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    J.P. Arencibia 44    
     
      J.P. Arencibia
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Westminster Christian

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 195

Position:
Catcher

Experience:
3L

B/T:
R/R

2007 - JUNIOR
His three-year Tennessee totals place him prominently in the school's all-time records book ... A .330 career hitter, Arencibia ranks third in UT history in total bases (381), fourth in RBIs (165), tied for fifth in home runs (33), tied for sixth in doubles (48), seventh in hits (230) and ninth in at-bats (690) ... Was selected by the SEC coaches as a second-team All-SEC honoree ... He hit .330 as a junior in 2007 while leading the Vols with 15 doubles, a .545 slugging percentage and a .450 on-base percentage ... Was Tennessee's top hitter in SEC play, batting .336 with 23 runs, 37 hits, nine doubles, five homers and 22 RBIs ... A two-run homer highlighted his two-hit, two-run performance at No. 13 Florida State Feb. 4 ... Suffered a strained back muscle during the Florida State series but tried to play through the pain for five games once the Vols returned to Knoxville (even logging three starts at first base) ... Left the Feb. 18 Bethune-Cookman game after his first at-bat and did not dress for the Vols' Feb. 23-25 series vs. IPFW ... Prior to the IPFW series, he had never missed a start in his collegiate career (130 games) ... Logged an RBI single vs. Siena in his first plate appearance Feb. 18 ... Went 3-for-4 with three runs March 11 vs. Siena and was 4-for-9 (.444) in the series ... Drove in the game-tying run during UT's 10-inning win at No. 22 Alabama March 18 and also drove in two runs on one hit in the series-opener March 16 ... Logged three RBIs and two hits March 20 vs. Wright State ... Responsible for two of UT's seven hits in UT's 4-3 win over Georgia March 23 ... Had a solo home run March 24 vs. Georgia, giving him at least one homer against the Bulldogs in three straight seasons ... Had two doubles and scored three runs vs. No. 7 Arkansas April 1 ... Tied a school-record with five walks against ETSU April 4 ... Hit a team-high .571 (8-for-14) with a home run and four RBIs during the series at No. 11 Kentucky April 7-8 ... Hit a game-tying solo home run at No. 1 Vanderbilt April 22 to move into the top 10 on UT's career RBIs list ... Drove in three runs on one hit at ETSU April 24 ... His three-run double at LSU April 27 was the 200th hit of his career, making him just the 13th Vol ever to reach that milestone ... Led the Vols with a .545 batting average in the Ole Miss series May 4-6 ... Hit his 30th career homer May 6 against the Rebels ... A solo home run was part of his three-hit effort vs. Tennessee Temple May 8, during which he moved past Chris Burke into fifth place on UT's career RBIs list with 157 runs driven in ... Logged three hits vs. Belmont May 9 ... Homered as part of a two-run, two-hit, two-RBI day vs. No. 7 South Carolina May 15 ... Was UT's top hitter in the final series of the regular season at Florida May 17-19, going 7-for-13 (.538) with three RBIs ... When faced with the prospect of the series-finale vs. the Gators being his final collegiate game, he responded with a four-hit, three-RBI performance that included a home run while lifting the Vols into the SEC Tournament ... Hit .333 during UT's three games in the SEC Tournament May 23-25 ... Hit .459 during Tennessee's final 15 games of the season ... Finished the year with a .339 average against left-handed pitching and a .326 average vs. right-handers ... Also hit .290 with runners in scoring position and .338 with two outs ... Was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the first round of the 2007 MLB draft (21st overall pick).

2006 - SOPHOMORE
After a breakout rookie campaign in 2005, he firmly established himself as one of the top-hitting catchers in the college game ... Played his way to All-America honors (College Baseball Foundation, Louisville Slugger [2nd], Rivals.com [honorable mention]) ... Was an All-SEC first-teamer and was also named to the SEC Good Works Team ... Named one of 10 national semifinalists for the 2006 Coleman Company Johnny Bench Award, given annually to the nation's top college catcher ... Named a team co-captain along with senior Michael Rivera ... Started every game of the season, with 42 starts at catcher and 13 as the designated hitter ... Ranked second on the team with 76 hits, 44 runs and a .352 batting average, including a team-high .360 average in SEC play ... Led the Vols with 52 RBIs, 17 doubles, a .583 slugging percentage and seven sacrifice flies ... Logged 26 RBIs against SEC opposition ... His 11 home runs tied for the team lead, and his final longball of the year tied him for 10th place on the UT career list with 25 ... Suffered a foot injury during fall conditioning that limited him in the preseason ... Started the season slow but found his groove during the third series of the year, hitting .571 with two doubles and a home run against Morehead State ... Hit a pair of homers during the Oakland (Mich.) series March 3-5 ... Scored twice and hit two doubles March 10 vs. Akron ... Homered against No. 26 Kentucky March 24 while driving in three runs on two hits ... Had two RBIs on two hits at No. 10 Arkansas April 1 before driving in four runs on a pair of two-run blasts against the Razorbacks April 2 ... Drove in three runs on four hits with one homer during the Florida series ... A two-run blast highlighted his two-hit, two-run, three-RBI day at Georgia April 23 as UT posted a series-clinching 6-4 win ... Totaled six hits and three RBIs during the series at No. 22 Ole Miss April 28-30, including a 3-for-4 performance in the series finale ... Drove in the game-winning runs with a clutch, two-RBI double against Vanderbilt May 6 (G1) as Tennessee posted a 5-3 comeback victory ... Went a perfect 4-for-4 with four RBIs and one run May 10 vs. Western Carolina ... Earned SEC Player of the Week honors for the period ending May 14 after batting .571 while helping the Vols to a 3-1 week and a road series win at No. 15 South Carolina ... Collected four hits, four runs and three RBIs during the South Carolina series, including a solo homer in the series-clinching victory that provided the winning margin ... Drove in four runs on two hits during a 16-4 rout of Belmont May 16 ... His 25th career home run highlighted a three-hit effort against No. 8 Alabama May 18 ... Threw out 10 would-be base-stealers on the year and finished with a .976 fielding percentage ... Recorded 24 multi-hit games and nine multi-RBI games ... Hit .320 vs. left-handed pitching and .361 against right-handers ... Spent the summer helping lead the 2006 USA Baseball National Team to a 28-2-1 record and the gold medal at the FISU World Championship Tournament in Havana, Cuba ... Was one of just three second-year players on Team USA ... Led the American club in home runs (9) while ranking second in RBIs (40), doubles (10) and triples (2) and fourth in batting average (.306) ... Was named MVP of the FISU Tournament after finishing 14-for-34 (.412) with three doubles, two triples and a tournament-best four homers and 23 RBIs in eight games.

2005 - FRESHMAN
Freshman All-America (Baseball America, Louisville Slugger) honoree hit .322 with 91 hits, 14 home runs and 71 RBIs on his way to SEC Freshman of the Year acclaim ... SEC All-Freshman Team ... SEC Baseball Tournament All-Tournament Team ... NCAA Knoxville Regional All-Tournament Team ... His 71 RBIs ranked third in the SEC ... Ranked ninth in the SEC in hits, home runs and total bases (151) ... Posted 25 multi-hit games, 18 multi-RBI games (including three five-RBI games) and reeled off a personal-best eight-game hit streak ... Started all 67 games for the Vols (53 at catcher, 11 at designated hitter and three at first) ... Hit his first career home run Feb. 19 vs. Bethune-Cookman as part of a two-hit, five-RBI performance ... Pounded out five hits and scored three runs vs. James Madison at the Hughes Brothers Baseball Challenge Feb. 25 ... Homered in back-to-back games vs. George Mason (Feb. 27) and Morehead State (March 4) ... Recorded two hits, three runs a homer and five RBIs vs. Oakland March 9 ... Homered twice and drove in five runs vs. Tennessee Temple April 26 ... Named the SEC Player of the Week (May 9) after battling through a triple-digit fever to lead the Vols to a series sweep of South Carolina ... Hit .462 with six hits, one home run, five RBIs and a .692 slugging percentage vs. the Gamecocks ... Hit his 12th homer of the season May 6 vs. South Carolina, breaking Todd Helton's UT freshman home run record ... Went 4-for-6 with a home run and three RBIs vs. Georgia May 20 ... Also homered against SEC opponents Kentucky and Vanderbilt ... Doubled twice while going 3-for-3 vs. LSU in the SEC tournament May 26 ... His first career triple drove in the go-ahead run vs. Austin Peay in the NCAA Knoxville Regional June 3 ... Clubbed a solo homer vs. Arizona State in the College World Series June 19 ... Batted .308 vs. lefties and .328 vs. right-handers while hitting .346 with men on base ... Hit a team-best .404 during the summer as a member of the USA Baseball National Team ... Also led the American squad in hits (23), RBIs (12), total bases (33) and slugging percentage (.579) while adding a pair of home runs.

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Westminster Christian in Miami, Fla., where he was coached by Bill Henderson ... Drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 17th round in 2004 ... Tied Alex Rodriguez's school career record for home runs with 17 ... Belted seven home runs during his senior season while hitting .500 with 40 RBI ... Slugged 10 round trippers as a junior with a .440 batting average while collecting 13 doubles and driving in 38 ... Was a two-time All-State and All-Dade County selection ... Named the Dade County player of the year following his senior campaign ... At the 2003 East Coast Baseball Showcase held in Wilmington, N.C., he was rated as the No. 23 player and the No. 1 catcher ... Also played basketball, earning the "Warrior Award" given to the top player in the school ... Saw action on the gridiron as well, recording 95 tackles with two interceptions.

PERSONAL
Full name is Jonathan Paul Arencibia ... Last name pronounced: air-in-SEE-bee-uh ... Born Jan. 5, 1986, in Miami, Fla. ... Son of Irene Arencibia ... Has a sister, Irene ... Models his playing style after MLB All-Star catcher Ivan Rodriguez ... Academic major: Sport management.

Year
Avg
GP
GS
AB
R
H
2B
3B
HR
RBI
TB
SLG%
BB
HBP
SO
GDP
OB%
SF
SH
SB
ATT
PO
A
E
FLD%
2005
.322
67
67
283
54
91
16
1
14
71
151
.534
24
3
37
7
.379
1
4
0
0
433
64
6
.988
2006
.352
55
55
216
44
76
17
0
11
52
126
.583
20
10
30
5
.419
7
2
0
0
279
42
8
.976
2007
.330
52
51
191
47
63
15
1
8
42
104
.545
33
11
38
3
.450
3
0
2
2
383
43
10
.977
TOTAL
.333
174
173
690
145
230
48
2
33
165
381
.552
77
24
105
15
.413
11
6
2
2
1095
149
24
.981
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