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
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 % 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 .252 .484 .329 .340 .450 45.5 28.6 8.0
2017 29 2695 378 50 13.2 7.9 88.8 114.2 15.7 36.0 .254 .505 .378 .360 .466 41.3 28.3 11.7
2018 30 2527 363 51 14 8.3 90.7 114.9 11.9 34.7 .250 .464 .348 .354 .457 47.4 28.7 10.4
2019 31 1129 146 17 11.6 6.6 87.2 111.6 18.5 35.6 .220 .428 .307 .318 .407 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
Player 13673 1987 240 12.1 7.3 90.0 116.5 15.4 32.6 .242 .461 .339 .340 .436 42.7 28.1 10.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .370 35.6 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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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 861 57.0 215 185 34 18 6 0 10 56 131 .184 .227 .378 .452 .290 .337 91.1 17 26.4 22.6
2021 Breaking 470 31.1 98 91 23 12 6 0 5 35 56 .253 .238 .484 .422 .336 .309 89.5 14 39.2 21.0
2021 Offspeed 180 11.9 48 42 10 8 0 0 2 16 27 .238 .204 .381 .357 .302 .284 86.6 12 36.3 24.2
2020 Fastballs 388 56.9 105 93 23 11 5 0 7 20 74 .247 .261 .527 .513 .358 .372 92.4 19 23.0 20.4
2020 Breaking 218 32.0 43 38 5 4 0 0 1 17 21 .132 .138 .211 .239 .209 .224 91.0 28 40.5 21.0
2020 Offspeed 76 11.1 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 % 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
Player 40.2 27.3 23.9 8.7 39.7 36.9 23.3 3.5 28.1 26.3 22.8 6.4 12.1 7.3
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 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 %
2021 4-Seamer -2.6 -13 498 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 2 287 18.9 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 -7 274 24.3 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 2.3 2 88 7.8 19 .188 .375 .358 46.2 42.1 26.7 .235 .451 .353 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 .228 .421 .325 49.3
2018 Changeup 0.0 0 278 11.0 59 .245 .396 .334 38.3 28.8 21.0 .214 .376 .298 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 .323 .763 .469 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 .478 .346 36.6
2017 Sinker 1.6 9 556 20.6 143 .311 .513 .423 14.0 15.4 14.9 .296 .495 .395 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 .253 .562 .365 31.4
2017 Cutter 4.1 6 146 5.4 31 .414 1.000 .571 28.6 12.9 11.8 .458 1.054 .603 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
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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
Player 13,673 49.5 65.2 75.2 23.0 50.5 42.7 24.8 43.9 31.2 7.7 77.4
MLB 48.5 66.8 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 41 83 86 39 93 92 88 91 10 49 8 61
2017 81 41 84 89 65 96 92 69 80 10 82 12 80 30
2018 81 47 76 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 43 14 52 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 %
2019 23.2 12 12.4 0.0 4 11 4 33.3
2020 23.6 9 7.3 2.0 4 6 3 33.3
2021 23.6 17 16.7 0.0 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 +/-   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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
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 undefined
xBA .231 .252 0.021 .254 0.002 .25 -0.004 .22 -0.03 .228 0.008 .227 -0.001 undefined
BA .251 .246 -0.005 .273 0.027 .257 -0.016 .215 -0.042 .204 -0.011 .211 0.007 undefined
xwOBA .327 .34 0.013 .36 0.02 .354 -0.006 .318 -0.036 .329 0.011 .324 -0.005 undefined
wOBA .34 .329 -0.011 .378 0.049 .348 -0.03 .307 -0.041 .307 0 .305 -0.002 undefined
xSLG .426 .484 0.058 .505 0.021 .464 -0.041 .428 -0.036 .43 0.002