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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||530.00||36.00||.274||105.00||87.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||12||5||2|| .417|| .917|| .417|
|vs Archer (Career)||21||4||3|| .619||.227||.190|
|vs RHP||85||17||3|| .263|| .341|| .200|
|12/26/2014||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR||Salvador Perez, C KC|
|12/26/2014||Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA|
Nelson Cruz, RF SEA
Wade Davis, RP KC
Chris Archer, SP TB
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET
Marlon Byrd, LF CIN
Tyler Clippard, RP OAK
Yoenis Cespedes, LF DET
Chris Carter, 1B HOU
Johnny Cueto, SP CIN
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
|Kole Calhoun, RF LAA|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
Charlie Blackmon, CF COL
Rusney Castillo, CF BOS
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Josh Donaldson, 3B TOR
Corey Dickerson, LF COL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
Jose Altuve, 2B HOU
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR
Michael Brantley, LF CLE
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
|12/23/2014||Kole Calhoun, RF LAA||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR|
|Last 10 Games|
Gibbons on Edwin Encarnacion in May: 'Release the beast!'
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/15) It's no coincidence that the recent struggles of the Blue Jays have coincided with the recent struggles of first baseman Edwin Encarnacion. But John Gibbons is optimistic that the flip of the calendar from April to May will unleash the slugger.
"It's turning into his month here soon," Gibbons told the Toronto Star. "Release the beast!"
Encarnacion has one measly single in 24 plate appearances since slugging two homers on April 21. But May was certainly his month in 2014. He hit 16 homers to tie Mickey Mantle for the American League May record and drove in a ridiculous 33. Encarnacion can only hope for a repeat.
"I've never seen something like that in my career, the way I was last May," said Encarnacion, who added that he has no idea why he's traditionally a slow starter. "I hope I have a great May this year, too, so I'm excited.
April is his least productive month. His career OPS in April is .770, nearly 80 points below his average for the other months combined.
Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion cranks two home runs
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/21/15) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2 for 5 at the plate Tuesday in Toronto's 13-6 win over the Orioles.
Encarnacion got things going early when he ripped the first pitch he saw from Bud Norris over the center field wall for a solo home run, his third of the year. Then in the sixth, Encarnacion did it again, leading off with a solo home run off Brian Matusz over the left field wall.
Encarnacion is now hitting .218 with eight RBI in 55 at-bats this season.
Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion struggling during homestand
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/20/15) Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is just 3 for 26 with one double during his current homestand, batting .115/.200/.154 in his last six games.
Encarnacion racked up two home runs in his first three games of the season but has struggled since, and he endured an 0-for-14 stretch in four games last week before picking things up slightly this past weekend. The Blue Jays kick off a three-game home series against the Orioles Tuesday before hitting the road.
Encarnacion has hit .200/.250/.340 with two home runs and six RBI in 50 at-bats.
Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak back in the lineup Monday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/13/15) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak will return to the lineup Monday, allowing Edwin Encarnacion to move to designated hitter and pushing Dioner Navarro to the bench, the team announced.
Smoak, who will hit sixth in the order, has started three games so far this season and is hitting .273 with a double in 12 plate appearances.
The Blue Jays are currently the favorites (-140) over the Rays Monday.
|2014 summary: Beginning with his breakout 2012 season, Edwin Encarnacion has been as steady as they come for the Blue Jays, consistently delivering 30-plus homers with the kind of plate discipline that makes him a top-10 hitter on a per-game basis in Head-to-Head points leagues. Just as predictable, though, have been the injuries -- something different every year, often in the second half. Such was the case again in 2014, when he ranked behind just seven players in Head-to-Head points per game while playing in 128 games.|
Playing time status: Encarnacion missed those games because of a strained quadriceps, the latest in a series of who-could-have-predicted-that injuries, which is exactly why you probably shouldn't put too much emphasis on that part of the equation. The injuries are all unrelated, so it's not like he's developed any chronic issues at age 32.
2015 outlook: Encarnacion isn't a sexy name on Draft Day, but he's simply too productive year after year to pass up in the first round, certainly in Head-to-Head points leagues and, with power as scarce as it is these days, probably Rotisserie as well. In a league full of name-chasers, you might be able to nab him in the second round, but it'll take guts to pass him up with your first pick.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/5/15||NYY||7:07 pm||Michael Pineda|
|5/6/15||NYY||7:07 pm||CC Sabathia|
|5/8/15||BOS||7:07 pm||Wade Miley|
|5/9/15||BOS||1:07 pm||Joe Kelly|
|5/10/15||BOS||1:07 pm||Clay Buchholz|
|5/11/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|
|5/12/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Chris Tillman|