San Diego Padres

Melvin Upton Jr.
current status: Left foot injury, 15-day DL
Birth Date:August 21, 1984 (30 years old)
Place of Birth:Norfolk, VA
Hometown:Chesapeake, VA
Experience:10 years
Drafted:Drafted by Tampa Bay in 2002 (1st round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Atlanta in 2015.
Scouting Report
Assets: A 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.
Flaws: Has 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 Potential: Inconsistent, athletic outfielder with great tools.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
International League (AAA) All-Star Team 2005
Triple-A All-Star Team 2005
South Atlantic League (A) Most Outstanding Major League Prospect 2003
South Atlantic League (A) All-Star Team 2003
Class A- All-Star Team 2003