got two offers for my 1-1 pick which would be tanaka. Edwin Encarnacion and the 9th pick in the draft or my 1-1 and Michael Pineda for Cano and a reliever or something. Which is the better offer?
(Connor from Alaska)
The first offer (Encarnacion and the pick) is better. EE is pretty close to the top first basemen in the majors while that nine pick should be pretty sweet, even in a keeper. Robinson Cano is obviously really good but I feel like you're getting a 2 for 1 with the first deal and a 1-for-1 with the second one. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fantasy Keeper League, you can only keep 3 of the following players. Who do you keep? Bryce Harper, Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez, Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Fernandez, Felix Hernandez and Adam Wainwright
(Jason from Philly)
I'd lean Hanley, Harper, and Felix. Although you can probably make a case for Fernandez. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)would you trade Prince for Edwin in a keeper league?
(Koalas from NY)
Sure. Edwin Encarnacion is only a year older than Prince Fielder and has been terrific with the bat for two years running. Even if Fielder bounces back next year, they're comparable, and much of the advantage of Fielder - the certainty - has slipped away this year. In leagues with moderate in-season games played requirements, Encarnacion could also wind up slotting in at 3B at some point in 2014 as well. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)So, do we buy into the 2012 Edwin Encarnacion ans the real E5, especially since he doesn't have to play third anymore?
(Yatchisin from Santa Barbara)
Yatchisin, unfortunately if you want E5 (might be time to change the nickname) you'll have to buy into him. I'm partially buying, thinking 32-33 homers, but not shoving all-in. (Paul Singman)
2013-02-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is there a snowball's chance in hell that Edwin Encarnacion comes anywhere close to replicating his 2012 season? He was the #4 overall hitter in my league behind Braun, Miggy, and Trout. Please offer some perspective on his apparent anomaly.
(Barry from Bloomington)
I'm more optimistic than I am about the typical anomalous statistical performance. He made some adjustments to his swing that were intended to make him a better opposite-field hitter, and he was one. Obviously, I'd expect a little regression, but I'm not sure it was fundamentally fluky. (Ben Lindbergh)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm about to shop Edwin Encarnacion. What's a reasonable return if I am looking for SP?
(Ted from Austin)
The Phillies studs, Darvish, Wainwright... so just below the top of the heap. (Paul Sporer)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does batting stance matter in scouting? If you saw three players at age 18 with the same hit tool/bat speed, one with Julio Franco's stance, one with Trout's neutral stance and one with Edwin Encarnacion's open stance would you prefer one over the other. I would imagine that Franco's natural complexity would make him more adaptable to a learned adjustment if he struggled during development.
(Name from Place)
I used to worry about it more than I do now. As long as it works, let it rip. Every player has a unique relationship with the bat and the process of putting that bat to the ball. Are there things I want to see mechanically over others? Hell yes. But as long as the bat ends up in the right place in the right time, I don't care how a player makes it happen. (Jason Parks)
2013-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)I don't really have a 1B. I have excess pitching and RF: If I package one of Hunter Pence/Jose Bautista and Max Scherzer, what kind of 1B would you target (my team is built to win now).
(Michael from Milwaukee)
It really depends on which one of Pence/Bautista you package. Bautista/Scherzer should probably fetch you one of the elite first baseman. I'd probably pair Pence and Scherzer and aim a bit lower. Perhaps target someone like Edwin Encarnacion in hopes that his owner has questions about his ability to follow up on his breakout. You could also inquire about the availability of Paul Goldschmidt or Billy Butler in a deal revolving around Pence/Scherzer. (Josh Shepardson)
2012-11-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which Edwin Encarnacion shows up in 2013? The one that finally broke out like every fantasy owner has waited for since he's been up in the majors and always tops of "sleeper" candidates or the one that had continually disappointed owners?
(jlarsen from chicago)
The one that finally broke out. For sure. My E5 love is well-documented. (Derek Carty)
2012-05-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Over/under 34.5 home runs for Edwin Encarnacion?
(Renfei from DC)
I love me some Edwin. At this point, given that he already has 13, 34.5 would mean about 4.75 per month from here on out. I'll take the slight over. (Derek Carty)
2011-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Edwin Encarnacion - 30 dingers and 80 rbi this year? Justin Masterson - 15 wins and 180 K this year?
(josh from VA)
Encarnacion has never hit more than 26 HR in a season, so I'll take the under there. Masterson has got to solve his crazy splits against lefties if he's going to be that good. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-12-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)I will make a bold statement here.I would not be surprised if to some extent,Edwin Encarnacion becomes next year's Jose Bautista.Consider these similarities : Encarnacion does not really have a position,is on a 1 year /2.5 milion contract ( Bautista was on a 1 year /2.5) and they have somewhat similar hitting stats in the past if you take away 2010.Encarnacion also has the bat speed and youth on his side.Not saying he will hit 50 but 30-40 HR is not out of the question considering last year's HR rate per AB.What do you think of this ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
Please don't tell me "Who is the next Bautista" is this year's version of "Who are the next Rays". Encarnacion could be in line for a power spike, but I'll buy you a teacup pig if he hits 40 HR. (Eric Seidman)
2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)So it looks like Matsui may sign with the A's. Where else do you see them finding lineup help because I don't think he'll be enough?
(Dave from Chicago)
Oh, woe. As color-appropriate as it may be to have Godzilla signed up with the Green Machine, barring something really creative the only lineup slot really left is third base. The Beltre campaign was DOA, but we can always hope they re-sign Edwin Encarnacion to less than he was eligible to make via arbitration (Cust-style). Kouzmanoff won't cut it. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-10-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should Bautista's hot corner defence scare me, or should I have long ago accepted that he's much more than what I expected and just keep the gift horse's mouth firmly shut?
(JT from Michigan)
More the latter than the former. If you were willing to tolerate Ed Sprague or Edwin Encarnacion, after all... (Christina Kahrl)
2010-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who should play 3B for the Indians next season (cannot be from this set: {Nix, Valbuena, Marte})? Are there any "blocked" prospects in orgs like Tampa, Washington, or New York who have third basemen in place for the next half-decade that Cleveland could trade for?
(buffum from Austin TX)
I could see them swooping in on a potential non-tender, perhaps a Jose Lopez, maybe an Edwin Encarnacion. Or, irony of ironies, Kevin Kouzmanoff. (John Perrotto)
2010-08-17 14:45:00 (link to chat)What should the order of the BlueJays rotation be for 2011 - Marcum, Romero, Morrow, Cecil, Drabek? Do any of them have true stud potential.
(garethbluejays2 from Newcastle, UK)
Well, I think Romero already is a stud. Drabek definitely has stud potential. Marcum is very, very good. And Morrow wasn't touted so highly for nothing. The order of those five pitchers doesn't matter. No matter how you align them that is a very formidable rotation that no team will want to face. But unless they provide actual offensive players in place of Edwin Encarnacion and Lyle Overbay, we're looking at another 4th place finish. I really like what Alex Anthopolous is doing, but the Blue Jays have ALWAYS had strong pitching. This is nothing new. (Eric Seidman)
2010-06-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are you as surprised as I am that Edwin Encarnacion cleared waivers?
(huckyoda from NYC)
No. Teams hate his defense, probably don't like his low batting average, and are concerned with his various injuries. Not a mystery why he'd slip through. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-07-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Zach Stewart, Josh Roenicke, and Edwin Encarnacion...what is your opinion of the trio?
(Shawn from Winnipeg)
I have no idea what to make of Encarnacion any longer, but he's worth taking a flyer on. Stewart might be a high-leverage reliever pretty soon, but he has some command issues. The main gain here is whatever financial savings occur. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Edwin Encarnacion's ship sailed? In fact, was that little dinghy ever even in port?
(Charles from Ann Arbor)
I still like him, though I seem to be in the minority now. I think he can be an at least league-average third baseman, maybe more. (John Perrotto)
2008-12-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you Reds fans finally have reason for optimism with a solid young core of Jay Bruce, Joey Votto, Edwin Encarnacion, Brandon Phillips, Chris Dickerson, Johnny Cueto, and Edinson Volquez?
(Brandon from Charleston)
Absolutely, there's reason for optimism so long as Dusty Baker doesn't mangle those arms.

I had the Reds as my sleeper team last year and while they didn't get there, most of the guys you mentioned are fascinating, with a ton of upside. The series I watched most closely all year long was when the Reds came to Yankee Stadium in late June.

I don't see the Reds with a shot at the 2009 NL Central but I think third place is a possibility with the right moves this winter. One of which might be taking out a restraining order against Baker from coming to the ballpark. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for your great work, Marc. Your Player Profiles are my favorite BP articles. Just wanted to ask you your thoughts on Eric Patterson and Matt Harrison. I'm in a keeper league and am inclined to gamble on their upsides. Thanks!
(Dennis from LA)
Thanks Dennis, I appreciate that! Hopefully you all saw the Mike Gonzalez collaboration we ran a few weeks back. I'm looking forward to more of those, plus solo efforts like the Edwin Encarnacion one I mentioned earlier.

I'm not sure either is a keeper guy honestly, though some may love them more than I. (Marc Normandin)
2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I foresee a huge breakout season by Edwin Encarnacion...agree?
(Doug from KC)
PECOTA likes the way you think. If Dusty Baker sees it like the three of us do, then yeah, he should breakout. I'm a fan personally. (Marc Normandin)


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