Encarnacion was added to the Marlins' 40-man roster Friday.
Encarnacion's addition to the 40-man roster will protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He was on the team's 60-man roster during the abbreviated 2020 season, and he had a .756 OPS with 16 home runs between the Low-A and High-A clubs in 2019. However, he'll need to work on his discipline at the plate going forward, as he struck out at a 25.3 percent clip in 2019.
Encarnacion is part of the Marlins' 60-man player pool, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Encarnacion has some of the best raw power in the Marlins' system, but he's probably not ready to hold his own against big-league pitching. He hit .253/.298/.372 with a 26.1 percent strikeout rate and a 6.3 percent walk rate in 67 games at High-A last year. The 22-year-old corner outfielder needs to be added to the 40-man roster after the season if the Marlins want to protect him from the Rule 5 draft, so his inclusion on the summer camp roster should give the top decision makers more information to work with when making that decision.