Hot Prospect: JP Arencibia, C AAA

The beginning to the season was unkind to JP, as he started it with a very slow .224 April, with no homers and struggles to make contact. Well, I'm glad to say that JP has made the proper adjustments and is now one of the hottest hitters in AAA.

Over the last 10 games, JP has the following line:

36 AB, .389 AVG, 5 doubles, 5 home runs, 14 RBI, 6 walks and only 6 SO.

His patience at the plate is up, his pitch recognition is up, and it has brought up his season totals to a respectable .252 average with 7 dingers.

One impressive aspect to JP's season has been his ability to hit left handed pitching, sporting a .296 avg versus lefties, but his power has mostly come against righties with 6 of his 7 home runs. So what does this mean? Well, specifically that whatever choices are made (lefty-righty) by opposing managers when JP comes to the plate, they are basically out-of-luck and can only decide whether to go up against his power or his average.

I'm not sure when JP will get the call to TO, but it could come as early as July if injuries occur, or as late as September when rosters expand. Either way it should happen this season.

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