B.J. Upton Stats

B.J. Upton was born on Tuesday, August 21, 1984, in Norfolk, Virginia. Upton was 19 years old when he broke into the big leagues on August 2, 2004, with the Tampa ay Devil Rays. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by aseball Almanac on this comprehensive .J. Upton baseball stats page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"He (B.J. Upton) hit a ball in BP out to right-center into the second bullpen, with no velocity. He's hitting balls 410 feet the other way. You're not going to see this much, in your baseball career. I don't even know if I can name you a handful of guys who do it this easy." - Sportswriter Josh Boyd in Top 20 Prospects (Baseball America, 11/18/2003)

B.J. Upton

Melvin

Melvin "B.J." Upton Autograph on a 2005 Upper Deck Baseball Card (#UG-BJ)

Birth Name:
Melvin Emanuel Upton, Jr. ( Twitter : @MelvinUptonJr )
Nickname:
B.J.
Born On:
08-21-1984  (Leo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Norfolk, Virginia
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Greenbriar Christian Academy (Chesapeake, VA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
185
First Game:
08-02-2004 (Age 19)
Last Game:
Still Active
Draft:
2002 : 1st Round (2nd)

B.J. Upton

B.J. Upton Pitching Stats

- - Did Not Pitch - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

B.J. Upton

B.J. Upton Hitting Stats

2004 20 Devil Rays 45 159 19 41 8 2 4 0 12 15 0 46 1 1 1 1 .258 .324 .409
2006 22 Devil Rays 50 175 20 43 5 0 1 0 10 13 0 40 0 0 1 1 .246 .302 .291
2007 23 Devil Rays 129 474 86 142 25 1 24 0 82 65 4 154 1 4 4 14 .300 .386 .508
2008 24 Rays 145 531 85 145 37 2 9 0 67 97 4 134 3 7 2 13 .273 .383 .401
2009 25 Rays 144 560 79 135 33 4 11 0 55 57 0 152 3 3 3 7 .241 .313 .373
2010 26 Rays 154 536 89 127 38 4 18 0 62 67 1 164 1 4 2 13 .237 .322 .424
2011 27 Rays 153 560 82 136 27 4 23 1 81 71 4 161 2 3 4 16 .243 .331 .429
2012 28 Rays 146 573 79 141 29 3 28 0 78 45 0 169 4 8 1 13 .246 .298 .454
2013 29 Braves 126 391 30 72 14 0 9 0 26 44 2 151 1 6 3 7 .184 .268 .289
2014 30 Braves 141 519 67 108 19 5 12 0 35 57 5 173 3 2 1 6 .208 .287 .333
2015 31 Padres 87 205 23 53 12 4 5 0 17 21 2 62 2 0 0 1 .259 .327 .429
2016 32 Padres 92 344 46 88 11 2 16 0 45 23 1 106 1 3 2 5 .256 .304 .439
2016 32 Blue Jays 57 148 18 29 4 1 4 0 16 14 0 49 0 3 0 1 .196 .261 .318
12 Years 1,469 5,175 723 1,260 262 32 164 1 586 589 23 1,561 22 44 24 98 .243 .321 .402

B.J. Upton

B.J. Upton Fielding Stats

2004 Devil Rays 3B 13 12 309 24 1.8 22 10 12 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .917 1.92
2004 Devil Rays LF 1 1 21 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
2004 Devil Rays SS 16 16 137 71 4.4 64 23 41 7 8 n/a n/a n/a .901 12.61
2006 Devil Rays 3B 50 48 1,239 139 2.8 126 38 88 13 6 n/a n/a n/a .906 2.75
2007 Devil Rays 2B 48 48 1,248 251 5.2 239 106 133 12 26 n/a n/a n/a .952 5.17
2007 Devil Rays CF 78 74 1,995 217 2.8 215 204 11 2 2 n/a n/a n/a .991 2.91
2008 Rays CF 143 141 3,747 401 2.8 394 378 16 7 5 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.84
2009 Rays CF 144 141 3,687 385 2.7 381 375 6 4 1 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.79
2010 Rays CF 154 147 3,906 405 2.6 400 397 3 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.76
2011 Rays CF 151 150 3,978 391 2.6 388 382 6 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.63
2012 Rays CF 142 141 3,764 303 2.1 300 290 10 3 4 n/a n/a n/a .990 2.15
2013 Braves CF 118 111 2,836 237 2.0 233 230 3 4 3 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.22
2014 Braves CF 139 135 3,655 345 2.5 338 329 9 7 3 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.50
2015 Padres CF 63 47 1,324 123 2.0 122 116 6 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.49
2016 Padres CF 11 10 240 23 2.1 23 22 1 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.59
2016 Padres LF 83 77 2,065 148 1.8 146 139 7 2 1 n/a n/a n/a .986 1.91
2016 Padres RF 1 1 24 4 4.0 4 4 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
2016 Blue Jays CF 16 15 394 35 2.2 35 35 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.40
2016 Blue Jays LF 38 24 673 40 1.1 39 38 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .975 1.56
2016 Blue Jays RF 2 2 54 2 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.00
CF Totals 1,159 1,112 29,526 2,865 2.5 2,829 2,758 71 36 22 n/a n/a n/a .987 2.59
LF Totals 122 102 2,759 188 1.5 185 177 8 3 1 n/a n/a n/a .984 1.81
3B Totals 63 60 1,548 163 2.6 148 48 100 15 6 n/a n/a n/a .908 2.58
2B Totals 48 48 1,248 251 5.2 239 106 133 12 26 n/a n/a n/a .952 5.17
SS Totals 16 16 137 71 4.4 64 23 41 7 8 n/a n/a n/a .901 12.61
RF Totals 3 3 78 6 2.0 6 6 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.08
12 Years 1,411 1,341 35,296 3,544 2.5 3,471 3,118 353 73 63 n/a n/a n/a .979 2.66

B.J. Upton

B.J. Upton Miscellaneous Stats

2004 Devil Rays 4 1 .800 3 0 14 39.8 3.5 13.3 - - -
2006 Devil Rays 11 3 .786 0 1 0 175.0 4.4 17.5 - - -
2007 Devil Rays 22 8 .733 2 1 4 19.8 3.1 5.8 - - -
2008 Rays 44 16 .733 2 0 1 59.0 4.0 7.9 - - -
2009 Rays 42 14 .750 2 0 0 50.9 3.7 10.2 - - -
2010 Rays 42 9 .824 1 2 0 29.8 3.3 8.6 - - -
2011 Rays 36 12 .750 3 0 0 24.3 3.5 6.9 - - -
2012 Rays 31 6 .838 2 0 3 20.5 3.4 7.3 - - -
2013 Braves 12 5 .706 6 6 0 43.4 2.6 15.0 - - -
2014 Braves 20 7 .741 1 2 0 43.3 3.0 14.8 - - -
2015 Padres 9 3 .750 34 2 0 41.0 3.3 12.1 - - -
2016 Padres 20 5 .800 4 0 0 21.5 3.2 7.6 - - -
2016 Blue Jays 7 3 .700 8 1 1 37.0 3.0 9.3 - - -
12 Years 300 92 .765 68 15 23 31.6 3.3 8.8 - - -

B.J. Upton

B.J. Upton Miscellaneous Items of Interest

2004 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 35 , 9 $300,000.00 - -
2006 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2 $327,000.00 - -
2007 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 2 $386,900.00 - -
2008 Tampa Bay Rays 2 $412,100.00 - Stats
2009 Tampa Bay Rays 2 $435,000.00 - -
2010 Tampa Bay Rays 2 $3,000,000.00 - -
2011 Tampa Bay Rays 2 $4,825,000.00 - -
2012 Tampa Bay Rays 2 $7,000,000.00 - -
2013 Atlanta Braves 2 $13,050,000.00 - -
2014 Atlanta Braves 2 $13,450,000.00 - -
2015 San Diego Padres 2 $14,450,000.00 - -
2016 San Diego Padres 2 $15,450,000.00 - -
2016 Toronto Blue Jays 7 "     " - -
baseball almanac flat baseball

baseball almanac fast facts

Did you know that you can compare B.J. Upton to other rookies who also had their Major League debut during the 2004 American League season ?

There have been over 350 sets of brothers who have played Major League Baseball, but only six tandems in which each brother hit at least 100 home runs:

Brothers With 100+ Career Home Runs Each

Rank Quantity Brother Duo
#1 486 Joe DiMaggio (361 HRs) & Vince DiMaggio (125 HRs)
#2 462 Justin Upton (298 HRs) & B.J. Upton (164 HRs)
#3 444 Ken Boyer (282 HRs) & Clete Boyer (162 HRs)
#4 378 Bret Boone (252 HRs) & Aaron Boone (126 HRs)
#5 322 Roberto Alomar (210 HRs) & Sandy Alomar, Jr. (112 HRs)
#6 262 Bob Meusel (156 HRs) & Irish Meusel (106 HRs)

If you find this type of "free" data useful please consider making a donation to Baseball Almanac : a privately run / non-commercial site in need of financial assistance.

Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac12h
RIP Al Kaline (😢). The youngest batting champion in baseball history has passed away. Go beyond his stats on… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac21h
@Dylan_716 During that exact moment, I was literally getting an "attack" to a script. My host shut down my servers,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac21h
@tgpschmenk 🤓 - the update took me a little more than an hour, and after I literally confirmed every single one of… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac21h
@paddy0_bronx We do sir. Scroll down a bit. We go pitching stats, hitting stats, fielding stats, then have base run… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac05 Apr
JayGlenda Glenn asked on FB, "were are all these picthers or were any of these position players coming in to finish… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac05 Apr
1️⃣6️⃣ innings - most played during an #OpeningDay game! A Plain Dealer photographer took this photo OTD2012, at Pr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac04 Apr
Updated: Adrián Zabala. #LHP with #NewYork #Giants in 1945 & 1949. Born in #Cuba. Suspended for playing the Mexican… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac04 Apr
UPDATED: Masahiro Tanaka, OTD2014, surrendered HR to 1st batter [baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats23.…], during debut. Today, I a… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac03 Apr
UPDATED: We discovered 38 players who STOLE HOME TEN-OR-MORE TIMES in their CAREER [baseball-almanac.com/recbooks/rb_st…]. We re… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac02 Apr
Was it cork? (🤨) Was it a Wham-O-Ball? (🤣) Here at #BaseballAlmanac, we simply miss watching #baseball games. Image… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac02 Apr
RIP 😢: Bob Lee [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]. RHP (1964-1968) with #Angels, #Dodgers, #Reds. Updated: Added died on dat… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac02 Apr
Baseball Almanac Player of the Day: Don Sutton [baseball-almanac.com/players/player…]. Born OTD1945. Did you know "The Mechanic"… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac02 Apr
UPDATED: You know Pudge. The Big Hurt. Junior. Dozens more we imagine. But, have you ever wanted to see every #HOFtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac02 Apr
A fellow SABR (@sabr) researcher recently asked what players have worn #69 in a regular season game. Here is that l… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac31 Mar
Mark McGwire, OTD1998, hit a HR. That historic HR ended up being the 1st-of-70 dingers Big Mac hit that year [… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac31 Mar
UPDATED: Steve Yeager. New home address. Integrated a #TuesdayTrivia question on #BaseballAlmanac, about the no-hit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac30 Mar
OTD2000: Rey Ordonez committed an error (😲) ending #MLB record. Rickey Henderson stole a base, in 4th different dec… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac30 Mar
Updated. ART HOUTTEMAN. Received cemetery update from Dr. Fred Worth. Added a trivia question about Detroit Catholi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac30 Mar
Updated. BASEBALL MOVIE CHECKLIST. Shoutout to @seamus1942 for finding the omission (The Perfect Game / True Story… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac29 Mar
Received an email from Steven Schwartz that included, "With Baseball Almanac you feel like you are visiting a place… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Desktop Version