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Edwin Encarnacion (1B,DH)

Toronto Blue Jays - 98% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Edwin Encarnacion went one for two with two walks to extend his hit streak to 22 games. He knocked in his 81st RBI of the season with a two out RBI double in the first inning that plated Jose Bautista.

Fantasy Impact: If you were waiting on some Blue Jays news that did not involve a home run, this is the piece you've been waiting for. Encarnacion is having a solid year in the cleanup spot even though his bat has not been the team's loudest.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion streak hits 21

Thu, Aug 27th 12:08am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Edwin Encarnacion kept his hitting streak alive in style with a Grand Slam in the sixth inning of Toronto's 12-4 win over Texas. His 26th home run of the season was smashed way out over the left center field fence. The mammoth shot gave him 79 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion is red hot and should be played in every league if you have him as an option. Ride the streak.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion streak hits 20

Tue, Aug 25th 10:37pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Edwin Encarnacion hit his 25th home run on Tuesday night to extend his hitting streak to 20 games. The solo shot off the Rangers' Derek Holland gave him 75 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion is healthy and mashing like the best case scenario you imagined on draft day. Enjoy the ride.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion finished 4-for-4 with a solo home run, four RBI, and two runs in the Blue Jays' victory over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion continues to be an amazing source of power for fantasy owners in season long and daily leagues. He is now hitting .265 on the season to go along with 24 home runs and 74 RBI. He is also hitting behind Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista on most days which is certainly helping the Blue Jays' slugger.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion had two of Toronto's twenty hits on Saturday night as the Blue Jays drubbed the Angels in LA. He scored twice and plated his 69th & 70th RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: In the shadows of Josh Donaldson's monster season and the big aquisitions of David Price and Troy Tulowitzki, Encarnacion has been his usual solid power option at 1B/DH. If he can stay healthy, 100 RBI is within reach.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion red hot

Wed, Aug 19th 9:54pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Edwin Encarnacion hit his 23rd home run of the season Wednesday in a 7-4 loss to the Phillies on Thursday. He has now homered in consecutive games and has 67 RBI on the season.

Fantasy Impact: It would be a good time to play Encarnacion in daily games if you can get a good price. Needless to say, play Edwin in all seasonal leagues.

 

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Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has missed the last four games with an injury to his left middle finger, but there is a good chance of a return tonight against the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: If he returns tonight, Encarnacion should be given a long look in daily leagues. He is 8-for-24 with one home run and six RBI off of Yankees' starter, Ivan Nova. Encarnacion's price in daily leagues has fallen, because of his injury, which makes him a sneaky play at first base tonight.

 

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Encarnacion is still bothered by pain in his left middle finger and will miss Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: The Blue Jays' slugger is missing his third straight game Wednesday, but hopes to return later in the week. Chris Colabello is in the designated hitter spot again, and Justin Smoak is starting at first base. Get Encarnacion out of your daily lineups.

 

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The Toronto slugger still has lingering discomfort in his left middle finger and missed Tuesday's game against the Oakland Athletics. Encarnacion jammed his finger toward the end of July and the pain has not yet resolved.

Fantasy Impact: It is unclear whether Encarnacion will be able to return to action Wednesday night so you will want to check his status later today before putting him in daily lineups.

 

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Edwin smacked two doubles and hit his 20th home run of the season in a 9-3 Toronto win over the Twins in Thursday night. He scored twice and knocked in four.

Fantasy Impact: You can't go wrong owning a high Toronto draft pick right now. Just play him and we'll give you the stats du jour.

 

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Encarnacion simply crushed his 20th home run of the season to the second deck in dead center field. He's the third Blue Jay to hit 20 so far this year, joining Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista. His three RBI gave him 60 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: This Toronto team is definitely peaking and producing how it was drawn up to. Play Encarnacion every day in every league.

 

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Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a walk. He scored a run but the main takeaway was that he was healthy enough to play.

Fantasy Impact: He is elite and he was able to play. Own him.

 

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The Blue Jays sent in a pinch runner in the ninth inning of last nights game for Edwin Encarnacion, who apparently injured his left middle finger during the game. X-Rays were negative, but he will be replaced by Chris Colabello in the lineup tonight. (Source: AP)

Fantasy Impact: Looks like a day to day thing for the power hitting DH/1B. Play someone else tonight if you have the option.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion connected for his 19th home run of the season in their 7-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics Tuesday night. Edwin went 1-for-3 with an RBI, two runs scored, and two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Edwin is just 3-for-13 since the All-Star break, however he has collected three extra base hits in three of those games, including two doubles and a home run. Edwin is hitting just .233, however his peripherals remain strong with 55 RBI, 49 runs scored, and 19 home runs. It hasn't been the big season fantasy owners were expecting when they drafted him. His contact rate has been high, evidenced by just 64 strikeouts. A second half turnaround should be expected.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion homers in win

Sat, Jul 11th 8:05pm EDT
By Marc Walton

Edwin Encarnacion was 1-for-5 on the afternoon with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: The home run was Edwin's first in nine games,. Encarnacion has had an up and down year, as he hits in spurts, then goes cold for a few games. With the All-Star break quickly approaching, he will receive a much need break to clear his head, and rest his body.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion exploded for two home runs, including a grand slam, as the Blue Jays trounced the Texas Rangers 12-2. Encarnacion was 3-for-5 with two home runs, five RBI, and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion narrowly missed his third homer of the night, as Texas first baseman Adam Rosales came on to pitch in the blowout. EE is enjoying a nice June hitting .333 with 3 home runs, 15 RBI, and 14 runs scored. He seems to have found his stroke and should continue providing elite numbers for fantasy owners.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion clubbed his 14th home run of the season in the ninth inning Tuesday to bring the Blue Jays within one run, however it wasn't enough as the Jays' fell 4-3 to the Tamp Bay Rays. On the night, Encarnacion was 1-for-4 with a home run, an RBI, and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion is now slashing .236/.318/.455 with 14 home runs, 42 RBI, and 41 runs scored on the season.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion had a great night at the plate Friday, going 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, and a run scored in their 5-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion looks to be heating at the right time. Entering June, EE was hitting just .216, however after tonight he has raised his average to .240 for the season. The peripheral numbers are still strong as he drove in his 40th RBI of the season tonight to go along with his 38th run scored. He is currently on pace to hit 31 home runs, 90+ RBI, and 90+ runs scored.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion was the only Jays player with multiple hits on Tuesday, as they ran into Mets ace Matt Harvey. Encarnacion was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on the night.

Fantasy Impact: The shoulder injury which cost Encarnacion two games, seems to be behind him now as he continues to swing the bat well. He is slashing an impressive .385/.433/.615 with a home run, five RBI, and seven runs scored over his last seven games.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion will be in Friday's lineup as the DH. (Source: Barry Davis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Edwin was lifted Wednesday in the eighth inning for pinch hitter Dioner Navarro due to shoulder pain. He is back in the lineup Friday hitting cleanup.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion has been dealing with a shoulder issue, missing two games because of the injury. During his final at-bat Wednesday, Encarnacion said he felt his shoulder begin to hurt again which led to Dioner Navarro pinch hitting for him in the eighth. He believes with tomorrows day off he should be ready to go again on Friday. (Source: John Lott on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is obviously concerning news for both the Jays and fantasy owners alike, as he has missed time already for a variety of injuries this season. We will keep you informed of any updates as they come in.

 

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The Blue Jays couldn't be happier to have Edwin back in their lineup Tuesday, as he connected for his 13th home run, walking the Jays off for the 4-3 win over the Marlins. For the night, EE was 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion had missed the previous two games with a shoulder injury, however Tuesday it didn't seem to bother him as he powered the Jays to a ninth inning walk-off. EE is now slashing .221/.309/.452 with 13 home runs, and 36 RBI on the season.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion took swings on Tuesday, and deemed himself ready to return to the lineup against the Marlins. (Source: Barry Davis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion had missed the previous two games after nursing a sore shoulder. Fantasy owners can rest easy now that he's back in the lineup Tuesday hitting cleanup, and will avoid a trip to the DL.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion missed his second consecutive game Monday, as he continues to nurse a sore shoulder in which he recently received a cortisone shot. Manager John Gibbons expects Encarnacion could return to the lineup Tuesday. (Source: bluejays.mlb.com)

Fantasy Impact: It has been a rocky season health wise for the Blue Jays slugger, as he has battled back, hamstring, and shoulder issues throughout the year. The hope is that the two days of rest, combined with the cortisone shot, will help solve EE's shoulder ailment, and see him return to the lineup in the cleanup spot Tuesday.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion will not play in Monday's series opener against the Miami Marlins. (Source: Barry Davis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion has been nursing a sore hamstring, as well as a sore shoulder which he just received a cortisone shot for over the weekend. Edwin is optimistic he will be back at some point during the Marlins series, so at this time it appears he will avoid a DL stint.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion says his shoulder has been bothering him for two weeks, and the pain was noticeable during their game with the Astros on Saturday as he was seen wincing after several swings. He won't play in Sunday's contest with the Astros, and his status going forward is unknown. (Source: Barry Davis on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion has been battling a variety of issues since Spring Training. First he was held out of Spring Training games due to a back issue, then he was forced to miss four games due to hamstring issues which he is still receiving treatment for. Now, Edwin seems to be nursing a shoulder injury which could have negative effects on his swing. It wouldn't be a surprise if he was forced to the DL in order to sort these issues out. We will keep you updated as more news comes in.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion had missed the previous four games due to a hamstring issue, however he returned to the lineup Friday going 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: On the surface it looks like Encarnacion has been struggling due to his dismal .218 batting average, however he has still managed to produce 12 home runs, 32 RBI, and 30 runs scored. EE is on pace for 32 home runs, 80+ runs scored, and 90+ RBI. Although he may be hurting his owners in the average and OBP categories, he's still producing strong numbers in HR/R/RBI.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion has leg pain

Tue, Jun 2nd 5:46pm EDT
By Marc Walton

Edwin Encarnacion will not play in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader in Washington. He is feeling some leg discomfort. (Source: Shi Davidi on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hopefully this isn't anything serious, and Edwin can avoid a trip to the DL.

 

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The month of April was not kind to Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion as he finished the month hovering around the Mendoza line. Thankfully, his bat took off in Saturday's win over the Indians as the slugger went two-for-four with a double, two RBIs and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion tore the cover off the ball during the month of May in 2014, clubbing 16 home runs. Even if he achieves half that success this month, it will be worth considerable impact.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion had a productive night at the plate Friday, going 1-for-3 with a double, an RBI, and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion is probably happy the calendar has turned to May, as it's his best statistical month over the last three years. He has raised his averaged to .209, and now has 11 RBI for the season.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 Thursday with a run scored and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion has been struggling all season, putting together a couple productive games then disappearing for multiple games at a time. With a turn of the calendar just around the corner, he will look to start putting it together as May has been his most productive month. Better days are ahead for the Jays slugger, so owners just need to exercise patience as his inconsistencies will surely end soon.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion had a tough time at the plate Wednesday, going 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in their 4-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: April can't end soon enough for the Jays slugger, as he is hitting just .190 to start the year. Over the past three seasons, May has been Encarnacion's best statistical month as he has totaled 31 home runs, and 80 RBI during the month so better days are hopefully ahead for him.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in Tuesday nights win over the Boston Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Edwin Encarnacion has been struggling recently with his timing, however he seems to have began to find his stroke collecting two hits in Tuesday's contest. Encarnacion is too good of a hitter for his struggles to last, and he should begin hitting with more consistency soon. Owners would be hard-pressed to keep him out of their lineups as he could explode for a big game at any given time.

 

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Edwin Encarnacion had another poor offensive display Saturday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and three men left on base in the loss.

Fantasy Impact: Encarnacion has now struck out six times in their last three games, as he continues to struggle with his timing. Edwin's value is at it's lowest, and I would recommend buying low while you can. This slump will not last.

 

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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: MLB.com)

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: MLB.com)

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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