(ATL) A: .288/.314/.463 (.777), 23 doubles, 5 triples, 10 HR, 57 RBI, 5 SB, 361 AB
Jean Carlos Encarnacion
Posted 24 March 2019 - 03:47 PM
(#21) Jean Carlos Encarnacion, 3B
Acquired from Atlanta in the deal that sent Kevin Gausman to the Braves, Encarnacion is one of the few risk/reward position prospects in this system. Years of neglecting the international market left Baltimore’s farm thin on players with this type of skill set, so Encarnacion was an especially welcome addition in that way. He’s an athletic 6-foot-3 with plus raw power, though it’s a raw hit tool with limited present feel or approach. Defensively, his hands and footwork can be stiff at times, but Encarnacion has the mobility and strong arm to potentially stick at 3B despite being on the larger end for the position. There’s a big gap between his ceiling and floor: the raw tools are here to develop into a low-end regular or part-time power bat, but Encarnacion won’t be much without shortening his swing and learning to control the zone.
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