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Melvin Upton Jr.
current status: On roster
Birth Date:August 21, 1984 (31 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.
HOT
.444 in last 9AB
Season Stats
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS OBP SLG AVG
YTD 64 154 21 37 4 4 5 16 13 46 8 2 .299 .416 .240
On Pace 91 219 30 53 6 6 7 23 18 65 11 3 .299 .416 .240
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