A few days ago this Twitter message caught my eye by Jon Morosi….As I just mentioned on
@MLBNetwork, #STLCards and #BlueJays could become trade partners at deadline, given Cards’ LHH , Adams and Moss. The only legit player the Bluejays have is Edwin Encarnacion that has a power bat that could fit in as a first baseman with the Cardinals. He puts up a lot of home runs and rbis.
This is what Baseball America wrote about Encarnacion, the Reds No. 2 prospect after the 2004 season:
“His improved willingness to go the other way and good bat speed have scouts projecting him to hit .280-.300 with 20-25 homers annually. Defensively he has a plus arm, quick hands and middle-infield actions. Offensively, his swing tends to get long when he tries too hard to hit for power.”