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Melvin Upton Jr.
AVG HR RBI
.246 19 54
Team: TorontoHt / Wt: 6-3 / 185 NFBC ADP: 510.79
Position: LFBorn: 8/21/1984 Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Devil Rays (2002)


Latest News
Aug. 17 1:48 PM PT2:48 PM MT3:48 PM CT4:48 PM ET16:48 ET20:48 GMT4:48 1:48 PM MST3:48 PM EST4:18 PM VEN0:48 UAE (+1)3:48 PM CT-Upton went 2 for 3 with a three-run homer and two runs scored Wednesday.
Analysis: It was Upton's first homer since being acquired from the Padres on July 26, and he's 7 for 17 in his last five games after going 6 for 44 in his first 15 contests with the Blue Jays.
Aug. 16 8:19 PM PT9:19 PM MT10:19 PM CT11:19 PM ET23:19 ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST10:49 PM VEN7:19 UAE (+1)10:19 PM CT-Upton went 2 for 4 with a run scored Tuesday.
Analysis: He's 5 for 14 over his last four games after going 6 for 44 in his first 15 contests with the Blue Jays after they acquired him from the Padres.
Aug. 11 9:38 AM PT10:38 AM MT11:38 AM CT12:38 PM ET12:38 ET16:38 GMT0:38 9:38 AM MST11:38 AM EST12:08 PM VEN20:38 UAE11:38 AM CT-Upton racked up three stolen bases in Wednesday's win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Upton now has 23 steals, his most in a season since he nabbed 31 with the Rays in 2012. He's still struggling mightily at the plate, though, having hit a meager .132 with no homers and two RBIs since July 9.
Aug. 3 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Upton went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's win in Houston after going 1 for 10 in his first five games in a Toronto uniform.
Analysis: Upton has seen limited playing time since being acquired because the Blue Jays have only faced right-handed starters following his arrival. Manager John Gibbons has previously said he mostly wanted to use Upton versus lefties.
July 26 6:53 AM PT7:53 AM MT8:53 AM CT9:53 AM ET9:53 ET13:53 GMT21:53 6:53 AM MST8:53 AM EST9:23 AM VEN17:53 UAE8:53 AM CT-The Blue Jays acquired Upton from the Padres in exchange for minor league pitcher Hansel Rodriguez. Upton made his Toronto debut as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning against his former team Tuesday and grounded into a fielder's choice.
Analysis: San Diego is expected to retain most of the approximately $22 million remaining on Upton's contract, which runs through next season. Upton is in the midst of a bounce-back season with 16 home runs, 45 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. The veteran gives Toronto further lineup flexibility, particularly against left-handed pitching. Manager John Gibbons said Upton will make his first start Wednesday while Jose Bautista shifts to DH.
July 15 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET17:49 ET21:49 GMT5:49 2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST5:19 PM VEN1:49 UAE (+1)4:49 PM CT-The Padres activated Upton from the bereavement/family medical emergency list Monday. He missed three games.
Analysis: Upton is batting .262 with 16 homers and 44 RBIs in 87 games this season. He had five homers and 17 RBIs in the same number of contests last season.
July 9 11:53 AM PT12:53 PM MT1:53 PM CT2:53 PM ET14:53 ET18:53 GMT2:53 11:53 AM MST1:53 PM EST2:23 PM VEN22:53 UAE1:53 PM CT-Upton tied a season high with four hits, including two homers, drove in three runs and scored three in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Upton went deep for the second straight day and has seven homers in his last 12 games. He also recorded his 20th steal of the season Friday.
July 8 9:03 AM PT10:03 AM MT11:03 AM CT12:03 PM ET12:03 ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST11:33 AM VEN20:03 UAE11:03 AM CT-Upton continued his bounce-back season Thursday when he hit his 14th home run in a 6-0 win at Dodger Stadium.
Analysis: Upton is batting .303 with eight home runs and 16 RBIs over his last 24 games. Upton already has his most homers and RBIs since 2012.
July 3 10:56 AM PT11:56 AM MT12:56 PM CT1:56 PM ET13:56 ET17:56 GMT1:56 10:56 AM MST12:56 PM EST1:26 PM VEN21:56 UAE12:56 PM CT-Upton hit a 440-foot homer on the first pitch of the ninth from Andrew Miller - one of his three hits - to give the Padres a 2-1 victory against the New York Yankees on Saturday night.
Analysis: It was Upton's seventh career walk-off homer and his 11th career walk-off hit. Upton said this season, his second in San Diego, is ''probably the most fun in a while, but I'm just glad to have the opportunity to play every day, man.'' Upton, limited to 87 games last year due to a foot injury, has five more homers than his brother, Justin, who was his teammate with the Padres last year before signing with Detroit.
June 27 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Upton reached base two more times Sunday.
Analysis: Upton is batting .373 with four home runs and nine RBIs over his last 13 games.
June 24 7:40 PM PT8:40 PM MT9:40 PM CT10:40 PM ET22:40 ET2:40 GMT10:40 7:40 PM MST9:40 PM EST10:10 PM VEN6:40 UAE (+1)9:40 PM CT-Upton had a pair of two-run homers on Friday as the Padres rolled to a 13-4 victory over the Reds.
Analysis: Upton has hit safely in eight of nine games, batting .432 with three home runs, eight RBIs and 10 runs.
June 22 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Upton extended his recent surge with two more hits in Tuesday's 10-7 victory at Baltimore.
Analysis: Upton has gone 11 for 24 with a home run, double and four RBIs in his last six games.
June 16 11:11 AM PT12:11 PM MT1:11 PM CT2:11 PM ET14:11 ET18:11 GMT2:11 11:11 AM MST1:11 PM EST1:41 PM VEN22:11 UAE1:11 PM CT-Upton went 3 for 3 with a home run, double and two RBIs in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Marlins.
Analysis: Upton had been batting .184 with three homers and 12 RBIs over his previous 26 games.
May 15 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Upton was 4 for 5 on Saturday with a jack.
Analysis: Upton has three dingers in his last six games.
May 13 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Upton went 3 for 4, homered and drove in two runs in a 3-0 win in Milwaukee on Thursday night.
Analysis: Upton, now batting .267 with four homers, is hitting .355 with two home runs in his last 10 games.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2004 TB 45 159 19 41 8 2 4 12 15 46 4 1 .258 .324 .409
2006 TB 50 175 20 43 5 0 1 10 13 40 11 3 .246 .302 .291
2007 TB 129 474 86 142 25 1 24 82 65 154 22 8 .300 .386 .508
2008 TB 145 531 85 145 37 2 9 67 97 134 44 16 .273 .383 .401
2009 TB 144 560 79 135 33 4 11 55 57 152 42 14 .241 .313 .373
2010 TB 154 536 89 127 38 4 18 62 67 164 42 9 .237 .322 .424
2011 TB 153 560 82 136 27 4 23 81 71 161 36 12 .243 .331 .429
2012 TB 146 573 79 141 29 3 28 78 45 169 31 6 .246 .298 .454
2013 Atl 126 391 30 72 14 0 9 26 44 151 12 5 .184 .268 .289
2014 Atl 141 519 67 108 19 5 12 35 57 173 20 7 .208 .287 .333
2015 SD 87 205 23 53 12 4 5 17 21 62 9 3 .259 .327 .429
2016 SD 92 344 46 88 11 2 16 45 23 106 20 5 .256 .304 .439
2016 Tor 24 75 7 15 0 0 3 9 5 29 3 2 .200 .244 .320
2016 Tot 116 419 53 103 11 2 19 54 28 135 23 7 .246 .293 .418
Career 1436 5102 712 1246 258 31 163 579 580 1541 296 91 .244 .322 .403

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 TB Total 16 66 16 19 1 1 7 16 5 16 6 0 .288 .333 .652
    LDS 4 18 5 5 0 1 3 4 1 5 0 0 .278 .316 .889
    LCS 7 28 8 9 1 0 4 11 4 7 2 0 .321 .394 .786
    WS 5 20 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 4 0 .250 .250 .250
2010 TB Total 5 21 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 7 2 0 .190 .190 .286
    LDS 5 21 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 7 2 0 .190 .190 .286
2011 TB Total 4 14 3 4 3 0 0 0 4 6 1 2 .286 .444 .500
    LDS 4 14 3 4 3 0 0 0 4 6 1 2 .286 .444 .500
2013 Atl Total 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 28 104 20 27 6 1 7 18 9 32 9 2 .260 .316 .538


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