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B.J. Upton #1AW-13

+ Atlanta Braves Status: Active (MLB)
Positions: CF-1079, SS-444, 3B-80, 2B-53, DH-21, OF-5, LF-1
Proper Name: Melvin Emmanuel Upton
Born: August 21, 1984 (30.159) in Norfolk, Virginia
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 170 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Greenbrier Christian Academy (Chesapeake,VA)
Drafted: 2002 -- 1st round (2nd overall) by Tampa Bay Rays (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:August 2,2004 (19.346)
TBC Player ID:130
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Recent Contract:Signed to 5-year contract thru 2017 ($75.25m) by Atlanta Braves (2012-11-29)
Organizations:TBA, ATL
Signed by:Doug Witt
Relationship(s):Brother of Justin Upton

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speed contact patience batting power
89 18 80 48 66
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Recent Roster MovementAll Transactions

2013-08-03AActivated from DL
2013-07-31D15Assigned to Gwinnett (AAA) for rehab
2013-07-14D15DL-15 Right abductor strain [Took a ball off his left knee in the outfield]
2012-11-29ASigned to 5-year contract thru 2017 ($75.25m)
2012-10-29FADeclared free agency

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  • Awards for B.J. Upton
    YearLeagueAward NameNotesAward History
    2001HSHigh School All-American - 2nd TeamIFAward History
    2002HSHigh School All-American - 1st TeamIFAward History
    2003MINOR South Atlantic League Most Outstanding Prospect Award History
    2003MINORSouth Atlantic League All-Star TeamSSAward History
    2003TEAMTampa Bay Devil Rays Minor League Player of the Year Award History
    2004MINORBaseball America 1st team Minor League All-StarSSAward History
    2005MINORBaseball America Minor League 2nd All-Star TeamSSAward History
    2005MINORInternational League All-Star TeamSSAward History
    2005MINORTriple A All-Star TeamSSAward History
    2007MLBAmerican League Player of the WeekJuly 16-July 22Award History
    2009MLBAL Player of the MonthJuneAward History
    2009MLBAmerican League Player of the WeekJune 15-June 21Award History
    2012MLBAmerican League Player of the WeekSeptember 3-September 9Award History

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