J.P. Arencibia
J.P. Arencibia

J.P. Arencibia (C)

Free Agent

Bats: R   Throws: R

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.

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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.

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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. (Source: Alejandro Zuniga on MLB.com)

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Baltimore Orioles have released catcher J.P. Arencibia, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports. He spend last season with the Texas Rangers and his batting average did not improve. The Rangers assigned him to Triple-A Round Rock but he declined and became a free agent. In a similar scenario with the Orioles, Arencibia was expected to report to Triple-A Norfolk but instead, he decided to become a free agent. (Source: MASN Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Arencibia, 29, did not make the Opening Day roster but that was expected due to the strained right flexor mass injury he suffered during Spring training. He played with the Texas Rangers last season and had a batting average of .177/.239/.369 (ESPN).

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According to Dan Connolly, the Orioles have agreed to a minor league deal with free agent J.P. Arencibia. The C/1B/DH will also receive an invite to Spring Training. (Source: Dan Connolly on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While the Orioles have been looking for catchers, Arencibia currently sits behind Matt Wieters, Caleb Joseph, Steve Clevenger, and Ryan Lavarnway on the organizational depth chart. Unless something drastic changes, Arencibia will not be fantasy relevant in 2015.