Has a son, Adrian...attended Liceo Mercedes M. Mateo
HS in the Dominican Republic...was scouted and signed by
Ramon Peña (Tigers)...has been a participant in Adopt-a-
Classroom...his brother, Seferino was drafted by Florida in
2003...resides in Las Matas de Farfan, D.R...played for Dominican
Republic during inaugural World Baseball Classic in March 2006.2007Juan suffered a left eye injury when he was struck by a foul ball on 8/31 vs. CIN while standing in the on-deck circle in the 6th
inning and missed the remainder of the season. Aaron Miles was at-bat with Encarnacion on-deck readying to pinch hit for
He was taken to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with multiple fractures of his left eye socket and a serious eye injury.
Had surgery on 9/20 to repair his left orbital wall and floor. Surgery was done by Dr. Aaron M. Fay of Massachusetts Eye and
Ear Infirmary: Department of Ophthalmology in Boston. Underwent surgery again on 1/22/08 for further reconstruction of the
Batted .315 (39-for-124) in 36 games at home (31 starts). Had .262 batting average on the road.
Had seven-game run scoring streak (11 runs total) 5/30-6/6. The seven-game run streak was a team season high.
Hit safely in 16 of his 21 July games (.356 BA, 11-R, 2-HR, 19-RBI).
Had team-high 18-game hit streak (.304 avg.) snapped on 6/19, one shy of career high.
Missed the first part of the season recovering from off-season surgery on his left wrist.
Appeared in 15 games with Springfield (AA) on an injury rehab. assignment and batted .155 (9-for-58).
Was taken off the Disabled List on 5/13. Had an RBI-single 5/14 at LA in the first inning for his first hit and RBI of the season.
Had 3 infield hits 5/16 at LA.
Hit bases clearing double 5/31 in Denver for GWRBI. His solo HR to lead off 9th on 6/1 at HOU was his first HR of season and
second GWRBI in two games.
Homered in consecutive games for 2nd time as a Cardinal, June 3 & 5.
Three-run homer in the 6th on 7/5 provided 3-2 win vs. ARI after his RBI-2B in the 8th on 7/4 vs. D-Backs tied the game at 4.
Walked twice and stole a base on 7/17 at FLA, but ended a stretch of hitting in eight straight (10-30, .333, 2 HR).
Had three hits & three RBI in 7/18 win at FLA, reaching base in first 4 PA's. Had GWRBI on 7/20 at ATL, going 2-4.
Doubled and drove in Cards' first run 8/8 vs. SD. It was his first extra-base hit after 22 consecutive singles since 7/18 at FLA, a
span of 63 at-bats between X-base hits.
Hit one of the Cards three HR's on 8/18 at CHI. His start on 8/17 at CHI was his first since 8/8...he'd missed seven games with
left knee soreness.2006In his first season with the Cardinals, produced strong numbers with 19 HR's, 25 doubles & 79 RBI...Ranked T4th on the team in HR (19) & 3rd with 49 XBH, including 5 triples (T1st with Aaron Miles)...Started 24 of last 41 games in CF filling in for the injured Jim Edmonds. Committed no errors in centerfield. Started 111
games in RF, 27 in CF & 1 in LF...Batted .302 (26-86) in July after posting a .367 BA in June (36-98). Twelve of 36 hits in June went for x-bases & had RBI in 15
of 24 games (20 total). Batted .274 with 5 HR & 17 RBI in May...Matched his season high with 4 hits 9/29 vs. MIL...Hit 3-run HR in 1st inn. 9/16 vs. SF to give Cards 4-1 lead...Collected season-high four hits 8/27 vs. CHI & hit a 3-run 1st inn. HR on 8/20 at CHI. Belted 16th HR 8/6 vs. MIL and doubled
in a 2-for-4 outing...Was 3-5 on 7/27 at CHI with HR #15 & 3 RBI. Had two run-2B, two BB's & SB 7/28 at CHI...Led the team on 7/21-30 roadtrip (LA, COL, CHI) batting .406 with 3 HR's & 8 RBI...Ended an 8-game hit streak on 7/6 (10-33, .303, HR). Hit 2-run HR (#11) 7/4 at ATL...Ended 14-game hit streak (24-54, .444) on 6/24 at DET (streak tied S. Rolen for team season high)...Had 3 hits and his third career multi-HR game 6/17 vs. COL. Was 3-5 on 6/14 at PIT with 2 RBI...Had a pair of RBI-doubles 6/4 vs. CHI & went 2-for-4 on 6/5 vs. CIN with 2-run HR (#8)...Went 2-5 (2-3 RISP) with 3 RBI 5/23 at SF...Gave Cards 2-0 lead with HR in 3rd inn. on 5/2 at CIN, HRing in his 3rd-straight game. The 3-game HR streak matched his
career best. Also did so in 2002 & 2001...Had a break-out game 4/25 vs. PIT. Doubled in a run in the 1st, hit a 2-run HR in the 3rd and tripled home a run in the 5th...Also had his first hit w/RISP since Opening Day...Had potential game-winning HR taken away by C. Lee in the 10th on 4/13 vs. MIL...Made his Cardinals debut 4/3 after signing as a free agent on Jan. 5. Scored twice on Opening Day, 4/3 at PHI...Played for Dominican Republic during the inaugural World Baseball Classic in March...Was limited to just eight at-bats in WS play due to left wrist soreness that would require surgery in early
December...led off 9th inning of NLCS Game 6 with single and scored...had his 2nd triple of postseason in NLCS Game 4, driving in a run... his RBI triple in the 6th inning of DS Game 4 vs. Padres was the game-winning RBI...hit sac. fly in team's 3-run 3rd inning of Game 1 at SD...had 3 hits (2 infield) in first 2 games of DS.2005Hit .287 with 16 home runs and 76 RBI in 141
games...finished third among Marlins hitters in home runs (16),
runs batted in (76), stolen bases (6), slugging percentage (.447),
and tied for third on club with three triples...was fourth on team
with 145 hits and 226 total bases and fifth with 27 doubles...tied
for second on Marlins with nine hit by pitches...hit in first six
games, batting a combined .304 (7-for-23) with two home runs
and eight RBI...hit first grand slam of season (second of career)
on Opening Day off Atlanta's John Smoltz...became just second
Marlins player to hit a grand slam on Opening Day, joining
Preston Wilson (2002)...hit second grand slam of season (third
of career) on 4/10 off Washington's Antonio Osuna, becoming just
16th player in Major League history to hit grand slams for their
first two home runs of the season...recorded season-high four RBI
a total of three times in April...did so on 4/5 (grand slam) vs.
ATL, 4/10 (grand slam) vs. WSH and 4/20 vs. NYM...finished April
with 23 RBI, tied for fourth-highest total in club history for
April...recorded more than two RBI in just three games after
April...reached base safely in 10 straight plate appearances on
7/1-2 at NYM, matching a club record set by Derrek Lee from
9/25-26, 2002...went 2-for-2 with three walks on 7/1 at NYM,
then went 4-for-4 with one hit by pitch on 7/2 at NYM...had
season-long seven-game hitting streak from 7/23-30, batting
.480 (12-for-25) with two home runs and eight RBI...had three sixgame
hit streaks: 4/5-10 (.308, 7-for-23, 2 HR, 8 RBI), 6/2-8
(.409, 9-for-22, HR, 3 RBI) and 9/4-9 (.308, 8-for-26, 2
RBI)...recorded season-high four hits and had three RBI on 7/2
at NYM...recorded 1,000th career hit on 8/19 vs. LA, a single to
left field off D.J. Houlton...batted .297 (19-for-64) with one home
run and five RBI in 21 games in August, after having best offensive
month in July (.374, 34-for-91, 4 HR, 22 RBI in 24 games)...hit
15 home runs in first four months of season, then just one home
run over final two months (45 games)...batted .261 (40-for-153)
with one home run and 11 RBI in final two months (45
games)...batted .309 (29-for-94) with three home runs and 14 RBI
against left-handed pitching and .282 (116-for-412) with 13 home
runs and 62 RBI against right-handers...hit .500 (8-for-16) with two
home runs and 19 RBI with the bases loaded...batted .331 (50-
for-151) with five home runs and 59 RBI with runners in scoring
position, and .333 (26x78) with two home runs and 29 RBI with
runners in scoring position and two outs...went 0-for-3 with one
base on balls in four games as pinch hitter...appeared in 135
games (126 starts) in right field and made four errors en route to
.982 fielding percentage...had four outfield assists, all from right
field...appeared in 11 games (six starts) in center field and had
1.000 fielding percentage.2004Played 135 games with the Marlins and Dodgers and hit .236 with 30 doubles, two triples, 16 homers and 62 RBI...rejoined Florida on July 30 with C Paul Lo Duca and RHP Guillermo Mota and saw action in 49 games with Florida, hitting .236 with 12 doubles, one triple, three homers and 19 RBI...the 135 games played was his fewest in a single season since he tallied 120 with the Detroit Tigers in 2001 while his .236 batting average was his lowest over any full Major League season...Posted a season-high three hits in a game six times, including a 3x5, two double performance on Opening Day, April 5 vs. San Diego...also posted three hits on April 15 at San Diego, April 23 vs. San Francisco, May 1 vs. Montreal, June 6 at Arizona and August 24 vs. San Francisco...Collected a season-high four RBI on August 28 vs. Colorado...the four RBI matched his total from his first 22 games as a Marlin...On that date, hit his first home run since rejoining the Marlins, and had his first four-RBI game since September 25, 2003 vs. Philadelphia...was his first home run since July 24 vs. San Diego, while with the Dodgers...Recorded a season-high nine-game hitting streak, from May 31-June 10, batting .421 (16x38) with six doubles, one homer and five RBI...Hit his 100th career Major League home run on May 2 vs. Montreal, as he took RHP Sunny Kim deep in the second inning...Did not homer in consecutive games in 2004, but did collect three home runs over five games, from June 10-15 at Toronto, Boston and vs. Baltimore...went a season-high 27 games, from July 25-August 27, without a homer...Committed six errors on the season, including his first of the year on April 14 at San Diego...marked his first error in 228 games and his first miscue overall since July 13, 2002, his second game as a Marlin...has never committed an error at Dolphins Stadium, covering 138 games as a Marlin and five games as an opponent.2003Started a career-high 155 of Florida's 162 games in right field, establishing single- season bests in hits, RBI, doubles and runs scored...notched 162 hits, with a teamleading 37 doubles and 94 RBI...added 19 home runs, tied for the second-best singleseason mark in his career...completed the entire season without making an error, handling 336 total chances...was one of three outfielders without an error on the season (among MLB qualifiers), with Milwaukee's Geoff Jenkins and St. Louis' Orlando Palmiero...was the first Marlin outfielder to post a 1.000 fielding percentage, topping the previous best of .993, set by center fielder Preston Wilson in 2001...last committed an error on July 13, 2002 at Chicago, his second game as a Marlin...played 1355.1 innings in right field, a career-high and ranking third among NL right fielders in innings played, behind current teammate Shawn Green (1397.2) and Philadelphia's Bobby Abreu (1373.1)...posted 22 RBI over a 25-game span, May 20-June 16...included six multiple RBI contests...opened the season by hitting in five of his first seven games, with a .379 batting average (11-for-29), including home runs in consecutive games, April 3 vs. Philadelphia and April 4 vs. Atlanta... posted his second set of consecutive homer games on June 7 and 8 vs. Anaheim and his third set on September 24 and 25 vs. Philadelphia...increased his season batting average from .259 to .295 by hitting .352 (31- for-88) in 23 games from May 9-June 3...posted a season-high four RBI three times: June 8 vs. Anaheim and Aug. 30 vs. Montreal and Sept. 25 vs. Philadelphia...posted seasonbests with a .317 batting average, 32 hits, eight walks, a .367 on-base percentage and a .525 slugging percentage in 27 games in May...hit .343 over an 18-game span, from May 14-June 3...had his season-best six-game hitting streak from Sept. 8-14, batting .348 (8-for-23) with four doubles and three RBI...was responsible for four of Florida's last at-bat wins on the season, including a 12th-inning RBI single in a 5-4 win over Milwaukee on April 23, a solo homer in the ninth in a 5-4 win on May 9 vs. Colorado, a ninth-inning RBI single in a 5-4 win at Montreal on July 11 and a bases-loaded walk in the eighth inning in an 11-5 win over the Phillies...stole 19 bases on the season, the third-highest single-season mark in his career...stole 14 of his 19 bases in his first 76 games...swiped two bases in three games: April 5 at Atlanta, April 18 at New York and May 17 at LA...fell one homer and one SB from his second straight "20-20" season...appeared in four games in the National League Division Series against San Francisco and went 2-for-15 with a solo homer...appeared in five games in the National League Championship Series against Chicago and went 3-for-12 with a solo homer...appeared in six World Series games against the New York Yankees and went 2-for-11 with a run batted in.2002Combined to play 152 games with the Marlins and Cincinnati Reds, hitting .271 with 22 doubles, five triples, 24 home runs, 85 RBI, 21 stolen bases and 77 runs scored...made his Marlins debut as a starter in right field on July 12 at Chicago...went 2-for-7 with a stolen base in the 16-inning loss to the Cubs...played in 69 games after joining the Marlins and hit .262 (69-for-263) with eight home runs, 34 RBI and 12 stolen bases...started 67 of his 69 games with Florida, including 57 in right field and 10 in center... overall, played in 92 games (77 starts) in right field and 71 games (70 starts) in center...hit in 10 of his first 12 games as a Marlin and 13 of his first 16 with Florida, from July 12-27...notched his first career "20-20" season, recording a career-high 24 home runs and posting 21 stolen bases...was one of five players in the NL and one of nine in the Majors to reach the mark...his home run total surpassed his previous best of 19, set in 1999, as a member of the Tigers...collected his second career two-homer game and matched his career high with five RBI, going 4-for-5 on Sept. 24 at Montreal...had his first career two-homer game on Sept. 19, 1999 at Boston and his first career five-RBI game on Aug. 22, 2000 at Anaheim...hit a solo homer on Sept. 22 at Atlanta prior to his two-homer game at Montreal...was the seventh time in his career that he homered in consecutive games and the first time with three homers over two contests...hit in a season-high 13 straight games, from June 28-July 14...posted a .365 batting average (19-for-52) over the streak...left the Reds as the team leader with 89 hits and was second on the club with 16 home runs...hit a careerhigh six home runs in April and added five homers each in May and June...had a combined eight home runs over 76 games in July, August and September..the six April homers surpassed his previous high in a month (five), done in Sept. of 1998 and Aug. of 1999...collected two season-high four-hit games: Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta and Sept. 24 at Montreal, his sixth and seventh career games of four or more hits...registered his 100th career double on Aug. 17 vs. San Francisco...collected his 300th career RBI on a third inning sacrifice fly on Sept. 15 vs. Atlanta...hit .371 (33-for-89) with four doubles, three home runs and 14 RBI over a 23-game stretch from Aug. 20-Sept. 15...in his final 35 games of the year, beginning Aug. 20, hit .319 (46-for-144) with six home runs and 23 RBI.2001Played in 120 games for the Detroit Tigers and hit .242 with 12 home runs, 52 RBI, nine stolen bases and a career-high seven triples...hit a two-run homer in his only start as Detroit's designated hitter, on April 18 vs Chicago...from May 2-5, drove in two runs in four consecutive games...notched a season-high four RBI on May 18 at Texas...in game two of a doubleheader on July 28 vs. Cleveland, became the first Tigers batter with two triples in a game since Brad Ausmus on July 6, 1999 vs. the New York Yankees...appeared in 73 games before the All-Star break, hitting .258 (70-for-271) with 44 RBI, 12 doubles, five triples and 10 home runs...committed six errors on the season, four in center field and two in right field...hit .181 with runners on base, the lowest mark in the American League, and .191 with runners in scoring position, the thirdlowest mark in the AL.2000Played in 141 games and hit .289 with 14 home runs, 72 RBI and 16 stolen bases with the Tigers...posted a career-high 19-game hitting streak from April 16-May 7, the longest by a Tiger on the season...hit .346 (28-for-81) with one double, one triple, three home runs and 11 RBI over the streak...led the club in stolen bases for the second consecutive season...also led the Tigers in triples...ranked second on the team with 49 multi-hit games and third in hits...was named the Tigers' Player of the Month in April, when he hit .360 with four homers, nine RBI and two stolen bases...was suspended for three days, May 27-29, for his participation in an altercation with the Chicago White Sox on April 22.1999In his first full Major League season, hit .255 with 19 home runs, 74 RBI and 33 stolen bases...led the Tigers in stolen bases and ranked fifth on the club in homers...overall, ranked seventh in the American League in steals and became the ninth Tiger since 1919 to swipe at least 30 bases in a season...was successful on 16 of his last 18 stolen base attempts...ranked among the American League leaders with 10 outfield assists...on Sept. 26 vs Kansas City, was hit in the face by a Blake Stein pitch and didn't play again the rest of the season...suffered a fractured left cheekbone and broken nose...on Sept. 27, had surgery to repair the injuries... missed games with a right hip injury (four games in May) and right ankle (six games in July)...was the Tigers' Player of the Month for May when he hit .311 with one homer, 12 RBI and nine steals...put together a season-high 13-game hitting streak, May 11-25, and hit .333 over that span...on April 5 at Texas, homered on the first pitch of the season from Rick Helling...became the first Tigers batter with a leadoff homer on Opening Day since Roy Johnson on April 13, 1932 at Navin Field vs Cleveland...on Sept. 19 at Boston, recorded his first career two-homer game, both coming off Tim Wakefield.1998In his first extended stay in the Major Leagues, hit .329 (54-for-164) with seven home runs, 21 RBI and seven stolen bases in 40 games for the Tigers... his .329 average was the best by any Tigers batter with at least 150 at-bats...recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Aug. 17 and hit safely in each of his first 11 games for Detriot (.381)... was Detroit's Player of the Month for September, as he hit .327 with five homers and 13 RBI...despite appearing in just 40 games, ranked among AL rookie leaders in triples (tied for 4th), stolen bases (tied for 6th) and outfield assists (tied for 5th)...hit in 11 straight games from August 18-28, the fourth-longest streak by any rookie in the Majors..hit .381 (16-for-42) over that span...on Sept. 14 vs. Chicago (AL), had five hits and four RBI, becoming the first Tigers batter to score five runs in a game since Travis Fryman on April 17, 1993 vs. Seattle...was the only Tigers batter all season to collect five hits in a game...hit leadoff in consecutive games, Sept. 23 at Kansas City and Sept. 25 at Toronto, done for the first two times in his career...homered in both games and was 4-for-10 with three RBI in those contests...began the season in the Tigers' minor league system and did not play until April 24 because of a broken left foot...made a four-game rehab assignment at Lakeland before joining Triple-A Toledo.1997Made the jump from Double-A Jacksonville to the Majors and appeared in 11 games for the Tigers...made nine starts, including his Major League debut on Sept. 2 at Atlanta, in which he went 0-for-3...on Sept. 3, at Atlanta, collected his first Major League hit, a single off Paul Byrd...on Sept. 6 vs. Anaheim, hit his first homer, a two-run shot off Allen Watson...later in that game, was hit by a Watson pitch and broke the fifth metacarpal in his right hand...continued to play after breaking the bone in his hand, appearing in seven games and hitting .208 with a double, triple and two RBI before appearing in his last game of the season on Sept. 14 at Oakland...played 131 games at Double-A Jacksonville and hit .323, the fifth-best average in the Southern League...finished tied for fourth in the league with 26 HR and led the club with 31 doubles and 91 runs scored...also recorded 17 stolen bases in 20 attempts...was the Tigers' Minor League Player of the Month for May and July...hit three homers in the Southern League All-Star Game to earn Most Valuable Player honors...following the season was named by Baseball America as the Southern League's Best Batting Prospect, Best Outfield Arm and Most Exciting Player...following the season, was named one of baseball's Top 10 prospects by Howe Sportsdata.1996Led Single-A Lakeland with 15 home runs, 31 doubles and 131 games played... his throwing arm was voted the best in the Florida State League.1995Led Single-A Fayetteville with 16 homers, which was tied for second among all Tigers minor league players... his 72 RBI finished tied for third in the organization.1994Combined to hit .232 in 78 games at Bristol and Fayetteville.1993Spent his first professional season playing for the Tigers' club in the Dominican Summer League.