Let me preface this with the statement that I've only seen about 3 innings of Reds baseball (ST and regular season combined) so far in 2007.
First of all, is the guy in this picture really Edwin Encarnacion?
Second, and more importantly, what in the world is going on with EE at the plate? 58 ABs so far this year, and he has 1 XBH? .190 / .277 / .207?
That's a .484 OPS for someone who plays a corner position.
To give you a reference point, Juan Castro's career numbers in 2,100+ career ABs are .231 / .271 / .338
Is EE batting blindfolded? Is he wearing ice skates in the batters box? Is he swinging with a 72 ounce bat?
Point to Griffey, Dunn, etc. But if EE can't even put up Juan Castro numbers at the plate, it's gonna be a horrific season.