Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/2/13
If I had told you two years ago that Edwin Encarnacion would be leading the Toronto Blue Jays in home runs, RBIs, walks and OBP since the start of 2012 you would have probably laughed, in my face. Well folks that is exactly what the Dominican native has done. With injuries hampering Jose Bautista for the past two seasons, Encarnacion is emerging as the new superstar sensation of the Blue Jays franchise. I will be completely honest with you from the start: I was probably Edwin’s biggest critic during a period back in 2011 when he simply could not hit anything. I used to irrationally think that his place on the team was completely worthless. That’s not to mention his awful defensive contribution where he committed eight errors in just thirty starts at third base. I would have been surprised to see him catch even the flu. But after his breakout season in 2012 when he hit 42 home runs and 110 RBIs, and with his surging form this season, I am falling in love with the dude. From the more ...
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