Edwin Encarnacion

Edwin Encarnacion

1B,DH - NYY - DTD
Age: 36Bats: RThrows: R

Next Game

TOR @ NYY
Sat, 9/21 1:05pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank H #78
Projection (?) 5.3 pts

Ownership

 
Yahoo
67%
 
ESPN
77%

Eligibility

Yahoo 1B
ESPN 1B,DH
CBS 1B,DH

Encarnacion has suffered through an injury-plagued second half, but he could still finish with a bang in September. His power bat is obviously enticing when put into the Yankees' potent lineup.

Following a down year in which he "only" hit 32 home runs, Encarnacion has bounced back with 30 long balls in 101 games. In hindsight, it's laughable that a bankable slugger was available well beyond the top-100 picks. The 36-year-old was on his way to another 40 home runs before breaking his wrist. He'll miss at least three to five weeks, so it's a difficult decision for investors trying to make the playoffs in head-to-head formats.

There is no doubt that Encarnacion's 25 homers are a welcome site to fantasy owners, but his .215 batting average is dreadful and may cost him at-bats once both Luke Voit and Giancarlo Stanton are back for the Yankees off the IL.