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Melvin Upton Jr.
current status: On roster
Birth Date:August 21, 1984 (30 years old)
Place of Birth:Norfolk, VA
Hometown:Chesapeake, VA
Bats:R
Throws:R
Experience:10 years
Drafted:Drafted by Tampa Bay in 2002 (1st round).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Atlanta in 2015.
Season Stats
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS OBP SLG AVG
YTD 34 78 10 17 1 2 2 6 8 24 6 2 .291 .359 .218
On Pace 97 223 29 49 3 6 6 17 23 68 17 6 .291 .359 .218
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