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Melvin Upton Jr.
AVG HR RBI
.242 5 16
Team: San DiegoHt / Wt: 6-3 / 185 NFBC ADP: 385.99
Position: CFBorn: 8/21/1984 Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Devil Rays (2002)


Latest News
Aug. 19 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Upton went 3 for 4 with a pair of homers against his former team, Atlanta, in a 9-0 victory Tuesday night.
Analysis: Upton, acquired by San Diego the day before the season opener, was a late addition to the lineup after Will Venable was traded earlier Tuesday. Upton, now batting .242, was 4 for 24 in his prior nine games.
June 11 1:02 PM PT2:02 PM MT3:02 PM CT4:02 PM ET16:02 ET20:02 GMT4:02 1:02 PM MST3:02 PM EST3:32 PM VEN0:02 UAE (+1)3:02 PM CT-Upton Jr. was 0 for 4 and was booed before every at-bat Wednesday.
Analysis: Upton was making his first start since coming off the disabled list Monday.
Apr. 5 4:23 PM PT5:23 PM MT6:23 PM CT7:23 PM ET19:23 ET23:23 GMT7:23 4:23 PM MST6:23 PM EST6:53 PM VEN3:23 UAE (+1)6:23 PM CT-The San Diego Padres pulled off another blockbuster trade on the eve of opening day, acquiring All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton from the Atlanta Braves for outfielders Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin, plus two minor leaguers and a draft pick.
Analysis: The trade announced Sunday reunites Upton with his younger brother, Justin, who was obtained by the Padres in one of several trades general manager A.J. Preller made in a dramatic December makeover. Justin Upton is San Diego's starting left fielder. Melvin Upton was placed on the disabled list Saturday with a left foot injury.
Feb. 27 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET21:17 GMT5:17 2:17 PM MST4:17 PM EST4:47 PM VEN1:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-The San Diego Padres activated outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. from the 15-day disabled list and sent outfielder Abraham Almonte to Triple-A El Paso after Sunday's loss to Cincinnati.
Analysis: Upton will join brother Justin on the Padres. He'll be ready to play Monday night in Atlanta - he was traded by the Braves to San Diego for closer Craig Kimbrel in a multiplayer deal on April 5. Upton has been sidelined by an injured left foot. He hit .280 with one home run and six RBIs in 50 at-bats over 13 games during a medical rehab stint with El Paso.
Feb. 23 9:39 AM PT10:39 AM MT11:39 AM CT12:39 PM ET12:39 ET17:39 GMT1:39 10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST1:09 PM VEN21:39 UAE11:39 AM CT-The centerfielder known as B.J. Upton through his first 11 major league seasons with Tampa Bay and Atlanta is now listed as Melvin Upton Jr. on the Atlanta Braves' roster.
Analysis: Upton's old initials stood for Bossman Junior, from his father Manny's nickname "Bossman." Upton's full name is Melvin Emanuel Upton. The 30-year-old has struggled in two seasons since signing a $75.25 million, five-year contract with the Braves. He hit .184 in 2013 and .208 last year.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2004 TB 45 159 19 41 8 2 4 12 15 46 4 1 .258 .324 .409
2006 TB 50 175 20 43 5 0 1 10 13 40 11 3 .246 .302 .291
2007 TB 129 474 86 142 25 1 24 82 65 154 22 8 .300 .386 .508
2008 TB 145 531 85 145 37 2 9 67 97 134 44 16 .273 .383 .401
2009 TB 144 560 79 135 33 4 11 55 57 152 42 14 .241 .313 .373
2010 TB 154 536 89 127 38 4 18 62 67 164 42 9 .237 .322 .424
2011 TB 153 560 82 136 27 4 23 81 71 161 36 12 .243 .331 .429
2012 TB 146 573 79 141 29 3 28 78 45 169 31 6 .246 .298 .454
2013 Atl 126 391 30 72 14 0 9 26 44 151 12 5 .184 .268 .289
2014 Atl 141 519 67 108 19 5 12 35 57 173 20 7 .208 .287 .333
2015 SD 63 153 21 37 4 4 5 16 13 45 8 2 .242 .301 .418
Career 1296 4631 657 1127 239 29 144 524 544 1389 272 83 .243 .323 .401

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 TB Total 16 66 16 19 1 1 7 16 5 16 6 0 .288 .333 .652
    LDS 4 18 5 5 0 1 3 4 1 5 0 0 .278 .316 .889
    LCS 7 28 8 9 1 0 4 11 4 7 2 0 .321 .394 .786
    WS 5 20 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 .250 .250 .250
2010 TB Total 5 21 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 7 2 0 .190 .190 .286
    LDS 5 21 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 7 2 0 .190 .190 .286
2011 TB Total 4 14 3 4 3 0 0 0 4 6 1 2 .286 .444 .500
    LDS 4 14 3 4 3 0 0 0 4 6 1 2 .286 .444 .500
2013 Atl Total 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 28 104 20 27 6 1 7 18 9 32 9 2 .260 .316 .538


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