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Justin Upton
LF | B/T: R/R | 6' 1" 215LBS | Age: 34

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 362 318 47 67 17 41 4 .211 .296 .409 .705
15 Seasons 7592 6673 1056 1748 324 1000 151 .262 .343 .471 .814
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2021 .211 17 41 4 .705
15 Seasons .262 324 1000 151 .814

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 39.2 25.7 11
2016 29 2606 393 48 12.2 91.2 114.4 15.5 33.1 .249 .478 .329 .337 .444 45 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 1520 214 25 11.7 90.1 116.5 15.6 30.4 .224 .426 .305 .320 .411 41.6 29.6 10.8
Player 13673 1987 240 12.1 90.1 116.5 15.5 32.6 .240 .458 .339 .338 .432 42.6 28.1 10.3
MLB 6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 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, 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 857 56.7 215 185 34 18 6 0 10 56 131 .184 .224 .378 .448 .290 .334 91.1 17 26.4 22.8
2021 Breaking 474 31.4 98 91 23 12 6 0 5 35 56 .253 .238 .484 .422 .336 .309 89.5 14 39.2 20.7
2021 Offspeed 180 11.9 48 42 10 8 0 0 2 16 27 .238 .195 .381 .340 .302 .272 86.6 12 36.3 24.2
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 41.6 36.9 20.9 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 42.5 31.3 17.3 8.9 44.9 34.1 21 3.3 29 28 20.1 6.1 11.7
Player 40.2 27.1 24 8.7 39.7 36.9 23.3 3.5 28 26.2 22.7 6.4 12.1
MLB 45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 -7.5 -1 8 0.5 3 0 0 0 40 66.7 40 0 0
2021 Cutter -3.3 -2 72 4.7 13 .167 .5 .304 38.2 30.8 20 .128 .236 .194 37.5
2021 Curveball 5.7 7 115 7.6 21 .316 .842 .498 41.5 42.9 21.4 .314 .683 .444 50
2021 Changeup 0.1 0 172 11.3 45 .256 .41 .327 36.1 31.1 23 .21 .366 .292 30.8
2021 Sinker 0.5 1 285 18.8 77 .258 .485 .369 19.8 19.5 20.3 .306 .547 .41 47.1
2021 Slider -0.4 -1 360 23.7 77 .236 .389 .307 38.6 33.8 20.3 .217 .354 .273 41.3
2021 4-Seamer -2.5 -12 500 32.9 125 .14 .299 .254 28 29.6 24.3 .184 .41 .307 41.7
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 -0.8 -1 72 10.6 17 .133 .333 .253 32.1 29.4 17.9 .139 .289 .243 40
2020 Slider -1.1 -2 147 21.6 26 .13 .13 .185 45.1 46.2 22.6 .138 .206 .211 36.4
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 -0.8 -2 197 7.8 46 .22 .537 .355 28.7 28.3 26.5 .216 .476 .335 42.9
2018 Changeup -0.1 0 278 11 59 .245 .396 .319 38.3 28.8 21 .214 .376 .298 33.3
2018 Slider 1.4 7 492 19.5 129 .237 .482 .363 42.5 34.9 23.2 .228 .421 .325 49.3
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 640 2570 -3 1 14 7 19
2015 613 2500 -8 -5 19 9 15
2016 623 2594 -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 361 1512 -9 -15 9 6 -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 2514 48.7 67 74.3 22.7 50.5 41.7 29.9 44.4 31.8 7.7 77.2
2016 2606 50.1 64.6 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 1520 49.2 66.5 75.2 24.5 50 42.6 26 45.1 31.4 7.5 79.6
Player 13673 49.6 65.2 75.2 23 50.5 42.6 24.8 43.9 31.2 7.7 77.5
MLB 48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 29.2 47 24.6 7.2 76
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 69 42 83 86 38 91 91 88 90 10 49 8 61
2017 83 44 85 90 68 96 92 69 81 10 82 12 80 30
2018 82 48 77 79 73 93 95 84 92 7 73 7 71 7
2019 46
2020 52 24 55 65 37 41 55 87 75 32 23 28 50 14
2021 39 12 50 67 28 40 79 67 53 7 73 13 61
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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 12.4 0 4 11 4 33.3
2020 23.6 9 7.3 2 4 6 3 33.3
2021 23.6 17 16.7 0 7 7 12 70.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 12 13 14 11 14 11 14 13 13 13 16 12 11 11 13 14 9 13 12 13 6 11 11 14 12 14 13 11 13 11 15
2020 9 7 11 8 10 5 0 9 6 7 7 6 4 7 5 9 5 10 8 8 3 6 5 8 8 7 9 7 7 7 10
2021 17 19 17 14 19 13 16 20 16 14 22 18 13 15 15 19 14 20 16 17 13 15 16 18 18 18 18 16 18 15 20
! 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 90.1 -1.6
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 11.7 3.1
Hard Hit % 39.2 45 5.8 41.3 -3.7 47.4 6.1 37 -10.4 43.8 6.8 41.6 -2.2
Sweet Spot % 28.6 33.1 4.5 36 2.9 34.7 -1.3 35.6 0.9 25.7 -9.9 30.4 4.7
xBA .227 .249 0.022 .254 0.005 .249 -0.005 .22 -0.029 .228 0.008 .224 -0.004
BA .251 .246 -0.005 .273 0.027 .257 -0.016 .215 -0.042 .204 -0.011 .211 0.007
xwOBA .325 .337 0.012 .36 0.023 .353 -0.007 .318 -0.035 .329 0.011 .32 -0.009
wOBA .34 .329 -0.011 .378 0.049 .348 -0.03 .307 -0.041 .307 0 .305 -0.002
xSLG .423 .478 0.055 .504 0.026 .463 -0.041 .428 -0.035 .43 0.002 .426 -0.004
SLG .454 .465 0.011 .54 0.075 .463 -0.077 .416 -0.047 .422 0.006 .409 -0.013
K% 25.7 28.6 2.9 28.3 -0.3 28.7 0.4 30.5 1.8 25.9 -4.6 29.6 3.7
BB% 11 8 -3 11.7 3.7 10.4 -1.3 12.5 2.1 6.6 -5.9 10.8 4.2
Swing % 44.4 44 -0.4 44.4 0.4 42.6 -1.8 43.2 0.6 43.7 0.5 45.1 1.4
Whiff% 31.8 30.8 -1 30.5 -0.3 31.5 1 32.6 1.1 29.9 -2.7 31.4 1.5
In Zone % 48.7 50.1 1.4 49.9 -0.2 49.3 -0.6 49.1 -0.2 51.8 2.7 49.2 -2.6
Out of Zone % 51.3 49.9 -1.4 50.1 0.2 50.7 0.6 50.9 0.2 48.2 -2.7 50.8 2.6
Out of Zone Swing % 22.7 23.4 0.7 24.1 0.7 20.9 -3.2 23.7 2.8 22.2 -1.5 24.5 2.3
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 4.3
First Pitch Strike % 58 55.6 -2.4 58.7 3.1 57.6 -1.1 61.3 3.7 58.4 -2.9 58 -0.4
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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 353 153 43.3 .294 .333

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