Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 days ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Sunday's victory over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The Royals activated ace Danny Duffy (knee) before Sunday's contest, and the lefty surrendered just one hit over five innings, but that knock was Encarnacion's 36th blast of the season. With three home runs and nine RBI over his last ten games, Encarnacion is making the most of 2017's final weeks. He's now up to 94 RBI, 89 runs and 100 walks through 146 games.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
3 days ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two RBI in Saturday's win against Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

The slugger's seventh-inning blast pushed his season's total to 35, good for seventh-best in the AL. Encarnacion also racked up his 92nd RBI (ninth in the AL) and 99th walk (second in the league) during Saturday's contest. With just 16 games remaining in his first campaign with Cleveland, the 34-year-old is slashing .252/.376/.495 through 511 at-bats.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Friday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion blasted his 34th bomb of the season to provide the Indians a three-run lead in the first inning of a game they'd never trail. Although he's had an ordinary batting average, his power has resulted in him posting a stellar .505 slugging percentage, which is what fantasy owners were hoping for when selecting him on draft day.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk in Thursday's 11-2 win over the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion's three-run shot in the first inning made it 4-0 before Chicago starter Mike Pelfrey could record a single out. The veteran slugger got off to a slow start with his new team, but has produced 28 home runs in his past 99 games after hitting just five in his first 37. He's also walking at a career-best 16.1 percent rate this season.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
2 weeks ago

Encarnacion is out of the lineup Monday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Though Encarnacion had just been rested for a game Aug. 30 against the Yankees, he still played later that evening in the second contest of a doubleheader, so manager Terry Francona will look to give the veteran a full day off for Labor Day. With Encarnacion on the bench, prospect Francisco Mejia, who was added to the active roster Friday to serve as the Indians' third catcher, will make his first MLB start at designated hitter.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 3-2 win over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

It's his 32nd homer of the season and fourth in his last eight games, but the veteran slugger only has one other hit (a single) in 26 at-bats over that stretch. Encarnacion is maintaining the power production that made him a star in Toronto, but his strikeout and contact rates are the worst of his career since he was a 22-year-old rookie in 2005.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Encarnacion got the start at first base in the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Yankees, going 2-for-4 with a walk, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in a 9-4 win.

EDGE Analysis

After sitting out the matinee, Encarnacion returned to the lineup and helped Cleveland complete the doubleheader sweep. The homer was his third in his last seven games and 10th in August, but his .220 (20-for-91) batting average on the month leaves a lot to be desired.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Encarnacion is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Encarnacion's absence looks to be entirely rest-related, as the Indians haven't provided any indication that the slugger is nursing any sort of injury. The Indians will deploy Yandy Diaz as their DH and cleanup hitter in the afternoon contest, but it's expected that Encarnacion will assume those duties in the nightcap. Encarnacion had played in the Indians' previous 13 games, producing just six hits in 40 at-bats (.150 average).

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
3 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The homer, a solo shot off Jason Hammel in the seventh inning, was Encarnacion's ninth of August and 30th of the season. As Zack Meisel of The Athletic Cleveland points out, Encarnacion is the only big-league hitter to reach 30 homers in each of the last six seasons. He'll be 35 next year, but Encarnacion's remarkable consistency should keep him near the top of draft boards.

Edwin Encarnación
1B/DH CLE
4 weeks ago

Encarnacion went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Wednesday's 6-1 loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

He continues to struggle with his batting average, and Encarnacion is now hitting just .219 (28-for-128) since the All-Star break, but 11 of his 29 homers on the year have come in that 38-game stretch. Fantasy GMs may have to content themselves with the 34-year-old's power going forward, rather than expecting the more well-rounded numbers he typically posted with Toronto.