15 Geno Encina
15 - Geno Encina
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Position: P

Born: 07/07/1994

Bats/Throws: R/R

2019 Status: Experienced-2

- Entering second season with Southern Illinois in 2019

- Put up a stellar first season with the Miners in 2018, going 5-8 with a 3.32 ERA, 108 strikeouts and only 29 walks in 124 2/3 innings pitched over 19 starts, finishing sixth in the Frontier League in punchouts and seventh among qualifying hurlers in ERA 

- Played three years in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, posting a 4-2 record in 31 games with a 4.61 ERA, 57 strikeouts and 29 walks in 80 innings in 2017 between Single-A Lansing and A-Advanced Dunedin, earning Midwest League midseason All-Star honors with Lansing

- Pitched in 13 games with a 1.91 ERA, 33 strikeouts and only six walks in 2016 at Lansing, Dunedin and short-season Single-A Vancouver

- Drafted in the 18th round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of the University of the Incarnate Word (NCAA D-I beginning his sophomore year), where he became the eighth player in program history to be drafted while setting school records for ERA (2.70) and walks-per-nine-innings rate (1.60)

- Earned Honorable Menation All-Southland Conference honors as a sophomore starter, going 7-7 with a 2.64 ERA, 62 strikeouts and 15 walks in 95 innings in 2014