B.J. Upton #2 - CF


  • Age: 30
  • DOB: 1984/08/21
  • POB: Norfolk, VA
  • Height: 6-3 Weight: 185lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 9
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay in 2002 (1st round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Upton is cold (.222 in last 9AB).
Year to date135501651041851134521661976.208.282.329.611
On Pace14453469111195123655177207-.208.282.329.611

Scouting Report

AssetsA phenomenal athlete, he has a lanky frame with quick wrists, a great throwing arm and supreme speed. Is an elite center-fielder, above-average base-stealer, decent home-run hitter and patient at the dish.
FlawsHas holes in his swing and takes a huge cut, so he piles up tremendous amounts of strikeouts. Can suffer from mental lapses in the field. Generally lacks polish. Can also be a little temperamental.
Career potentialInconsistent, athletic outfielder with great tools.

Honours and Awards

2005International League (AAA) - All-Star Team
2005Triple-A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
2003South Atlantic League (A) - Most Outstanding Major League Prospect
2003South Atlantic League (A) - All-Star Team
2003Class A- - All-Star Team (Baseball America)

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/06/07Missed 1 game (personal reasons).
2014/06/06Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2013/08/03Missed 17 games (right adductor strain).
2013/07/14Right adductor strain, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 13th, 2013).
2013/07/13Strained right groin, day-to-day.
2013/05/15Missed 1 game (bruised left shoulder).
2013/05/14Bruised left shoulder, day-to-day.
2012/11/28Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Braves to a five-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/05/04Missed 1 game (quadriceps injury).
2012/05/03Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.
2012/04/20Missed 13 games (sore lower back).
2012/04/04Sore lower back, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 26th, 2012).
2012/01/17Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2011/08/26Missed 1 game (strained right shoulder).
2011/08/25Strained right shoulder, day-to-day.
2011/07/28Missed 1 game (quadriceps).
2011/07/27Quadriceps, day-to-day.
2011/06/07Missed 1 game (stomach virus).
2011/06/06Stomach virus, day-to-day.
2011/05/07Suspended by the MLB for 2 games.
2011/01/17Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2010/07/30Missed 2 games (sprained left ankle).
2010/07/28Sprained left ankle, day-to-day.
2010/07/03Missed 3 games (quadriceps injury).
2010/06/30Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.
2010/02/13Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2009/09/13Missed 2 games (ankle injury).
2009/09/10Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2009/09/07Missed 4 games (ankle injury).
2009/09/04Ankle injury, day-to-day.
2009/04/12Missed 5 games (shoulder injury).
2009/04/05Shoulder injury, early September.
2009/02/25Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2008/09/20Missed 10 games (left quadricep).
2008/09/08Left quadricep, day-to-day.
2007/07/13Missed 29 games (strained quadricep).
2007/06/14Strained quadricep, 15-day DL.
2007/06/09Strained quadricep, day-to-day.
2007/03/01Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2006/08/23Missed 1 game (left shoulder injury).
2006/08/22Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2006/08/21Missed 3 games (left shoulder injury).
2006/08/20Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2006/07/31Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2006/03/16Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2006/03/03Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2005/03/16Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2005/03/02Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2004/08/01Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).
2004/03/11Assigned by the Tampa Bay Rays to their minor league camp.
2003/03/10Assigned by the Tampa Bay Rays to their minor league camp.
2002/09/11Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays.


2012/11/28Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Braves.
2002/06/04Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (2nd overall) in 2003.

Career Stats

2012Tampa BayAL146573791412932878451693162.246.298.454.752
2011Tampa BayAL1535608213627423817116136123.243.331.429.760
2010Tampa BayAL154536891273841862671644295.237.322.424.746
2009Tampa BayAL1445607913533411555715242144.241.313.373.686
2008Tampa BayAL145531851453729679713444167.273.383.401.784
2007Tampa BayAL1294748614225124826515422814.300.386.508.894
2007Vero BeachA71744001352000.235.375.412.787
2006Tampa BayAL50175204350110134011313.246.302.291.593
2004Tampa BayAL451591941824121546419.258.324.409.733
2003Charleston SCA101384701162267465780381742.302.394.445.839


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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