Melvin Upton Jr.

Melvin Upton Jr. #0

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3" /185
  • Age: 34

Postseason Career Stats

AB AVG HR RBI SB OPS
115 .252 8 19 9 .849

MLB Career Stats

AB AVG HR RBI SB OPS
5175 .243 164 586 300 .723

Bio

  • Full Name: Melvin Emanuel Upton Jr.
  • Born: 8/21/1984 in Norfolk, VA
  • Draft: 2002, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 1st rd. (2nd overall)
  • High School: Greenbrier Christian Academy, Chesapeake, VA
  • Debut: 8/2/2004
  • Relationship(s): brother of Justin Upton
Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
Postseason Career Stats 115 21 29 8 19 9 .252 .310 .849
MLB Career Stats 5175 723 1260 164 586 300 .243 .321 .723
  • Status: Released

Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg HR Distance (feet) Avg Launch Angle (deg)
- - - - - - - -
MLB Avg - - - - 88.4 398 12.4
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg HR Distance (feet) Avg Launch Angle (deg)
- - - - - - - -
MLB Avg - - - - 88.4 398 12.4

Stats

Stats

Year Team LG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS GO/AO
2004 TB AL 45 159 19 41 65 8 2 4 12 15 0 46 4 1 .258 .324 .409 .733 1.31
2006 TB AL 50 175 20 43 51 5 0 1 10 13 0 40 11 3 .246 .302 .291 .593 1.30
2007 TB AL 129 474 86 142 241 25 1 24 82 65 4 154 22 8 .300 .386 .508 .894 1.09
2008 TB AL 145 531 85 145 213 37 2 9 67 97 4 134 44 16 .273 .383 .401 .784 1.45
2009 TB AL 144 560 79 135 209 33 4 11 55 57 0 152 42 14 .241 .313 .373 .686 1.00
2010 TB AL 154 536 89 127 227 38 4 18 62 67 1 164 42 9 .237 .322 .424 .745 0.85
2011 TB AL 153 560 82 136 240 27 4 23 81 71 4 161 36 12 .243 .331 .429 .759 0.96
2012 TB AL 146 573 79 141 260 29 3 28 78 45 0 169 31 6 .246 .298 .454 .752 0.89
2013 ATL NL 126 391 30 72 113 14 0 9 26 44 2 151 12 5 .184 .268 .289 .557 1.04
2014 ATL NL 141 519 67 108 173 19 5 12 35 57 5 173 20 7 .208 .287 .333 .620 0.90
2015 SD NL 87 205 23 53 88 12 4 5 17 21 2 62 9 3 .259 .327 .429 .757 1.27
2016 SD NL 92 344 46 88 151 11 2 16 45 23 1 106 20 5 .256 .304 .439 .743 1.34
2016 TOR AL 57 148 18 29 47 4 1 4 16 14 0 49 7 3 .196 .261 .318 .578 1.55
2016 [+] 2 teams - 149 492 64 117 198 15 3 20 61 37 1 155 27 8 .238 .291 .402 .693 1.40
MLB Career - - 1469 5175 723 1260 2078 262 32 164 586 589 23 1561 300 92 .243 .321 .402 .723 1.06
Year Team LG G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS GO/AO
2004 TB AL 45 159 19 41 65 8 2 4 12 15 0 46 4 1 .258 .324 .409 .733 1.31
2006 TB AL 50 175 20 43 51 5 0 1 10 13 0 40 11 3 .246 .302 .291 .593 1.30
2007 TB AL 129 474 86 142 241 25 1 24 82 65 4 154 22 8 .300 .386 .508 .894 1.09
2008 TB AL 145 531 85 145 213 37 2 9 67 97 4 134 44 16 .273 .383 .401 .784 1.45
2009 TB AL 144 560 79 135 209 33 4 11 55 57 0 152 42 14 .241 .313 .373 .686 1.00
2010 TB AL 154 536 89 127 227 38 4 18 62 67 1 164 42 9 .237 .322 .424 .745 0.85
2011 TB AL 153 560 82 136 240 27 4 23 81 71 4 161 36 12 .243 .331 .429 .759 0.96
2012 TB AL 146 573 79 141 260 29 3 28 78 45 0 169 31 6 .246 .298 .454 .752 0.89
2013 ATL NL 126 391 30 72 113 14 0 9 26 44 2 151 12 5 .184 .268 .289 .557 1.04
2014 ATL NL 141 519 67 108 173 19 5 12 35 57 5 173 20 7 .208 .287 .333 .620 0.90
2015 SD NL 87 205 23 53 88 12 4 5 17 21 2 62 9 3 .259 .327 .429 .757 1.27
2016 SD NL 92 344 46 88 151 11 2 16 45 23 1 106 20 5 .256 .304 .439 .743 1.34
2016 TOR AL 57 148 18 29 47 4 1 4 16 14 0 49 7 3 .196 .261 .318 .578 1.55
2016 [+] 2 teams - 149 492 64 117 198 15 3 20 61 37 1 155 27 8 .238 .291 .402 .693 1.40
MLB Career - - 1469 5175 723 1260 2078 262 32 164 586 589 23 1561 300 92 .243 .321 .402 .723 1.06
*Since 2006

Advanced Stats

Year Team LG PA TB XBH HBP SAC SF BABIP GIDP GIDPO NP P/PA ROE LOB WO
2004 TB AL 177 65 14 1 1 1 .336 1 28 653 3.69 3 66 0
2006 TB AL 189 51 6 1 0 0 .313 1 24 708 3.75 0 78 0
2007 TB AL 548 241 50 4 1 4 .393 14 78 2243 4.09 5 208 2
2008 TB AL 640 213 48 2 3 7 .344 13 95 2601 4.06 4 230 0
2009 TB AL 626 209 48 3 3 3 .310 7 62 2531 4.04 7 185 1
2010 TB AL 610 227 60 2 1 4 .304 13 80 2368 3.88 5 222 0
2011 TB AL 640 240 54 4 2 3 .298 16 89 2472 3.86 6 258 1
2012 TB AL 633 260 60 1 4 8 .294 13 84 2321 3.67 7 217 2
2013 ATL NL 446 113 23 3 1 6 .266 7 44 1722 3.86 3 190 2
2014 ATL NL 582 173 36 1 3 2 .286 6 54 2220 3.81 5 178 0
2015 SD NL 228 88 21 0 2 0 .348 1 27 877 3.85 4 66 0
2016 SD NL 374 151 29 2 1 3 .320 5 42 1407 3.76 5 133 3
2016 TOR AL 165 47 9 0 0 3 .255 1 14 623 3.78 1 86 0
2016 [+] 2 teams - 539 198 38 2 1 6 .300 6 56 2030 3.77 6 219 3
MLB Career - - 5858 2078 458 24 22 44 .314 98 721 22746 3.88 55 2117 11
Year Team LG PA TB XBH HBP SAC SF BABIP GIDP GIDPO NP P/PA ROE LOB WO
2004 TB AL 177 65 14 1 1 1 .336 1 28 653 3.69 3 66 0
2006 TB AL 189 51 6 1 0 0 .313 1 24 708 3.75 0 78 0
2007 TB AL 548 241 50 4 1 4 .393 14 78 2243 4.09 5 208 2
2008 TB AL 640 213 48 2 3 7 .344 13 95 2601 4.06 4 230 0
2009 TB AL 626 209 48 3 3 3 .310 7 62 2531 4.04 7 185 1
2010 TB AL 610 227 60 2 1 4 .304 13 80 2368 3.88 5 222 0
2011 TB AL 640 240 54 4 2 3 .298 16 89 2472 3.86 6 258 1
2012 TB AL 633 260 60 1 4 8 .294 13 84 2321 3.67 7 217 2
2013 ATL NL 446 113 23 3 1 6 .266 7 44 1722 3.86 3 190 2
2014 ATL NL 582 173 36 1 3 2 .286 6 54 2220 3.81 5 178 0
2015 SD NL 228 88 21 0 2 0 .348 1 27 877 3.85 4 66 0
2016 SD NL 374 151 29 2 1 3 .320 5 42 1407 3.76 5 133 3
2016 TOR AL 165 47 9 0 0 3 .255 1 14 623 3.78 1 86 0
2016 [+] 2 teams - 539 198 38 2 1 6 .300 6 56 2030 3.77 6 219 3
MLB Career - - 5858 2078 458 24 22 44 .314 98 721 22746 3.88 55 2117 11
*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Statcast Events

Awards

Awards

AL Player of the Month

Month Team League
06/2009 Tampa Bay AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/22/2007 Tampa Bay AL
06/21/2009 Tampa Bay AL
09/10/2012 Tampa Bay AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2004 Durham INT
2005 Durham INT

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Durham INT

INT Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Durham INT
2006 Durham INT

INT Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/07/2005 Durham INT

INT Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Durham INT

Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2007 .300 20th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2007 24 17th in AL
2012 28 17th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2007 22 18th in AL
2008 44 2nd in AL
2009 42 3rd in AL
2010 42 5th in AL
2011 36 6th in AL
2012 31 6th in AL
2014 20 14th in NL
2016 20 16th in NL

On-base Plus Slugging

Season OPS Rank
2007 .894 10th in AL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2007 .386 17th in AL
2008 .383 7th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2007 .508 9th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2010 89 16th in AL
2011 82 23rd in AL

Walks

Season BB Rank
2008 97 4th in AL
2010 67 18th in AL
2011 71 18th in AL

Doubles

Season 2B Rank
2008 37 17th in AL
2010 38 13th in AL

Triples

Season 3B Rank
2009 4 23rd in AL
2010 4 20th in AL
2011 4 25th in AL
2014 5 24th in NL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2010 154 17th in AL
2011 153 23rd in AL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2008 640 20th in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2012 260 22nd in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2007 154 3rd in AL
2008 134 6th in AL
2009 152 5th in AL
2010 164 2nd in AL
2011 161 5th in AL
2012 169 4th in AL
2013 151 5th in NL
2014 173 4th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2007 8 7th in AL
2008 16 1st in AL
2009 14 3rd in AL
2010 9 10th in AL
2011 12 4th in AL
2012 6 17th in AL
2013 5 25th in NL
2014 7 12th in NL

Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
March 19, 2018 Cleveland Indians released LF Melvin Upton Jr..
December 21, 2017 Cleveland Indians signed free agent LF Melvin Upton Jr. to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
August 21, 2017 Sacramento River Cats released LF Melvin Upton Jr..
August 8, 2017 Sacramento River Cats activated LF Melvin Upton Jr. from the 7-day disabled list.
July 13, 2017 Sacramento River Cats placed LF Melvin Upton Jr. on the 7-day disabled list.
July 1, 2017 Sacramento River Cats activated LF Melvin Upton Jr. from the 7-day disabled list.
June 5, 2017 LF Melvin Upton Jr. assigned to Sacramento River Cats.
April 11, 2017 San Francisco Giants signed free agent LF Melvin Upton Jr. to a minor league contract.
April 2, 2017 Toronto Blue Jays released LF Melvin Upton Jr..
July 26, 2016 San Diego Padres traded LF Melvin Upton Jr. to Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Hansel Rodriguez.
July 18, 2016 San Diego Padres activated LF Melvin Upton Jr. from the bereavement list.
July 15, 2016 San Diego Padres placed LF Melvin Upton Jr. on the bereavement list.
June 8, 2015 San Diego Padres activated LF Melvin Upton Jr. from the 15-day disabled list.
May 18, 2015 San Diego Padres sent OF Melvin Upton Jr. on a rehab assignment to El Paso Chihuahuas.
April 5, 2015 Atlanta Braves traded RHP Craig Kimbrel and Melvin Upton Jr. to San Diego Padres for CF Cameron Maybin, LF Carlos Quentin, LF Jordan Paroubeck and RHP Matt Wisler.
April 5, 2015 San Diego Padres placed CF Melvin Upton Jr. on the 15-day disabled list. Sesamoiditis in his left foot
April 3, 2015 Atlanta Braves placed CF Melvin Upton Jr. on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Sesamoiditis in his left foot
August 3, 2013 Atlanta Braves activated CF Melvin Upton Jr. from the 15-day disabled list.
July 31, 2013 Atlanta Braves sent CF B.J. Upton on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Braves.
July 14, 2013 Atlanta Braves placed CF B.J. Upton on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 13, 2013. Right thigh strain.
November 29, 2012 Atlanta Braves signed free agent CF B.J. Upton.
November 3, 2012 CF B.J. Upton elected free agency.
April 20, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays activated CF B.J. Upton from the 15-day disabled list.
April 15, 2012 Charlotte Stone Crabs sent CF B.J. Upton on a rehab assignment to Montgomery Biscuits.
April 9, 2012 B.J. Upton assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
April 4, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays placed CF B.J. Upton on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 26, 2012. Lower back soreness.
April 13, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays activated CF B.J. Upton from the 15-day disabled list.
April 9, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays sent CF B.J. Upton on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
April 5, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays placed CF B.J. Upton on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2009.

Melvin Emanuel Upton Jr. Bio Info