Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 week ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Angels.

Encarnacion hit home run number 10 on the year, and continues to be one of the premier power hitters in today's game. Fantasy owners would love to see the .231 average come up a bit, but they certainly can't complain about the power production. He now sits at 10 home runs to go along with 28 RBI on the year.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 weeks ago

Encarnacion came in for a pinch-hit appearance in the ninth inning and deposited a two-run bomb in the 6-5 loss to the Astros on Saturday.

Encarnacion didn't start because of his awful career numbers against Scott Feldman, but took out his frustration on closer Luke Gregerson in the ninth. That makes for four home runs in his last five games and he appears to finally be getting hot after starting the season ice cold.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 weeks ago

Encarnacion is sitting out Saturday due to his track record against Astros starter Scott Feldman and is not being held out for health reasons, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

Encarnacion was spotted with an ice pack on his knee following Friday's game, so it appeared he was held out Saturday to give his knee a rest. However, the knee is apparently not an issue, and Incarnation is being held out Saturday because he is just 1-for-9 against Feldman in his career. Assuming Encarnacion is healthy, he should be able to return to the lineup Sunday, but fantasy owners will want to verify his status prior to first pitch.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 weeks ago

Encarnacion (knee) is out of the lineup Saturday against Houston.

Barry Davis of Sportsnet noted that Encarnacion did have an icepack on his knee Friday, so that could be the reason behind his off day Saturday. Justin Smoak will fill in for Encarnacion at first base.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 weeks ago

Encarnacion mashed his eighth home run of the season in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Astros.

Encarnacion has been on fire over the past seven days, going 8-for-24 from the plate with four home runs, eight RBI and a stellar .333/.467/.875 slash line. While his numbers on the season are still not great, the power is coming back, which is a huge boon to his value. When healthy, Encarnacion is one of the most productive power hitting first basemen in the league.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with two homers Tuesday against the Orioles.

Both of his blasts went to right field, which is interesting since none of his 34 homers from 2014 went out to right. It was his 19th career two-homer game and second of the season, with both two-homer games coming against the O's. Encarnacion is the type of power hitter who gets scorching hot for 10-14 day stretches, and it seems like he may be in the midst of one of those hot streaks.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 3 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-3 on Saturday with a three-run home run, his fifth blast of the season.

He also drew two walks and stole his first base of the season. After a miserable .205/.258/.352 April, Encarnacion is heating up and hitting .345/.441/.586 through 29 May at-bats. Owners who were patient with him through his struggles are beginning to reap the rewards.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 4 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 11-4 victory over the Indians.

That's now a five-game hit streak for Encarnacion, who is hitting 8-for-20 (.400) over that stretch. While he hasn't hit a home run since Apr. 21, his batting average is climbing rapidly and fantasy owners shouldn't be too worried about Encarnacion as he's a great option in virtually all formats despite his early season struggles.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month ago

Encarnacion will bat third Friday against the Indians.

Encarnacion has hit almost exclusively out of the cleanup spot to this point (84-of-88 at-bats), but he'll move up to the three-hole with Devon Travis (collarbone) out of the lineup. While Encarnacion is still batting just .205 for the season, he has collected five hits in his last three games.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo homers in the Jays' win over Baltimore on Tuesday night.

He doubled his season total in the process, while lifting his line to a more palatable .218/.262/.455. Encarnacion has gotten off to a slow start following a spring where he was slowed by a back injury.