Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
23 hours ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with an RBI walk, another base-on-balls and two runs in Friday's 9-0 victory over the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The menacing slugger was pitched around in the second with the based jammed, which resulted in Kevin Pillar coming home on the bases-loaded walk. Encarnacion has now hit safely in seven of his last eight games, with three homers and eight RBI over that span.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
4 days ago

Encarnacion homered and drove in three in a 2-for-5 game Tuesday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

With the blast, Encarnacion tied a career in home runs, previously set in 2012. He also maintained his RBI lead over David Ortiz, 123-121. Encarnacion is now juust one RBI behind Coloardo's Nolan Arenado for the major league lead. The Blue Jays lineup is set up to feed Encarnacion baserunners in Devon Travis (.338 OBP) and Josh Donaldson (.401 OBP) hitting in front of him, and he's as good a bet as any to finish the season as the league's RBI leader.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
5 days ago

Encarnacion homered and knocked in a pair in a 2-for-5 game Monday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

The blast was Encarnacion's 41st, putting him just one away from tying his career high from 2012. He also pushed his OPS up to .897 with Monday's performance. If he can stay hot and keep that OPS trending upwards, he'll be able to finish the season with his fifth straight OPS of .900 or better.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
1 week ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Friday's 5-0 win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion's 40th home run of the year gave Toronto some insurance in the ninth, extending the team's lead to five runs. He still trails Brian Dozier and Mark Trumbo in home runs, but his 118 RBI are tops in the American League. The 33-year-old has already established a new career high in RBI and is just two home runs away from matching his previous best, which he achieved in 2012.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with a walk, two homers, three runs scored and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

He's now got 39 homers on the season, just three shy of his 2012 career high, and Encarnacion continues to pad his new personal best in RBI with 115 and counting. Expect him to come up big over the final weeks as the Jays push for a playoff spot.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
3 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI in Tuesday's 7-6 loss at Yankee Stadium.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion's pair of RBI gave him a new career high of 112 to go along with 37 long balls. The 33-year-old's .270/.360/.547 line indicates that he's still among the most powerful hitters in baseball.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
3 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Monday's 5-3 loss at Yankee Stadium.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion finished August on an 0-for-12 skid over the last four games of the month, but he's quickly turned things around to open September. The first baseman is 6-for-16 (.375) with two doubles, four RBI and two runs scored through the first four games of the current month.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with an RBI infield single, two-run homer, walk and two runs in Saturday's 8-7 victory over the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger went deep off Ervin Santana in the sixth, plating Josh Donaldson with a 422-foot shot to start the Blue Jays' comeback from a 5-1 deficit. He subsequently closed the gap to 7-6 in the seventh with an infield single that drove in Jose Bautista. With 105 RBI on the season, Encarnacion has a chance to blow past the career-high 111 he tallied in 2015.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with a solo bomb in the 6-5 victory over the Indians on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The fifth-inning homer proved to be the difference as no more runs were scored. That's four bombs in the last 10 days, and seven in the first three weeks of August. For the season, Encarnacion is slashing .268/.354/.556 with 35 home runs, 101 RBI and 77 runs. His 101 runs lead all of baseball, and he's one homer behind Mark Trumbo for the AL lead.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Heading into Wednesday's game, Encarnacion had slashed .287/.359/.616 with 15 homers and 45 RBI in 42 games while playing first base. As the designated hitter, Encarnacion hit .260/.358/.527 with 19 homers and 55 RBI in 77 games.

EDGE Analysis

That's a significant swing from last season, when as the DH, he slashed .301/.397/.595 with 24 homers and 75 RBI in 85 games, compared to .239/.329/.486 with 14 homers and 34 RBI in 59 games at first. A possible explanation for this would be that the veteran performs better when his mind is distracted between at-bats. As the DH, Encarnacion uses the time between at-bats to study video and may simply be overthinking his swing rather than just letting his natural talents do the work. Either way, benching him is never an option for fantasy owners, but this interesting stat line could be useful for those strictly playing in daily fantasy leagues.