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J.P. Arencibia

30-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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The book on Arencibia was out long before 2015: intriguing power, few walks, and an ungodly amount of strikeouts from the catcher position. So when the 29-year-old took over catching duties in late Au...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 1/5/1986   BORN: Miami, FL   COLLEGE: Tennessee   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Rays in May of 2016.

July 30, 2016  –  J.P. Arencibia News

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Arencibia is hitting .396 with four homers for Triple-A Durham in the 11 games since the All-Star break, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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J.P. Arencibia Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 21 A AUB 63 242 228 31 58 21 17 1 3 25 0 0 14 56 0 0 0 .254 .309 .377 .686
2008 22 A DUN 59 261 248 38 78 35 22 0 13 62 0 0 11 46 0 2 0 .315 .344 .560 .904
2008 22 AA NEW 67 275 262 32 74 28 14 0 14 43 0 0 7 55 0 4 2 .282 .302 .496 .798
2009 23 AAA LAS 116 500 466 67 110 54 32 1 21 75 0 1 26 114 0 2 6 .236 .284 .444 .728
2010 24 AAA LAS 104 459 412 76 124 69 36 1 32 85 0 0 38 85 0 6 3 .301 .359 .626 .985
2010 24 MAJ TOR 11 37 35 3 5 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 .143 .189 .343 .532
2011 25 MAJ TOR 129 486 443 47 97 47 20 4 23 78 1 1 36 133 0 3 4 .219 .282 .438 .720
2012 26 A+ DUN 1 6 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .733
2012 26 MAJ TOR 102 372 347 45 81 34 16 0 18 56 1 0 18 108 1 3 3 .233 .275 .435 .710
2013 27 MAJ TOR 138 497 474 45 92 39 18 0 21 55 0 2 18 148 0 2 3 .194 .227 .365 .592
2014 28 AAA ROU 48 203 190 31 53 22 8 0 14 41 1 0 10 53 0 1 2 .279 .320 .542 .862
2014 28 MAJ TEX 63 222 203 20 36 19 9 0 10 35 0 0 10 62 0 2 7 .177 .239 .369 .608
2015 29 AAA DUR 99 405 384 52 87 39 17 0 22 65 0 0 15 125 0 3 3 .227 .259 .443 .702
2015 29 MAJ TB 24 73 71 9 22 9 3 0 6 17 0 0 1 22 0 1 0 .310 .315 .606 .921
2016 30 AAA LEH 12 48 48 3 8 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 .167 .167 .271 .438
2016 30 AAA DUR 78 324 309 34 78 29 14 0 15 47 1 1 9 93 0 1 5 .252 .284 .443 .727
3-Year Averages     43 146 137 14 29 14 6 0 8 26 0 0 5 42 0 1 3 .212 .253 .431 .684
Career  (View All)     467 1,687 1,573 169 333 151 67 4 80 245 2 3 85 484 1 11 17 .212 .258 .412 .670

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J.P. Arencibia: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 23 1
2014 22 22 16
2013 131 3
2012 94 4
2011 122 4
2010 8 3

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J.P. Arencibia: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 10 68 1

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J.P. Arencibia Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015273240.259.481.757
201467125150.239.537.840

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20154464130.341.6821.023
201413685200.147.287.492

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015372160.270.351.633
20149663170.177.323.554

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20153475110.353.8821.235
2014107147180.178.411.657
J.P. Arencibia Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 21 A AUB 242 228 5.8% 23.1% 0.25 75% .325 .123
2008 22 A DUN 261 248 4.2% 17.6% 0.24 81% .344 .245
2008 22 AA NEW 275 262 2.5% 20% 0.13 79% .311 .214
2009 23 AAA LAS 500 466 5.2% 22.8% 0.23 76% .269 .208
2010 24 AAA LAS 459 412 8.3% 18.5% 0.45 79% .312 .325
2010 24 MAJ TOR 37 35 5.4% 29.7% 0.18 69% .136 .200
2011 25 MAJ TOR 486 443 7.4% 27.4% 0.27 70% .258 .219
2012 26 A+ DUN 6 5 16.7% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .200
2012 26 MAJ TOR 372 347 4.8% 29% 0.17 69% .285 .202
2013 27 MAJ TOR 497 474 3.6% 29.8% 0.12 69% .233 .171
2014 28 AAA ROU 203 190 4.9% 26.1% 0.19 72% .317 .263
2014 28 MAJ TEX 222 203 4.5% 27.9% 0.16 69% .198 .192
2015 29 AAA DUR 405 384 3.7% 30.9% 0.12 67% .274 .216
2015 29 MAJ TB 73 71 1.4% 30.1% 0.05 69% .372 .296
2016 30 AAA LEH 48 48 0% 22.9% 0.00 77% .194 .104
2016 30 AAA DUR 324 309 2.8% 28.7% 0.10 70% .313 .191
3-Year Averages     146 137 3.4% 28.8% 0.12 69% .241 .219
Career     1,687 1,573 5% 28.7% 0.18 69% .251 .200

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J.P. Arencibia: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Arencibia signed a minor league contract with the Rays on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Arencibia was granted his release by the Phillies on Monday, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

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Arencibia was assigned to minor league camp Friday, Paul Hagen of MLB.com reports.

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Arencibia hit a solo home run and singled in the Phillies' spring training loss to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

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Arencibia signed a minor league contract with the Phillies on Monday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

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Arencibia was released by the Rays on Monday.

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The Rays have designated Arencibia for assignment, the Tampa Bay Times' Mar Topkin reports.

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Arencibia (hand) is in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

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Arencibia will be limited for a few days due to a hand strain, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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2016

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2015

Once a highly-touted prospect with a first-round pedigree, Arencibia has become a fringe major leaguer at the age of 29. An injury to Geovany Soto created an opportunity for Arencibia early on in 2014, but he was easily outplayed by Robinson Chirinos -- Arencibia hit just .133/.182/.233 in the first two months -- and was ultimately outrighted off the 40-man roster in late May. Arencibia decided to accept the assignment and bide his time in the minors, and the decision paid off as the Rangers, desperate for any sort of help they could get at first base, brought Arencibia back to the major league roster shortly after the All-Star break. Aside from a two-homer, seven-RBI performance July 29, Arencibia didn't do much, chipping in the occasional homer but getting on base at just a .263 clip in the second half. Arencibia signed a minor league deal with Baltimore and will try to win a reserve role this spring.

2014

Arencibia's walk rate (3.6%) declined for the second straight year in 2013, as he stumbled to a hideous .194/.227/.365 line. While he still has excellent power at a premium position, Arencibia is otherwise a complete disaster at the plate. The Jays non-tendered him in December, waving the white flag on their former catcher of the future. Now 28 years old, Arencibia will compete with Geovany Soto for playing time behind the plate in Texas after signing a one-year deal with the Rangers in December.

2013

Arencibia is as streaky as hitters come, yet his batting line was very similar to 2011 (.233/.275/.435). Now 27, he's in his power peak with a very strong lineup around him. Arencibia has shown steady issues with plate discipline, and a drop in his walk rate from 7.4 percent in 2011 to 4.8 percent last season is hardly encouraging. With the Jays' decision to trade Travis d'Arnaud to the Mets as part of the R.A. Dickey deal, it appears Arencibia has more time to solidify his hold on the team's starting catcher spot.

2012

Arencibia displayed plus-power from a catcher with 23 homers and a .438 slugging percentage but really suffered with his batting average, hitting .219, thanks in large part to 133 strikeouts in just 486 plate appearances. He really suffered against righties (.206 average) and at home (.201 average), both of which figure to improve. He'll be back as the team's regular behind the plate and figures to provide above average power and counting stats from the catching position, especially if he can cut down on his strikeouts and put a few more balls in play.

2011

Arencibia enjoyed a huge season at Triple-A Las Vegas last year, hitting .301 with 32 homers before earning a short call-up with the Blue Jays, homering twice in his debut. The Jays wisely let John Buck leave via free agency, opening the door for Arencibia. It should be noted that Arencibia's command of the strike zone is only adequate (38 walks and 85 strikeouts in 459 plate appearances at Triple-A), but he's been advanced pretty aggressively for a catcher. He'll enter the season with the inside track on the starting job behind the plate, but the Jays have a veteran option in Jose Molina if Arencibia struggles. Expect some growing pains at the plate, however.

2010

Arencibia took a step back in 2009, hitting just .236 with 114 strikeouts in 500 plate appearances at Triple-A Las Vegas. The only somewhat encouraging sign is that his power remained intact despite his lack of control of the strike zone, though 21 homers in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League isn't anything to get overly excited about. The Jays had hoped he'd at least be ready to push for a job this spring, but that's simply not going to happen even with the departure of Rod Barajas. He'll need to work on controlling the strike zone and should get that chance as he'll spend most of the season at Triple-A.

2009

Arencibia has been advanced aggressively so far in his pro career, spending half the season at Double-A New Hampshire in just his second season. He has plus-power potential, evidenced by his 36 doubles and 27 homers between High-A and Double-A this past season. He'll need to learn to command the strike zone however, as he drew just 18 walks and struck out 101 times 510 at-bats. He'll likely begin the year at Double-A and bears watching to see if his power can hold up against advanced competition.

2008

Arencibia, taken in the first round of the 2007 draft, signed quickly and made his pro debut in the short-season New York-Penn League. He hit a poor .254/.309/.377, though he did manage a nice 17 doubles in just 228 at-bats. The knock on him coming out of the draft was his defense, which could result in a position switch from behind the plate as he advances. He hit better as the year progresed, including a nice .308/.357/.440 line in August, but his batting eye needs a lot of work before we can start projecting the power going forward.