Christian Encarnacion-Strand
1B | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 0" 224LBS | Age: 24
Draft: 2021 | Rd: 4, #128, Minnesota Twins | Oklahoma State
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2023 241 222 29 60 13 2 .270 .328 .477 .805
2024 123 116 13 22 2 0 .190 .220 .293 .513
2 Seasons 364 338 42 82 15 2 .243 .291 .414 .705
AVG HR SB OPS
2023 .270 13 2 .805
2024 .190 2 0 .513
2 Seasons .243 15 2 .705
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2023 23 936 153 16 10.5 6.6 90.3 111.8 18.6 38.6 .270 .476 .346 .346 .457 48.4 28.6 5.8
2024 24 451 83 7 8.4 5.7 87.8 113.3 15.5 27.7 .245 .446 .226 .306 .413 37.3 28.5 3.3
Player 1387 236 23 9.7 6.3 89.4 113.3 17.5 34.7 .261 .466 .305 .333 .442 44.5 28.6 4.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2023 34.6 31.4 24.8 9.2 37.3 35.3 27.5 5.2 20.3 26.1 29.4 8.5 10.5 6.6
2024 48.2 22.9 16.9 12.0 43.4 33.7 22.9 6.0 32.5 24.1 22.9 4.8 8.4 5.7
Player 39.4 28.4 22.0 10.2 39.4 34.7 25.8 5.5 24.6 25.4 27.1 7.2 9.7 6.3
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.1 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2024 4-Seam Fastball -3.5 -5 144 31.9 36 .118 .147 .149 25.7 33.3 23.5 .190 .348 .254 36.4
2024 Sinker -1.9 -2 88 19.5 24 .227 .455 .321 22.2 25.0 60.0 .274 .446 .342 37.5
2024 Slider -1.2 -1 73 16.2 22 .182 .182 .171 39.6 31.8 33.3 .257 .538 .334 26.7
2024 Curveball 0.7 0 43 9.5 7 .143 .286 .179 34.8 28.6 16.7 .210 .678 .364 60.0
2024 Changeup -3.6 -1 33 7.3 10 .333 .333 .270 33.3 30.0 18.8 .291 .340 .265 57.1
2024 Cutter -3.1 -1 26 5.8 10 .222 .222 .250 14.3 10.0 33.3 .357 .418 .371 37.5
2024 Sweeper -4.1 -1 26 5.8 8 .143 .286 .156 28.6 25.0 25.0 .164 .270 .163 33.3
2024 Split-Finger 3.2 1 18 4.0 6 .333 1.000 .542 33.3 33.3 33.3 .307 .820 .467 25.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -1 315 33.7 80 .243 .419 .314 27.8 32.5 23.9 .229 .426 .308 56.3
2023 Sinker 0.5 1 174 18.6 48 .318 .432 .358 17.9 18.8 23.1 .358 .489 .393 40.0
2023 Slider 2.4 4 153 16.3 40 .237 .500 .351 38.9 27.5 19.3 .224 .445 .300 44.4
2023 Changeup 2.2 2 83 8.9 23 .333 .619 .430 34.0 30.4 25.0 .310 .554 .397 50.0
2023 Curveball 4.1 2 61 6.5 19 .333 .667 .437 22.2 26.3 19.2 .381 .753 .489 46.2
2023 Cutter 1.0 1 57 6.1 11 .444 .667 .518 25.0 18.2 16.7 .379 .658 .485 28.6
2023 Sweeper -1.1 -1 56 6.0 10 .111 .444 .270 40.0 40.0 18.2 .091 .317 .218 40.0
2023 Split-Finger -2.6 -1 27 2.9 6 .000 .000 .000 46.2 66.7 30.8 .033 .036 .031 100.0
2023 Slurve 0.9 0 7 0.7 3 .333 .667 .417 33.3 33.3 33.3 .271 .492 .321 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2023 241 936 0 0 4 3 7
2024 123 451 -3 -9 0 2 -10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2023 936 47.0 70.9 81.7 36.5 51.4 38.9 39.4 52.7 29.4 7.5 74.3
2024 451 48.6 72.1 84.8 40.5 46.8 44.6 35.8 55.9 29.4 8.9 77.5
Player 1,387 47.5 71.3 82.8 37.8 49.8 40.7 38.2 53.7 29.4 7.9 75.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 29.7 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
Bat
Speed
Swing
Length
2023 76 56
2024 37 40 68 76 8 31 58 30 90 36 14 4 24 3 55 78
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2023 24.5 13 11.3 2 3 7 5 38.5
2024 23.0 2 2.6 -1 1 1 2 100.0
Player 24.3 15 13.9 1 4 8 7 46.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2023 13 7 11 10 11 11 12 10 11 11 11 12 11 11 12 10 12 10 13 11 11 13 12 13 11 11 12 13 11 12 12
2024 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 2 3 2 4 3 3
Player 15 10 13 12 13 13 15 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 15 13 15 12 16 14 14 16 14 16 13 13 15 15 15 15 15
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2023 2024 +/-  
Exit Velocity 90.3 87.8 -2.5
Launch Angle 18.6 15.5 -3.1
Barrel % 10.5 8.4 -2.1
Hard Hit % 48.4 37.3 -11.1
LA Sweet-Spot % 38.6 27.7 -10.9
xBA .270 .245 -0.025
BA .270 .190 -0.080
xwOBA .346 .306 -0.040
wOBA .346 .226 -0.120
xSLG .476 .446 -0.030
SLG .477 .293 -0.184
K% 28.6 28.5 -0.1
BB% 5.8 3.3 -2.5
Swing % 52.7 55.9 3.2
Whiff% 29.4 29.4 0.0
In Zone % 47.0 48.6 1.6
Out of Zone % 53.0 51.4 -1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 36.5 40.5 4.0
First Pitch Swing % 39.4 35.8 -3.6
First Pitch Strike % 68.0 63.4 -4.6
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2023 Shades R 241 17 7.1 .362 .134
2024 Shades R 123 18 14.6 .249 .088
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2023 216 15.3 44.9% 0.0% 136 18.1 8.1% 0.0%
2024 102 15.4 45.1% 0.0% 61 18.9 8.2% 0.0%
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