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2 B.J. Upton CF
Height/Weight: 6-3/185 | Birthdate: 8/21/1984 | Birthplace: Norfolk, VA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Atlanta | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $13,050,000 | Owned/Started%: 36/24 | Average Draft Position: 231.67
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)560.0018.00.21469.0071.0017.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
3447.218264415
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140000087000
201300000118000
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Chi. Cubs1010 .182 .200 .100
vs Wood (Career)2000.3330
vs LHP71120 .314 .197 .169
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
07/13/2014Scott Van Slyke, LF LAD
B.J. Upton, CF ATL
Henderson Alvarez, SP MIA
Chris Young, LF NYM
07/13/2014Jon Singleton, 1B HOU
John Buck, C SEA
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Evan Longoria, 3B TB
B.J. Upton, CF ATL
Dustin Pedroia, 2B BOS
Brett Lawrie, 3B TOR
Brett Cecil, RP TOR
Kurt Suzuki, C MIN
07/13/2014B.J. Upton, CF ATL
Jordy Mercer, SS PIT
Jed Lowrie, SS OAK
Nick Markakis, RF BAL
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
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7/2NYM3110000
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7/7@NYM6010000
7/8@NYM5130001
7/9@NYM3010110
7/10@NYM4010000
7/12@CHC4210010
 
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Latest News
B.J. Upton justifying placement into leadoff spot
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/5/14) The hunch of Fredi Gonzalez to hoist B.J. Upton into the leadoff position for the Braves was criticized by many, but has proven to be justified. Upton has thrived in that spot.

Upton owns a 10-game hitting streak. And though he managed just one hit in nine of those games, his average has creeped up from .202 and .211. More importantly, he has scored eight runs in that period. His two hits and stolen base keyed a Friday defeat of Arizona.

"Hopefully, I'll keep coming," he told MLB.com. "Whether it's drawing a walk or getting a hit, my job is to get on base for the guys behind me. That's the way it's been working for the last week or so."

B.J. Upton, Justin Upton homer in same game Tuesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/24/14) Braves outfielders B.J. Upton and Justin Upton both knocked solo home runs in their team's 3-2 win over the Astros Tuesday.

It was the fourth time since the brothers joined the Braves last season that they both homered in the same game, but the previous three instances all came in April 2013. B.J. owns a .203/.272/.337 line with seven home runs, 22 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 276 at-bats. Justin has hit .271/.343/.504 with 15 home runs, 39 RBI and six stolen bases in 258 at-bats.

B.J. Upton hitting leadoff Tuesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/24/14) Braves outfielder B.J. Upton is hitting leadoff Tuesday.

It will be the first time Upton has hit out of the leadoff role all year. He's hitting just .202/.272/.327 over 272 at-bats, so the move is curious. Upton will take on Scott Feldman Tuesday.

B.J. Upton benched Wednesday - and maybe longer
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/18/14) Braves outfielder B.J. Upton is absent from the Wednesday lineup against Philadelphia, leading to speculation that he has been permanently benched.

Upton has actually been comparatively hot lately. He has hit safely in eight of his last nine games, but is just 9 for 40 during that stretch and owns an unproductive .209/.281/.344 stat line on the year. He is also second in the majors to Ryan Howard in strikeouts with 85.

Braves considering making changes to lineup?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/14) With Braves catcher prospect Christian Bethancourt on a roll offensively at Triple-A Gwinnett, Atlanta has started toying with the idea of shaking up their lineup, according to MLB.com.

The lineups moves would include moving catcher Evan Gattis to left field, Justin Upton to right field, Jason Heyward to center field and struggling outfielder B.J. Upton to the bench. The lineup changes would create an opening for Bethancourt to start at catcher.

Bethancourt has always been lauded for his defense, but the 22-year-old catcher is beginning to improve offensively. He is batting .312 with a .764 OPS in his last 37 games at Triple-A.

"We're hearing [Bethancourt] right now," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We're paying attention."

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
7/18/14PHI7:35 pmA.J. Burnett
7/19/14PHI7:10 pmCole Hamels
7/20/14PHI1:35 pmKyle Kendrick
7/21/14MIA7:10 pm
7/22/14MIA7:10 pm
7/23/14MIA7:10 pm
7/24/14MIA7:10 pm
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004TB451591941412154641 .324 .409 .258
2005TB0000000000 --- --- ---
2006TB5017520431101340113 .302 .291 .246
2007TB12947486142248265154228 .386 .508 .300
2008TB14553185145967971344416 .383 .401 .273
2009TB144560791351155571524214 .313 .373 .241
2010TB15453689127186267164429 .322 .424 .237
2011TB153560821362381711613612 .331 .429 .243
2012TB14657379141287845169316 .298 .454 .246
2013ATL126391307292644151125 .268 .289 .184
2014ATL88344447572631115154 .281 .346 .218
Total 118043036131057134499505128625978 .325 .404 .246
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2004TB3B131224101220 .917
2004TBSS161671234178 .901
2004TBOF1100000 ---
2006TB3B50481393888136 .906
2007TB2B48482511061331226 .952
2007TBOF78742172041122 .991
2008TBOF1431414013781675 .983
2009TBOF144141385375641 .990
2010TBOF154147405397350 .988
2011TBOF151150391382633 .992
2012TBOF1421413032901034 .990
2013ATLOF118111237230343 .983
2014ATLOF8785219210451 .977
Total  11431115304326433336759 .978
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2004TB826511101
2005TB00000000
2006TB505100101
2007TB251241414414
2008TB372213732413
2009TB33420933307
2010TB384227412113
2011TB274240324416
2012TB293260841013
2013ATL14011361327
2014ATL13511922004
Total 2292517383818211589
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008TB1666161971651660 .333 .652 .288
2010TB52104020720 .190 .286 .190
2011TB41434004612 .444 .500 .286
2013ATL3310000300 .000 .000 .000
Total 28104202771893292 .316 .538 .260
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003 AA-Orlando29105142980116162524 .376 .381 .276
2003 A-Chston-Sc1013847011622674657803817 .394 .445 .302
2004AAA-Durham69264658217112364272175 .411 .519 .311
2004 AA-Montgomery29104213471215142830 .407 .471 .327
2005AAA-Durham139545981653661874781274413 .392 .490 .303
2006AAA-Durham1063987210718484165894617 .374 .394 .269
2007AAA-Durham27130011--100 .429 .857 .429
2007 A-Vero Beach7174400135200 .375 .412 .235
2009AFA-Charlotte391400024243 .643 .444 .444
2012AA-Montgomery Biscuits3101200011100 .273 .200 .200
2012AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab4111100011120 .167 .091 .091
2013AAA-Gwinnett Braves312343002--400 .333 .583 .333
Total 4951866351551111185023828343215659 .387 .454 .295
 
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