Oct 18, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (10) hits a single during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians in game four of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 18, 2016; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (10) hits a single during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians in game four of the 2016 ALCS playoff baseball series at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

 

Edwin Encarnacion

Another Blue Jay power hitter that could be a potential Yo replacement is Edwin Encarnacion.

The soft spoken hitter with the loud bat had his best year power wise, hitting a career high 42 home runs and 127 RBI. However, he cannot replace Cespedes in the outfield because he is an infielder. He can fill in at first base but he is not sharp defensively out there so he is more of a DH, which can be tough for him to go to a National League club. Then of course, after doing it in a hitter’s park, there’s always the question of whether he can do it in a more spacious park in Citi Field.

Cespedes has already proven that he can hit at Citi Field and that he can thrive in New York. Encarnacion, being the quiet man he is, has that question mark of whether he is fit for the bright lights of New York.


1
2
3
4
5
6
Other than God, sports are my biggest love. My teams are the Mets, Knicks, NY Giants, NY Rangers and St Johns basketball (St. John's alumni). I especially love the Mets like crazy, more than any other team and seeing them win the World Series would be a dream come true and definitely the best sports moment. The Knicks are a close second. I also like to write, so combine that with my passion for sports equals a perfect scenario, I would love to do sports writing long term. If not that, then probably sports broadcasting, cause I love to talk sports as well. In addition to writing for ESNY, I'm also currently writing for Metsmerizedonline.