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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 (30.195) 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

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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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2013MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2013-08-03Atlanta BravescfActive-MLBAtlanta BravesMLBActivated from DL40man
    2013-07-31Atlanta BravescfDL-15GwinnettAAAAssigned to Gwinnett (AAA) for rehab40man
    2013-07-14Atlanta BravescfDL-15Atlanta BravesMLBDL-15 Right abductor strain [Took a ball off his left knee in the outfield]40man
    2012-11-29Atlanta BravescfActive-MLBAtlanta BravesMLBSigned to 5-year contract thru 2017 ($75.25m)40man
    2012-10-29-CFFA-MLBDeclared free agency---
    2012-04-20Tampa Bay RaysOFActive-MLBTampa Bay RaysMLBActivated from DL40man
    2012-04-04Tampa Bay RayscfDL-15Tampa Bay RaysMLBDL-15 Sore lower back40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Tampa Bay Rays in 1st round (2nd overall) of 2002 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2014Atlanta Braves$ 14,050,00058394$ 500,000$ 3,221,039
    2013Atlanta Braves$ 13,050,00056294$ 490,000$ 3,003,067
    2012Tampa Bay Rays$ 7,000,000132386$ 480,000$ 2,952,4822012-11-29 - Signed to 5-year contract thru 2017 ($75.25m)
    2012-11-29 - Signed to 5-year contract for 2013-2017 ($75.25m)
    2012-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2012-2012 ($7m) Avoided arbitration
    2011Tampa Bay Rays$ 4,825,000194279$ 414,000$ 2,722,6072011-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2011-2011 ($4.825m) Avoided arbitration
    2010Tampa Bay Rays$ 3,000,0002681071$ 400,000$ 2,812,5942010-02-13 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2010-2010 ($0.3m) Lost arbitration (Wanted $3.3m)
    2009Tampa Bay Rays$ 435,0005482532$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-02-25 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($0.435m)
    2008Tampa Bay Rays$ 412,1005682138$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-01-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($0.4121m)
    2007Tampa Bay Rays$ 386,9006662417$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-03-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.3869m)
    2006Tampa Bay Rays$ 327,000742290$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-01-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.327m)
    2004Tampa Bay Rays$ 300,000755280$ 300,000$ 2,070,100

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