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Full Name: Melvin Emanuel Upton Primary Position: 2B, OF
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/180 First Game: August 2, 2004
Birthdate: August 21, 1984 MLB Experience: 3 years
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

B.J. Upton (Melvin Emanuel Upton) was born on August 21, 1984 in Norfolk, Virginia. He made his Major League debut on August 2, 2004 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. In 2004, his rookie year, he hit .258 with 4 home runs and 12 RBI. Upton played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for his entire 3 year career.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 TB 45 159 19 41 8 2 4 12 15 46 4 1 .258 .324 .409 .733
2006 TB 50 175 20 43 5 0 1 10 13 40 11 3 .246 .302 .291 .593
2007 TB 129 474 86 142 25 1 24 82 65 154 22 8 .300 .386 .508 .894
Career 224 808 125 226 38 3 29 104 93 240 37 12 .280 .356 .442 .798

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2004 TB 3B 13 11 103 10 24 12 2 0 .917
2004 TB LF 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 TB SS 16 16 140 23 71 41 7 8 .901
2006 TB 3B 50 48 412 38 139 88 13 6 .906
2007 TB CF 78 74 664 204 217 11 2 2 .991
2007 TB 2B 48 48 416 106 251 133 12 26 .952
Total 224 214 1743 381 702 285 36 42 .949

Awards

Transactions

  • Selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1st round (2nd pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 4, 2002 - signed September 16, 2002).

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