Melvin Upton Jr.

#2, CF, Atlanta
Melvin Upton Jr.
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    185
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    August 21, 1984
  • Birth Place:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2002 1ˢᵗ round (2ⁿᵈ pick) by the Tampa Bay Rays
  • AVG
    .208
  • HR
    12
  • RBI
    35
  • R
    67


Player Notes
Melvin Upton has been diagnosed with sesamoiditis in his left foot and is expected to miss all of spring training.

Advice: Sesamoiditis is inflammation in the bone behind the ball of his foot. Upton will be in a cast for two weeks and a walking boot for 4-6 weeks after that. He won't be allowed to resume baseball activity until at least early April and is expected to be out until at least May 1. It's a tough break for a guy in desperate need of a bounce-back season after hitting just .198/.279/.314 in his first two seasons with the Braves. Eury Perez, Eric Young and Zoilo Almonte are options to fill in for Upton in center field.

More: David O'Brien on Twitter

8 hours ago Rotoworld
Melvin Upton has been sent for X-rays on his ailing toe.

Advice: There's no word yet on the results, but MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports that "it sounds like Upton will be sidelined for more than just a few days." It's not clear at this point how Upton was injured. An update on the outfielder's status could be available later Friday.

More: David O'Brien on Twitter

Fri, Feb 27 Rotoworld
Melvin Upton is dealing with a minor toe injury.

Advice: It doesn't sound like anything to get worked up about. Upton is going by a new name this season and is shooting for a bounce-back year after batting just .198/.279/.314 in his first two seasons with the Braves.

More: David O'Brien on Twitter

Fri, Feb 27 Rotoworld
Braves president of baseball operations John Hart said Sunday that B.J. Upton will go by his given name Melvin in 2015.

Advice: Upton's given name is Melvin Emanuel Upton and he's apparently decided to go by that this season. Regardless of what he wants to be called, Upton will be trying to bounce back from a disappointing first two seasons in Atlanta when he's batted just .198/.279/.314.

More: Jeff Shultz on Twitter

Fri, Feb 27 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Wednesday, March 4 - (Preseason)

Head-to-head vs. NY Mets

Head-to-head vs. NY Mets
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. NYM 36 133 19 37 8 1 1 12 12 42 6 2 .278 .336 .376 .712
Home (this year) 75 260 38 59 9 3 6 15 29 81 9 4 .227 .306 .354 .660
Day (this year) 37 134 14 23 4 2 3 12 13 48 4 0 .172 .245 .299 .543
Last game vs. NYM 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 TB 45 159 19 41 8 2 4 12 15 46 4 1 .258 .324 .409 .733
2006 TB 50 175 20 43 5 0 1 10 13 40 11 3 .246 .302 .291 .593
2007 TB 129 474 86 142 25 1 24 82 65 154 22 8 .300 .386 .508 .894
2008 TB 145 531 85 145 37 2 9 67 97 134 44 16 .273 .383 .401 .784
2009 TB 144 560 79 135 33 4 11 55 57 152 42 14 .241 .313 .373 .686
2010 TB 154 536 89 127 38 4 18 62 67 164 42 9 .237 .322 .424 .745
2011 TB 153 560 82 136 27 4 23 81 71 161 36 12 .243 .331 .429 .759
2012 TB 146 573 79 141 29 3 28 78 45 169 31 6 .246 .298 .454 .752
2013 Atl 126 391 30 72 14 0 9 26 44 151 12 5 .184 .268 .289 .557
2014 Atl 141 519 67 108 19 5 12 35 57 173 20 7 .208 .287 .333 .620
Totals 1233 4478 636 1090 235 25 139 508 531 1344 264 81 .243 .324 .400 .724
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2004 TB 16 SS 16 140 23 71 41 7 8 .901
2004 TB 13 3B 11 103 10 24 12 2 0 .917
2004 TB 1 LF 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2006 TB 50 3B 48 412 38 139 88 13 6 .906
2007 TB 48 2B 48 416 106 251 133 12 26 .952
2007 TB 78 CF 74 664 204 217 11 2 2 .991
2008 TB 143 CF 141 1248 378 401 16 7 5 .983
2009 TB 144 CF 141 1228 375 385 6 4 1 .990
2010 TB 154 CF 147 1301 397 405 3 5 0 .988
2011 TB 151 CF 150 1326 382 391 6 3 3 .992
2012 TB 142 CF 141 1254 290 303 10 3 4 .990
2013 Atl 118 CF 111 975 230 237 3 4 3 .983
2014 Atl 139 CF 135 1218 329 345 9 7 3 .980
Totals 1197 CF 1164 10297 2762 3169 338 69 61 .978