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Melvin Upton Jr.
Birthdate: 8/21/1984 (32 y, 7 m, 9 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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SeasonHandednessGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006vs L as L3000000020000000010.000
2006vs R as L12000000060000000052.000
2006vs L as R1947491412101552010000021.298
2006vs R as R4412814029254007511030100130.227
2006vs L2047491412101752010000031.298
2006vs R44128140292540013511030100182.227
SeasonHome / AwayGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Home27959924194011494021000042.253
2006Away2280901918100619019100171.238
2006Home vs L1224266410154205000021.250
2006Home vs R2571731815300952016000021.254
2006Away vs L823238800021005000010.348
2006Away vs R1957671110100409014100161.193
SeasonMonthlyGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Aug23879321192001056021000152.241
2006Sept/Oct26889622183011057019100061.250
20062nd Half4917518943375012010130401001113.246
SeasonBatted BallsGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Grounders387373222110004000000100.301
2006Flies2736364210112000000000.111
2006Liners202525171430004000000000.680
2006Bunts1110000000000000000.000
SeasonLocationGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006as R to Left294343161420001000000000.372
2006as R to Center355555171600117000000100.309
2006as R to Right32373710730002000000000.270
2006Pull294343161420001000000000.372
2006Center355555171600117000000100.309
2006Opposite32373710730002000000000.270
SeasonLeverageGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Low Leverage4175851815201629016100141.240
2006Medium Leverage4380842320300954018000062.288
2006High Leverage2420202200053006000010.100
SeasonThrough CountGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Through 3 - 05662110000000000000.333
2006Through 3 - 11510182110001802000000.200
2006Through 3 - 22323326510001907000000.261
2006Through 2 - 02021255410001304100000.238
2006Through 1 - 04066731614200056017100100.242
2006Through 2 - 1333547752000212014000000.200
2006Through 1 - 14367771182011310026000000.164
2006Through 0 - 14274811513101147023000000.203
2006Through 2 - 237475255000005025000000.106
2006Through 1 - 231434432001121024000000.070
2006Through 0 - 223262644000010010000000.154
SeasonSituationalGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Bases Empty46991082320300008024100000.232
2006Men on Base40768120172011105016000100.263
2006Men In Scoring3351541210200083013000000.235
SeasonPositionGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006as 3B4817518943375011910130401001113.246
2006as PR1000000010000000000.000
SeasonBatting OrderGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2006Batting 1st519194310021005000001.211
2006Batting 2nd726308800042407000141.308
2006Batting 4th1000000010000000000.000
2006Batting 5th1441100000001000000.250
2006Batting 6th1441000112001000000.250
2006Batting 7th1554591211100515010000040.222
2006Batting 8th1968731714300744016100031.250

SeasonHandednessBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006vs L as L0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.00000.0.000 
2006vs R as L0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.00000.0.000 
2006vs L as R4.1 %20.4 %0.20.298.327.383.710.085.3615-0.8.31286
2006vs R as R7.9 %21.4 %0.37.227.293.258.551.031.2968-9.1.25549
2006vs L4.1 %20.4 %0.20.298.327.383.710.085.3615-0.8.31286
2006vs R7.9 %21.4 %0.37.227.293.258.551.031.2968-9.1.25549
SeasonHome / AwayBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Home4.0 %21.2 %0.19.253.283.326.609.074.3157-5.3.26960
2006Away10.0 %21.1 %0.47.238.322.250.572.013.3117-4.7.27157
2006Home vs L7.7 %19.2 %0.40.250.308.417.724.167.2783-0.4.31588
2006Home vs R2.7 %21.9 %0.13.254.274.296.570.042.3274-4.9.25347
2006Away vs L0.0 %21.7 %0.00.348.348.348.696.000.4442-0.4.30984
2006Away vs R13.4 %20.9 %0.64.193.313.211.524.018.2564-4.2.25750
SeasonMonthlyBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Aug6.5 %22.6 %0.29.241.290.264.555.023.3186-6.1.25448
2006Sept/Oct7.3 %19.8 %0.37.250.313.318.631.068.3098-3.8.28569
20062nd Half6.9 %21.2 %0.33.246.302.291.593.046.31314-9.9.27058
SeasonBatted BallsBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Grounders0.0 %0.0 %0.00.301.301.315.616.014.3016-3.7.27360
2006Flies0.0 %0.0 %0.00.111.111.222.333.111.086-1-5.9.139-29
2006Liners0.0 %0.0 %0.00.680.680.8001.480.120.680106.7.647308
2006Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.3.000-100
SeasonLocationBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006as R to Left0.0 %0.0 %0.00.372.372.419.791.047.37260.6.347110
2006as R to Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.309.309.364.673.055.2965-1.7.29575
2006as R to Right0.0 %0.0 %0.00.270.270.351.622.081.2703-2.0.26958
2006Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.372.372.419.791.047.37260.6.347110
2006Center0.0 %0.0 %0.00.309.309.364.673.055.2965-1.7.29575
2006Opposite0.0 %0.0 %0.00.270.270.351.622.081.2703-2.0.26958
SeasonLeverageBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Low Leverage10.6 %18.8 %0.56.240.329.307.636.067.2938-2.8.29374
2006Medium Leverage4.8 %21.4 %0.22.288.321.325.646.038.3718-3.0.29071
2006High Leverage0.0 %30.0 %0.00.100.100.100.200.000.143-2-4.1.089-61
SeasonThrough CountBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Through 3 - 00.0 %0.0 %0.00.333.333.500.833.167.33310.1.355115
2006Through 3 - 144.4 %11.1 %4.00.200.556.300.856.100.25041.6.433166
2006Through 3 - 228.1 %21.9 %1.29.261.469.304.773.043.37551.2.377129
2006Through 2 - 012.0 %16.0 %0.75.238.360.286.646.048.2943-0.5.30682
2006Through 1 - 08.2 %23.3 %0.35.242.315.273.588.030.3276-3.7.27360
2006Through 2 - 125.5 %29.8 %0.86.200.404.257.661.057.3336-0.1.32897
2006Through 1 - 113.0 %33.8 %0.38.164.273.239.512.075.2504-5.9.24240
2006Through 0 - 18.6 %28.4 %0.30.203.272.257.528.054.2804-6.1.24441
2006Through 2 - 29.6 %48.1 %0.20.106.192.106.299.000.227-1-7.9.154-19
2006Through 1 - 22.3 %54.5 %0.04.070.091.140.230.070.111-3-8.7.101-53
2006Through 0 - 20.0 %38.5 %0.00.154.154.154.308.000.250-1-4.3.137-30
SeasonSituationalBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Bases Empty7.4 %22.2 %0.33.232.296.263.559.030.3077-6.7.25951
2006Men on Base6.2 %19.8 %0.31.263.309.329.638.066.3227-3.2.28569
2006Men In Scoring5.6 %24.1 %0.23.235.278.275.552.039.3163-3.8.25045
SeasonPositionBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006as 3B6.9 %21.2 %0.33.246.302.291.593.046.31314-9.9.27058
2006as PR0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.00000.0.000 
SeasonBatting OrderBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2006Batting 1st0.0 %26.3 %0.00.211.211.263.474.053.2860-2.0.20616
2006Batting 2nd13.3 %23.3 %0.57.308.400.308.708.000.42140.0.33299
2006Batting 4th0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.00000.0.000 
2006Batting 5th0.0 %25.0 %0.00.250.250.250.500.000.3330-0.4.22227
2006Batting 6th0.0 %25.0 %0.00.250.2501.0001.250.750.00010.6.493206
2006Batting 7th8.5 %16.9 %0.50.222.288.241.529.019.2733-4.3.24743
2006Batting 8th5.5 %21.9 %0.25.250.301.294.595.044.3275-3.8.27159

SeasonHandednessGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006vs L as L0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      000
2006vs R as L0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      000
2006vs L as R1.1524.3 %40.5 %35.1 %15.4 %7.7 %6.7 %0.0 %27.0 %51.4 %21.6 %2.7 %73.0 %24.3 %17358115
2006vs R as R2.5216.5 %59.8 %23.7 %13.0 %0.0 %10.3 %0.0 %33.7 %36.7 %29.6 %16.3 %65.3 %18.4 %530213317
2006vs L1.1524.3 %40.5 %35.1 %15.4 %7.7 %6.7 %0.0 %27.0 %51.4 %21.6 %2.7 %73.0 %24.3 %17358115
2006vs R2.5216.5 %59.8 %23.7 %13.0 %0.0 %10.3 %0.0 %33.7 %36.7 %29.6 %16.3 %65.3 %18.4 %530213317
SeasonHome / AwayGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Home1.9020.5 %52.1 %27.4 %20.0 %5.0 %10.5 %0.0 %32.4 %37.8 %29.7 %17.6 %64.9 %17.6 %377140237
2006Away2.1916.4 %57.4 %26.2 %6.3 %0.0 %8.6 %0.0 %31.2 %44.3 %24.6 %6.6 %70.5 %23.0 %326131195
2006Home vs L1.0026.3 %36.8 %36.8 %28.6 %14.3 %14.3 %0.0 %26.3 %57.9 %15.8 %0.0 %84.2 %15.8 %953461
2006Home vs R2.3818.5 %57.4 %24.1 %15.4 %0.0 %9.7 %0.0 %34.6 %30.9 %34.6 %23.6 %58.2 %18.2 %282106176
2006Away vs L1.3322.2 %44.4 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %27.8 %44.4 %27.8 %5.6 %61.1 %33.3 %782454
2006Away vs R2.7014.0 %62.8 %23.3 %10.0 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %32.6 %44.2 %23.3 %7.0 %74.4 %18.6 %248107141
SeasonMonthlyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Aug2.0615.4 %56.9 %27.7 %5.6 %0.0 %8.1 %0.0 %33.3 %37.9 %28.8 %9.1 %72.7 %18.2 %364141223
2006Sept/Oct2.0021.7 %52.2 %26.1 %22.2 %5.6 %11.1 %0.0 %30.4 %43.5 %26.1 %15.9 %62.3 %21.7 %339130209
20062nd Half2.0318.7 %54.5 %26.9 %13.9 %2.8 %9.6 %0.0 %31.9 %40.7 %27.4 %12.6 %67.4 %20.0 %703271432
SeasonBatted BallsGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Grounders73.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %9.6 %0.0 %45.2 %42.5 %12.3 %16.4 %67.1 %16.4 %22579146
2006Flies0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %13.9 %2.8 %0.0 %0.0 %11.1 %38.9 %50.0 %8.3 %75.0 %16.7 %1063175
2006Liners0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %20.0 %40.0 %40.0 %8.0 %56.0 %36.0 %873453
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
SeasonLocationGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006as R to Left8.2511.9 %78.6 %9.5 %25.0 %0.0 %9.1 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %14.0 %72.1 %14.0 %1194178
2006as R to Center2.2118.2 %56.4 %25.5 %0.0 %7.1 %12.9 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %10.9 %65.5 %23.6 %18363120
2006as R to Right0.5027.0 %24.3 %48.6 %22.2 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %13.5 %64.9 %21.6 %1174077
2006Pull8.2511.9 %78.6 %9.5 %25.0 %0.0 %9.1 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %14.0 %72.1 %14.0 %1194178
2006Center2.2118.2 %56.4 %25.5 %0.0 %7.1 %12.9 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %10.9 %65.5 %23.6 %18363120
2006Opposite0.5027.0 %24.3 %48.6 %22.2 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %13.5 %64.9 %21.6 %1174077
SeasonLeverageGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Low Leverage2.2017.2 %56.9 %25.9 %13.3 %6.7 %9.1 %0.0 %30.5 %47.5 %22.0 %10.2 %69.5 %20.3 %310123187
2006Medium Leverage2.5021.0 %56.5 %22.6 %7.1 %0.0 %11.4 %0.0 %33.9 %37.1 %29.0 %12.9 %64.5 %22.6 %321120201
2006High Leverage0.7114.3 %35.7 %50.0 %28.6 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %28.6 %28.6 %42.9 %21.4 %71.4 %7.1 %722844
SeasonThrough CountGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Through 3 - 01.5016.7 %50.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %83.3 %16.7 %361818
2006Through 3 - 12.0025.0 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %12.5 %62.5 %25.0 %25.0 %75.0 %0.0 %1056243
2006Through 3 - 24.0037.5 %50.0 %12.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %31.3 %50.0 %18.8 %18.8 %62.5 %18.8 %209105104
2006Through 2 - 03.0029.4 %52.9 %17.6 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %23.5 %52.9 %23.5 %23.5 %58.8 %17.7 %1347163
2006Through 1 - 01.9222.4 %51.0 %26.5 %15.4 %0.0 %4.0 %0.0 %26.5 %42.9 %30.6 %18.4 %63.3 %18.4 %332156176
2006Through 2 - 15.5038.1 %52.4 %9.5 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %23.8 %47.6 %28.6 %19.1 %57.1 %23.8 %256132124
2006Through 1 - 11.8224.4 %48.8 %26.8 %27.3 %9.1 %5.0 %0.0 %31.7 %34.2 %34.2 %22.0 %63.4 %14.6 %366157209
2006Through 0 - 12.3813.7 %60.8 %25.5 %7.7 %7.7 %9.7 %0.0 %33.3 %41.2 %25.5 %15.7 %62.8 %21.6 %336115221
2006Through 2 - 23.0027.3 %54.5 %18.2 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %22.7 %45.5 %31.8 %13.6 %68.2 %18.2 %308130178
2006Through 1 - 21.4310.5 %52.6 %36.8 %28.6 %14.3 %0.0 %0.0 %21.1 %47.4 %31.6 %10.5 %79.0 %10.5 %23080150
2006Through 0 - 22.200.0 %68.8 %31.3 %0.0 %0.0 %9.1 %0.0 %31.3 %50.0 %18.8 %12.5 %62.5 %25.0 %1163086
SeasonSituationalGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Bases Empty2.6920.3 %58.1 %21.6 %12.5 %0.0 %11.6 %0.0 %37.3 %36.0 %26.7 %13.3 %68.0 %18.7 %391146245
2006Men on Base1.5016.7 %50.0 %33.3 %15.0 %5.0 %6.7 %0.0 %25.0 %46.7 %28.3 %11.7 %66.7 %21.7 %312125187
2006Men In Scoring1.2118.4 %44.7 %36.8 %7.1 %0.0 %5.9 %0.0 %21.1 %50.0 %29.0 %10.5 %71.1 %18.4 %20280122
SeasonPositionGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006as 3B2.0318.7 %54.5 %26.9 %13.9 %2.8 %9.6 %0.0 %31.9 %40.7 %27.4 %12.6 %67.4 %20.0 %703271432
2006as PR0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      000
SeasonBatting OrderGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2006Batting 1st0.8315.4 %38.5 %46.2 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %28.6 %35.7 %35.7 %28.6 %57.1 %14.3 %782751
2006Batting 2nd4.0021.1 %63.2 %15.8 %33.3 %0.0 %16.7 %0.0 %26.3 %52.6 %21.1 %0.0 %89.5 %10.5 %1155164
2006Batting 4th0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %      000
2006Batting 5th0.500.0 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %33.3 %66.7 %18513
2006Batting 6th0.500.0 %33.3 %66.7 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %17512
2006Batting 7th3.5018.2 %63.6 %18.2 %0.0 %0.0 %7.1 %0.0 %34.1 %36.4 %29.6 %11.4 %61.4 %27.3 %21581134
2006Batting 8th1.7321.2 %50.0 %28.8 %20.0 %0.0 %11.5 %0.0 %34.6 %40.4 %25.0 %15.4 %69.2 %15.4 %260102158