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Willie UpshawTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1975-1988 MLB Years: 1978-1988
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Positions1B-1150, OF-248, DH-54Position when Drafted1BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWillie Clay Upshaw
Height6-0Weight195BatsLeftThrowsLeft
Born DateApril 27,1957 [60.360]PlaceBlanco,Texas
High SchoolBlanco (Blanco,TX)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 5th round (115th overall) of the 1975 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsDave YoakumPat Gillick
MLB DebutApril 9,1978 [20.347]
OrganizationsTOR [10] NYA [3] CLE [1] Awards3Awards Voting2-49
TBC Player ID19108Retrosheet IDupshw001MLBAM ID123577
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed63Power69Contact53XBH71RBIs56Runs62Hitting54Durability71Team.488Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1975OneontaNYPLA--182991881004000000000.088.088.099.1879191.088.011.011.0850.000.000.000.000.0012.50
1976Fort LauderdaleFSLA+-1984263206060322000000000.228.228.285.513759263.219.057.057.2360.000.000.001.1487.6715.00
1977Fort Lauderdale YankeesFSLA+nya-20873353892137329211435010300.275.356.382.73812823382.312.107.209.33411.2613.091.160.79111.6725.00
1977West Haven YankeesEastAAnya-204115720475242221101910100.299.343.433.7766811169.319.134.204.3455.9211.241.902.3739.2523.40
1977Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         12849258139189751412536920400.283.352.398.75019634551.314.115.207.3379.6212.521.301.2770.2924.46
1978Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26of219522426538211746213502304.237.298.304.6026811250.272.067.152.2798.4014.001.670.40224.0020.75
1979Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-of2214052671131258126833529043600.249.318.395.71320845591.277.146.245.3208.8015.231.732.0343.8334.35
1980Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-of231003585591137952117656223500.254.367.405.77214529433.281.151.344.35215.0114.320.952.0839.7831.87
1980Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor261b-dh233461101331151061401010.213.284.344.62821568.261.131.246.2808.8220.592.331.4761.0038.46
1981Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26dh-of246111115193141021111610001.171.252.324.576368123.165.153.261.2698.9413.011.453.2527.7542.11
1982Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor261b251605807715525721758852911103811.267.327.443.77025753646.285.176.266.3388.0514.091.753.2527.6234.19
1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor261b261605799917726727104107619853788.306.373.515.88829860655.325.209.320.3879.3114.961.614.1221.4433.90
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor261b271525697915831919841045586533148.278.345.464.80926459635.298.186.293.3538.6613.541.562.9929.9537.34
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor261b2814850179138315156588487141376.275.342.447.78922451557.294.172.267.3468.6212.751.482.6933.4036.96
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor261b2915557385144286960235788724445.251.341.368.70921143661.281.117.284.32111.8013.161.121.3663.6729.86
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor261b301505126812522415581011587833147.244.324.391.71520041577.262.147.258.31510.0513.521.342.6034.1332.80
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle201b311494935812122311501296266234410.245.330.369.69918236564.262.124.256.31710.9911.701.061.9544.8229.75
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter1264420359611031994512352888594526422330285060.262.335.419.75417613674736.283.157.271.0009.5413.561.422.6034.1733.27
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter48117302124296324311971822170221861500.248.316.366.6826331181929.267.118.214.0008.8111.461.301.6155.8127.51
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter2408841262223815211201410117152661100.251.339.399.738353741024.278.148.285.00011.4314.841.302.0542.1033.33
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4115720475242221101910100.299.343.433.7766811169.319.134.204.0005.9211.241.902.3739.2523.40
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter17159858152197651211435010300.254.304.339.64320332645.268.085.142.0006.677.751.160.9399.6721.05
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter2991881004000000000.088.088.099.1879191.088.011.011.0000.000.000.000.000.0012.50
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter111537105389821774211247876503905762127244650.265.336.426.76215793314172.286.161.273.0009.3513.811.482.6833.1333.71
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1494935812122311501296266234410.245.330.369.69918236564.262.124.256.00010.9911.701.061.9544.8229.75
Average MLB - Per 162 games162539761412661668118588234468.262.335.419.75422647607.283.157.271.0009.5413.561.422.6034.1733.27
Average Minor - Per 162 games16258371144218106667577432500.248.316.366.68221340650.267.118.214.0008.8111.461.301.6155.8127.51

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1978Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor21OF52--812518883.9431.60------9554.732.3
1978Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor21DH18---------------9518.911.2
1978Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor211B10--502245452.9635.20------9510.56.2
1979Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor22OF98--165881181173.9561.77------14070.070.0
1979Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor221B39--37916630401395.98510.13------14027.927.9
1980Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor23OF83--214631223220.9872.65------10083.059.7
1980Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor231B17--14113410158154.9759.06------10017.012.2
1980Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor231B14--5171115958.9834.14------3441.28.6
1980Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23DH12---------------3435.37.4
1980Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23OF1---------------342.90.6
1981Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24DH15---------------6124.614.2
1981Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor241B14--585-763631.0004.50------6123.013.2
1981Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24OF14--141-115151.0001.07------6123.013.2
1982Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor251B155--14381011712315561539.9899.93------16096.995.7
1982Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25DH5---------------1603.13.1
1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor261B159--12941172113114321411.9858.87------16099.498.1
1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26DH1---------------1600.60.6
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor271B151--12461031413313631349.9908.93------15299.393.2
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27DH1---------------1520.70.6
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor281B147--11571041011112711261.9928.58------14899.391.3
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28DH1---------------1480.70.6
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor291B154--13141311211814571445.9929.38------15599.495.1
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29DH1---------------1550.60.6
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor301B146--1169127911413051296.9938.88------15097.390.1
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle311B144--1162102129312761264.9918.78------14996.688.9
MLB Totals for 1B - 10 season(s)-   1B1094--89397999884598369738.9908.90------10940.00.0
MLB Totals for OF - 3 season(s)-   OF67--9535210398.9511.46------670.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 8 season(s)-   DH54---------------540.00.0
AAA Totals for OF - 2 season(s)-   OF181--37914112404393.9732.17------1810.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 2 season(s)-   1B56--520291040559549.9829.80------560.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1978Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor21--10------5218
1979Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor22--39------98-
1980Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor23--17------83-
1980Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor23--14------112
1981Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24--14------1415
1982Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor25--155-------5
1983Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor26--159-------1
1984Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27--151-------1
1985Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor28--147-------1
1986Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor29--154-------1
1987Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor30--146--------
1988Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31--144--------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1985Toronto Blue JaysChamp. SeriesMLB28726262001001400000.231.259.308.5678227.273.077.1153.7014.814.000.000.0033.33
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs726262001001400000.231.259.308.5678227.273.077.1153.7014.814.000.000.0033.33

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1993Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex36Hitting Coach1628676.5318.02Kevin Kennedy
1994Texas RangersALMLBMLBtex37Hitting Coach1145262.456--1Kevin Kennedy
1996Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor39Hitting Coach1627488.45718.04Cito Gaston
1997Toronto Blue JaysALMLBMLBtor40Hitting Coach1627686.46922.05Cito Gaston,Mel Queen
2003Norwich NavigatorsEastAAMinorsfn46Hitting Coach1416279.44016.56Shane Turner
2007San Francisco GiantsNLMLBMLBsfn50First Base Coach1627191.43819.05Bruce Bochy
2008Bridgeport BluefishAtlIndIndy-51Hitting Coach1406773.4797.03Tommy John
2010Bridgeport BluefishAtlIndIndy-53Manager1408357.593--1 Lost in Finals
2011Bridgeport BluefishAtlIndIndy-54Manager1276859.53511.02 
2012Bridgeport BluefishAtlIndIndy-55Manager1396772.4821.02 
2013Bridgeport BluefishAtlIndIndy-56Manager1395485.38811.03 
2014Bridgeport BluefishAtlIndIndy-57Manager1404793.33626.04 
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1985American League Player of the Week (April 22-April 28)1
1998Atlantic League Manager of the Year1
2010Atlantic League Manager of the Year1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1988-11-04Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1988-03-25Purchased by Indians from Blue Jays. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1985Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll28730,000-108683++370,78060,000730,000
1986Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll29940,000-71391++386,34760,0001,670,000
1987Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll30940,000-68491++344,90660,0002,610,000
1988Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll31900,000-89286++392,10762,5003,510,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red