J.C. Encarnacion

Born: 01/17/1998 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 195
Primary Position: 3B
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as international free agent 5/10/2016 (ATL); Traded to BAL 7/31/2018
Entry Point: J2
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: August 4th, 2018
Dates Seen: May 21-24, 2018
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Delmarva Shorebirds
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, athletic frame; rangy/wirey build; V-shaped torso and tapered features; big-league body. Looks taller than listed height.
Swing Mechanics
Uncomfortable hitting base, lacks balance at the plate. Plus batspeed, whippy uppercut, loose/fast hands but present swing mechanics don't let them do the work.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2021 P 45 Platoon Extreme
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 45 Limited present feel to hit, fastball hitter who feasts on A-Ball mistakes, approach and trouble w/ soft stuff will be exploited at higher levels. Needs to improve vs. off-speed to develop enough hit tool for everyday ML at-bats.
Limited present feel to hit, fastball hitter who feasts on A-Ball mistakes, approach and trouble w/ soft stuff will be exploited at higher levels. Needs to improve vs. off-speed to develop enough hit tool for everyday ML at-bats.
Game Power 40 50 Natural strength and leverage in swing give glimpses of power potential. Has the pop for 15-20 HRs a year at maturity if he can make more contact.
Natural strength and leverage in swing give glimpses of power potential. Has the pop for 15-20 HRs a year at maturity if he can make more contact.
Raw Power 50 60 Impressive raw power for his age, already can drive it out to pullside in BP w/ authority. Inconsistent path limits consistency of lift in his swing right now, but projects for plus raw as he fills out and tightens up swing mechanics.
Impressive raw power for his age, already can drive it out to pullside in BP w/ authority. Inconsistent path limits consistency of lift in his swing right now, but projects for plus raw as he fills out and tightens up swing mechanics.
Run 45 45 Long strides, runs better underway, fringy HP-to-1B as long swing and big body take a few steps to get going.
Long strides, runs better underway, fringy HP-to-1B as long swing and big body take a few steps to get going.
Field 45 50 Hands can be stiff right now, but has the mobility to stick at 3B even as XL frame adds bulk. Long, fluid defensive strides; covers ground well w/ good first step; controls body well on charge plays and can finish throws on the run.
Hands can be stiff right now, but has the mobility to stick at 3B even as XL frame adds bulk. Long, fluid defensive strides; covers ground well w/ good first step; controls body well on charge plays and can finish throws on the run.
Throw 55 55 Above-avg arm across the infield w/ strong carry.
Above-avg arm across the infield w/ strong carry.
Attribute Present Future
Athleticism Plus Plus
Approach Below Average Average
Instincts Below Average Average
Baserunning Average Average
Overall Summary
High risk/high reward player that's all tools at this point. Ceilng of low-end corner regular or platoon bat, but will need to make strides improving hit tool to get there. Will stall in the high-minors unless he makes more contact.