B.J. Upton
CF | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 3" 185LBS | Age: 39
Draft: 2002 | Rd: 1, #2, Tampa Bay Devil Rays | Greenbrier Christian Academy HS (Chesapeake, VA)
PA AB R H HR SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2014 582 519 67 108 12 20 .208 .287 .333 .620
2015 228 205 23 53 5 9 .259 .327 .429 .756
2016 539 492 64 117 20 27 .238 .291 .402 .693
12 Seasons 5,858 5,175 723 1,260 164 300 .243 .321 .402 .723
AVG HR SB OPS
2014 .208 12 20 .620
2015 .259 5 9 .756
2016 .238 20 27 .693
12 Seasons .243 164 300 .723
MLB Percentile Rankings
Hits Spray Chart

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 30 877 145 9 6.2 3.9 88.8 108.7 12.0 31.0 .249 .415 .326 .320 .416 37.2 27.2 9.2
2016 31 2030 344 20 5.8 3.7 88.3 110.7 9.2 31.4 .231 .394 .297 .294 .384 36.6 28.8 6.9
Player 2907 489 29 5.9 3.8 88.4 110.7 10.0 31.3 .236 .400 .306 .302 .393 36.8 28.3 7.6
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Sweeper, Slurve, Other
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 45.5 17.9 28.3 8.3 44.8 29.0 26.2 6.9 26.9 18.6 27.6 7.6 6.2 3.9
2016 49.4 22.1 23.5 4.9 33.4 36.3 29.7 4.7 36.0 20.9 25.9 6.4 5.8 3.7
Player 48.3 20.9 24.9 5.9 36.8 34.2 28.6 5.3 33.3 20.2 26.4 6.7 5.9 3.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 670 2,720 -14 -19 27 12 7
2009 622 2,516 -21 -12 16 9 -8
2010 630 2,426 -9 -9 17 7 6
2011 647 2,517 11 -31 15 10 5
2012 631 2,318 -5 -11 14 6 4
2013 447 1,729 -24 -18 10 5 -27
2014 577 2,204 -21 -12 14 7 -12
2015 226 869 0 -5 3 5 3
2016 549 2,074 -11 -16 11 7 -9
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Swing % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 877 50.3 75.3 74.7 23.2 41.6 43.1 40.4 49.4 32.1 7.6 86.6
2016 2,030 53.6 69.2 70.1 28.4 50.6 44.1 39.4 50.2 34.6 8.6 85.7
Player 2,907 52.6 71.0 71.5 26.7 48.1 43.8 39.7 50.0 33.9 8.3 86.0
MLB 48.6 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.0 42.6 29.7 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Max EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
Speed OAA Arm
Strength
2015 65 79
2016 17 13 34 46 10 39 42 37 78 48 9 32 3 53 81 73
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 19.8 21 19.6 1 8 15 9 42.9
Player 19.8 21 19.6 1 8 15 9 42.9

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 21 22 15 25 18 18 20 23 16 15 17 21 18 17 21 20 12 21 19 23 19 14 31 24 20 19 18 27 21 21 14
Player 21 22 15 25 18 18 20 23 16 15 17 21 18 17 21 20 12 21 19 23 19 14 31 24 20 19 18 27 21 21 14
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-  
Exit Velocity 88.8 88.3 -0.5
Launch Angle 12.0 9.2 -2.8
Barrel % 6.2 5.8 -0.4
Hard Hit % 37.2 36.6 -0.6
Sweet Spot % 31.0 31.4 0.4
xBA .249 .231 -0.018
BA .259 .238 -0.021
xwOBA .320 .294 -0.026
wOBA .326 .297 -0.029
xSLG .415 .394 -0.021
SLG .429 .402 -0.027
K% 27.2 28.8 1.6
BB% 9.2 6.9 -2.3
Swing % 49.4 50.2 0.8
Whiff% 32.1 34.6 2.5
In Zone % 50.3 53.6 3.3
Out of Zone % 49.7 46.4 -3.3
Out of Zone Swing % 23.2 28.4 5.2
First Pitch Swing % 40.4 39.4 -1.0
First Pitch Strike % 64.0 65.8 1.8
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

wOBA
SeasonAlignment TypeBat SidePAShifts/Shades%No Shift/ShadeShift/Shade
2016 Shifts R 531 40 7.5 .288 .381
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2010 696 15.3 44.4% 4.9% 372 22.0 3.8% 13.4%
2011 646 15.7 43.0% 2.9% 389 22.4 2.8% 12.6%
2012 603 15.4 45.9% 1.5% 324 21.5 3.7% 8.6%
2013 496 16.5 35.7% 1.8% 259 22.4 0.8% 10.8%
2014 627 16.7 33.7% 1.4% 308 23.6 2.6% 16.9%
2015 255 18.3 27.5% 4.7% 129 24.4 7.0% 24.0%
2016 538 17.4 32.2% 4.3% 343 23.5 6.1% 18.4%
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