2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Edwin Encarnacion
Greg Jewett takes an in-depth look at Edwin Encarnacion to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Chicago White Sox new DH during the 2020 MLB season.
Every year fantasy players overlook veterans who do not present upside. It’s like clockwork. While many focus on where many free agents headed this off-season, Edwin Encarnación agreed to a one-year deal with the White Sox to bolster an already burgeoning lineup. Last season, Encarnacion missed almost a month with a fractured wrist but still launched 34 home runs in only 109 games with a .244/.344/.531 slash line in 486 plate appearances. While he’s not getting any younger, Encarnacion can still rack up home runs and provide on-base skills at the plate.
This will benefit a White Sox team which also added Yasmani Grandal to boost the team on-base average while providing length to the lineup. Encarnacion recorded an 11.9 walk percentage with a 21.2 strikeout rate. His isolated power rose to .287 benefiting from the “juiced” baseball last year and his home run per fly ball percentage finished at 21.1 percent. Appearing at first base 57 times, he avoids the utility only slot...