Christian Encarnacion-Strand

1B,DH · Cincinnati Reds

Bats R Throws R
DOB 1999-12-01 Age 24.3
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 8.01, 106th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy434.01285254796812724227813614026.731.265.324.493.817.228
THE BAT406.81275234806312423124773314427.631.258.313.462.775.204

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Christian Encarnacion-Strand Sitting For First Time This Year

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    Cincinnati Reds first baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand is getting his first day off this season on Wednesday when the team takes on the Seattle Mariners. Spencer Steer is getting the start at first base and is hitting cleanup, while center fielder Stuart Fairchild is batting in the three-hole against Mariners right-hander Bryce Miller. Encarnacion-Strand went 0-for-4 on Tuesday to drop his season average to .192 (14-for-73) in the early going, while he's added two home runs, 12 RBI and seven runs scored. With a scheduled day off for the team on Thursday, he'll get two days to rest before likely returning to action on Friday to face the Los Angeles Angels. Fairchild has had a pretty nice start in 2024, going 8-for-29 (.276) with no homers, three RBI and five stolen bases.

    Apr 17 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Christian Encarnacion-Strand
  • Christian Encarnacion-Strand Walks Off The Nationals

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    Cincinnati Reds first baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to walk off the visiting Washington Nationals on Sunday. Encarnacion-Strand finished the series finale by going 1-for-5 with the solo home run and two strikeouts in the 6-5 win. Outfielder Will Benson tied the game with a two-run homer, and CEH finished the Nats off with his solo blast to get the Gatorade shower. It was a nice way to cap off the game for the 24-year-old, as he was 0-for-12 to start the season prior to the blast. Encarnacion-Strand showed off impressive power in his rookie season last year, but he also struck out at almost a 30% clip. Between first base and designated hitter, he should be a lineup regular for Cincy in 2024 after the team moved on from Joey Votto. Hopefully, Encarnacion-Strand's walk-off homer will now get him going.

    Apr 1 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Christian Encarnacion-Strand
  • Christian Encarnacion-Strand Blasts Fifth Homer

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    Cincinnati Reds first baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand went 1-for-3 with his fifth homer of the spring in Sunday's Cactus League contest versus the Cleveland Guardians. In addition to his five home runs, the slugger has driven in 14 runs and is hitting .333 in 51 at-bats. First base has opened with infielders Matt McLain (shoulder) and Noelvi Marte (suspension) absent from the Opening Day roster. Encarnacion-Strand got his first big-league opportunity in 2023 and hit .270 with 13 homers and 37 RBI in 222 at-bats. A premier slugger in the making, CES makes for an excellent source of power after the early rounds with an ADP of 155.

    Mar 25 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Christian Encarnacion-Strand
  • Offseason In Review: Cincinnati Reds

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    The Reds almost made the playoffs last year as they promoted several exciting prospects and seemed to firmly end their rebuilding period. They added to that foundation this offseason by spreading money around to several free agents. Major League Signings 1B/3B Jeimer Candelario: Three years, $45MM (including buyout of 2027 club option) RHP Nick Martínez:…

    Mar 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Cincinnati Reds Andrew Abbott Graham Ashcraft Will Benson Justin Bruihl Alan Busenitz Jeimer Candelario Conner Capel Elly De La Cruz Christian Encarnacion-Strand Buck Farmer Mike Ford Jake Fraley TJ Friedl Tyler Gilbert Hunter Greene Josh Harrison P.J. Higgins Jonathan India Tony Kemp Brett Kennedy Brooks Kriske Nick Lodolo Luke Maile Mark Mathias Matt McLain Frankie Montas Connor Overton Reiver Sanmartin Tony Santillan Spencer Steer Tyler Stephenson Brent Suter Bubba Thompson Austin Wynns
  • Christian Encarnacion-Strand Clubs Third Home Run Of Spring

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    Cincinnati Reds first baseman Christian Encarnacion-Strand went 2-for-5 on Wednesday in a 19-11 Cactus League win over the Giants. His day at the plate included a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored. The 24-year-old is now batting .292 (7-for-24) with three home runs, eight RBI, and eight runs scored in the spring season. He's looking to follow up a season in which he hit 33 home runs between Triple-A and the majors and with a Barrel% of 10.5% last season in his 222 MLB at-bats, his projection of 26 home runs certainly seems within reach, if not more. RotoBaller ranks the powerful righty at 137 overall, ten picks ahead of his NFBC ADP of 147.

    Mar 14 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Christian Encarnacion-Strand
  • Mike Ford Inks Minor-League Deal With Reds

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    The Cincinnati Reds have signed free-agent first baseman Mike Ford to a minor-league deal, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post. The deal includes an invitation to spring training, as well as additional opt-out clauses that would presumably come into effect if Ford doesn't make the big-league squad. Heyman notes that Ford would earn $1.3 million if he does make the majors, and he has an additional $125,000 available in incentives. The Reds already have a corner infielder on their bench in Christian Encarnacion-Strand, but Ford figures to compete for a role anyway. At the very least, he offers veteran depth and can contribute in the event of injuries.

    Feb 23 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Christian Encarnacion-Strand Mike Ford
  • Christian Encarnacion-Strand Projected To Start At First Base

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    Cincinnati Reds corner infielder Christian Encarnacion-Strand emerged as a power right-handed bat after making his major-league debut last year. Free-agent addition Jeimer Candelario, who is a switch-hitter, will also play a lot at first base in 2024, but MLB's Mark Sheldon is projecting Encarnacion-Strand to see the majority of the time at the cold corner. Jonathan India could be another option for some starts at first base as the Reds look to move him around the field. The 24-year-old Encarnacion-Strand finished last year with a .270/.328/.477 slash line, 13 home runs, 37 RBI and 29 runs scored in 63 games in his rookie season. He will split his time between first base and designated hitter and is one of the more intriguing young power bats in the game in an improved lineup while residing in a hitter-friendly ballpark.

    Feb 13 · Source via Cincinnati Reds Christian Encarnacion-Strand
  • Hitting Stats

    2024 ATC432.11275234776812724227813613926.731.266.325.491.816.225
    2024 Draft Buddy434.01285254796812724227813614026.731.265.324.493.817.228
    2024 Steamer428.71305204696712623127793813325.731.269.329.498.827.229
    2024 THE BAT406.81275234806312423124773314427.631.258.313.462.775.204
    2024 Zeile433.01275274806812725226823614226.931.265.323.488.811.223

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

    Fielding Stats



    4at SEA5.02881220000112.500.250.250.500.750.250
    3at CWS, vs MIL22.0627265600171829.600.231.259.346.605.115
    2vs NYM, at PHI11.0626260520040830.800.
    1vs WAS6.0313131100110430.800.077.077.308.385.231


    27at STL, at CLE22.0523215400252939.
    26vs PIT, vs MIN27.0520184600362525.000.333.400.8331.233.500
    25at NYM, at DET21.041110350024119.110.500.5451.1001.645.600
    24vs STL, vs SEA14.0520191600131420.000.316.350.474.824.158
    23vs CHC, at SF21.0726262940130623.100.346.346.615.961.269
    22at ARI, at LAA10.07292513100121137.900.
    21vs TOR, vs CLE17.0521193600112733.310.316.381.474.855.158
    20at PIT, vs MIA21.0624212500252937.500.238.304.524.828.286
    19vs WAS, at CHC17.0727263820030725.900.308.308.385.693.077
    18at LAD, at MIL3.0516140100001850.
    17vs ARI, vs SF22.072423570016128.300.304.333.435.768.131


    Apr 16at SEAL 1-30.03440000000125.
    Apr 15at SEAL 3-95.0344122000000.000.500.5001.0001.500.500
    Apr 14at CWSW 11-410.03551200140120.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Apr 13at CWSW 5-00.03440000000375.
    Apr 12at CWSW 11-16.03441200030125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Apr 10vs MILL 2-72.0343100000100.
    Apr 9vs MILL 5-94.03552200000120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Apr 8vs MILW 10-80.03550000000240.
    Apr 7vs NYML 1-31.03440100000125.
    Apr 6vs NYMW 9-61.03440000010125.
    Apr 5vs NYML 2-30.03550000000120.
    Apr 3at PHIW 4-14.03440110020125.
    Apr 2at PHIL 4-92.03440110000250.
    Apr 1at PHIW 6-33.03550200010240.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Mar 31vs WASW 6-56.03551100110240.
    Mar 30vs WASL 6-70.03440000000125.
    Mar 28vs WASW 8-20.03440000000125.


    Oct 1at STLL 3-41.04440100000125.
    Sep 30at STLL 6-153.04531000002240.000.000.400.000.400.000
    Sep 29at STLW 19-210.0455220013000.000.400.4001.0001.400.600
    Sep 27at CLEL 3-40.04440000000375.
    Sep 26at CLEW 11-78.04552100120360.
    Sep 24vs PITW 4-27.0543110011100.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Sep 23vs PITL 12-1312.04552300140120.000.600.6001.2001.800.600
    Sep 22vs PITL 5-72.04540100001120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Sep 20vs MINL 3-56.05331100110133.300.333.3331.3331.6661.000
    Sep 19vs MINL 0-70.07330000000266.700.
    Sep 17at NYML 4-88.0644120012000.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Sep 16at NYMW 3-210.07331200120133.310.667.6671.6672.3341.000
    Sep 14at DETL 2-80.02a11000000000.
    Sep 13at DETW 4-33.0532110000100.000.500.667.5001.167.000
    Sep 9vs STLL 3-41.06430000001125.
    Sep 8vs STLL 4-92.06550200000120.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Sep 6vs SEAL 4-82.06440100010250.
    Sep 5vs SEAW 7-69.0555130012000.000.600.6001.2001.800.600
    Sep 4vs SEAW 6-30.05a22000000000.
    Sep 3vs CHCL 7-153.0544111000000.
    Sep 2vs CHCW 2-12.07330110000133.300.333.333.6671.000.334
    Sep 1vs CHCW 3-22.06440200000125.000.500.500.5001.000.000
    Sep 1vs CHCL 2-60.05440000000125.
    Aug 30at SFW 4-112.0544141013000.0001.0001.0002.0003.0001.000
    Aug 29at SFL 1-60.06330000000266.700.
    Aug 28at SFL 1-42.05440110000125.
    Aug 27at ARIL 2-50.06330000000266.700.
    Aug 26at ARIW 8-73.06540100011120.000.250.400.250.650.000
    Aug 25at ARIL 8-104.06431110000125.000.333.500.6671.167.334
    Aug 24at ARIL 2-30.064400000004100.
    Aug 23at LAAW 9-42.06430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 23at LAAW 7-31.05540000000120.
    Aug 22at LAAW 4-30.06440000000125.
    Aug 20vs TORL 3-102.06441100000125.
    Aug 19vs TORL 3-44.06440200000125.010.500.500.5001.000.000
    Aug 18vs TORW 1-06.06441100110250.000.250.2501.0001.250.750
    Aug 16vs CLEW 7-24.06531100002120.000.333.600.333.933.000
    Aug 15vs CLEL 0-31.06440100000250.
    Aug 13at PITL 2-43.06430100011250.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Aug 13at PITW 6-50.06550000000240.
    Aug 11at PITW 9-21.06320000000133.300.000.333.000.333.000
    Aug 9vs MIAL 4-59.06441200130125.000.500.5001.2501.750.750
    Aug 8vs MIAL 2-31.06440100000250.
    Aug 7vs MIAW 5-27.04431100111125.000.333.5001.3331.8331.000
    Aug 6vs WASL 3-60.04440000000375.
    Aug 5vs WASL 3-70.06330000000133.300.
    Aug 4vs WASL 3-61.0733010000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Aug 3at CHCL 3-54.0743120000000.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Aug 2at CHCL 6-163.05441110000375.
    Aug 1at CHCL 9-204.0655020002000.000.400.400.400.800.000
    Jul 31at CHCW 6-55.0744121001000.000.500.500.7501.250.250
    Jul 30at LADW 9-01.07540000000360.
    Jul 29at LADL 2-32.07430100001125.000.333.500.333.833.000
    Jul 28at LADW 6-50.09a11000000000.
    Jul 26at MILL 0-30.07330000000266.700.
    Jul 24at MILL 2-30.07330000000266.700.
    Jul 23vs ARIW 7-36.0743120002100.000.667.750.6671.417.000
    Jul 22vs ARIW 4-20.07330000000133.300.
    Jul 21vs ARIW 9-62.0744110000000.
    Jul 20vs SFW 5-13.07441100010125.
    Jul 19vs SFW 3-22.0733110000000.000.333.333.333.666.000
    Jul 18vs SFL 10-119.04a33120013000.000.667.6671.6672.3341.000
    Jul 17vs SFL 2-40.0733000000000.
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