So why doesn't Edwin Encarnacion get more attention in the baseball world? Without Miguel Cabrera and Chris Davis' monster seasons, I'd think it should be a toss-up between him and Mike Trout for AL MVP. He's put up great numbers, and continues to slug it out for Toronto. I think he doesn't get the recognition he needs because he plays in Toronto itself. Since he's playing in Canada, obviously, he doesn't get enough "U.S." news from baseball reporters here in the States. His lack of recognition could also be because of the overshadowing of Jose Bautista in his lineup. Encarnacion should be overshadowing Bautista anyway. If you compare their WARs, they both stand at 4.1. Encarnacion's OPS, however, stands at .917. Bautista's stands at .856.
All in all, I think Edwin Encanarcion has played as good as anybody in the American League, and isn't getting the credit for it. I think he should be watched more closely and given more credit than how much he is worth as a player. He has been a great player this season, and I feel that Edwin Encarnacion just isn't being treated like one. But that's just my opinion.