Jonathan Paul “J. P.” Arencibia was born in Miami, Florida in 1986 to Cuban parents. He is a former professional baseball catcher. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Toronto Blue Jays, Texas Rangers, and Tampa Bay Rays from 2010 through 2015.
Arencibia attended Westminster Christian high school in Miami. He later played for the Under-18 Florida Bombers, alongside future major leaguers Mat Latos, Gaby Sánchez, Yonder Alonso, and Jon Jay.