If a guy has a hot spring you move him to the front of the group you were considering him in with. So in other words if the guy was crap before the hot spring he is still crap now, he just smells a little better. Or if the guy was a mediocore player that some people thought he had some room for improvement and is still fairly young then you would move him to the front or near the front of the group of guys he is ranked with.
So with me, Encarnacion isn't really on my radar to have. He is grouped in with a few other guys of his calibar and expectations but now after his good spring he is going to be the #1 guy out of that same group I currently have him with. I hope that made sense.