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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 286 251 42 58 15 34 3 .231 .318 .454 .772
15 Seasons 7516 6606 1051 1739 322 993 150 .263 .344 .474 .818
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .231 15 34 3 .772
15 Seasons .263 322 993 150 .818

Statcast Batting Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB%
2015 28 2514 388 40 10.3 89.9 113.9 16.2 28.6 .227 .423 .340 .325 .395 40 25.7 11
2016 29 2606 393 48 12.2 91.2 114.4 15.5 33.1 .249 .478 .329 .337 .444 45.2 28.6 8
2017 30 2695 378 50 13.2 88.8 114.2 16.1 36 .254 .504 .378 .360 .465 41.3 28.3 11.7
2018 31 2527 363 51 14 90.9 114.9 11.9 34.7 .249 .463 .348 .353 .456 47.4 28.7 10.4
2019 32 1129 146 17 11.6 87.2 111.6 18.5 35.6 .220 .428 .307 .318 .407 37 30.5 12.5
2020 33 682 105 9 8.6 91.7 111.5 18.6 25.7 .228 .430 .307 .329 .398 43.8 25.9 6.6
2021 34 1200 170 21 12.4 91.6 116.5 15.6 31.2 .234 .447 .333 .336 .431 45.3 29 11.2
13353 1943 236 12.1 90.2 116.5 15.5 32.7 .241 .461 .342 .340 .434 43.1 28.1 10.3
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.8 .243 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 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 674 57.3 171 147 28 16 5 0 7 43 105 .190 .222 .367 .429 .295 .334 91.9 17 26.8 22.6
2021 Breaking 355 30.2 73 69 22 11 6 0 5 26 43 .319 .273 .623 .489 .412 .346 91.3 12 37.4 21.0
2021 Offspeed 148 12.6 37 31 7 5 0 0 2 13 19 .226 .196 .419 .377 .322 .299 90.2 13 37.5 25.0
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 41.8 31.2 18.2 8.8 44.1 33.5 22.4 2.4 30 26.5 21.2 7.1 12.4
40 27 24.2 8.7 39.6 36.9 23.5 3.4 28 26 22.9 6.5 12.1
45.2 22.3 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.7 33.3 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.6

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 -7.4 0 2 0.2 1 0 0 0 50 100 50 0
2021 Cutter -3.2 -2 60 5 12 .182 .545 .329 42.9 33.3 23.5 .144 .257 .212 42.9
2021 Curveball 8.3 7 90 7.5 14 .462 1.231 .696 33.3 28.6 12.5 .427 .937 .586 55.6
2021 Changeup -0.2 0 146 12.2 36 .233 .433 .333 37.2 33.3 24 .202 .389 .308 36.8
2021 Sinker 1.1 3 235 19.6 59 .275 .549 .395 20.6 18.6 19 .322 .598 .434 50
2021 Slider 0.4 1 270 22.5 60 .281 .474 .356 38.1 36.7 23.2 .236 .382 .288 45.7
2021 4-Seamer -2.8 -11 397 33.1 104 .148 .273 .252 27.7 27.9 24.4 .178 .379 .305 43.3
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 .214 .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 .235 .451 .353 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 622 2584 -2 -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 286 1200 -4 -10 7 5 -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 50.1 64.7 75.1 23.4 52.3 44.3 22.4 44 30.8 7.6 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 1200 49.3 66.2 76 23.8 47.6 42.6 26.9 44.8 31.3 7.9 80
13353 49.6 65.1 75.3 23 50.4 42.7 24.8 43.9 31.2 7.8 77.5
48.5 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.6 42.6 29.1 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.9

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 70 13 87 6 78
2016 69 41 83 86 38 91 91 88 89 10 49 8 61
2017 83 43 85 90 68 96 92 69 81 10 82 12 80 31
2018 82 47 77 80 73 93 95 84 92 7 73 7 71 7
2019 46
2020 52 24 55 65 38 41 55 87 75 32 23 28 51 13
2021 61 31 69 78 48 58 81 84 74 11 77 14 60 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 23.8 15 13.6 1 8 5 10 66.7

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 15 18 13 13 16 11 13 16 14 11 19 15 10 12 12 15 11 14 12 12 11 11 14 15 14 14 16 13 15 12 16
! 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 91.6 -0.1
Launch Angle 16.2 15.5 -0.7 16.1 0.6 11.9 -4.2 18.5 6.6 18.6 0.1 15.6 -3
Barrel % 10.3 12.2 1.9 13.2 1 14 0.8 11.6 -2.4 8.6 -3 12.4 3.8
Hard Hit % 40 45.2 5.2 41.3 -3.9 47.4 6.1 37 -10.4 43.8 6.8 45.3 1.5
Sweet Spot % 28.6 33.1 4.5 36 2.9 34.7 -1.3 35.6 0.9 25.7 -9.9 31.2 5.5
xBA .227 .249 0.022 .254 0.005 .249 -0.005 .22 -0.029 .228 0.008 .234 0.006
BA .251 .246 -0.005 .273 0.027 .257 -0.016 .215 -0.042 .204 -0.011 .231 0.027
xwOBA .325 .337 0.012 .36 0.023 .353 -0.007 .318 -0.035 .329 0.011 .336 0.007
wOBA .34 .329 -0.011 .378 0.049 .348 -0.03 .307 -0.041 .307 0 .333 0.026
xSLG .423 .478 0.055 .504 0.026 .463 -0.041 .428 -0.035 .43 0.002 .447 0.017
SLG .454 .465 0.011 .54 0.075 .463 -0.077 .416 -0.047 .422 0.006 .454 0.032
K% 25.7 28.6 2.9 28.3 -0.3 28.7 0.4 30.5 1.8 25.9 -4.6 29 3.1
BB% 11 8 -3 11.7 3.7 10.4 -1.3 12.5 2.1 6.6 -5.9 11.2 4.6
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 31.3 1.4
In Zone % 48.8 50.1 1.3 49.9 -0.2 49.3 -0.6 49.1 -0.2 51.8 2.7 49.3 -2.5
Out of Zone % 51.2 49.9 -1.3 50.1 0.2 50.7 0.6 50.9 0.2 48.2 -2.7 50.7 2.5
Out of Zone Swing % 22.9 23.4 0.5 24.1 0.7 20.9 -3.2 23.7 2.8 22.2 -1.5 23.8 1.6
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 26.9 5.2
First Pitch Strike % 58 55.6 -2.4 58.7 3.1 57.6 -1.1 61.3 3.7 58.4 -2.9 57 -1.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 608 28 4.6 .329 .365
2017 R 626 15 2.4 .381 .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 276 114 41.3 .325 .349

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