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Blue Jays | Jose Bautista out of lineup Tuesday

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:24:14 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays DH Jose Bautista is out of the lineup Tuesday, May 5. DH Edwin Encarnacion is in the lineup and batting fourth.

Fantasy Tip: Bautista ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) appears to be getting a simple off night, so remove him as an option. Encarnacion ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) carries a similar price tag and is a decent replacement for your FantasyScore lineup.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion finding groove

Sun, 03 May 2015 05:16:55 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion is currently sporting a five-game hitting streak after hitting a single and double against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, May 2. Encarnacion is 8-for-20 with four runs and five RBI during the stretch.

Fantasy Tip: Over the previous 19 games, Encarnacion ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) was 14-for-71 with 14 strikeouts. He has been a streaky hitter in the past and could be in the beginning stages of a scorching surge. FantasyScore players will want keep him in mind, especially when Encarnacion faces favorable pitching matchups.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion feels ready

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:44:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) returned to game action Thursday, March 26, after sitting out since Sunday, March 8. "I took a couple of swings today, didn't feel anything, so I feel ready to go," Encarnacion said.

Fantasy Tip: Over the past three seasons, Encarnacion ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) has emerged as a legit four-category fantasy contributor with an average of 86 runs, 37 home runs, 104 RBI and .274/.370/.546 slash line. Encarnacion will likely come off the board in Round 1 of drafts as a result. Consider him an excellent foundation for your seasonal team, and in favorable matchups, he is a sound starting point for FantasyScore lineups.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion on track for return

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:25:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) is playing in a minor league game Tuesday, March 24, and he is projected for a Thursday, March 26, return to spring training games.

Fantasy Tip: Again, the team is just taking a precaution with Encarnacion. Keep an eye on his progress, as Encarnacion's fantasy value could take a hit if the back issues flare up again.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion to hit this weekend

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:28:15 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) will take batting practice at some point this weekend and could be the designated hitter in a minor league game Tuesday, March 24.

Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion still has a few weeks to prepare of the season and should be ready for opening day unless he suffers a setback. He should be an option in the first round in mixed leagues since he helps in multiple categories.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Toronto Star - Brendan Kennedy

Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion should hit this week

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 17:18:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) is expected to resume hitting drills this week. He's "not concerned at all" about his readiness for opening day, nor is Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos.

Fantasy Tip: Enarnacion is an elite power hitter who isn't a drag on batting average. He also projects to provide lots of run production hitting in a talented Blue Jays lineup, making him an first-round target in fantasy drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Toronto Star - Brendan Kennedy

Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion to hit soon

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:11:38 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) is expected to do some hitting Tuesday, March 17. Encarnacion has been sidelined for the past week because of a sore back.

Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion can take his time returning since the start of the regular season is still a few weeks away. Encarnacion finished with 34 home runs last season, which ranked eighth in MLB. He also posted a .268 batting average and 98 RBIs. Encarnacion likely will be selected in one of the first few rounds of drafts this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Gregor Chisholm

Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion injures back

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 06:46:35 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) will be shut down four to five days after an MRI revealed inflammation in his back.

Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion should be fine for the opener and is among the top three or four at the position.

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Blue Jays | Dayan Viciedo an option at 1B?

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:16:59 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays OF Dayan Viciedo gives the team another option in left field with OF Michael Saunders (knee) out, but general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the first base/designated hitter spot is "the most wide open spot in terms of competition." The team has talked about giving 1B Edwin Encarnacion time at DH this year to save his body, and 1Bs Justin Smoak, Daric Barton and Matt Hague are other options for first base.

Fantasy Tip: Viciedo could have fleeting late-round value in deeper mixed leagues depending on his playing time in the first month of the season with Saunders sidelined. Viciedo hit 20-plus homers in two of the last three years, so we know he has the power. He won't do you any favors in the BA department, though, so he'll mainly be an NL-only commodity this year.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion the starting 1B

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:35:41 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion is the team's starting first baseman, according to manager John Gibbons. However, Encarnacion will need designated hitter days in order to manage his health. In those cases, 1B Justin Smoak, 3B Danny Valencia and C Dioner Navarro will be considered at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion is an elite fantasy first base option because of his power and home environment. With Miguel Cabrera's health in question this spring, Encarnacion will likely be drafted ahead of the Tigers' slugger in the first round.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Shi Davidi