Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
3 days 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
6 days 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.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
1 week ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

All three of Encarnacion's RBI came in Toronto's eight-run eighth inning, as he hit a two-run homer before contributing a run-scoring groundout in his second at-bat of the frame. The power-hitting first baseman has come as advertised, smacking 34 long balls for the fifth straight campaign. His .270/.358/.560 line shows no signs of decline at age 33.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
1 week ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

That gives Encarnacion 33 homers on the year, putting him one behind Mark Trumbo for the major league lead, while his 97 RBI puts him four ahead of Nolan Arenado for the league lead in that category. Encarnacion averaged 37.8 homers and 105.8 RBI in the four seasons prior to 2016, but it looks like he'll comfortably top both marks before he's done.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger launched a solo homer in the ninth off closer Will Harris, his 32nd overall on the season and second of August. Encarnacion has reached safely in 16 straight games as well and has now blasted at least 30 homers in five consecutive seasons.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
2 weeks ago

Encarnacion had a big day on Monday, going 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The home run pulls Encarnacion even with Mark Trumbo for the MLB lead in homers, and his three RBI brings his total to a Major League-leading 94. The slugger had been hitting just .185 this month before battering the Rays, but now has three home runs and five RBI in eight August games.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
4 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a double, solo homer, walk and two runs in Friday's 6-5 victory over the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger continued his steady march toward the century mark in RBI with a 416-foot solo shot in the first and added a two-bagger later in the game for his second multi-hit effort in the last three contests. Encarnacion hasn't been able to approximate his 30 RBI- June this month, but is still slashing a solid .282/.352/.603 over 78 at-bats.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with one walk and a two-run homer Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion didn't need to provide any more evidence that he enjoys hitting at Chase Field, but that didn't seem to matter Wednesday afternoon. The veteran slugger's two-run shot in the top of the eighth inning was absolutely crushed. According to Statcast, Encarnacion's 26th of the season landed a projected 471 feet away and left his bat at 112 mph. That was the longest home run Encarnacion has hit in the Statcast era (2015 to present), and the fourth longest hit by anyone this season. He now has 10 home runs in 17 career games at Chase Field.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Encarnacion hit a three-run home run as part of a 1-for-4 game in Tuesday's win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

This marks Encarnacion's fourth three-RBI game already in July. He has three home runs in his past six games and is looking like he will challenge his career high of 42 home runs set back in 2012. With 25 already through 95 team games, he's on pace for 43.

Edwin Encarnacion
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the A's.

EDGE Analysis

His third-inning solo shot off Sonny Gray was his first homer of the second half and third overall of July. Encarnacion already has 11 RBI in just 11 contests in the month as well, giving him a whopping 81 in just 341 at-bats this season.