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J.P. Arencibia

28-Year-Old Catcher – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

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.083

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1

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2

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 othe...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 202   DOB: 1/5/1986   BORN: Miami, FL   COLLEGE: Tennessee   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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J.P. Arencibia Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Rangers in December 2013.

March 31, 2014  –  J.P. Arencibia News

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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 MAJ TEX 8 25 24 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .083 .120 .125 .245
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for J.P. Arencibia
3-Year Averages MAJ   123 450 421 45 90 39 18 1 20 63 0 1 24 129 0 2 3 .214 .260 .404 .664
Career  (View All) MAJ   388 1417 1323 142 277 124 56 4 64 194 2 3 75 405 1 8 10 .209 .256 .403 .659

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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J.P. Arencibia Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 15 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 14 Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .120 .125 .245
Apr. 13 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 12 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .130 .136 .266
Apr. 11 Hou 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .158 .167 .325
Apr. 9 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .176 .188 .364
Apr. 6 @TB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .231 .445
Apr. 5 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 4 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .182 .200 .382
Apr. 2 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .250 .286 .536
Apr. 1 Phi Did not play.
Mar. 31 Phi 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .500 .900
Last 7 Days 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 24 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .120 .125 .245
Last 30 Days 24 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 .083 .120 .125 .245

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J.P. Arencibia: MLB Games Played By Position

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

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

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013137105140.204.358.588
201290106170.244.500.774
2011108179230.259.528.838

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133373516410.190.368.594
20122573512391.230.412.688
20113353014551.206.409.682

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132362913320.242.462.732
2012162229250.210.432.686
20112242513401.201.451.713

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013238168230.147.269.454
2012185239311.254.438.731
20112192210380.237.425.726
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 MAJ TEX 25 24 4% 20% 0.20 79% .105 .042
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for J.P. Arencibia
3-Year Averages MAJ   450 421 5.3% 28.7% 0.19 69% .257 .190
Career MAJ   1417 1323 5.3% 28.6% 0.19 69% .249 .194

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2014 Stat Review for J.P. Arencibia    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.083 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.105 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.125 SLG
TERRIBLE
.042 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
20.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.245 OPS
TERRIBLE
.120 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for J.P. Arencibia (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Matt Harrison TEX 5 4 1 4 1 0 0 .800 1.600 2.433
Jeff Francis CIN 6 3 2 4 0 1 0 .500 1.667 2.167
Kevin Gausman BAL 4 2 1 3 0 1 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Fernando Rodney SEA 4 2 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.250 1.850
Dale Thayer SD 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Alexi Ogando TEX 7 3 2 5 0 0 0 .429 1.286 1.714
Jerome Williams HOU 7 5 0 2 1 0 0 .714 .857 1.607
Alfredo Simon CIN 5 2 1 3 0 1 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Dylan Axelrod CHI-A 5 2 1 1 0 2 0 .400 1.000 1.500
Phil Coke DET 5 3 0 2 0 1 0 .600 .800 1.400

Worst Matchups for J.P. Arencibia (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jered Weaver ANA 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Breslow BOS 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Gio Gonzalez WAS 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Clayton Mortensen KC 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Darren O'Day BAL 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Beachy ATL 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .000 .000
Vinnie Pestano CLE 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jake McGee TB 4 0 0 1 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon League LA 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Matt Lindstrom CHI-A 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000

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

Arencibia and Robinson Chirinos are both expected to make the Opening Day roster with the injury to Geovanny Soto (knee), the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Arencibia's poor spring may result in him losing the backup catcher spot to Robinson Chirinos, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Arencibia officially signed a one-year contract with the Rangers on Friday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Arencibia has been non-tendered by the Blue Jays, USA Today's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.

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Arencibia will sit for the second straight game Saturday against the Rays.

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Arencibia is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles, the National Post's John Lott reports.

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Arencibia went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Monday night against the White Sox.

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Arencibia is not in Sunday's lineup against the Red Sox.

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Arencibia is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.