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Melvin Upton Jr.    \UP-tun\

Melvin Upton Jr. (B. J.) (twitter: @BJUPTON2)

Positions: Outfielder and Shortstop
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 21, 1984 in Norfolk, Virginia, US
High School: Greenbrier Christian Academy (Chesapeake, VA)

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (2nd) of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft from Greenbrier Christian Academy (Chesapeake, VA).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2003: Rated #21 Prospect
Pre-2004: Rated #2 Prospect

Major League Stats

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 Batting: 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

Minors Batting

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YearAgeAgeDifTmLgLevAffGPAABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOBAOBPSLGOPSTBGDPHBPSHSFIBB
200318-4.42 Teams2 LgsA-AATBD13058048984145306862402173105.297.390.431.82121197380
200318-3.9Charleston SCSALLATBD1014533847011622674638175780.302.394.445.83917185160
200318-6.2OrlandoSOULAATBD29127105142980116241625.276.376.381.7574012220
200318Mesa Solar SoxAZFLFal
200419-7.42 Teams2 LgsAAA-AATBD9843336886116242145120556100.315.410.505.91518693601
200419-5.2MontgomerySOULAATBD29120104213471215301428.327.407.471.8784900201
200419-8.3DurhamILAAATBD69313264658217112361754272.311.411.519.93013793400
200520-7.3DurhamILAAATBD139631545981653661874441378127.303.392.490.882267154131
200621-6.3DurhamILAAATBD1064703987210718484146176589.269.374.394.76915784030
200722-2.22 Teams2 LgsA+-AAATBD931245700240053.292.387.542.9291300020
200722-0.9Vero BeachFLORA+TBD724174400130052.235.375.412.787700020
200722-5.5DurhamILAAATBD2771300110001.429.429.8571.286600000
2009241.5CharlotteFLORA+TBR31491400024342.444.643.4441.087401000
2012273.52 Teams2 LgsA+-AATBR723212300022022.143.217.143.360320000
2012274.2CharlotteFLORA+TBR412111100012011.091.167.091.258120000
2012272.7MontgomerySOULAATBR311101200010011.200.273.200.473200000
2013280.9GwinnettILAAAATL312123430020004.333.333.583.917700000
2015303.1El PasoPCLAAASDP623214420011017.190.227.286.513600000
9 Seasons50122171887355555113185023915759284439.294.389.453.842854431910162
A+ (3 seasons)A+14503769001663105.243.400.324.7241221020
AA (3 seasons)AA612582193665151332543154.297.386.416.8019112421
AAA (6 seasons)AAA3251456124724336576113915510835186300.293.388.465.8535803211561

Minors Fielding

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YearAgeTmLgLevAffGCGChPOAEDPFld%RF/GlgCS%PORctchRtz
2003182 Teams2 LgsA-AATBDSS1225671953165666.9014.19
200318Charleston SCSALLATBDSS954511542554255.9074.31
200318OrlandoSOULAATBDSS2711641611411.8793.78
2004192 Teams2 LgsAAA-AATBDSS893981292343565.9124.08
200419MontgomerySOULAATBDSS2310029611016.9003.91
200419DurhamILAAATBDSS662981001732549.9164.14
200419Tampa BayALMLBTBDOF1000000.00
200419Tampa BayALMLBTBDLF10.00
200419Tampa BayALMLBTBDSS1671234178.9014.00
200419Tampa BayALMLBTBD3B1324101220.9171.69
200520DurhamILAAATBDSS1336682193965395.9214.62-18
200621DurhamILAAATBDSS843981332372867.9304.40-12
200621DurhamILAAATBD3B1850103551.9002.501
200621Tampa BayALMLBTBD3B501393888136.9062.520
2007222 Teams2 LgsA+-AAATBD2B51257001.0002.403
200722Vero BeachFLORA+TBDCF311110001.0003.672
200722Vero BeachFLORA+TBD2B3624001.0002.001
200722DurhamILAAATBD2B2633001.0003.000
200722Tampa BayALMLBTBDOF782172041122.9912.760
200722Tampa BayALMLBTBDCF780.000
200722Tampa BayALMLBTBD2B482511061331226.9524.980
200823Tampa BayALMLBTBROF1434013781675.9832.760
200823Tampa BayALMLBTBRCF1430.000
200924CharlotteFLORA+TBRCF2440001.0002.00-1
200924Tampa BayALMLBTBROF144385375641.9902.650
200924Tampa BayALMLBTBRCF1440.000
201025Tampa BayALMLBTBROF154405397350.9882.60
201025Tampa BayALMLBTBRCF1540.00
201126Tampa BayALMLBTBROF151391382633.9922.57
201126Tampa BayALMLBTBRCF1510.00
2012272 Teams2 LgsA+-AATBRCF610100001.0001.67
201227CharlotteFLORA+TBRCF4550001.0001.25
201227MontgomerySOULAATBRCF2550001.0002.50
201227Tampa BayALMLBTBROF1423032901034.9902.11
201227Tampa BayALMLBTBRCF1420.00
201328GwinnettILAAAATLCF2550001.0002.50
201328AtlantaNLMLBATLOF118237230343.9831.97
201328AtlantaNLMLBATLCF1180.00
201429AtlantaNLMLBATLCF139345329973.9802.43
201530El PasoPCLAAASDPCF521210001.0004.20
201530El PasoPCLAAASDPDH10.00
201530El PasoPCLAAASDPOF521210001.0004.20
9 Seasons47021447421225177294.9174.19-27
CF (5 seasons)AAACF1851510001.0002.831
OF (1 season)AAAOF521210001.0004.201
SS (4 seasons)AAASS42820316761183172293.9154.34-30
2B (1 season)A+2B51257001.0002.401
3B (1 season)AAA3B1850103551.9002.501
DH (1 season)AAADH10.00
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

YearAgeTmLgLevAff
200318Charleston RiverDogsSouth Atlantic LeagueATBD
200318Orlando RaysSouthern LeagueAATBD
200318Mesa Solar SoxArizona Fall LeagueFal
200419Montgomery BiscuitsSouthern LeagueAATBD2004-04-082004-05-11
200419Durham BullsInternational LeagueAAATBD2004-05-132004-07-31
200419Tampa Bay Devil RaysAmerican LeagueMLBTBD12004-08-022004-10-03
200520Durham BullsInternational LeagueAAATBD2005-04-072005-09-05
200621Durham BullsInternational LeagueAAATBD2006-04-062006-07-30
200621Tampa Bay Devil RaysAmerican LeagueMLBTBD12006-08-012006-10-01
200722Tampa Bay Devil RaysAmerican LeagueMLBTBD12007-04-022007-09-29
200722Vero Beach Devil RaysFlorida State LeagueA+TBD2007-06-282007-07-12
200722Durham BullsInternational LeagueAAATBD2007-07-012007-07-04
200823Tampa Bay RaysAmerican LeagueMLBTBR12008-03-312008-09-28
200924Charlotte Stone CrabsFlorida State LeagueA+TBR2009-04-092009-04-11
200924Tampa Bay RaysAmerican LeagueMLBTBR12009-04-132009-10-04
201025Tampa Bay RaysAmerican LeagueMLBTBR12010-04-062010-10-03
201126Tampa Bay RaysAmerican LeagueMLBTBR12011-04-012011-09-28
201227Charlotte Stone CrabsFlorida State LeagueA+TBR2012-04-092012-04-14
201227Montgomery BiscuitsSouthern LeagueAATBR2012-04-162012-04-18
201227Tampa Bay RaysAmerican LeagueMLBTBR12012-04-202012-10-03
201328Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL12013-04-012013-09-29
201328Gwinnett BravesInternational LeagueAAAATL2013-07-312013-08-02
201429Atlanta BravesNational LeagueMLBATL12014-03-312014-09-27
201530El Paso ChihuahuasPacific Coast LeagueAAASDP2015-05-182015-05-27

Sabr ID: 661c3c71

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