Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 14 hours ago

Encarnacion drove two runs in a 1-for-4 day against the Yankees on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Encarnacion now leads Toronto with 35 RBI, and he remains near the top of the AL in that category. The 33-year-old designated hitter has driven in seven runs over the past 10 games, and he's been a steady bet for production even though he's gone hitless in three games over that span.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 days ago

Encarnacion went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Tuesday against the Yankees.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Encarnacion went hitless for the second straight day, and he's gone 1-for-16 over the past four games. His average has plummeted to .235 as a result of this mini slump.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 week ago

Encarnacion went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer in Thursday's 11-inning win over the Twins.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's now homered in consecutive games, but hadn't had a multi-hit effort since May 9, so it's refreshing to see E5 go ahead and boost the ol' batting average. His subpar .252 average and .792 OPS are still subpar by his standards -- Encarnacion hasn't posted an OPS under .900 in the last four seasons -- but that hasn't stopped him from racking up RBI, as his 32 are good for third in the American League.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-5 with an eighth-inning solo homer in Friday's 5-0 victory over the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran slugger's bat is starting to show some consistent pop, as he's now totaled four homers over the last nine games. He's already amassed 13 RBI during May as well, after driving in 15 over all of April. He's also supplied three multi-hit efforts during the month, and has hit safely in seven of his last 10 contests.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 2 weeks ago

Encarnacion homered, his sixth, and knocked in a pair of runs in Monday's win over the Giants.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Encarnacion has doubled his home run total over the last six games. Over those six games he has 10 RBI and six extra-base hits and has raised his batting line from .236/.299/.368 to .254/.315/.454 in that span. Power hitters like Encarnacion can be particularly streaky. Now that he's hitting one of his big hot streaks, he's starting to look like the hitter who has earned MVP votes in three of the past four seasons.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 3 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with a walk, double, home run, six RBI and two runs in Thursday's crushing of the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Since 2013, Encarnacion, 33, leads the majors in home runs. His three-run, third-inning shot was his 202nd home run for the Blue Jays, tying former AL MVP George Bell for fifth on the club's career list. The six RBIs were the most in a game by a Toronto player since Encarnacion had nine against Detroit last Aug. 29. It was the third time he had six-plus RBIs, tying Bell and Adam Lind for the franchise record. It seems Encarnacion is poised to do everything in his power to earn a nice payday when he hits free agency this winter.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 3 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer Wednesday against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The slugger had been ice cold recently, going 1-for-21 over the prior six games, but he was showing signs of breaking out of it by walking thrice in the last two. There's nothing in Encarnacion's batting profile that suggests his average should continue lingering in the .230s as it is currently -- in fact, he's sitting on a career-high line-drive rate right now -- so expect production more in line with his normal rates moving forward.

Edwin Encarnacion 1B/DH TOR 1 month 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 month 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 1 month 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.