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

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

Stats

PA AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG OPS
2022 37 31 0 4 0 2 0 .129 .270 .161 .431
16 Seasons 7629 6704 1056 1752 324 1002 151 .261 .343 .470 .813
AVG HR RBI SB OPS
2022 .129 0 2 0 .431
16 Seasons .261 324 1002 151 .813

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 27 2514 388 39 10.1 6.3 89.8 113.9 16.2 28.6 .231 .426 .340 .327 .401 39.2 25.7 11.0
2016 28 2606 393 49 12.5 7.8 91.3 114.4 15.5 33.3 .253 .488 .329 .342 .453 45.5 28.6 8.0
2017 29 2695 378 50 13.2 7.9 88.8 114.2 15.7 36.0 .255 .508 .378 .361 .468 41.3 28.3 11.7
2018 30 2527 363 51 14 8.3 90.7 114.9 11.9 34.7 .250 .466 .348 .354 .458 47.4 28.7 10.4
2019 31 1129 146 17 11.6 6.6 87.2 111.6 18.5 35.6 .220 .426 .307 .317 .405 37.0 30.5 12.5
2020 32 682 105 9 8.6 5.4 91.7 111.5 18.6 25.7 .228 .430 .307 .329 .398 43.8 25.9 6.6
2021 33 1520 214 25 11.7 6.9 90.1 116.5 15.6 30.4 .227 .432 .305 .324 .418 41.6 29.6 10.8
2022 34 146 16 0 0 0 86.3 105.3 25.1 31.3 .139 .174 .220 .229 .268 18.8 40.5 10.8
Player 13819 2003 240 12 7.2 90.0 116.5 15.5 32.6 .241 .459 .337 .340 .435 42.5 28.3 10.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 32.9 .246 .410 .317 .317 .370 35.7 22.0 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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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 39.9 26.3 24.2 9.5 36.3 39.7 24.0 3.1 27.6 29.1 22.2 5.7 10.1 6.3
2016 39.2 25.4 27.0 8.4 38.2 35.9 26.0 2.8 27.0 27.5 22.4 7.4 12.5 7.8
2017 38.4 29.4 24.3 7.9 36.5 37.8 25.7 4.8 27.0 24.1 24.9 6.1 13.2 7.9
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 14.0 8.3
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 6.6
2020 41.9 32.4 16.2 9.5 44.8 35.2 20.0 1.0 28.6 32.4 22.9 6.7 8.6 5.4
2021 42.5 31.3 17.3 8.9 44.9 34.1 21.0 3.3 29.0 28.0 20.1 6.1 11.7 6.9
2022 43.8 25.0 12.5 18.8 43.8 37.5 18.8 6.3 18.8 37.5 31.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 40.2 27.3 23.8 8.8 39.7 36.9 23.3 3.5 28.0 26.4 22.9 6.3 12.0 7.2
MLB 45.0 22.9 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -3.1 -2 49 33.6 11 .111 .111 .230 25.9 27.3 21.4 .228 .276 .313 16.7
2022 Slider -2.8 -1 37 25.3 9 .125 .250 .217 50.0 44.4 30.8 .080 .089 .142 0.0
2022 Sinker -5.0 -1 20 13.7 6 .000 .000 .233 37.5 16.7 33.3 .037 .123 .274 33.3
2022 Changeup -3.9 -1 19 13.0 7 .167 .167 .229 66.7 57.1 50.0 .161 .186 .229 0.0
2022 Cutter 4.1 1 15 10.3 4 .250 .250 .225 37.5 75.0 60.0 .152 .176 .143 100.0
2022 Curveball 0.0 0 6 4.1 -- -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2021 4-Seamer -2.6 -13 499 32.8 124 .140 .299 .251 28.0 29.8 24.5 .184 .410 .303 41.7
2021 Slider -0.3 -1 357 23.5 78 .236 .389 .312 38.6 33.3 20.5 .217 .354 .278 41.3
2021 Sinker 0.8 2 286 18.8 78 .258 .485 .390 19.8 19.2 20.0 .311 .555 .419 47.1
2021 Changeup 0.0 0 171 11.3 45 .256 .410 .334 36.1 31.1 23.3 .215 .375 .298 30.8
2021 Curveball 5.3 6 114 7.5 20 .316 .842 .488 41.5 45.0 22.0 .314 .683 .431 50.0
2021 Cutter -3.2 -2 76 5.0 13 .167 .500 .329 38.2 30.8 18.2 .139 .257 .211 37.5
2021 Splitter -6.2 -1 9 0.6 3 .000 .000 .000 40.0 66.7 33.3 -- -- .000 0.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 -2 193 28.3 61 .214 .482 .324 24.0 21.3 22.4 .239 .467 .330 51.2
2020 Slider -0.3 0 145 21.3 27 .167 .292 .252 44.2 44.4 22.6 .155 .281 .242 41.7
2020 Sinker 1.5 2 137 20.1 30 .304 .478 .398 11.1 10.0 11.1 .288 .478 .422 47.6
2020 Curveball -2.3 -2 73 10.7 16 .071 .071 .144 33.3 31.3 17.9 .111 .167 .194 33.3
2020 Changeup -1.1 -1 68 10.0 15 .143 .357 .300 43.8 33.3 22.7 .279 .450 .336 22.2
2020 Cutter 2.0 1 58 8.5 14 .286 .786 .439 44.0 28.6 30.8 .304 .755 .436 40.0
2020 Splitter 1.3 0 7 1.0 3 .000 .000 .233 25.0 33.3 16.7 .065 .066 .276 0.0
2020 N/A 3.2 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer 0.3 1 350 31.0 93 .244 .474 .367 23.3 22.6 16.4 .252 .505 .374 42.1
2019 Slider -2.7 -8 275 24.4 54 .160 .180 .195 46.6 38.9 23.6 .181 .225 .201 20.0
2019 Sinker -0.2 0 204 18.1 45 .262 .548 .332 18.4 26.7 23.5 .252 .522 .318 43.8
2019 Changeup -2.2 -3 138 12.2 26 .050 .050 .169 47.7 42.3 20.8 .068 .090 .187 20.0
2019 Curveball 2.4 2 87 7.7 19 .188 .375 .358 46.2 42.1 26.7 .231 .418 .339 25.0
2019 Cutter 8.1 5 65 5.8 17 .417 1.250 .644 23.3 23.5 20.0 .319 1.016 .564 66.7
2019 Splitter -45.3 0 1 0.1 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -3 839 33.2 194 .268 .409 .353 33.1 34.5 26.8 .269 .491 .390 60.6
2018 Sinker -0.2 -1 513 20.3 143 .262 .410 .343 17.4 18.2 21.8 .252 .422 .335 37.0
2018 Slider 1.4 7 491 19.4 129 .237 .482 .363 42.5 34.9 23.2 .229 .424 .326 49.3
2018 Changeup 0.0 0 278 11.0 59 .245 .396 .334 38.3 28.8 21.0 .215 .381 .299 33.3
2018 Cutter -0.8 -2 197 7.8 46 .220 .537 .355 28.7 28.3 26.5 .216 .476 .335 42.9
2018 Curveball 3.3 6 192 7.6 38 .306 .833 .518 26.1 18.4 11.3 .324 .769 .470 55.2
2018 Splitter 5.2 1 14 0.6 3 .333 .667 .417 20.0 33.3 11.1 .158 .318 .195 50.0
2017 4-Seamer 1.1 10 905 33.6 194 .288 .582 .407 27.1 29.9 22.2 .234 .479 .346 36.6
2017 Sinker 1.6 9 556 20.6 143 .311 .513 .423 14.0 15.4 14.9 .296 .503 .398 44.3
2017 Slider 0.4 2 511 19.0 120 .206 .439 .324 44.0 40.0 24.9 .217 .438 .320 50.8
2017 Curveball 1.9 6 323 12.0 77 .268 .507 .366 41.9 33.8 20.8 .241 .487 .343 35.6
2017 Changeup 4.1 8 206 7.6 54 .260 .580 .409 36.7 27.8 20.0 .254 .568 .368 31.4
2017 Cutter 4.1 6 146 5.4 31 .414 1.000 .571 28.6 12.9 11.8 .459 1.065 .609 53.8
2017 Splitter -2.9 -1 31 1.2 8 .000 .000 .000 36.8 62.5 31.3 .038 .088 .053 0.0
2017 Knuckleball -4.8 0 10 0.4 2 .000 .000 .350 33.3 0.0 0.0 .197 .218 .442 100.0
2017 N/A 4.3 0 1 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- 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 1,636 -4 -10 14 8 8
2009 582 2,359 2 1 10 10 23
2010 564 2,365 8 -22 17 8 11
2011 687 2,611 15 -9 11 15 32
2012 623 2,360 -5 -12 16 8 7
2013 657 2,690 0 -10 18 11 19
2014 640 2,570 -3 1 13 7 18
2015 613 2,500 -8 -4 19 9 16
2016 623 2,594 -2 -12 18 8 12
2017 631 2,692 8 -6 26 12 40
2018 612 2,524 -1 -21 19 11 8
2019 256 1,129 -5 -12 9 6 -2
2020 166 682 -7 -7 5 7 -2
2021 361 1,512 -8 -15 9 6 -9
2022 37 146 -1 -4 1 1 -4
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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 2,514 48.7 67.0 74.3 22.7 50.5 41.7 29.9 44.4 31.8 7.7 77.2
2016 2,606 50.1 64.6 75.1 23.4 52.3 44.3 22.4 44.0 30.8 7.6 77.2
2017 2,695 49.9 64.8 75.1 24.1 54.5 41.8 25.0 44.4 30.5 8.4 79.3
2018 2,527 49.3 64.8 74.8 20.9 49.6 42.8 21.4 42.6 31.5 7.6 73.3
2019 1,129 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 1,520 49.2 66.5 75.2 24.5 50.0 42.6 26.0 45.1 31.4 7.5 79.6
2022 146 50.0 72.6 71.7 24.7 27.8 43.8 37.8 48.6 39.4 6.2 100.0
Player 13,819 49.6 65.3 75.2 23.1 50.3 42.7 24.9 44.0 31.3 7.7 77.6
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 29.3 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! 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 61 14 65 80 53 88 88 71 69 13 87 6 78
2016 68 43 83 87 38 93 92 88 91 10 49 8 61
2017 82 42 85 89 67 96 92 69 80 10 82 12 80 31
2018 80 47 77 79 72 93 95 81 92 7 73 7 71 9
2019 46
2020 52 23 52 64 36 41 55 87 74 32 23 28 50 14
2021 44 14 53 68 32 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 %
2016 23.9 31 36.0 -5 7 20 21 67.7
2017 23.8 35 38.2 -3 8 22 22 62.9
2018 23.5 30 29.1 1 7 14 19 63.3
2019 23.2 12 11.5 1 5 9 4 33.3
2020 23.6 9 7.8 1 2 8 3 33.3
2021 23.6 17 17.5 -1 6 8 12 70.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 31 37 34 35 36 38 35 41 36 32 35 36 33 29 37 38 36 39 32 37 41 31 32 38 36 37 45 35 31 37 42
2017 35 42 45 40 35 41 38 35 42 38 38 35 34 30 38 43 37 44 30 41 49 32 34 40 39 36 39 33 34 39 44
2018 30 33 30 27 27 32 27 34 29 27 27 28 23 24 27 34 27 32 26 30 34 28 27 27 31 34 31 26 25 29 37
2019 12 13 13 11 13 11 13 13 13 11 9 11 8 9 12 13 10 12 9 13 13 11 11 10 12 12 12 11 11 11 15
2020 9 7 11 8 7 9 0 9 8 7 7 6 6 7 5 9 8 10 6 8 9 9 7 8 9 8 8 6 7 7 10
2021 17 19 17 14 19 21 16 22 17 14 19 18 14 15 14 20 19 19 16 15 20 16 17 20 18 16 20 16 17 16 22
! 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 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Exit Velocity 89.8 91.3 1.5 88.8 -2.5 90.7 1.9 87.2 -3.5 91.7 4.5 90.1 -1.6 86.3 -3.8
Launch Angle 16.2 15.5 -0.7 15.7 0.2 11.9 -3.8 18.5 6.6 18.6 0.1 15.6 -3 25.1 9.5
Barrel % 10.1 12.5 2.4 13.2 0.7 14 0.8 11.6 -2.4 8.6 -3 11.7 3.1 0 -11.7
Hard Hit % 39.2 45.5 6.3 41.3 -4.2 47.4 6.1 37 -10.4 43.8 6.8 41.6 -2.2 18.8 -22.8
Sweet Spot % 28.6 33.3 4.7 36 2.7 34.7 -1.3 35.6 0.9 25.7 -9.9 30.4 4.7 31.3 0.9
xBA .231 .253 0.022 .255 0.002 .25 -0.005 .22 -0.03 .228 0.008 .227 -0.001 .139 -0.088
BA .251 .246 -0.005 .273 0.027 .257 -0.016 .215 -0.042 .204 -0.011 .211 0.007 .129 -0.082
xwOBA .327 .342 0.015 .361 0.019 .354 -0.007 .317 -0.037 .329 0.012 .324 -0.005 .229 -0.095
wOBA .34 .329 -0.011 .378 0.049 .348 -0.03 .307 -0.041 .307 0 .305 -0.002 .22 -0.085
xSLG .426 .488 0.062 .508 0.02 .466 -0.042 .426 -0.04 .43 0.004 .432 0.002 .174 -0.258
SLG .454 .465 0.011 .54 0.075 .463 -0.077 .416 -0.047 .422 0.006 .409 -0.013 .161 -0.248
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 40.5 10.9
BB% 11 8 -3 11.7 3.7 10.4 -1.3 12.5 2.1 6.6 -5.9 10.8 4.2 10.8 0
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 48.6 3.5
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 39.4 8
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 50 0.8
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 50 -0.8
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 24.7 0.2
First Pitch Swing % 29.9 22.4 -7.5 25 2.6 21.4 -3.6 26.6 5.2 21.7 -4.9 26 4.3 37.8 11.8
First Pitch Strike % 58 55.6 -2.4 58.9 3.3 57.6 -1.3 61.3 3.7 58.4 -2.9 58 -0.4 64.9 6.9
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Statcast Shift Statistics

SeasonBat SidePAShifts%wOBA - No ShiftwOBA - Shift
2016 R 611 29 4.7 .331 .353
2017 R 631 15 2.4 .380 .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
2022 R 37 29 78.4 .312 .194

Pitch Tempo