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
1 Season 241 222 29 60 13 2 .270 .328 .477 .805
AVG HR SB OPS
2023 .270 13 2 .805
1 Season .270 13 2 .805
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Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
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
Player 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
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 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
Player 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
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 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 %
2023 4-Seam Fastball -0.3 -1 316 33.8 80 .243 .419 .314 27.8 32.5 23.9 .229 .426 .308 56.3
2023 Sinker 0.5 1 173 18.5 48 .318 .432 .358 17.9 18.8 23.1 .358 .489 .393 40.0
2023 Slider 2.5 4 152 16.2 39 .243 .514 .360 39.3 28.2 19.6 .225 .445 .301 42.3
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 3.9 2 62 6.6 19 .333 .667 .437 21.6 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 -1.4 -1 56 6.0 11 .100 .400 .245 40.0 36.4 17.4 .098 .333 .220 50.0
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
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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
Player 936 47.0 70.9 81.7 36.5 51.4 38.9 39.4 52.7 29.4 7.5 74.3
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 29.6 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! 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
2023 76 56
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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
Player 24.5 13 11.3 2 3 7 5 38.5

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
Player 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
! 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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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2023 Shades R 241 17 7.1 .362 .134
! 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%
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