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Melvin Upton Jr.
Birthdate: 8/21/1984 (32 y, 7 m, 8 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/180     Position: OF
Drafted: 2002 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1, Pick: 2, Overall: 2, Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Contract: $75.2M / 5 Years (2013 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Upton (shoulder) will man left field and bat in the leadoff spot in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports. (3/26/2017)
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Profile: I imagine the odds of Melvin Upton Jr. going 20-20 last year were pretty low entering the season. Surprisingly, Upton saw himself back on the map even in standard formats at times last year as he rebounded very nicely with the Padres over 92 games and 374 plate appearances. He hit well the season prior, but was in more of a reserve role. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the Blue Jays traded for Upton midway through the year which basically halted his fantasy worthiness. Not only did he move back into a temporary platoon type role, but he was back to the Upton of his Atlanta days, hitting under .200. Upton's power and speed combination will always make him an interesting target if he gets regular plate appearances. Entering 2017, it is likely Upton will be on the short side of a platoon and essentially will have close to no fantasy value unless an injury happens in front of him or he hits himself out of the platoon. When acquiring him, even if it ends up being midseason, expect to receive a low average with a mix of home runs and speed. With a big lack of speed in the game today, it is plausible Upton finds himself as a popular waiver addition midway through the year. (Ben Duronio)

The Quick Opinion: Melvin had a huge 2016, going 20-20 for the first time since 2012. Unfortunately he was moved to a contender mid-year and saw his playing time drop along with his production. He is best left on the waiver wire on draft day, but he could be a popular addition midway through the year if a Blue Jay outfielder gets injured or struggles.

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SeasonBuntsGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2004Bunts1010000000000001000.000
2006Bunts1110000000000000000.000
2007Bunts3230000000000001000.000
2008Bunts118113300000000003000.375
2009Bunts129125500003000003000.556
2010Bunts4341100000000001000.333
2011Bunts5352200001000002000.667
2012Bunts6371100000000004000.333
2013Bunts3231100001000001000.500
2014Bunts8582200000000003000.400
2015Bunts4352200000000002000.667
2016Bunts3230000000000001000.000
TotalBunts6141631717000050000022000.415

SeasonBuntsBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2004Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.3.000-100
2006Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.3.000-100
2007Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.8.000-100
2008Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.375.375.375.750.000.37510.1.336106
2009Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.556.556.5561.111.000.55631.7.497212
2010Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.333.333.333.667.000.3330-0.1.29887
2011Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.667.667.6671.333.000.66721.1.594290
2012Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.333.333.333.667.000.3331-0.1.29588
2013Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.500.500.5001.000.000.50010.3.444189
2014Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.400.400.400.800.000.40010.3.357128
2015Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.667.667.6671.333.000.66721.1.587288
2016Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.8.000-100
TotalBunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.415.415.415.829.000.41592.2.370133

SeasonBuntsGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2004Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %202
2006Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %101
2007Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %404
2008Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %27.3 %63.6 %18.2 %18.2 %18.2 %63.6 %18.2 %15114
2009Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %41.7 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %16.7 %66.7 %16.7 %19217
2010Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %25.0 %50.0 %25.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %505
2011Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %80.0 %0.0 %20.0 %20.0 %80.0 %0.0 %505
2012Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %14.3 %42.9 %0.0 %57.1 %0.0 %71.4 %28.6 %808
2013Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %33.3 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %66.7 %303
2014Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %12.5 %25.0 %62.5 %12.5 %75.0 %12.5 %808
2015Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %40.0 %20.0 %60.0 %20.0 %1037
2016Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %303
TotalBunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %27.0 %41.3 %20.6 %38.1 %17.5 %63.5 %19.1 %83677