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Justin Upton
Popularity: ↑ 8%
LF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2005 | Rd: 1, #1, Arizona Diamondbacks | Great Bridge HS, VA
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Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2020 166 147 20 30 9 22 0 .204 .289 .422 .711
14 Seasons 7230 6355 1009 1681 307 959 147 .265 .345 .474 .820
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2020 .204 9 22 0 .711
14 Seasons .265 307 959 147 .820

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB %
2015 2514 388 40 10.3 89.9 16.2 28.6 .227 .423 .340 .325 .395 40 25.7 11
2016 2606 393 48 12.2 91.2 15.5 33.1 .249 .478 .330 .338 .444 45.5 28.6 8
2017 2695 378 50 13.2 88.8 16.1 36 .254 .504 .379 .361 .465 41.3 28.3 11.7
2018 2527 363 51 14 90.9 11.9 34.7 .249 .463 .348 .353 .456 47.4 28.7 10.4
2019 1129 146 17 11.6 87.2 18.5 35.6 .220 .426 .307 .317 .405 37 30.5 12.5
2020 682 105 9 8.6 91.7 18.6 25.7 .228 .430 .307 .329 .398 43.8 25.9 6.6
12153 1773 215 12.1 90 15.4 32.8 .242 .462 .343 .341 .434 43 28 10.3
6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .312 .362 35.1 21.8 8.3




Fastball: 4 Seam, 2 Seam, Cutter, Sinker. Offspeed: Split, Change, Fork, Screw. Breaking: Slider, Curve, Knuckle, Other
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # % PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Fastballs 386 56.6 104 92 22 11 4 0 7 20 73 .239 .255 .511 .509 .350 .369 92.3 19 23.1 20.2
2020 Breaking 219 32.1 44 39 6 4 1 0 1 17 22 .154 .155 .256 .256 .233 .236 91.4 27 40.0 21.3
2020 Offspeed 77 11.3 18 16 2 1 0 0 1 6 10 .125 .252 .313 .402 .238 .328 87.8 0 41.7 21.4
2019 Fastballs 615 54.5 155 132 35 17 7 0 11 37 98 .265 .258 .568 .557 .377 .377 89.1 18 21.9 18.6
2019 Breaking 366 32.4 73 66 11 9 1 0 1 29 38 .167 .193 .227 .272 .207 .236 83.0 18 45.8 24.4
2019 Offspeed 148 13.1 28 21 1 1 0 0 0 12 10 .048 .065 .048 .085 .179 .196 84.7 26 47.1 19.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Splitter 1.3 0 7 1 3 0 0 .233 25 33.3 16.7 .065 .066 .276 0
2020 Cutter 1.1 1 56 8.2 13 .231 .692 .377 45.8 30.8 28.6 .266 .743 .413 33.3
2020 Changeup -1 -1 70 10.3 15 .143 .357 .3 43.8 33.3 22.7 .279 .45 .336 22.2
2020 Curveball -1.3 -1 73 10.7 18 .125 .313 .239 31 27.8 17.9 .131 .273 .231 36.4
2020 Slider -0.4 -1 146 21.4 26 .174 .217 .233 45.1 46.2 23.1 .172 .245 .239 45.5
2020 Sinker 1.5 2 137 20.1 30 .304 .478 .398 11.1 10 11.1 .288 .478 .422 47.6
2020 4-Seamer -1.1 -2 193 28.3 61 .214 .482 .324 24 21.3 22.4 .239 .467 .33 51.2
2019 Splitter -45.1 0 1 0.1 1 0 0 0 100 100 100 0
2019 Cutter 8.8 5 61 5.4 17 .417 1.25 .644 25 23.5 20 .319 1.016 .564 66.7
2019 Curveball 0.7 1 88 7.8 19 .188 .375 .311 46.2 42.1 26.7 .231 .418 .339 25
2019 Changeup -2.2 -3 138 12.2 26 .05 .05 .169 47.7 42.3 20.8 .068 .09 .187 20
2019 Sinker -0.1 0 204 18.1 45 .262 .548 .332 18.4 26.7 23.5 .252 .522 .318 43.8
2019 Slider -2.6 -7 278 24.6 54 .16 .18 .195 45.8 38.9 23.6 .181 .225 .201 20
2019 4-Seamer 0.5 2 350 31 93 .244 .474 .367 23.3 22.6 16.4 .252 .505 .374 42.1
2018 Splitter 6.4 1 11 0.4 3 .333 .667 .417 33.3 33.3 16.7 .158 .318 .195 50
2018 Curveball 3.4 6 191 7.6 38 .306 .833 .504 26.1 18.4 11.3 .314 .742 .456 55.2
2018 Cutter -1.7 -3 196 7.8 45 .2 .45 .319 29.1 28.9 26.5 .201 .426 .313 40.7
2018 Changeup -0.1 0 281 11.1 59 .245 .396 .319 37.8 28.8 20.2 .214 .376 .298 33.3
2018 Slider 1.8 9 493 19.5 130 .243 .513 .375 42.3 34.6 23.2 .233 .438 .333 50
2018 Sinker -0.1 -1 513 20.3 143 .262 .41 .343 17.4 18.2 21.8 .252 .422 .335 37
2018 4-Seamer -0.4 -3 839 33.2 194 .268 .409 .348 33.1 34.5 26.8 .269 .491 .39 60.6
2018 N/A 1 0 0
2017 Knuckleball -4.3 0 10 0.4 2 0 0 .35 33.3 0 0 .197 .218 .442 100
2017 Splitter -2.9 -1 31 1.2 8 0 0 0 36.8 62.5 31.3 .038 .088 .053 0
2017 Cutter 4.2 6 146 5.4 31 .414 1 .571 28.6 12.9 11.8 .458 1.054 .603 53.8
2017 Changeup 4.2 9 206 7.6 54 .26 .58 .409 36.7 27.8 20 .253 .562 .365 31.4
2017 Curveball 2.1 7 319 11.8 76 .271 .514 .37 42.8 34.2 21.1 .243 .493 .346 36.4
2017 Slider 0.4 2 508 18.8 120 .206 .439 .324 43.8 40 24.9 .217 .438 .32 50.8
2017 Sinker 1.6 9 543 20.1 140 .314 .517 .422 14.2 15.7 15.4 .296 .496 .392 43.8
2017 4-Seamer 1.2 11 903 33.5 193 .29 .586 .409 27.1 30.1 22.3 .235 .48 .347 36.9
2017 N/A 4.3 0 1 0 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 618 2572 -3 -11 18 8 13
2017 626 2672 8 -5 26 12 42
2018 612 2524 -1 -20 19 11 8
2019 256 1129 -6 -11 9 6 -3
2020 166 682 -7 -7 5 7 -2
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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 2514 48.8 66.9 74.3 22.9 51 41.8 29.9 44.4 31.8 7.7 77.2
2016 2606 50 64.7 75 23.3 52.5 44.2 22.4 44 30.8 7.5 77.2
2017 2695 49.9 64.7 75 24.1 54.2 41.6 24.9 44.4 30.5 8.4 79.6
2018 2527 49.3 64.8 74.8 20.9 49.6 42.8 21.4 42.6 31.5 7.6 73.3
2019 1129 49.1 63.5 76.4 23.7 44.1 41.9 26.6 43.2 32.6 7.4 81.9
2020 682 51.8 63.7 79.1 22.2 42.5 44.7 21.7 43.7 29.9 7.5 74.5
12153 49.6 65 75.2 22.9 50.7 42.7 24.6 43.8 31.2 7.7 77.3
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 59 42.6 29 46.9 24.3 7.2 75.7

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 39.9 26.3 24.2 9.5 36.3 39.7 24 3.1 27.6 29.1 21.9 5.7 10.3
2016 39.2 25.4 27 8.4 38.2 35.9 26 2.8 27 27.2 22.1 7.4 12.2
2017 38.4 29.4 24.3 7.9 36.5 37.8 25.7 4.5 26.5 24.1 24.9 6.1 13.2
2018 42.4 25.1 25.9 6.6 41.9 36.9 21.2 3.9 30.9 19.6 24.8 6.6 14
2019 37.7 25.3 23.3 13.7 45.2 34.9 19.9 4.8 26.7 30.8 19.9 6.2 11.6
2020 41.9 29.5 19 9.5 44.8 35.2 20 1 28.6 32.4 22.9 6.7 8.6
39.9 26.6 24.8 8.7 39.1 37.2 23.6 3.5 27.9 26 23.1 6.4 12.1
45.3 22 25.7 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% Speed OAA
2015 65 16 67 81 57 90 89 73 69 13 87 6 78
2016 68 41 83 86 38 91 91 88 90 10 49 8 61
2017 83 43 85 90 68 96 92 68 81 10 82 12 80 23
2018 82 47 77 80 73 93 95 84 92 7 73 7 71 3
2019 46
2020 52 25 55 66 38 41 55 87 75 32 23 28 51 13
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 12 12 0 4 10 4 33.3
2020 23.6 9 7 2 4 6 3 33.3

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 12 13 13 11 14 11 13 13 12 14 13 12 8 11 13 14 9 11 12 13 6 11 11 12 12 14 12 12 13 11 15
2020 9 6 8 8 9 5 6 8 7 7 7 6 4 6 5 9 5 8 8 8 5 6 5 8 8 7 10 7 7 7 9
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.9 91.2 1.3 88.8 -2.4 90.9 2.1 87.2 -3.7 91.7 4.5
Launch Angle 16.2 15.5 -0.7 16.1 0.6 11.9 -4.2 18.5 6.6 18.6 0.1
Barrel % 10.3 12.2 1.9 13.2 1 14 0.8 11.6 -2.4 8.6 -3
Hard Hit % 40 45.5 5.5 41.3 -4.2 47.4 6.1 37 -10.4 43.8 6.8
Sweet Spot % 28.6 33.1 4.5 36 2.9 34.7 -1.3 35.6 0.9 25.7 -9.9
xBA .227 .249 0.022 .254 0.005 .249 -0.005 .22 -0.029 .228 0.008
BA .251 .246 -0.005 .273 0.027 .257 -0.016 .215 -0.042 .204 -0.011
xwOBA .325 .338 0.013 .361 0.023 .353 -0.008 .317 -0.036 .329 0.012
wOBA .34 .33 -0.01 .379 0.049 .348 -0.031 .307 -0.041 .307 0
xSLG .423 .478 0.055 .504 0.026 .463 -0.041 .426 -0.037 .43 0.004
SLG .454 .465 0.011 .54 0.075 .463 -0.077 .416 -0.047 .422 0.006
K% 25.7 28.6 2.9 28.3 -0.3 28.7 0.4 30.5 1.8 25.9 -4.6
BB% 11 8 -3 11.7 3.7 10.4 -1.3 12.5 2.1 6.6 -5.9
Swing % 44.4 44 -0.4 44.4 0.4 42.6 -1.8 43.2 0.6 43.7 0.5
Whiff% 31.8 30.8 -1 30.5 -0.3 31.5 1 32.6 1.1 29.9 -2.7
In Zone Swing % 48.8 50 1.2 49.9 -0.1 49.3 -0.6 49.1 -0.2 51.8 2.7
Out of Zone Swing % 51.2 50 -1.2 50.1 0.1 50.7 0.6 50.9 0.2 48.2 -2.7
First Pitch Swing % 29.9 22.4 -7.5 24.9 2.5 21.4 -3.5 26.6 5.2 21.7 -4.9
First Pitch Strike % 58 55.6 -2.4 58.7 3.1 57.6 -1.1 61.3 3.7 58.4 -2.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 611 29 4.7 .330 .365
2017 R 626 15 2.4 .382 .304
2018 R 612 103 16.8 .338 .397
2019 R 256 72 28.1 .298 .330
2020 R 166 49 29.5 .289 .348

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