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B.J. UPTON   +

MLB  Atlanta Braves   40-man Roster
Positions
CF-940, SS-444, 3B-80, 2B-53, DH-21, OF-5, LF-1
Born
August 21, 1984  (30.001)
Place
Ht/Wt
6-2 / 170
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
High School
Greenbrier Christian Academy  (Chesapeake,VA)
College:
 
Drafted:
Tampa Bay Rays:  2002-1-2 (June-Reg)  bonus: $4,600,000 
Signed by
Full Name
Melvin Emmanuel Upton 
TBC Player ID
130
MLB Debut
August 2, 2004  (19.346)
Year


vs LH/RH:


Pitch Type
180 223
190 483
60 100 75
84 119 131
65 99 109
.500
.400
.300
.240
.000
Brother of Justin Upton

Recent Contract:  5-years/$75.25m (2013-2017) by Atlanta Braves
Top Prospect:  mlb  2003 (#21), 2004 (#2)   team  2003 (#3-TB), 2004 (#1-TB)
Speed
89
Contact
19
Patience
80
Batting
52
Power
68
Health
91

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OFF THE FIELD
Start DateStatusMLB TeamMinor Team40-ManTransaction Description
2013-08-03ActiveAtlanta Braves YesActivated from DL
2013-07-31DL-15Atlanta BravesGwinnett (AAA)YesAssigned to Gwinnett (AAA) for rehab
2013-07-14DL-15Atlanta Braves YesDL-15 Right abductor strain [Took a ball off his left knee in the outfield]
2012-11-29ActiveAtlanta Braves YesSigned to 5-year contract thru 2017 ($75.25m)
2012-10-29Free Agent-  Declared free agency
2012-05-14ActiveTampa Bay Rays Yes
2012-05-08ActiveTampa Bay Rays Yes
2012-04-20ActiveTampa Bay Rays YesActivated from DL

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DateNotes
2002-09-16signed
Drafted:  Selected by Tampa Bay Rays in 1st round (2nd overall) of 2002 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)


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