Saturday, 14 April 2012

Eddy's Big Year

Alright, and I may regret this later, but i'm calling it. Edwin Encarnacion is going to have a big year.

He's clearly baffled at his own awesomeness
Edwin Encarnacion has played with Blue Jays fans hearts the past few years. The errors at third base, the sluggishness on the field, the big bat they never seemed to materialize, a body we all assumed was five years old then it actually was.

The boos, the E5 jokes, the general disappointment.  I think we've seen the end of it.

Have you seen what i've seen this year? Edwin dancing in the dugout. Hustling. Stealing bases? Two home runs? Three doubles? In seven games?

Edwin has always played the hot and cold game. But i'm venturing out there and saying he's never going to go north of luke warm. He's going to hot and warm. But he's not going to go tepid this season. Playing DH agrees with him. His skills as a backup first baseman surprised us all (certainly after the many incidents across the diamond). Baring injury and position switching, I think Edwin could bat over .300 this year. I see him batting fourth for the majority of the season.

Here is my line for Encarnacion: .304 AVG, .345 OBP, .550 SLG .895 OPS.
25 doubles, 32 HR, 10 SB.

Maybe i'm out to lunch, but you know what, it never hurts to be optimistic early on. And i've got high hopes.

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