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E.J. Encinosa

position

Right Handed Pitcher

Height

6-4

Weight

230 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Coral Park HS

E.J. Encinosa - Baseball - University of Miami Athletics

Drafted by the San Francisco Giants (seventh round, No. 238 overall) on June 6, 2012 – signed on June 20, 2012

Junior (2012)…
Served as the team’s closer for most of the season, registering a team-best eight saves on the year…Held opponents to a meager .126 batting average against, striking out 39 batters while allowing only 12 hits in 29.0 innings…Finished the year 3-3 and with a 2.79 earned run average, the third-lowest ERA among the team’s relievers…Named Atlantic Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week after pitching six perfect innings of relief in the team’s 14-inning walk-off win over then-No. 3 North Carolina…Struck out six batters in the lengthy relief stint, throwing 75 pitches across the game’s final five frames…Had a career-best 15.2-inning scoreless streak, stretching from a March 7 win over Miami (Ohio) to an April 13 win at Virginia Tech…Struck out 23 batters compared to five walks over that stretch…Earned two saves in the team’s series with Boston College (March 9-11)…Picked up saves in a hostile environment at Central Florida (March 14) and a big conference road win at Duke (March 17)…Finished the regular season on a 6.1-inning scoreless streak, which included two stints in the team’s road with Georgia Tech (four strikeouts in three combined innings)… Sophomore (2011)…
Finished the year fourth on the staff with an ERA of 3.45, collecting a 5-6 record with 16 games and 15 starts… Combined for one shutout with seven innings tossed and a career-high 11 strikeouts in the series finale against NC State (Apr. 10)… Tossed 86 complete frames on the year while registering a team fourth-best 70 strikeouts and a team second-lowest average against (.197)… Allowed 39 runs on 59 hits and walked 33 batters on the season… Began the year with a no-decision against Rutgers (Feb. 19) tossing five innings, allowing three runs and recording six strikeouts without issuing a walk… Had a highlight performance at top-ranked Florida (Mar. 5), going seven innings and allowing just a single run on five hits and fanning three in a 1-0 loss… First win of the year came in a career-long 8 2/3 innings performance against Virginia Tech (Mar. 12) allowing just a single run and striking out three in a 2-1 decision against the Hokies… Claimed a victory in the second game of a double-header against Maryland (Apr. 17) with two runs scored (both unearned) on six hits and striking out five with one walk… Picked up a win in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Tournament against Wake Forest (May 28), tossing 5 2/3 innings and fanning six batters and allowing a run on just three hits in a 4-2 Hurricanes win… Freshman (2010)…
Ended his freshman season with a team-best ERA of 2.20 with a 1-1 record in 29 appearances and one start… Tossed 49 complete innings on the mound… Claimed 61 strikeouts for a near 3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio on the campaign… Had his first collegiate start against UCF (Mar. 23), striking out a season-high seven batters while allowing three hits and an earned run in three innings of work… Went a season-long 4.2 innings on the mound vs. Fordham (Mar. 16) with four strikeouts and no hits allowed out of the bullpen… Tossed 3.2 innings versus Florida Atlantic (Mar. 31) collecting five strikeouts and allowing just two hits with no runs allowed in his first collegiate victory… Had two assists on defense, five strikeouts and no runs allowed in 2.2 innings of work against top-ranked Virginia (May 21)… High School/Prep…
Played for Julio Estrada at Coral Park High School… Went 2-0 with a 3.69 ERA as a senior in 2009… Missed the 2008 season with an injury… Named sophomore of the year in 2007 after going 3-0 with a 1.42 ERA and freshman of the year a year prior with a 2.80 ERA in 2006… Played summer ball for the Florida Legends… Personal…
Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 23rd round of the 2009 MLB Draft… Son of Odette and Eduardo Encinosa… Majoring in Business… Named to the National Honor Society in high school… Played on the Perfect Game National Team…

ENCINOSA’S INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS
Innings Pitched: 8.2, vs. Virginia Tech (3/12/11)
Hits: 6, three times
Earned Runs: 6, at Florida (6/5/11)
Walks: 5, at North Carolina (4/24/11)
Strikeouts: 11, vs. NC State (4/10/11)