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Justin Upton

Justin Irvin Upton (twitter: @JUP_8TL)

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: August 25, 1987 in Norfolk, VA
High School: Great Bridge HS (Chesapeake, VA)
Drafted
by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed January 6, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 2, 2007 (Age 19.342)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2007 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Diamondbacks/Braves 2007-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 6 yrs/$50M (10-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.060, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Larry Reynolds [*]
Relatives: Brother of B.J. Upton
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 23, 2014 8:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #758. Gregg Jefferies… #759. Billy Southworth… #760. Ival Goodman… #761. JUSTIN UPTON… #762. Denis Menke… #763. Terry Puhl… #764. Steve Kemp… 

Standard Batting

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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
2007 19 ARI NL 43 152 140 17 31 8 3 2 11 2 0 11 37 .221 .283 .364 .647 62 51 3 1 0 0 4 9
2008 20 ARI NL 108 417 356 52 89 19 6 15 42 1 4 54 121 .250 .353 .463 .816 107 165 3 4 0 3 6 9
2009 ★ 21 ARI NL 138 588 526 84 158 30 7 26 86 20 5 55 137 .300 .366 .532 .899 129 280 10 2 1 4 3 *9/D AS,MVP-25
2010 22 ARI NL 133 571 495 73 135 27 3 17 69 18 8 64 152 .273 .356 .442 .799 110 219 20 4 1 7 5 *9/D
2011 ★ 23 ARI NL 159 674 592 105 171 39 5 31 88 21 9 59 126 .289 .369 .529 .898 141 313 8 19 0 4 9 *9 AS,MVP-4,SS
2012 24 ARI NL 150 628 554 107 155 24 4 17 67 18 8 63 121 .280 .355 .430 .785 110 238 7 5 0 6 5 *9
2013 25 ATL NL 149 643 558 94 147 27 2 27 70 8 1 75 161 .263 .354 .464 .818 124 259 12 5 1 4 4 *79/D
2014 26 ATL NL 149 621 547 74 147 33 2 27 97 7 3 59 165 .269 .342 .484 .826 130 265 10 6 0 8 1 *7/D
8 Yrs 1029 4294 3768 606 1033 207 32 162 530 95 38 440 1020 .274 .354 .475 .829 120 1790 73 46 3 36 37
162 Game Avg. 162 676 593 95 163 33 5 26 83 15 6 69 161 .274 .354 .475 .829 120 282 11 7 0 6 6
ARI (6 yrs) 731 3030 2663 438 739 147 28 108 363 80 34 306 694 .278 .357 .475 .832 118 1266 51 35 2 24 32
ATL (2 yrs) 298 1264 1105 168 294 60 4 54 167 15 4 134 326 .266 .348 .474 .822 127 524 22 11 1 12 5

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
2007 19 ARI NL 43 152 -11 1 0 1 -1 -10 -1.1 5 -6 -0.6 .476 .494 -0.7 -0.1 -6 9
2008 20 ARI NL 108 417 2 -2 1 0 -4 -3 -0.4 13 10 0.8 .497 .498 0.9 -0.5 10 $393,000 9
2009 ★ 21 ARI NL 138 588 19 3 1 4 -6 22 2.2 18 40 4.0 .516 .514 3.5 -0.2 36 $412,000 *9/D AS,MVP-25
2010 22 ARI NL 133 571 5 -0 -2 2 -5 -1 -0.2 18 17 1.5 .500 .500 1.3 -0.4 15 $708,333 *9/D
2011 ★ 23 ARI NL 159 674 33 2 1 8 -6 37 4.0 21 58 6.1 .525 .525 5.1 0.2 50 $4,458,333 *9 AS,MVP-4,SS
2012 24 ARI NL 150 628 7 0 2 2 -6 5 0.5 20 24 2.5 .503 .503 2.1 -0.4 22 $6,750,000 *9
2013 25 ATL NL 149 643 17 1 0 -5 -7 5 0.4 20 26 2.4 .504 .504 3.0 -1.5 31 $9,750,000 *79/D
2014 26 ATL NL 149 621 19 0 -0 1 -6 14 1.2 20 34 3.2 .510 .509 3.2 -0.8 33 $14,250,000 *7/D
8 Seasons 1029 4294 91 4 2 13 -42 69 6.7 135 203 19.9 .507 .508 18.5 -3.6 190 $36,721,666
ARI (6 yrs) 731 3030 55 3 2 17 -29 50 5.1 94 144 14.3 .507 .508 12.2 -1.4 127 $12,721,666
ATL (2 yrs) 298 1264 36 1 -0 -4 -13 19 1.6 40 59 5.6 .507 .507 6.3 -2.3 63 $24,000,000

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
2007 19 ARI NL NLDS CHC W 2 8 5 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 .600 .750 .600 1.350 3 0 0 0 0 0
2007 19 ARI NL NLCS COL L 4 11 9 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .364 .556 .919 5 0 2 0 0 0
2011 23 ARI NL NLDS MIL L 5 23 20 3 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 3 6 .200 .304 .500 .804 10 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 ATL NL NLDS LAD L 4 18 14 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 .143 .333 .214 .548 3 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (4 Series) 15 60 48 7 11 2 1 2 4 1 0 10 13 .229 .383 .438 .821 21 0 2 0 0 0
3 NLDS 11 49 39 7 9 1 0 2 4 1 0 10 10 .231 .388 .410 .798 16 0 0 0 0 0
1 NLCS 4 11 9 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .364 .556 .919 5 0 2 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2007 ARI NL 19 OF 42 38 29 315.1 71 65 1 5 0 .930 -3 1 -11 3 1.88 1.57 .984 2.30 2.29
2007 ARI NL 19 RF 42 38 29 315.1 71 65 1 5 0 .930 -3 1 -11 3 1.88 1.57 .981 2.18 2.17
2008 ARI NL 20 OF 101 100 89 860.1 192 175 6 11 2 .943 -7 0 -10 0 1.89 1.79 .985 2.21 2.20
2008 ARI NL 20 RF 101 100 89 860.1 192 175 6 11 2 .943 -7 0 -10 0 1.89 1.79 .982 2.12 2.11
2009 ARI NL 21 OF 136 134 126 1180.0 310 294 4 12 1 .961 22 4 23 4 2.27 2.19 .986 2.20 2.18 AS,MVP-25
2009 ARI NL 21 RF 136 134 126 1180.0 310 294 4 12 1 .961 22 4 23 4 2.27 2.19 .986 2.08 2.06 AS,MVP-25
2009 ARI NL 21 DH 1 1 AS,MVP-25
2010 ARI NL 22 OF 128 128 120 1117.0 270 265 1 4 0 .985 17 2 18 2 2.14 2.08 .987 2.17 2.15
2010 ARI NL 22 RF 128 128 120 1117.0 270 265 1 4 0 .985 17 2 18 2 2.14 2.08 .986 2.10 2.07
2010 ARI NL 22 DH 1 1
2011 ARI NL 23 OF 159 156 146 1366.2 357 339 5 13 2 .964 -8 8 -7 7 2.27 2.16 .986 2.16 2.15 AS,MVP-4,SS
2011 ARI NL 23 RF 159 156 146 1366.2 357 339 5 13 2 .964 -8 8 -7 7 2.27 2.16 .983 2.05 2.04 AS,MVP-4,SS
2012 ARI NL 24 OF 149 148 138 1280.2 320 309 6 5 2 .984 -2 2 -2 1 2.21 2.11 .987 2.11 2.09
2012 ARI NL 24 RF 149 148 138 1280.2 320 309 6 5 2 .984 -2 2 -2 2 2.21 2.11 .984 2.01 1.99
2013 ATL NL 25 OF 147 143 120 1259.0 269 263 2 4 0 .985 -5 -4 1.89 1.80 .986 2.13 2.13
2013 ATL NL 25 LF 108 91 84 839.2 178 174 0 4 0 .978 5 -7 8 -10 1.87 1.61 .984 1.83 1.82
2013 ATL NL 25 RF 54 52 36 419.1 91 89 2 0 0 1.000 1 2 3 6 1.95 1.69 .985 2.08 2.08
2013 ATL NL 25 DH 2 2
2014 ATL NL 26 LF 145 145 132 1276.2 275 263 4 8 0 .971 15 1 14 1 1.88 1.84 .982 1.81 1.80
2014 ATL NL 26 OF 145 145 132 1276.2 275 263 4 8 0 .971 15 1 14 0 1.88 1.84 .985 2.12 2.11
2014 ATL NL 26 DH 1 1
8 Seasons OF 1007 992 900 8655.2 2064 1973 29 62 7 .970 34 13 5 1 2.08 1.99 .986 2.16 2.15
7 Seasons RF 769 756 684 6539.1 1611 1536 25 50 7 .969 20 19 4 3 2.15 2.03 .984 2.07 2.06
2 Seasons LF 253 236 216 2116.1 453 437 4 12 0 .974 20 -6 12 -3 1.88 1.74 .983 1.82 1.81
4 Seasons DH 5 5
8 Seasons TOT 1007 992 900 8655.2 2064 1973 29 62 7 .970 34 13 5 1 2.08 1.99 .986 2.16 2.15
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2009 NL (25, 0%)
2011 NL (4, 48%)
0.48 Career Shares (469th)

Silver Sluggers
2011 NL (OF)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2009 May NL Player of the Month
2013 April NL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2011 Jun 19th NL Player of the Week
2011 Jul 24th NL Player of the Week
2014 Apr 13th NL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2011 NL  6.1 (9th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2011 NL  6.1 (5th)

Offensive WARs c a p y
2011 NL  5.1 (8th)

On-Base% s c a p y
Active  .354 (40th)

Slugging % s c a p y
2011 NL  .529 (10th)
2014 NL  .484 (9th)
Active  .475 (41st)
Career  .475 (220th)

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
Active  .829 (38th)

Games Played s c a p y
2011 NL  159 (5th)

At Bats s c a p y
2011 NL  592 (10th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2011 NL  674 (9th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2011 NL  105 (3rd)
2012 NL  107 (2nd)
2013 NL  94 (7th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2011 NL  313 (5th)
2014 NL  265 (8th)

Doubles s c a p y
2011 NL  39 (2nd)

Triples s c a p y
Active  32 (44th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2011 NL  31 (9th)
2013 NL  27 (4th)
2014 NL  27 (4th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2014 NL  97 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2013 NL  75 (7th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2010 NL  152 (9th)
2013 NL  161 (4th)
2014 NL  165 (6th)
Active  1,020 (43rd)

Adjusted OPS+ s c a p y
Active  120 (38th)

Runs Created s c a p y
2011 NL  118 (5th)
2014 NL  93 (10th)

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2011 NL  34 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2011 NL  3.4 (8th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2011 NL  75 (3rd)
2014 NL  62 (7th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2011 NL  249 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2011 NL  .707 (8th)
Active  .628 (27th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2011 NL  19 (1st)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2010 NL  7 (10th)
2014 NL  8 (5th)

Double Plays Grounded Into s c a p y
2010 NL  20 (5th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2011 NL  9 (10th)

SB % s c a p y
2009 NL  80.00 (9th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2009 NL  22.6 (10th)
2011 NL  25.0 (3rd)
Active  119.8 (38th)

AB per HR s c a p y
2013 NL  20.7 (9th)
2014 NL  20.3 (9th)
Active  23.3 (46th)
Career  23.3 (245th)

Base-Out Runs Added (RE24)s c a p y
2011 NL  35.09 (10th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
Active  11.6 (49th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2011 NL  4.3 (7th)
Active  14.9 (41st)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2009 NL  22 (3rd)
2010 NL  17 (5th)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 NL  108 (4th)
2014 NL  145 (2nd)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 NL  174 (5th)
2014 NL  263 (1st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 NL  8 (1st)
Active  12 (16th)

Def. Games as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 NL  159 (1st)
2012 NL  149 (4th)
Active  769 (12th)

Putouts as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  294 (3rd)
2010 NL  265 (4th)
2011 NL  339 (1st)
2012 NL  309 (2nd)
Active  1,536 (11th)
Career  1,536 (99th)

Errors Committed as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 NL  5 (5th)
2008 NL  11 (1st)
2009 NL  12 (1st)
2010 NL  4 (4th)
2011 NL  13 (1st)
2012 NL  5 (5th)
Active  50 (2nd)
Career  50 (58th)

Double Plays Turned as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2008 NL  2 (5th)
2012 NL  2 (4th)
Active  7 (22nd)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2011 NL  159 (1st)
2014 NL  145 (4th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2008 NL  11 (1st)
2009 NL  12 (1st)
2011 NL  13 (1st)
2014 NL  8 (1st)
Active  62 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2014 NL  15 (2nd)
Active  20 (10th)
Career  20 (59th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
2013 NL  1.87 (4th)
2014 NL  1.88 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 NL  1.61 (5th)
2014 NL  1.84 (3rd)

Total Zone Runs as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  22 (2nd)
2010 NL  17 (2nd)
Active  21 (19th)
Career  21 (69th)

Range Factor/9Inn as RF (s.1954)s c a p y
2009 NL  2.27 (3rd)
2011 NL  2.27 (2nd)
2012 NL  2.21 (3rd)
Active  2.15 (7th)
Career  2.15 (44th)

Range Factor/Game as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  2.19 (2nd)
2010 NL  2.08 (4th)
2011 NL  2.16 (2nd)
2012 NL  2.11 (3rd)
Active  2.03 (9th)
Career  2.03 (54th)

Fielding % as RF (s.1954) s c a p y
2012 NL  .984 (4th)
Active  .969 (22nd)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2009 NL  22 (3rd)
2010 NL  17 (5th)
Active  34 (24th)

Youngest s c a p y
2007 NL  born 1987-08-25 (1st)
2008 NL  born 1987-08-25 (2nd)
2009 NL  born 1987-08-25 (6th)

                           

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 - 37 (679), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (876), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 19 (821), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (110th), 19.9 career WAR/20.5 7yr-peak WAR/20.2 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2008 20 Arizona Diamondbacks $393,000 ?
2009 21 Arizona Diamondbacks $412,000 ?
2010 22 Arizona Diamondbacks $708,333 2.060
2011 23 Arizona Diamondbacks $4,458,333 ?
2012 24 Arizona Diamondbacks $6,750,000 4.060 contracts
2013 25 Atlanta Braves $9,750,000 5.060 contracts
2014 26 Atlanta Braves $14,250,000 6.060
201527Atlanta Braves$14,500,000
Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$36,721,666Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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