Fantasy Fare: Encarnacion proving patience pays

If fantasy owners were concerned by Edwin Encarnacion's lack of power stats through the first three...

If fantasy owners were concerned by Edwin Encarnacion's lack of power stats through the first three weeks, they sure aren't any more. (Getty Images)

JOEL COLOMBY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:14 PM ET

Edwin Encarnacion’s power display this month has done more than propel his fantasy owners up the standings. He’s become a beacon of hope to any poolie with a power hitter who has yet to find the switch this season. Encarnacion had zero HRs on April 21 and as many RBIs through his first dozen games. But nothing to worry about now as the Blue Jays slugger went deep 13 times over the next four weeks, driving in 34 to return him to his rightful place among baseball’s leaders.

So, now we turn our gaze to the handful of others still scuffling in the power stats. Rangers’ Prince Fielder (season-ending neck surgery) took the worst possible way out of his predicament, but Chris Davis of the Orioles ― he of the unrepeatable 53 HRs a year ago ― popped three monster shots on Tuesday to double his total for the season and added a seventh on Friday. Phillies’ Domonic Brown, who hit 27 in his breakout year last season, was stuck on one until clubbing a pair over the past week. So they may be


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