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Edwin Encarnacion (1B,DH)

Toronto Blue Jays - 100% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Edwin Encarnacion had a miserable time at the plate Thursday, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in their 7-6 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Edwin Encarnacion is off to a slow start this season, and although he has four home runs, he has only one other extra base hit. Owners looking to buy low on Encarnacion, now is the time. It's only a matter of time before he breaks out, and your window will close.


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Edwin Encarnacion went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Wednesday nights win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Coming off a two homer night Tuesday, Encarnacion failed to record a hit on Wednesday. He continues to make contact as he hasn't struck out in his last six games. Keep running with Encarnacion as the returns will start to come in bunches.


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Edwin Encarnacion had a nice night at the plate Tuesday, going 2-for-5 with two home runs, two RBIs, and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: This is the Edwin we're accustomed to seeing, as it was only a matter of time before he came unleashed and started squaring up balls. Encarnacion's second home run was a moon shot that landed in the 500 level of the Rogers Centre. Hopefully this is a sign that his timing is back, and we'll start seeing the fantasy monster that Encarnacion is.


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Edwin Encarnacion hitless in win

Sat, Apr 18th 5:02pm EDT
By Marc Walton

Edwin Encarnacion finished Saturday's game 0-for-4, dropping his average to .191 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: The struggles continue for Encarnacion. After showing some signs of life in Friday's contest, he failed to record a hit Saturday. I reiterate the fact that he is putting the ball in play, evidenced by his eight strikeouts in 12 games, he continues to struggle to make hard contact. The hits will start coming, so just be patient.


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Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with a double in their 8-7 loss to the Atlanta Braves Friday night.

Fantasy Impact: The two hits were Edwin's first since their series finale in Baltimore. He has been putting the ball in play, however he is still having trouble finding his timing to drive the ball with authority. Encarnacion managed to drive one for a double tonight, which could be a sign that he is beginning to get his timing down. I would still like to see more consistency, even if he is making hard outs. Still, he is a top five first baseman and will soon start rewarding owners who drafted him.


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Edwin Encarnacion went 0-for-2 with an RBI in their 4-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Edwin Encarnacion's struggles continued Thursday with another hitless night. The 32-year-old Jays slugger has now registered just two hits in their last seven games. Edwin is just a few adjustments away from breaking out, as he's just not squaring up the ball right now. Once his timing comes back, he'll begin driving the ball with authority, and become the fantasy monster he is.


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Edwin Encarnacion was 0-for-5 Wednesday with a strikeout. He also left five runners on base.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion is just 2-for-24 since beginning the season 5-for-12. The slump is no doubt frustrating owners, however he is putting the ball in play, just not squaring it up. Once he finds his timing, he will be the fantasy monster fantasy owners expected him to be when they drafted him.


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Edwin Encarnacion was hitless Monday night, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion has recorded only two extra base hits this year, both being home runs during their series in New York. It's just a matter of time before he breaks out and becomes the fantasy monster owners are accustomed to seeing.


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Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run scored in their 10-7 win over the Baltimore Orioles Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact: Ecnarnacion scored his fourth run of the season as the Toronto Blue Jays took the series rubber match Sunday night 10-7. It was a relatively quiet night for Encarnacion, however he didn't leave fantasy owners empty handed adding a hit and a run to the cause.


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Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the Jays 7-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. The RBI came in the ninth inning when the game was already out of hand.

Fantasy Impact: On a night where Ubaldo Jimenez was running roughshod over Blue Jays hitters, Edwin Encarnacion managed to provide at least something positive for fantasy owners with a hit and an RBI. The RBI was Encarnacion's fifth of the season.


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Edwin Encarnacion was the only Blue Jays starter not to register a hit during their 12-5 offensive onslaught of the Baltimore Orioles Friday afternoon. Despite the 0-for-4 day with two strikeouts, Encarnacion did drive in a run on a sacrifice fly in the first inning.

Fantasy Impact: After going 5-for-12 in their series against the Yankees, Encarnacion had an excellent opportunity to add to his RBI total with the top three hitters in the Jays lineup reaching base a combined nine times. He was able to drive in a run in the first inning on a sacrifice fly, however he was unable to capitalize on opportunities later in the game leaving four men on base. Edwin drove in 98 runs in just 128 games played last year, so expect him to plate 100+ in 2015.


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Edwin Encarnacion had another productive night at the plate going 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored, and his second home run of the season in their 6-3 victory over the New York Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion took an Esmil Rogers offering deep into the left field seats for his second home run of the season. Edwin is off to a hot start this year hitting .417 with three RBIs and three runs scored. He'll look to stay hot as the Jays travel to Baltimore to face the Orioles in a three game set.


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Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 in a losing effort against the New York Yankees Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Edwin didn't record an RBI on the night as the top three in the order combined for just one hit and a walk over nine innings. His ailing back seems to be fully healed so you can expect another monster season from the Jays slugger.


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Edwin Encarnacion singled off of Michael Pineda in the fourth inning and added another off of Dellin Betances in the eighth, finishing 2-4 against the Yankees tonight. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Keep plugging Edwin into your lineup in all formats regardless of the matchup.


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Edwin Encarnacion took a Masahiro Tanaka offering deep to left field for his first home run of the season. He finished the day 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored. Edwin also struck out twice on the day.

Fantasy Impact: It only took one at-bat before Encarnacion shook the Spring Training rust off that saw him miss a couple weeks due to back soreness. Edwin is once again on his way to being a top 10 fantasy contributor in 2015.


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Edwin Encarnacion pulled his first homer of the season over the left field wall off of Masahiro Tanaka to cap a five run Blue Jays 3rd. He turned on a 90 mph two-seamer that left the yard in a hurry.

Fantasy Impact: So much for any lingering back issues. Start the stud in all formats.


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Edwin Encarnacion ends his Spring Training going 1-for-2 with an RBI and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion was sidelined for a couple weeks during Spring Training while battling a sore back, however he is looking healthy and ready to go for opening day. Expect Edwin in the lineup May 6th against the Yankees as an offensive catalyst in the Jays lineup. With Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson providing protection, you can expect much of the same from Edwin in 2015.


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With just a handful of days left until Opening Day, Edwin Encarnacion is looking to get his swing ready for the regular season. Encarnacion went 1-for-2 on Wednesday with a solo home run and added a walk.

Fantasy Impact: After missing quite a bit of time with lingering back problems, Encarnacion picked up just his second hit of the spring with the home run. He is batting just .150 on the spring, but hopefully this is a sign he is starting to feel more comfortable. Encarnacion should be owned and started in all formats as he provides plenty of power and will drive in runs as long as he is healthy.


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Blue Jays first baseman, Edwin Encarnacion, is looking to get his swing locked in as Opening Day approaches. Encanacion is batting just .063 over 15 at bats this spring. He missed a couple weeks after dealing with inflammation in his back.

Fantasy Impact: Edwin Encarnacion has battled injuries over the last year and is looking to get on track as the season is about to get underway. Encarnacion is coming off a 34 home run season in 2014, foillowing his 36 and 42 home run seasons in 2013 and 2012 respectively. He is a solid fantasy option at first base or as a utility player, as long as his back can hold up through the grind of a long summer.


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Edwin Encarnacion has been sidelined with back soreness this spring. He is expected to hit off a tee on Wednesday and then progressing to batting practice on Thursday. (Source: Barry Davis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If there is a positive in this it's the fact that Encarnacion has plenty of time to get game-ready before Opening Day. He is one of the league's premier power hitters and is expected to put up another 30+ home run and 100+ RBI campaign. Encarnacion should command a selection in the late-1st to early-2nd rounds.


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Edwin Encarnacion is expected to miss four to five days due to inflammation in his lower back. Tuesday's MRI results showed no structural damage but the power hitting third baseman will shut it down as a precaution. He has had back issues in the past, with the plan being to give him more AB's at DH. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion has never spent time on the DL due to back issues, so this is probably just some spring soreness. Let's see how he bounces back next week after he's rested it. Keep him toward the top of your draft list until further notice.


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