A late-round pick in the majority of fantasy drafts this season, Edwin Encarnacion has been fantasy's best value thus far, currently ranking sixth overall on ESPN's Player Rater.
He's hit 14 long balls with 37 RBI, 25 runs, six steals and a .269 average. That has him on pace for an unfathomable fantasy season of 50 home runs, 133 RBI, 90 runs and 22 steals.
Although maybe not to this degree, we all knew Encarnacion had power, as he's hit 26 home runs in a season before.
What's held up Encarnacion from having much fantasy value in the past was his inability to stay healthy; he played in less than 100 games in two of the past three seasons.
But this season, he's played in every single one of the Blue Jays 45 games.
He will almost certainly not reach the aforementioned statistical paces, but that doesn't mean Encarnacion's performance has been a fluke or that you shouldn't try and trade for him.
Encarnacion's always had great potential and now seems to be realizing it. He likely ends the year with 35-40 home runs.