J.P. Arencibia

J.P. Arencibia

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Height: 6' Weight: 205 lbsAge: 32College: TennesseeBats: RThrows: RCountry: USA

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J.P. Arencibia stays hot in Rays win

J.P. Arencibia went 2-for-3 with two RBI's and a walk as the Rays topped the visiting Yankees 6-3 Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact

We all continue waiting for the Arencibia slide to mediocrity, and it's coming, but for the moment he has hits in 11 of his last 14 games with four of them being of the multi-hit variety. In September alone he's hitting .400/.417/.914 with five homers and 14 RBI in 35 at-bats. Curt Casali will be back fairly soon to help muddle things in the Rays catcher rotation, but for now, continue to ride the hot streak.

J.P. Arencibia swats another home run in Rays win

J.P. Arencibia hit an absolute moon-shot as the Rays beat the Red Sox 8-4 on Friday night.

Fantasy Impact

Seriously, the two-run homer that Arencibia hit off Noe Ramirez in the eighth inning is probably still in orbit somewhere. Rene Rivera started for the Rays, but Arencibia came in to pinch-hit in the seventh. Since his promotion, Arencibia is hitting .382/.371/.912 with five home runs and 13 RBI in just 34 at-bats. Fantasy owners have to ride this power-streak out while the bat is hot. This is starting to get absurd.

J.P. Arencibia swats monster home run in Rays loss

J.P. Arencibia went 1-for-3, with his lone hit being a solo-homer as the Rays came up short against against the Tigers Monday afternoon by a score of 5-4.

Fantasy Impact

Arencibia has started four times in the month of September, and has now homered in three of them. With the count 2-0 against Randy Wolf in the fifth inning, Arencibia launched a two-seam fastball to the left-center bleachers for his third longball of the season. The blast was projected by MLB.com's Statcast to have gone 464 feet and off the bat at an absurd 109 mph. So far in 26 at-bats with the Rays, Arencibia has posted a .346/.333/.769 line along with those three bombs and 10 RBI. If you need power, I'm sure he can provide deep-leaguers with some the rest of the way, but he's still prone to the strikeout (9 K's/26 AB's) and typically struggles to bat over the mendoza line.

J.P. Arencibia blasts second home run in two days as Rays lose heartbreaker

J.P. Arencibia went 2-for-4 with a home run, double, and two runs scored as the Rays went on to lose in extras to the Orioles 7-6.

Fantasy Impact

Well, Arencibia is certainly making an impression on the Rays since his call-up on August 26th. Since arriving from Triple-A Durham, he's gone 7-for-17(.412) with three extra-base hits(2 HR) and eight RBI. Most of that production has come over the last two days, and he's certainly stayed true-to-form, striking out seven times while not taking a walk in his 17 at-bats so far. With that said, Arencibia has demonstrated his immense power in spurts, and could help AL-Only owners in a pinch for the stretch run. He's better left on waivers in most leagues, and as a possible punt play in DFS when the right matchup arises.

J.P. Arencibia has monster game as Rays rout O's

Filling in for the injured Curt Casali, J.P. Arencibia made his presence known Tuesday night, going 3-for-4 with a home run and a whopping six RBI to help the Rays blast the Orioles 11-2.

Fantasy Impact

Arencibia is used to having games like this, tallying a seven-RBI game last season with the Rangers, and another six-RBI game back in 2012 while playing for the Blue Jays. Arencibia struck a 1-1 pitch into left center off of Orioles starter Chris Tillman in the fourth inning to drive in his first two of the game, and give the Rays a 3-0 lead. In the fifth, Arencibia laced another two-RBI single, to widen the advantage for the Rays to 8-0. Then in the seventh, Arencibia put the icing on the cake, blasting a two-run shot over the center field wall to make it 10-0. The home run was Arencibia's first in a Rays uniform, and he should split at-bats with fellow backstop Rene Rivera until Curt Casali returns, or possibly the rest of the season. The only way Arencibia is useful would be in DFS if you're punting and he has a good looking matchup.