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B.J. Upton #2 - CF

Atlanta

  • Age: 29
  • 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
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date1003925485165727361301765.217.283.337.620
On Pace15560884132258114256202269-.217.283.337.620

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.

Trades

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

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014AtlantaNL1003925485165727361301765.217.283.337.620
2013AtlantaNL1263913072140926441511254.184.268.289.557
2013GwinnettAAA31234300204000.333.333.583.916
2012Tampa BayAL146573791412932878451693162.246.298.454.752
2012MontgomeryAA3101200011100-.200.273.200.473
2012CharlotteA4111100011120-.091.167.091.258
2011Tampa BayAL1535608213627423817116136123.243.331.429.760
2010Tampa BayAL154536891273841862671644295.237.322.424.746
2009Tampa BayAL1445607913533411555715242144.241.313.373.686
2009CharlotteA3914000242430.444.643.4441.087
2008Tampa BayAL145531851453729679713444167.273.383.401.784
2007Tampa BayAL1294748614225124826515422814.300.386.508.894
2007DurhamAAA2713001101000.429.429.8571.286
2007Vero BeachA71744001352000.235.375.412.787
2006Tampa BayAL50175204350110134011313.246.302.291.593
2006DurhamAAA1063987210718484165894617-.269.374.394.768
2005DurhamAAA13954598165366187478127441353.303.392.490.882
2004Tampa BayAL451591941824121546419.258.324.409.733
2004DurhamAAA6926465821711236427217525.311.411.519.930
2004MontgomeryAA2910421347121514283010.327.407.471.878
2003OrlandoAA2910514298011616252414.276.376.381.757
2003Charleston SCA101384701162267465780381742.302.394.445.839
TotalMLB1192435162310672322513450051013012618066.245.325.402.727
TotalAL96635685399102022011844743010202326957.255.336.422.758
TotalNL2267838415730516538028129119.201.275.313.588
TotalAAA31912262393617411391541852931073578.294.390.468.858
TotalAA61219366515133231545424.297.386.416.802
TotalA115421761252268526785442042.297.394.435.829

Legend:

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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