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Justin Upton
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
2021 110 98 12 21 6 13 1 .214 .291 .418 .709
15 Seasons 7340 6453 1021 1702 313 972 148 .264 .345 .474 .818
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .214 6 13 1 .709
15 Seasons .264 313 972 148 .818

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 2514 388 40 10.3 89.9 113.9 16.2 28.6 .227 .423 .340 .325 .395 40 25.7 11
2016 2606 393 48 12.2 91.2 114.4 15.5 33.1 .249 .478 .330 .338 .444 45.5 28.6 8
2017 2695 378 50 13.2 88.8 114.2 16.1 36 .254 .504 .379 .361 .465 41.3 28.3 11.7
2018 2527 363 51 14 90.9 114.9 11.9 34.7 .249 .463 .348 .353 .456 47.4 28.7 10.4
2019 1129 146 17 11.6 87.2 111.6 18.5 35.6 .220 .426 .307 .317 .405 37 30.5 12.5
2020 682 105 9 8.6 91.7 111.5 18.6 25.7 .228 .430 .307 .329 .398 43.8 25.9 6.6
2021 467 66 8 12.1 92.1 116.5 15.3 28.8 .245 .482 .318 .345 .444 48.5 28 9.3
12620 1839 223 12.1 90.1 116.5 15.4 32.7 .242 .462 .342 .341 .434 43.2 28 10.2
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .318 .313 .363 35.2 21.9 8.4




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%
2021 Fastballs 247 53.0 61 52 8 4 1 0 3 13 40 .154 .218 .346 .481 .271 .346 92.0 19 24.6 18.6
2021 Breaking 161 34.5 31 29 10 7 1 0 2 9 20 .345 .324 .586 .541 .419 .386 93.2 11 37.5 16.7
2021 Offspeed 58 12.4 15 14 3 2 0 0 1 8 6 .214 .182 .429 .360 .301 .257 89.6 3 38.7 34.8
2020 Fastballs 386 56.6 105 93 23 11 5 0 7 20 74 .247 .261 .527 .513 .358 .372 92.4 19 23.0 20.4
2020 Breaking 219 32.1 43 38 5 4 0 0 1 17 21 .132 .138 .211 .239 .209 .224 91.0 28 40.5 21.0
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
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2021 45.5 33.3 13.6 7.6 40.9 34.8 24.2 4.5 30.3 28.8 19.7 4.5 12.1
40.1 26.9 24.4 8.6 39.2 37.1 23.7 3.5 27.9 26.1 22.9 6.4 12.1
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 %
2021 Splitter -6.8 0 2 0.4 1 0 0 0 50 100 50 0
2021 Cutter -3.7 -1 24 5.1 4 0 0 .175 41.7 0 0 .078 .089 .229 33.3
2021 Curveball 14.6 5 36 7.7 4 .75 2.25 1.225 30 0 0 .705 1.919 1.075 50
2021 Changeup -0.7 0 56 12 14 .231 .462 .321 37.9 50 33.3 .195 .387 .276 33.3
2021 Sinker -0.6 0 89 19.1 19 .2 .4 .347 28.6 31.6 26.1 .252 .4 .366 44.4
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 126 27 27 .28 .32 .331 38.9 33.3 20.9 .263 .32 .284 62.5
2021 4-Seamer -3.2 -4 134 28.7 38 .147 .353 .241 19.4 18.4 17.1 .216 .552 .35 46.4
2020 Splitter 1.3 0 7 1 3 0 0 .233 25 33.3 16.7 .065 .066 .276 0
2020 Cutter 2.4 1 56 8.2 14 .286 .786 .439 44 28.6 30.8 .304 .755 .436 40
2020 Changeup -1.1 -1 69 10.1 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 -0.9 -1 146 21.4 25 .136 .136 .192 46 48 22.6 .144 .215 .219 40
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
2020 N/A 3.2 0 1 0.1
2019 Splitter -45.1 0 1 0.1 1 0 0 0 100 100 100 0
2019 Cutter 8.1 5 65 5.8 17 .417 1.25 .644 23.3 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 -2.7 -7 274 24.3 54 .16 .18 .195 46.6 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 5.2 1 14 0.6 3 .333 .667 .417 20 33.3 11.1 .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 0 278 11 59 .245 .396 .319 38.3 28.8 21 .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 6 323 12 77 .268 .507 .366 41.9 33.8 20.8 .24 .486 .342 36.4
2017 Slider 0.4 2 511 19 120 .206 .439 .324 44 40 24.9 .217 .438 .32 50.8
2017 Sinker 1.6 9 556 20.6 143 .311 .513 .423 14 15.4 14.9 .293 .492 .393 43.8
2017 4-Seamer 1.2 10 905 33.6 194 .288 .582 .407 27.1 29.9 22.2 .234 .478 .345 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
2008 387 1636 -4 -10 14 8 9
2009 582 2359 3 1 10 10 24
2010 564 2365 8 -22 17 8 10
2011 687 2611 15 -8 11 15 33
2012 623 2360 -5 -12 16 8 7
2013 657 2690 0 -10 18 11 20
2014 639 2570 -3 1 14 7 19
2015 601 2442 -7 -9 19 9 11
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
2021 107 467 -1 -6 3 2 -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
2021 467 49.3 65.2 78 24.9 47.5 45.8 23.4 44.8 30.6 9 76.2
12620 49.6 65 75.3 23 50.6 42.8 24.6 43.8 31.2 7.8 77.2
48.4 66.6 82.1 28.4 58.8 42.6 29 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.8

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 69 81 10 82 12 80 30
2018 82 47 77 80 73 93 95 84 92 7 73 7 71 7
2019 46
2020 52 25 55 66 38 41 55 87 75 32 23 28 51 13
2021 56 37 62 74 39 66 75 85 81 22 56 25 59 7
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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
2021 24.3 6 5.3 1 4 0 5 83.3

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
2021 6 7 6 5 5 5 6 5 6 5 8 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 5 5
! 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.9 91.2 1.3 88.8 -2.4 90.9 2.1 87.2 -3.7 91.7 4.5 92.1 0.4
Launch Angle 16.2 15.5 -0.7 16.1 0.6 11.9 -4.2 18.5 6.6 18.6 0.1 15.3 -3.3
Barrel % 10.3 12.2 1.9 13.2 1 14 0.8 11.6 -2.4 8.6 -3 12.1 3.5
Hard Hit % 40 45.5 5.5 41.3 -4.2 47.4 6.1 37 -10.4 43.8 6.8 48.5 4.7
Sweet Spot % 28.6 33.1 4.5 36 2.9 34.7 -1.3 35.6 0.9 25.7 -9.9 28.8 3.1
xBA .227 .249 0.022 .254 0.005 .249 -0.005 .22 -0.029 .228 0.008 .245 0.017
BA .251 .246 -0.005 .273 0.027 .257 -0.016 .215 -0.042 .204 -0.011 .221 0.017
xwOBA .325 .338 0.013 .361 0.023 .353 -0.008 .317 -0.036 .329 0.012 .345 0.016
wOBA .34 .33 -0.01 .379 0.049 .348 -0.031 .307 -0.041 .307 0 .318 0.011
xSLG .423 .478 0.055 .504 0.026 .463 -0.041 .426 -0.037 .43 0.004 .482 0.052
SLG .454 .465 0.011 .54 0.075 .463 -0.077 .416 -0.047 .422 0.006 .432 0.01
K% 25.7 28.6 2.9 28.3 -0.3 28.7 0.4 30.5 1.8 25.9 -4.6 28 2.1
BB% 11 8 -3 11.7 3.7 10.4 -1.3 12.5 2.1 6.6 -5.9 9.3 2.7
Swing % 44.4 44 -0.4 44.4 0.4 42.6 -1.8 43.2 0.6 43.7 0.5 44.8 1.1
Whiff% 31.8 30.8 -1 30.5 -0.3 31.5 1 32.6 1.1 29.9 -2.7 30.6 0.7
In Zone % 48.8 50 1.2 49.9 -0.1 49.3 -0.6 49.1 -0.2 51.8 2.7 49.3 -2.5
Out of Zone % 51.2 50 -1.2 50.1 0.1 50.7 0.6 50.9 0.2 48.2 -2.7 50.7 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 22.9 23.3 0.4 24.1 0.8 20.9 -3.2 23.7 2.8 22.2 -1.5 24.9 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 23.4 1.7
First Pitch Strike % 58 55.6 -2.4 58.7 3.1 57.6 -1.1 61.3 3.7 58.4 -2.9 55.1 -3.3
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 608 28 4.6 .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 .329
2020 R 166 49 29.5 .289 .348
2021 R 102 38 37.3 .341 .321

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