Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 week ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a solo homer in Tuesday's 10-1 loss to the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Encarnacion's blast came in the epitome of garbage time down 7-0 in the seventh inning, but it counts all the same for fantasy purposes. He had gone ten games without one coming in, so hopefully connecting against otherwise nearly-untouchable starter Chris Sale gets the veteran going.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 week ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Monday's loss to the White Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Encarnacion just missed a pair of home runs Monday night. He only has two on the season and is currently on pace to hit just 15 home runs in 2016. The 33-year-old has averaged 30-plus long balls in each of his six full seasons with the Blue Jays, so he is well off his normal pace. There is some encouraging news in that Encarnacion's slugging percentage is actually up from where it was at this time last season. Playing in a contact year, there's no doubt the first baseman is plenty motivated to get his power numbers trending in the right direction, and history would indicate that it's only a matter of time before he does.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 weeks ago

Due to the struggles of Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak, manager John Gibbons said Encarnacion may begin to see more playing time at first base with someone else taking over the DH duties, theToronto Sun reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Between Smoak and Colabello, the two first baseman are 3-for-37 with 18 strikeouts. Encarnacion is already eligible at first, so the move would have no impact on roster flexibility. However, the 33-year-old was considerably worse last season when he played the field -- he hit .239/.329/.486 when he started at first base, compared to .301/.397/.595 when filling the DH role. Smoak and Colabello will get time to work out their issues at the plate, but Encarnacion owners should keep a close eye on the situation considering the impact it may have on his offensive number.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 3 weeks ago

Encarnacion was 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBI in Toronto's loss to the Red Sox on Friday night.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Jays had exactly three hits - all by Encarnacion - so the offensive output was severely limited. The home runs were his first of the season as Toronto's hitting has been inconsistent. This is not a lineup that is going to be held down all season, so expect an explosion at some point in the near future.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month ago

Encarnacion will put contract extension talks with the team on hold now that the season has started,SB Nation reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The team had reportedly offered a two-year deal, but the designated hitter was looking for four or more years. By the end of 2016, Encarnacion's current contract will have paid him $37 million in three years -- a massive steal for the organization considering he averaged 36 home runs and 104 RBI during that span. The 33-year-old is reportedly looking to get upwards of $10 million per year.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored during Sunday's win over the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The slugger got the party started with a lined single in the first inning that plated a pair of runs, and he reached again in the eighth and came around to score on a Troy Tulowitzki homer. Encarnacion is poised for another big season in the heart of the potent Toronto offense, and he could even be in line for an uptick in runs scored this season with Tulo likely hitting behind him full time.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month ago

Encarnacion (oblique) said Thursday that he's healthy and ready for Opening Day, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After playing in a few minor-league spring games without incident, Encarnacion is ready to reprise his role as the Jays' regular DH and likely cleanup hitter. Tooth and oblique issues have prevented him from making any Grapefruit League appearances, but he maytake part in the upcoming exhibition games at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month ago

Encarnacion (oblique) no longer needs treatment and is expected to play first base by the end of this week, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Encarnacion got to play in his first game action earlier Monday and looked good at the plate. He is expected to play in games throughout the week, beginning with being a designated hitter and then progressing to playing first base. As long as all goes well, this should help the slugger be ready for Opening Day.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month ago

Encarnacion (oblique) homered in his third at-bat during a minor league game Monday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Jays have been very careful with Encarnacion this spring, and he has not played in a Grapefruit League game yet. Further details regarding their plans for him during the final week of spring training may hinge on how he feels coming out of Monday's contest.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month ago

Encarnacion (oblique) took batting practice Saturday, Sportsnet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Encarnacion has been battling an oblique injury for all of spring training and has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League game. However, he looked comfortable during his batting practice session Saturday and should be on track to get into a game or two this spring before camp breaks.