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B.J. Upton    \UP-tun\

Melvin Emanuel Upton (twitter: @BJUPTON2)

Positions: Shortstop and Third Baseman
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: 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2003 18 -4.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA TBD 130 580 489 84 145 30 6 8 62 40 21 73 105 .297 .390 .431 .821 211 9 7 3 8 0
2003 18 -3.9 Charleston SC SALL A TBD 101 453 384 70 116 22 6 7 46 38 17 57 80 .302 .394 .445 .839 171 8 5 1 6 0
2003 18 -6.2 Orlando SOUL AA TBD 29 127 105 14 29 8 0 1 16 2 4 16 25 .276 .376 .381 .757 40 1 2 2 2 0
2004 19 -7.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TBD 98 433 368 86 116 24 2 14 51 20 5 56 100 .315 .410 .505 .915 186 9 3 6 0 1
2004 19 -5.2 Montgomery SOUL AA TBD 29 120 104 21 34 7 1 2 15 3 0 14 28 .327 .407 .471 .878 49 0 0 2 0 1
2004 19 -8.3 Durham IL AAA TBD 69 313 264 65 82 17 1 12 36 17 5 42 72 .311 .411 .519 .930 137 9 3 4 0 0
2005 20 -7.3 Durham IL AAA TBD 139 631 545 98 165 36 6 18 74 44 13 78 127 .303 .392 .490 .882 267 15 4 1 3 1
2006 21 -6.3 Durham IL AAA TBD 106 470 398 72 107 18 4 8 41 46 17 65 89 .269 .374 .394 .769 157 8 4 0 3 0
2007 22 -2.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AAA TBD 9 31 24 5 7 0 0 2 4 0 0 5 3 .292 .387 .542 .929 13 0 0 0 2 0
2007 22 -0.9 Vero Beach FLOR A+ TBD 7 24 17 4 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 5 2 .235 .375 .412 .787 7 0 0 0 2 0
2007 22 -5.5 Durham IL AAA TBD 2 7 7 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 .429 .429 .857 1.286 6 0 0 0 0 0
2009 24 1.5 Charlotte FLOR A+ TBR 3 14 9 1 4 0 0 0 2 4 3 4 2 .444 .643 .444 1.087 4 0 1 0 0 0
2012 27 3.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TBR 7 23 21 2 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 .143 .217 .143 .360 3 2 0 0 0 0
2012 27 4.2 Charlotte FLOR A+ TBR 4 12 11 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 .091 .167 .091 .258 1 2 0 0 0 0
2012 27 2.7 Montgomery SOUL AA TBR 3 11 10 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .200 .273 .200 .473 2 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 0.9 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL 3 12 12 3 4 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 .333 .333 .583 .917 7 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 495 2194 1866 351 551 111 18 50 238 156 59 283 432 .295 .391 .454 .845 848 43 19 10 16 2
A (1 season) A 101 453 384 70 116 22 6 7 46 38 17 57 80 .302 .394 .445 .839 171 8 5 1 6 0
A+ (3 seasons) A+ 14 50 37 6 9 0 0 1 6 6 3 10 5 .243 .400 .324 .724 12 2 1 0 2 0
AA (3 seasons) AA 61 258 219 36 65 15 1 3 32 5 4 31 54 .297 .386 .416 .801 91 1 2 4 2 1
AAA (5 seasons) AAA 319 1433 1226 239 361 74 11 39 154 107 35 185 293 .294 .390 .468 .858 574 32 11 5 6 1

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
2003 18 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA TBD SS 122 567 195 316 56 66 .901 4.19
2003 18 Charleston SC SALL A TBD SS 95 451 154 255 42 55 .907 4.31
2003 18 Orlando SOUL AA TBD SS 27 116 41 61 14 11 .879 3.78
2004 19 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TBD SS 89 398 129 234 35 65 .912 4.08
2004 19 Montgomery SOUL AA TBD SS 23 100 29 61 10 16 .900 3.91
2004 19 Durham IL AAA TBD SS 66 298 100 173 25 49 .916 4.14
2005 20 Durham IL AAA TBD SS 133 668 219 396 53 95 .921 4.62 -18
2006 21 Durham IL AAA TBD SS 84 398 133 237 28 67 .930 4.40 -12
2006 21 Durham IL AAA TBD 3B 18 50 10 35 5 1 .900 2.50 1
2007 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AAA TBD 2B 5 12 5 7 0 0 1.000 2.40 3
2007 22 Vero Beach FLOR A+ TBD CF 3 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 3.67 2
2007 22 Vero Beach FLOR A+ TBD 2B 3 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 2.00 1
2007 22 Durham IL AAA TBD 2B 2 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 3.00 0
2009 24 Charlotte FLOR A+ TBR CF 2 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 2.00 -1
2012 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TBR CF 6 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1.67
2012 27 Charlotte FLOR A+ TBR CF 4 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.25
2012 27 Montgomery SOUL AA TBR CF 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50
2013 28 Gwinnett IL AAA ATL CF 2 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 2.50
8 Seasons 464 2123 721 1225 177 294 .917 4.19 -27
SS (4 seasons) SS 428 2031 676 1183 172 293 .915 4.34 -30
CF (4 seasons) CF 13 30 30 0 0 0 1.000 2.31 1
2B (1 season) 2B 5 12 5 7 0 0 1.000 2.40 1
3B (1 season) 3B 18 50 10 35 5 1 .900 2.50 1

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2003 18 Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League A TBD
2003 18 Orlando Rays Southern League AA TBD
2004 19 Montgomery Biscuits Southern League AA TBD 2004-04-08 2004-05-11
2004 19 Durham Bulls International League AAA TBD 2004-05-13 2004-07-31
2004 19 Tampa Bay Devil Rays American League MLB TBD 1 2004-08-02 2004-10-03
2005 20 Durham Bulls International League AAA TBD 2005-04-07 2005-09-05
2006 21 Durham Bulls International League AAA TBD 2006-04-06 2006-07-30
2006 21 Tampa Bay Devil Rays American League MLB TBD 1 2006-08-01 2006-10-01
2007 22 Vero Beach Devil Rays Florida State League A+ TBD 2007-06-28 2007-07-12
2007 22 Durham Bulls International League AAA TBD 2007-07-01 2007-07-04
2007 22 Tampa Bay Devil Rays American League MLB TBD 1 2007-04-02 2007-09-29
2008 23 Tampa Bay Rays American League MLB TBR 1 2008-03-31 2008-09-28
2009 24 Charlotte Stone Crabs Florida State League A+ TBR 2009-04-09 2009-04-11
2009 24 Tampa Bay Rays American League MLB TBR 1 2009-04-13 2009-10-04
2010 25 Tampa Bay Rays American League MLB TBR 1 2010-04-06 2010-10-03
2011 26 Tampa Bay Rays American League MLB TBR 1 2011-04-01 2011-09-28
2012 27 Charlotte Stone Crabs Florida State League A+ TBR 2012-04-09 2012-04-14
2012 27 Montgomery Biscuits Southern League AA TBR 2012-04-16 2012-04-18
2012 27 Tampa Bay Rays American League MLB TBR 1 2012-04-20 2012-10-03
2013 28 Gwinnett Braves International League AAA ATL 2013-07-31 2013-08-02
2013 28 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 2013-04-01 2013-09-29
2014 29 Atlanta Braves National League MLB ATL 1 2014-03-31 2014-04-22

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