Blue Jays To Trade Catcher J.P. Arencibia
Source: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports
Dioner Navarro agreeing to a two-year, $8 million contract with the Blue Jays seemed to signal that 2013 starting catcher J.P. Arencibia was on his way out of Toronto and sure enough Shi Davidi of Sports Net reports that Arencibia will be non-tendered if they can’t find a trade before tonight’s deadline.
Arencibia has very impressive power for a catcher, homering 25 times per 150 games for his career, but he’s also a career .212 hitter with abysmal plate discipline and a laughable .258 on-base percentage.
He’s not much of a defender either and in terms of all-around value Arencibia has been about as bad as someone can be homering 20-plus times.