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J.P. Arencibia

J.P. Arencibia 16 1B

Durham Bulls

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Jonathan Paul Arencibia
  • Age: 29 (January 5, 1986)
  • Birthplace: Miami, FL
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 0" Wt: 205
  • Draft: Round 1 (2007, TOR)
  • MLB Debut: 08/07/2010
  • School: Tennessee
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J.P. Arencibia Stats Summary

J.P. Arencibia Career Stats

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J.P. Arencibia Awards and Honors

J.P. Arencibia  16 1B

  • Full Name: Jonathan Paul Arencibia
  • Born: January 5, 1986
  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: Miami, FL
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 0"
  • Weight: 205
  • Draft: Round 1 (2007, TOR)
  • School: Tennessee
  • MLB Debut: 08/07/2010

2014: Was the Opening Day catcher for Texas and batted .177 with 10 HR and 35 RBI in 63 games over two stints with Rangers (Opening Day-May 20; July 17-end of season)…With Texas appeared in 22 games as a catcher, 22 at first base and 16 as a designated hitter...In two stints with Triple-A Round Rock he batted .279 with 14 home runs and 41 RBI in 48 games...Homered in three straight games, July 9-11... Rejoined Texas on July 17 and hit nine home runs over his final 42 games with the Rangers...Homered twice (including a 7th inning grand slam) and drove in seven vs. the New York Yankees, July 29. 
2013: Started 115 games at catcher and three as the DH in his final season with Toronto…Set career highs for games (138) and at bats (474)…Ranked 2nd on the club in at bats, was 3rd in games, and placed 5th in homers (21), RBI (55), and total bases (173)…Played for the United States in the World Baseball Classic.
2012: Started 91 games behind the plate and four as the DH…Tied for 3rd among A.L. catchers in RBI (52) and was 5th in homers (17)…Sustained a non-displaced fracture of right hand on July 25 vs. OAK and was sidelined until Sept. 7…Hit .242 with 16 HR and 50 RBI in 81 games before injury and .197 with 2 HR and 6 RBI in 21 games upon return…Hit game-winning homer in 16th inning on opening day, April 5 at CLE, the 3rd straight season he homered in 1st ML game…Selected as A.L. player of the week, May 14-20.
2011: In first full major league season started 118 games at catcher…Was selected as Blue Jays Rookie of the Year by Toronto BBWAA chapter… Led AL catchers in homers (23, most ever for Toronto backstop), tied for 1st in triples (4), was 2nd in RBI (78), and tied for 2nd in extra base hits (47)…Ranked 2nd among A.L. rookies in homers and walks (36), and tied for 2nd in RBI…Tied for 3rd-most HR ever by a ML rookie catcher: 35-Mike Piazza, LAD in '93; 28-Matt Nokes, DET in '87; 23-Geovany Soto, CHI, '08…Was one HR shy of Toronto rookie record set by Eric Hinske in 2002…Had most extra base hits and matched most triples ever for Toronto catcher…Homered twice in season opener, April 1 vs. MIN, the 1st ML rookie with a multi-HR game on opening day since Minnesota's Gary Gaetti in 1982…Also homered twice in ML debut (see below), the 1st player in MLB history with multi-HR games in his first contest of first two ML seasons.
2010: Was the Pacific Coast League's Most Valuable Player at Las Vegas, ranking 2nd in the league in slugging (.626) and placing 3rd in homers (32)…Was selected as both a mid-season and post-season Triple-A All-Star and played in Triple-A All-Star Game…Won the R. Howard Webster Award as Las Vegas team MVP…Promoted to Toronto on Aug. 5 and went 4-for-5 with a double, 2 homers, and 3 RBI in MLB debut…Was the first player since 1900 to record four hits that included two home runs in his first ML game…Was the 5th player ever with a multi-homer game in ML debut, the 1st catcher…Hit the 1st pitch he saw for a homer off James Shields…Was the 3rd Blue Jay to ever homer in 1st ML plate appearance.
2009: Spent entire season at Las Vegas, ranking 2nd on the club in homers (21) and 3rd in extra base hits (54)…Homered twice in a game 3 times…Threw out 27 of 107 runners attempting to steal (25.2%).
2008: Combined for a .298 (152-510) average with 27 homers and 105 RBI in 126 games with High-A Dunedin (High-A) and New Hampshire (AA)…Opened the year at Dunedin and was selected as a Florida State League midseason All-Star…Started the FSL All-Star game at catcher…Was the FSL player of the week in consecutive weeks, May 19-25 and May 26-June 1…Was named to AFL All-Prospects team.
PERSONAL: Jonathan Paul Arencibia was signed by Baltimore as a minor league free agent on 1/8/15…Was originally selected by Toronto in the 1st round (21st overall) of the 2007 draft out of the University of Tennessee...Was a college teammate of fellow Orioles farmhand Julio Borbon...Attended Westmister Christian (FL) High School...Is married to Kimberly Perry, the lead vocalist of the country music group The Band Perry, which won a Grammy in 2015 for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.