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Melvin Upton    \UP-tun\

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

Positions: Centerfielder, Third Baseman and Second Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 21, 1984 in Norfolk, VA
High School: Greenbrier Christian Academy (Chesapeake, VA)
Drafted
by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed September 16, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 2004 (Age 19.347, 16,122nd in MLB history)   vs. BOS 3 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2004 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rays/Braves/DevilRays/Padres 2004-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 5 yrs/$72.25M (13-17) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 8.126, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Larry Reynolds [*]
Relatives: Brother of Justin Upton
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2004 19 TBD AL 45 177 159 19 41 8 2 4 12 4 1 15 46 .258 .324 .409 .733 93 65 1 1 1 1 0 6D5/7
2006 21 TBD AL 50 189 175 20 43 5 0 1 10 11 3 13 40 .246 .302 .291 .593 56 51 1 1 0 0 0 5
2007 22 TBD AL 129 548 474 86 142 25 1 24 82 22 8 65 154 .300 .386 .508 .894 136 241 14 4 1 4 4 84/D
2008 23 TBR AL 145 640 531 85 145 37 2 9 67 44 16 97 134 .273 .383 .401 .784 108 213 13 2 3 7 4 *8/D
2009 24 TBR AL 144 626 560 79 135 33 4 11 55 42 14 57 152 .241 .313 .373 .686 82 209 7 3 3 3 0 *8
2010 25 TBR AL 154 610 536 89 127 38 4 18 62 42 9 67 164 .237 .322 .424 .745 106 227 13 2 1 4 1 *8
2011 26 TBR AL 153 640 560 82 136 27 4 23 81 36 12 71 161 .243 .331 .429 .759 114 240 16 4 2 3 4 *8
2012 27 TBR AL 146 633 573 79 141 29 3 28 78 31 6 45 169 .246 .298 .454 .752 108 260 13 1 4 8 0 *8/D
2013 28 ATL NL 126 446 391 30 72 14 0 9 26 12 5 44 151 .184 .268 .289 .557 54 113 7 3 1 6 2 *8
2014 29 ATL NL 141 582 519 67 108 19 5 12 35 20 7 57 173 .208 .287 .333 .620 74 173 6 1 3 2 5 *8
2015 30 SDP NL 22 52 46 6 7 0 1 1 2 4 2 6 12 .152 .250 .261 .511 47 12 0 0 0 0 0 8
11 Yrs 1255 5143 4524 642 1097 235 26 140 510 268 83 537 1356 .242 .323 .399 .722 97 1804 91 22 19 38 20
162 Game Avg. 162 664 584 83 142 30 3 18 66 35 11 69 175 .242 .323 .399 .722 97 233 12 3 2 5 3
TBR (8 yrs) 966 4063 3568 539 910 202 20 118 447 232 69 430 1020 .255 .336 .422 .758 105 1506 78 18 15 30 13
ATL (2 yrs) 267 1028 910 97 180 33 5 21 61 32 12 101 324 .198 .279 .314 .593 65 286 13 4 4 8 7
SDP (1 yr) 22 52 46 6 7 0 1 1 2 4 2 6 12 .152 .250 .261 .511 47 12 0 0 0 0 0
AL (8 yrs) 966 4063 3568 539 910 202 20 118 447 232 69 430 1020 .255 .336 .422 .758 105 1506 78 18 15 30 13
NL (3 yrs) 289 1080 956 103 187 33 6 22 63 36 14 107 336 .196 .277 .312 .589 65 298 13 4 4 8 7

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2004 19 TBD AL 45 177 -0 1 0 -9 -0 -8 -0.7 7 -2 -0.1 .483 .495 0.7 -0.8 8 6D5/7
2006 21 TBD AL 50 189 -12 1 1 -4 1 -13 -1.2 7 -6 -0.5 .475 .492 -0.2 -0.3 -2 5
2007 22 TBD AL 129 548 26 4 -1 -7 2 25 2.5 21 45 4.4 .518 .515 5.1 -0.4 52 $386,900 84/D
2008 23 TBR AL 145 640 8 -0 2 -3 3 9 1.1 23 32 3.3 .506 .506 3.5 0.1 35 $412,100 *8/D
2009 24 TBR AL 144 626 -14 -1 -0 0 3 -12 -1.1 23 11 1.1 .492 .493 1.1 0.3 11 $435,000 *8
2010 25 TBR AL 154 610 5 3 -1 -19 3 -9 -0.8 23 14 1.4 .494 .494 3.3 -1.6 33 $3,000,000 *8
2011 26 TBR AL 153 640 11 -0 -1 -7 3 6 0.7 24 30 3.0 .504 .504 3.8 -0.4 37 $4,825,000 *8
2012 27 TBR AL 146 633 5 3 -1 -4 3 5 0.6 23 28 2.8 .504 .503 3.3 -0.2 32 $7,000,000 *8/D
2013 28 ATL NL 126 446 -25 -3 -1 1 2 -26 -3.1 14 -11 -1.6 .477 .482 -1.7 0.3 -12 $12,450,000 *8
2014 29 ATL NL 141 582 -18 3 1 -7 3 -18 -2.4 19 0 -0.5 .485 .487 0.4 -0.6 7 $13,450,000 *8
2015 30 SDP NL 22 52 -3 -0 0 -2 0 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.3 .479 .497 -0.1 -0.2 -0 8
11 Seasons 1255 5143 -17 11 -1 -61 24 -45 -4.9 185 140 13.0 .496 .498 19.4 -3.7 202 $41,959,000
TBR (8 yrs) 966 4063 28 11 -1 -53 18 3 1.0 150 153 15.4 .500 .501 20.7 -3.2 207 $16,059,000
ATL (2 yrs) 267 1028 -43 0 -0 -6 6 -44 -5.4 33 -11 -2.1 .481 .485 -1.3 -0.4 -5 $25,900,000
SDP (1 yr) 22 52 -3 -0 0 -2 0 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.3 .479 .497 -0.1 -0.2 -0

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2004 19 TBD AL 177 122 22 4.8 106 .336 .258 .266 .324 .333 .409 .427 .733 .760 93 .467 -1.7 -0.2 .700 .264 .151 4.0
2006 21 TBD AL 189 136 17 3.3 110 .313 .246 .274 .302 .339 .291 .436 .593 .775 56 .306 -11.6 -1.1 .537 .166 .046 1.8
2007 22 TBD AL 548 359 94 7.0 105 .393 .300 .269 .386 .336 .508 .420 .894 .756 136 .644 26.2 2.4 .915 .376 .209 23.0
2008 23 TBR AL 640 425 89 5.6 106 .344 .273 .269 .383 .337 .401 .423 .784 .760 108 .555 11.6 1.1 .819 .363 .128 14.9
2009 24 TBR AL 626 452 69 4.1 106 .310 .241 .265 .313 .333 .373 .425 .686 .759 82 .402 -14.7 -1.4 .666 .284 .132 17.4
2010 25 TBR AL 610 436 77 4.7 96 .304 .237 .254 .322 .321 .424 .399 .745 .720 106 .504 5.9 0.6 .763 .373 .187 25.2
2011 26 TBR AL 640 457 80 4.7 93 .298 .243 .250 .331 .314 .429 .396 .759 .710 114 .508 11.5 1.1 .750 .355 .186 28.1
2012 27 TBR AL 633 463 78 4.5 94 .294 .246 .250 .298 .314 .454 .403 .752 .717 108 .493 5.5 0.5 .734 .330 .208 29.4
2013 28 ATL NL 446 338 32 2.6 97 .266 .184 .259 .268 .324 .289 .403 .557 .727 54 .276 -24.0 -2.5 .505 .235 .105 10.3
2014 29 ATL NL 582 429 53 3.3 94 .286 .208 .256 .287 .320 .333 .396 .620 .716 74 .393 -18.9 -2.0 .575 .260 .125 15.0
2015 30 SDP NL 52 41 3 2.0 91 .182 .152 .252 .250 .313 .261 .390 .511 .703 47 .191 -3.4 -0.4 .488 .283 .109 1.6
11 Yrs 5143 3658 614 4.5 100 .312 .242 .260 .323 .326 .399 .410 .722 .735 97 .477 -13.5 -1.6 .708 .316 .156 183.9
162 Game Avg. 664 472 79 4.5 100 .312 .242 .260 .323 .326 .399 .410 .722 .735 97 .477 -13.5 -1.6 .708 .316 .156 24
TBR (8 yrs) 4063 2850 526 4.9 101 .322 .255 .260 .336 .327 .422 .413 .758 .739 105 .508 32.7 3.2 .755 .333 .167 156.4
ATL (2 yrs) 1028 767 85 3.0 96 .277 .198 .257 .279 .322 .314 .399 .593 .720 65 .343 -42.9 -4.4 .544 .249 .116 25.4
SDP (1 yr) 52 41 3 2.0 91 .182 .152 .252 .250 .313 .261 .390 .511 .703 47 .192 -3.4 -0.4 .488 .283 .109 1.6
AL (8 yrs) 4063 2850 526 4.9 101 .322 .255 .260 .336 .327 .422 .413 .758 .739 105 .508 32.7 3.2 .755 .333 .167 156.4
NL (3 yrs) 1080 808 88 2.9 95 .272 .196 .257 .277 .321 .312 .398 .589 .720 65 .335 -46.3 -4.8 .541 .251 .116 27.3

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 23 TBR AL ALDS CHW W 4 19 18 5 5 0 1 3 4 0 0 1 5 .278 .316 .889 1.205 16 0 0 0 0 1
2008 23 TBR AL ALCS BOS W 7 33 28 8 9 1 0 4 11 2 0 4 7 .321 .394 .786 1.180 22 0 0 0 1 0
2008 23 TBR AL WS PHI L 5 20 20 3 5 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 5 4 0 0 0 0
2010 25 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 5 21 21 0 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 7 .190 .190 .286 .476 6 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 4 18 14 3 4 3 0 0 0 1 2 4 6 .286 .444 .500 .944 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 ATL NL NLDS LAD L 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (6 Series) 28 114 104 20 27 6 1 7 18 9 2 9 32 .260 .316 .538 .854 56 4 0 0 1 1
3 ALDS 13 58 53 8 13 5 1 3 6 3 2 5 18 .245 .310 .547 .858 29 0 0 0 0 1
1 NLDS 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 7 33 28 8 9 1 0 4 11 2 0 4 7 .321 .394 .786 1.180 22 0 0 0 1 0
1 WS 5 20 20 3 5 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500 5 4 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2004 19 TBD AL 177 2.3% 26.0% 8.5% 7.9% 34% 3.07 3.5 39.8 13.3 1.04 1.28 62% 18% 7.3% 2%
2006 21 TBD AL 189 0.5% 21.2% 6.9% 3.2% 14% 3.08 4.4 175.0 17.5 1.18 1.33 71% 18% 1.8% 8%
2007 22 TBD AL 548 4.4% 28.1% 11.9% 9.1% 35% 2.37 3.1 19.8 5.8 0.78 1.19 55% 22% 14.4% 8%
2008 23 TBR AL 640 1.4% 20.9% 15.2% 7.5% 33% 1.38 4.0 59.0 7.9 0.99 1.39 62% 23% 4.8% 7%
2009 24 TBR AL 626 1.8% 24.3% 9.1% 7.7% 36% 2.67 3.7 50.9 10.2 0.79 0.93 64% 17% 5.8% 15%
2010 25 TBR AL 610 3.0% 26.9% 11.0% 9.8% 47% 2.45 3.3 29.8 8.6 0.66 0.80 59% 19% 9.2% 13%
2011 26 TBR AL 640 3.6% 25.2% 11.1% 8.4% 40% 2.27 3.5 24.3 6.9 0.71 0.92 59% 17% 11.7% 16%
2012 27 TBR AL 633 4.4% 26.7% 7.1% 9.5% 43% 3.76 3.4 20.5 7.3 0.70 0.85 61% 16% 14.1% 17%
2013 28 ATL NL 446 2.0% 33.9% 9.9% 5.2% 32% 3.43 2.6 43.4 15.0 0.82 1.01 53% 20% 8.1% 17%
2014 29 ATL NL 582 2.1% 29.7% 9.8% 6.2% 33% 3.04 3.0 43.3 14.8 0.76 0.86 58% 22% 7.1% 13%
2015 30 SDP NL 52 1.9% 23.1% 11.5% 3.9% 29% 2.00 3.8 46.0 23.0 1.06 1.36 63% 15% 9.1% 31%
11 Yrs 5143 2.7% 26.4% 10.4% 7.8% 37% 2.53 3.3 32.3 8.9 0.79 1.00 60% 19% 9.1% 13%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.2% 8.3% 7.7% 33% 2.20 4.9 34.2 8.0 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.6% 12%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2004 19 TBD AL -1.7 -0.2 187 -0.1 2.8 -2.8 .92 -0.2 0.1 -4.2 -0.4 0.94 -2.6 0.01 3
2006 21 TBD AL -11.6 -1.1 209 -1.5 2.5 -4.0 1.07 -0.9 -0.5 -12.6 -1.2 0.95 -12.1 0
2007 22 TBD AL 26.2 2.4 594 1.8 11.9 -10.2 1.05 2.7 -1.1 25.2 2.4 0.98 30.2 2.21 2
2008 23 TBR AL 11.6 1.1 712 0.6 11.4 -10.8 1.01 0.4 0.3 5.5 0.5 0.96 5.2 1.28 3
2009 24 TBR AL -14.7 -1.4 697 -0.4 11.5 -11.9 1.01 -0.7 0.3 -5.0 -0.5 0.95 -13.2 1.55 2
2010 25 TBR AL 5.9 0.6 672 -0.4 10.9 -11.4 1.02 0.4 -0.9 5.9 0.6 0.97 2.7 0.04 1
2011 26 TBR AL 11.5 1.1 696 0.8 12.1 -11.3 .98 0.6 0.2 1.9 0.2 0.97 8.3 1.64 2
2012 27 TBR AL 5.5 0.5 680 -0.2 11.6 -11.8 1.03 0.5 -0.7 6.0 0.6 0.94 4.5 0.85 2
2013 28 ATL NL -26.5 -2.7 468 -2.8 5.9 -8.7 1.00 -2.5 -0.3 -29.1 -3.0 0.96 -26.1 1.31 6
2014 29 ATL NL -18.2 -1.9 616 -2.0 8.4 -10.4 .99 -1.1 -1.0 -13.1 -1.4 0.90 -11.8 0.14 1
2015 30 SDP NL -3.4 -0.4 60 -0.1 0.9 -1.0 1.11 -0.2 0.1 -1.8 -0.2 0.88 -2.6 1.04 8
11 Yrs -15.3 -1.8 5591 -4.4 90.0 -94.3 1.01 -0.9 -3.4 -21.2 -2.3 0.95 -17.5 1.09 30

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2004 19 TBD AL 3 0 28% 57 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 53% 8 6 2 3 2 1 6 0 6
2006 21 TBD AL 0 0 33% 60 11 3 79% 10 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 65% 6 5 1 2 0 2 9 1 8
2007 22 TBD AL 5 0 33% 180 22 8 73% 19 7 2 1 1 0 4 3 4 0 0 2 2 22 57% 34 18 16 10 4 6 16 3 12
2008 23 TBR AL 3 0 32% 226 44 16 73% 39 11 4 5 1 0 6 5 12 2 4 2 4 21 57% 26 11 15 7 5 2 18 4 12
2009 24 TBR AL 7 0 37% 192 42 14 75% 30 11 11 2 1 1 9 4 6 1 1 2 2 17 40% 37 27 10 6 3 3 20 7 12
2010 25 TBR AL 5 0 39% 175 42 9 82% 30 6 12 2 0 1 6 2 4 0 0 1 3 21 53% 25 12 13 8 5 3 24 8 14
2011 26 TBR AL 6 0 31% 205 36 12 75% 31 10 5 2 0 0 6 3 9 2 2 2 3 13 49% 26 13 12 12 5 6 17 7 9
2012 27 TBR AL 5 2 32% 187 31 6 84% 29 5 2 1 0 0 5 5 7 0 1 2 4 24 50% 19 10 8 2 1 1 13 4 8
2013 28 ATL NL 2 1 18% 134 12 5 71% 12 5 0 0 0 0 4 2 7 2 1 1 3 6 33% 14 12 2 2 2 0 11 4 7
2014 29 ATL NL 5 0 35% 148 20 7 74% 19 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 14 50% 29 15 14 5 3 2 12 4 7
2015 30 SDP NL 1 0 42% 14 4 2 67% 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 67% 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
11 Yrs 42 3 33% 1578 268 83 76% 227 67 38 14 3 2 44 25 53 7 10 14 22 151 50% 226 130 94 57 30 26 147 42 96

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2004 19 TBD AL 177 37% 41 6 0 3 2 0 0 0.01 4 0 4 3 1 2 2 0 1 1 100% 39 1 3% 27 7 26% 104 8 8% 6 1 17% 6 3 50% 0
2006 21 TBD AL 189 26% 43 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0% 31 1 3% 13 5 38% 109 10 9% 8 3 38% 4 2 50% 0
2007 22 TBD AL 548 26% 142 16 0 2 1 1 1 2.21 24 0 18 16 8 13 11 0 2 1 50% 117 14 12% 47 12 26% 380 61 16% 35 21 60% 32 20 63% 0
2008 23 TBR AL 640 31% 145 19 3 3 0 0 0 1.28 9 0 19 7 2 4 5 0 6 3 50% 131 13 10% 61 26 43% 418 59 14% 53 26 49% 25 15 60% 0
2009 24 TBR AL 626 30% 135 27 5 2 1 0 0 1.55 11 0 15 10 1 7 4 0 8 3 38% 88 7 8% 51 11 22% 307 45 15% 32 14 44% 29 12 41% 0
2010 25 TBR AL 610 32% 127 18 1 1 1 0 0 0.04 18 0 21 11 7 7 11 0 2 1 50% 118 13 11% 50 7 14% 354 45 13% 31 11 35% 21 11 52% 0
2011 26 TBR AL 640 28% 136 15 2 2 0 0 0 1.64 23 1 15 18 5 9 14 0 3 2 67% 130 16 12% 60 12 20% 395 59 15% 32 12 38% 27 11 41% 0
2012 27 TBR AL 633 28% 141 18 1 2 0 0 0 0.85 28 0 15 20 8 17 11 0 6 4 67% 111 13 12% 64 18 28% 346 54 16% 36 19 53% 27 13 48% 0
2013 28 ATL NL 446 27% 72 15 1 6 0 0 0 1.31 9 0 8 8 1 7 2 0 2 1 50% 67 7 10% 28 10 36% 267 18 7% 14 7 50% 14 6 43% 0
2014 29 ATL NL 582 23% 108 17 2 1 1 0 0 0.14 12 0 5 12 0 6 6 0 4 3 75% 85 6 7% 47 7 15% 278 23 8% 16 7 44% 17 9 53% 0
2015 30 SDP NL 52 46% 7 1 0 8 2 0 0 1.04 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0% 5 0 0% 2 1 50% 16 1 6% 1 1 100% 1 0 0% 0
11 Yrs 5143 29% 1097 160 15 30 8 1 1 1.09 140 1 121 106 34 73 67 0 36 19 53% 922 91 10% 450 116 26% 2974 383 13% 264 122 46% 203 102 50% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 56%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2004 19 TBD AL 178 650 3.65 406 62.5% 32.5% 18.2% 20.9% 28.3% 67.5% 0.0% 42.2% 73.0% 36.5% 3.9% 7 1 14.6% 26 9 9.0% 16 7 18 28 39.1% 0 0 0
2006 21 TBD AL 189 703 3.72 432 61.5% 30.3% 13.0% 25.5% 31.3% 69.7% 0.0% 42.8% 81.4% 37.0% 3.2% 6 1 13.2% 25 11 9.5% 18 12 19 21 47.5% 0 0 0
2007 22 TBD AL 552 2239 4.06 1345 60.5% 27.8% 20.4% 27.6% 24.2% 72.2% 1.7% 43.7% 71.7% 34.4% 5.3% 29 7 14.1% 78 25 9.6% 53 29 47 107 30.5% 0 0 0
2008 23 TBR AL 640 2598 4.06 1493 57.8% 29.9% 14.5% 28.3% 27.3% 70.1% 1.4% 40.5% 79.3% 33.9% 7.3% 47 8 17.5% 112 42 12.7% 81 38 60 74 44.8% 0 0 0
2009 24 TBR AL 630 2526 4.01 1530 60.6% 29.0% 17.1% 26.9% 27.1% 71.0% 0.0% 43.0% 76.0% 34.1% 5.6% 35 3 14.1% 89 40 10.3% 65 37 45 107 29.6% 0 0 0
2010 25 TBR AL 612 2368 3.87 1469 62.1% 25.5% 20.7% 28.1% 25.7% 74.5% 0.3% 46.3% 72.2% 39.9% 4.6% 28 3 12.4% 76 34 10.6% 65 37 53 111 32.3% 0 0 0
2011 26 TBR AL 641 2472 3.86 1524 62.0% 24.3% 19.8% 29.5% 26.5% 75.7% 1.4% 46.9% 73.9% 42.1% 3.9% 25 2 12.8% 82 42 9.2% 59 39 62 99 38.5% 0 0 0
2012 27 TBR AL 635 2321 3.66 1480 63.8% 18.6% 25.7% 27.4% 28.1% 81.2% 0.0% 51.8% 68.3% 46.6% 3.9% 25 8 10.9% 69 38 8.5% 54 33 43 126 25.4% 0 0 2
2013 28 ATL NL 446 1722 3.86 1065 62.1% 24.9% 25.6% 26.2% 23.3% 75.1% 1.1% 46.6% 65.9% 40.6% 3.1% 14 2 9.4% 42 21 9.4% 42 20 45 106 29.8% 0 0 0
2014 29 ATL NL 582 2220 3.81 1391 63.1% 23.3% 25.8% 25.7% 25.2% 76.7% 1.9% 48.4% 66.4% 43.0% 5.3% 31 4 10.8% 63 22 10.0% 58 30 61 112 35.3% 0 0 0
2015 30 SDP NL 52 201 3.87 122 60.7% 21.3% 24.6% 26.2% 27.9% 78.7% 0.0% 47.8% 68.8% 38.5% 1.9% 1 0 11.5% 6 3 13.5% 7 4 2 10 16.7% 0 0 0
11 Yrs 5157 20020 3.88 12257 61.4% 25.8% 20.6% 27.2% 26.3% 74.2% 0.9% 45.6% 72.2% 39.1% 4.8% 248 39 13.0% 668 287 10.0% 518 286 455 901 33.6% 0 0 2
MLB Averages 3.79 63.4% 27.5% 15.1% 27.1% 30.3% 72.5% 1.6% 46.0% 79.2% 27.3% 4.9% 14.3% 8.6% 24.9%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2004 19 45 177 159 19 41 8 2 4 12 4 1 15 46 .258 .324 .409 .733 93 65 1 1 1 1 0
2005 20 45 177 159 19 41 8 2 4 12 4 1 15 46 .258 .324 .409 .733 93 65 1 1 1 1 0
2006 21 95 366 334 39 84 13 2 5 22 15 4 28 86 .251 .312 .347 .660 73 116 2 2 1 1 0
2007 22 224 914 808 125 226 38 3 29 104 37 12 93 240 .280 .356 .442 .798 110 357 16 6 2 5 4
2008 23 369 1554 1339 210 371 75 5 38 171 81 28 190 374 .277 .367 .426 .793 110 570 29 8 5 12 8
2009 24 513 2180 1899 289 506 108 9 49 226 123 42 247 526 .266 .352 .410 .762 101 779 36 11 8 15 8
2010 25 667 2790 2435 378 633 146 13 67 288 165 51 314 690 .260 .345 .413 .758 102 1006 49 13 9 19 9
2011 26 820 3430 2995 460 769 173 17 90 369 201 63 385 851 .257 .342 .416 .759 104 1246 65 17 11 22 13
2012 27 966 4063 3568 539 910 202 20 118 447 232 69 430 1020 .255 .336 .422 .758 105 1506 78 18 15 30 13
2013 28 1092 4509 3959 569 982 216 20 127 473 244 74 474 1171 .248 .329 .409 .738 100 1619 85 21 16 36 15
2014 29 1233 5091 4478 636 1090 235 25 139 508 264 81 531 1344 .243 .324 .400 .724 97 1792 91 22 19 38 20
2015 30 1255 5143 4524 642 1097 235 26 140 510 268 83 537 1356 .242 .323 .399 .722 97 1804 91 22 19 38 20

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2004 19 45 176 158 18 40 8 2 4 11 4 15 46 .253 .320 .405 .725 20 45
2006 21 50 189 175 20 43 5 0 1 10 11 13 40 .246 .302 .291 .593 15 50
2007 22 129 547 473 85 141 25 1 24 81 22 65 154 .298 .385 .507 .892 91 129
2008 23 145 637 529 83 143 36 2 9 65 43 96 134 .270 .380 .397 .777 80 145
2009 24 144 626 560 79 135 33 4 11 55 42 57 152 .241 .313 .373 .686 65 144
2010 25 154 622 544 99 135 40 4 19 69 45 71 164 .248 .335 .441 .776 81 154
2011 26 153 655 570 93 146 29 4 25 92 39 76 161 .256 .346 .453 .799 89 153
2012 27 146 643 582 88 150 31 3 30 87 33 48 169 .258 .311 .476 .787 87 146
2013 28 126 451 395 33 76 15 0 10 28 13 46 151 .192 .278 .306 .584 33 126
2014 29 141 593 526 74 115 20 5 13 39 21 61 173 .219 .300 .350 .650 55 141
2015 30 22 54 47 8 8 0 1 1 3 5 7 12 .170 .278 .277 .554 4 22
11 Yrs 1255 5193 4559 680 1132 242 26 147 540 278 555 1356 .248 .330 .410 .740 620 1255
162 Game Avg. 162 670 588 88 146 31 3 19 70 36 72 175 .248 .330 .410 .740 80 1255



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2009 June AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2007 Jul 22nd AL Player of the Week
2009 Jun 21st AL Player of the Week
2012 Sep 9th AL Player of the Week

Offensive WARs c a p y
2007 AL  5.1 (10th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2008 AL  .383 (7th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2007 AL  .508 (9th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2007 AL  .894 (10th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2008 AL  97 (4th)
Active  537 (34th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2007 AL  154 (3rd)
2008 AL  134 (6th)
2009 AL  152 (5th)
2010 AL  164 (2nd)
2011 AL  161 (5th)
2012 AL  169 (4th)
2013 NL  151 (5th)
2014 NL  173 (4th)
Active  1,356 (11th)
Career  1,356 (102nd)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2008 AL  44 (2nd)
2009 AL  42 (3rd)
2010 AL  42 (5th)
2011 AL  36 (6th)
2012 AL  31 (6th)
Active  268 (12th)
Career  268 (199th)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
2007 AL  136 (9th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2012 AL  8 (5th)
2013 NL  6 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2007 AL  8 (7th)
2008 AL  16 (1st)
2009 AL  14 (3rd)
2010 AL  9 (10th)
2011 AL  12 (4th)
Active  83 (9th)
Career  83 (204th)

SB % s c a p y
Career  76.35 (136th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2007 AL  23.0 (5th)
2010 AL  25.2 (3rd)
2011 AL  28.1 (4th)
2012 AL  29.4 (2nd)
Active  183.9 (11th)
Career  183.9 (109th)

AB per HR s c a p y
2007 AL  19.8 (9th)

Outs Made s c a p y
Active  3,658 (49th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2007 AL  2.7 (10th)

Youngest s c a p y
2004 AL  born 1984-08-21 (1st)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 15 (1221), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 10 (1241), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 15 (1177), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (188th), 13.0 career WAR/16.0 7yr-peak WAR/14.5 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.0 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Other Resources & Links

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

HIGHLIGHTING: Adding a range or series of player's career seasons or career game numbers (like '#1972:batting_standard', '#1970-1980-sum:batting_standard', or '#1998,1999,2001,2002,sum:pitching_standard') onto the end of a player page url causes the seasons to the highlighted and summed. After changing address bar, reload the page to see highlighting. This will work even in links e-mailed to others. Note that for tables with multiple pages the first table is the default. If you want to create a sum for a table other than the first one, select the rows and after the summation window appears click on "permanent link" link.

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