Friday, July 13, 2012 at 12:42PM
ESPN takes a look at Encarnacion's improved power in 2012... The heat maps tell the story...
Encarnacion, an impending free agent, had been mentioned in trade rumors, but now gives the Jays a long-term solution at first base or designated hitter.
Much like teammate Jose Bautista a couple years ago, or Andrew McCutchen this past offseason, Encarnacion changed his mechanics this offseason. Previously, his top hand came off the bat; now both hands stay on, helping his swing stay shorter. He felt his swing had become too long.
Source: ESPN (David Schoenfield)