Melvin Upton Jr.

#2, LF, San Diego
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
    .256
  • HR
    16
  • RBI
    45
  • R
    46


Player Notes
Melvin Upton is not in the Padres' lineup Sunday.

Advice: It's interesting, obviously, with the rumors floating around regarding Upton being traded soon. For now, though, it doesn't appear anything is imminent. Alex Dickerson is in left field.

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Sun, Jul 24 Rotoworld
Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports that the Orioles and Blue Jays are the leaders in the pursuit of Melvin Upton.

Advice: The interest in Upton has certainly intensified in the past day or so, and it's looking increasingly likely that he'll be wearing a new uniform in August. While a park shift away from Petco Park could seem like a boon to his fantasy value, he hasn't handled changes of scenery well in the past, and isn't likely to land with a manager as willing to run as Andy Green has been this season.

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Sat, Jul 23 Rotoworld
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Blue Jays have discussed Melvin Upton and Andrew Cashner with the Padres.

Advice: Rosenthal notes that it's unclear if the Jays would have interest in just Upton if they can't get Cashner. The Padres seem to be pitting potential suitors against one another in an effort to drive up the price on their available pieces. Where there's this much smoke, there's usually fire, so don't be surprised to see some sort of deal get done in the next couple of days.

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Sat, Jul 23 Rotoworld
Buster Olney of ESPN reports that the Indians have had conversations with the Padres in recent weeks about Melvin Upton.

Advice: Olney notes that while the two clubs have talked, nothing is close regarding a potential deal. The interest around Upton has picked up considerably in the last couple of days and it looks like there's a strong likelihood that he could get moved before next week's trade deadline. The Orioles are reported to be in negotiations for him as well.

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Sat, Jul 23 Rotoworld
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Orioles have talked to the Padres about Melvin Upton.

Advice: Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported earlier in the day that the Padres had told suitors that they were close to dealing Upton, and perhaps it's the O's who are hot on the trail after losing Joey Rickard for the next 4-to-6 weeks. It would certainly be an upgrade in home ballpark for Upton.

More: Jerry Crasnick on Twitter

Fri, Jul 22 Rotoworld
Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Padres are telling interested teams that they're getting close to trading Melvin Upton Jr.

Advice: While it could just be posturing on the Padres end to drive up his potential trade value, it sounds as through they are serious about dealing the veteran outfielder. He's in the midst of a terrific bounceback season, slashing .260/.309/.448 with 16 homers, 44 RBI and 20 stolen bases. Given his mental makeup, fantasy owners may not want to see a change of scenery for the dynamic outfielder.

More: Jeff Passan on Twitter

Fri, Jul 22 Rotoworld
Padres activated OF Melvin Upton Jr. from the bereavement list.

Advice: He missed the team's weekend series against the Giants but should be back in there Monday against St. Louis. Alex Dickerson handled left field during his brief absence.

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Mon, Jul 18 Rotoworld
Padres placed OF Melvin Upton Jr. on the bereavement list.

Advice: His brother Justin went on the bereavement list with the Tigers on Thursday night. Melvin should return to the Padres early next week. He has racked up 16 home runs, 44 RBI, 20 stolen bases, and 45 runs scored in 87 games this season for San Diego.

Fri, Jul 15 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Monday, July 25

Head-to-head vs. Toronto

Head-to-head vs. Toronto
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. TOR 111 412 64 104 22 2 15 44 45 112 27 9 .252 .328 .425 .752
Away (this year) 48 183 27 48 7 0 10 24 9 60 7 5 .262 .299 .464 .763
Night (this year) 62 239 35 66 10 0 14 36 18 75 15 3 .276 .323 .494 .817
Last game vs. TOR 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul 23 @WAS L 2-3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .256 .304 .439 .743
Jul 22 @WAS W 5-3 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .259 .307 .444 .751
Jul 21 @STL L 5-6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .260 .309 .448 .756
Jul 20 @STL L 2-4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .263 .312 .453 .765
Jul 18 @STL L 2-10 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .262 .310 .454 .764
Jul 10 @LAD L 1-3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .262 .311 .454 .764
Jul 9 @LAD L 3-4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .265 .311 .458 .769
Jul 8 @LAD L 6-10 5 3 4 0 0 2 3 0 1 1 0 .268 .315 .464 .779
Jul 7 @LAD W 6-0 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .260 .308 .439 .747
Jul 6 @ARI W 13-6 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .261 .309 .433 .743
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
2015 SD 87 205 23 53 12 4 5 17 21 62 9 3 .259 .327 .429 .757
2016 SD 92 344 46 88 11 2 16 45 23 106 20 5 .256 .304 .439 .743
Totals 1412 5027 705 1231 258 31 160 570 575 1512 293 89 .245 .323 .404 .727
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
2015 SD 63 CF 47 441 116 123 6 1 0 .992
2016 SD 83 LF 77 688 139 148 7 2 1 .986
2016 SD 11 CF 10 80 22 23 1 0 1 1.000
2016 SD 1 RF 1 8 4 4 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 1355 CF 1299 11515 3043 3467 352 72 63 .979