AB 1573
AVG .212
OBP .258
SLG .412
HR 80
  • Full name Jonathan Paul Arencibia
  • Born 01/05/1986 in Miami, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 210 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Tennessee
  • Debut 08/07/2010
  • Drafted in the 1st round (21st overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2007 (signed for $1,327,500).
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    Shortly after Julio Borbon broke his ankle in the preseason, Tennessee's next best hitter, Arencibia, pulled a muscle in his back and was forced out of the lineup until mid-March. He ranked with Borbon among USA Baseball's college national team's top prospects last summer after leading the team with nine home runs in 121 at-bats. Power has long been his calling card. The Miami native tied Alex Rodriguez' Westminster Christian High career record for home runs with 17 and was drafted by the Mariners in the 17th round in 2004. A potential first-rounder entering the season, Arencibia struggled offensively and behind the plate upon returning to the lineup. He's an aggressive hitter with plus power to all fields. His swing gets long and he tends to have too much of an uppercut stroke. The verdict is out on whether he'll stay behind the plate as a pro. His receiving skills are rudimentary at best, and his footwork prevents him from getting off better throws despite solid-average to plus arm strength. His stock has slipped, but he won't make it out of the second round.

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  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011
  • Rated Best Power Prospect in the Pacific Coast League in 2010
  • Rated Best Power Hitter in the Toronto Blue Jays in 2010

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