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Justin Upton

30-Year-Old Outfielder – Los Angeles Angels

2018 Stats

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.251

HR

19

RBI

54

R

50

SB

5

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There's little upside in drafting Upton at this point, but you know what you're getting. The 30-year-old has been extremely durable throughout his career, totaling at least 620 plate appearances in ea...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 8/25/1987   BORN: Norfolk, VA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Upton Contract Information:

Signed a five-year $106 million contract with the Angels in November of 2017.

July 15, 2018  –  Justin Upton News

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Justin Upton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 18 A A 113 490 438 71 115 41 28 1 12 66 15 7 52 96 0 0 0 .263 .343 .413 .756
2007 19 A VIS 32 145 126 27 43 13 6 2 5 17 9 4 19 28 0 0 0 .341 .433 .540 .973
2007 19 AA MOB 71 306 259 48 80 34 17 4 13 53 10 7 37 51 0 5 5 .309 .399 .556 .955
2007 19 MAJ ARI 43 152 140 17 31 13 8 3 2 11 2 0 11 37 0 0 1 .221 .283 .364 .647
2008 20 AAA TUC 15 68 61 13 17 7 3 1 3 10 2 0 7 26 0 0 0 .279 .353 .508 .861
2008 20 MAJ ARI 108 417 356 52 89 40 19 6 15 42 1 4 54 121 0 3 4 .250 .353 .463 .816
2009 21 A VIS 2 9 8 1 2 1 0 0 1 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .250 .333 .625 .958
2009 21 MAJ ARI 138 588 526 84 158 63 30 7 26 86 20 5 55 137 1 4 2 .300 .366 .532 .899
2010 22 MAJ ARI 133 571 495 73 135 47 27 3 17 69 18 8 64 152 1 7 4 .273 .356 .442 .799
2011 23 MAJ ARI 159 674 592 105 171 75 39 5 31 88 21 9 59 126 0 4 19 .289 .369 .529 .898
2012 24 MAJ ARI 150 628 554 107 155 45 24 4 17 67 18 8 63 121 0 6 5 .280 .355 .430 .785
2013 25 MAJ ATL 149 643 558 94 147 56 27 2 27 70 8 1 75 161 1 4 5 .263 .354 .464 .818
2014 26 MAJ ATL 154 640 566 77 153 65 34 2 29 102 8 4 60 171 0 8 6 .270 .342 .491 .833
2015 27 MAJ SD 150 619 542 85 136 55 26 3 26 81 19 5 68 159 0 5 4 .251 .336 .454 .790
2016 28 MAJ DET 153 626 570 81 140 61 28 2 31 87 9 4 50 179 0 2 4 .246 .310 .465 .775
2017 29 MAJ DET 125 520 459 81 128 65 37 0 28 94 10 5 57 147 0 1 3 .279 .362 .542 .904
2017 29 MAJ LAA 27 115 98 19 24 14 7 0 7 15 4 0 17 33 0 0 0 .245 .357 .531 .888
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ DET/LAA 152 635 557 100 152 79 44 0 35 109 14 5 74 180 0 1 3 .273 .361 .540 .901
2018 30 MAJ LAA 94 404 347 50 87 29 10 0 19 54 5 0 47 111 0 5 5 .251 .344 .444 .788
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3-Year Averages     151 625 556 88 142 63 32 1 30 92 14 4 64 172 0 2 3 .255 .334 .478 .813
Career  (View All)     1583 6,597 5,803 925 1,554 628 316 37 275 866 143 53 680 1,655 3 49 62 .268 .348 .477 .825

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Justin Upton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 15 @LAD 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .251 .344 .444 .788
Jul. 14 @LAD 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .343 .445 .788
Jul. 13 @LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .339 .435 .774
Jul. 12 Sea 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .249 .338 .438 .776
Jul. 11 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .336 .428 .764
Jul. 10 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .339 .432 .771
Jul. 8 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .338 .434 .772
Jul. 7 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .339 .437 .776
Jul. 6 LAD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .340 .439 .779
Jul. 5 @Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .341 .443 .784
Jul. 4 @Sea 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .339 .446 .785
Jul. 3 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .341 .450 .791
Jul. 1 @Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .345 .456 .801
Jun. 30 @Bal 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .345 .457 .802
Jun. 29 @Bal 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .341 .455 .796
Jun. 28 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .337 .452 .789
Jun. 27 @Bos 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .338 .455 .793
Jun. 26 @Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .337 .458 .795
Jun. 25 @KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .337 .461 .798
Jun. 24 Tor 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .342 .468 .810
Jun. 23 Tor 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .341 .458 .799
Jun. 22 Tor 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .339 .460 .799
Jun. 21 Tor 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .339 .463 .802
Jun. 19 Ari 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .337 .461 .798
Jun. 18 Ari 3 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .255 .341 .468 .809
Jun. 17 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .340 .458 .798
Jun. 16 @Oak Did not play.
Jun. 15 @Oak 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .339 .461 .800
Jun. 13 @Sea 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .338 .464 .802
Jun. 12 @Sea 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .255 .340 .470 .810
Last 7 Games 24 3 7 0 0 2 9 4 9 1 0 1 0 0 .292 .414 .542 .956
Last 14 Games 48 5 11 1 0 2 10 9 15 1 0 1 1 1 .229 .356 .375 .731
Last 30 Games 102 13 25 3 0 4 14 19 31 1 0 1 1 2 .245 .366 .392 .758

Justin Upton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 90 90 4
2017 151 151
2016 150 146 6 2
2015 146 146 1
2014 150 150 1
2013 147 109 54 2
2012 149 149
2011 159 159
2010 128 128 1
2009 136 136 1

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Justin Upton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018759281.213.293.599
20171252712313.344.7281.155
2016161228281.236.441.754

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20182724117464.261.485.840
201743273237811.252.486.828
20164095923598.249.474.783

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20181662313351.259.518.844
20172525017526.294.587.974
20162433514406.255.473.811

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018181276194.243.376.735
20173055018578.256.502.840
20163274617473.239.459.746
Justin Upton vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Justin Upton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 18 A A 490 438 10.6% 19.6% 0.54 78% .312 .150
2007 19 A VIS 145 126 13.1% 19.3% 0.68 78% .409 .199
2007 19 AA MOB 306 259 12.1% 16.7% 0.73 80% .335 .247
2007 19 MAJ ARI 152 140 7.2% 24.3% 0.30 74% .287 .143
2008 20 AAA TUC 68 61 10.3% 38.2% 0.27 57% .438 .229
2008 20 MAJ ARI 417 356 12.9% 29% 0.45 66% .332 .213
2009 21 A VIS 9 8 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 63% .250 .375
2009 21 MAJ ARI 588 526 9.4% 23.3% 0.40 74% .360 .232
2010 22 MAJ ARI 571 495 11.2% 26.6% 0.42 69% .354 .169
2011 23 MAJ ARI 674 592 8.8% 18.7% 0.47 79% .319 .240
2012 24 MAJ ARI 628 554 10% 19.3% 0.52 78% .327 .150
2013 25 MAJ ATL 643 558 11.7% 25% 0.47 71% .321 .201
2014 26 MAJ ATL 640 566 9.4% 26.7% 0.35 70% .332 .221
2015 27 MAJ SD 619 542 11% 25.7% 0.43 71% .304 .203
2016 28 MAJ DET 626 570 8% 28.6% 0.28 69% .301 .219
2017 29 MAJ DET 520 459 11% 28.3% 0.39 68% .351 .263
2017 29 MAJ LAA 115 98 14.8% 28.7% 0.52 66% .293 .286
2017  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ DET/LAA 635 557 11.7% 28.3% 0.41 68% .341 .267
2018 30 MAJ LAA 404 347 11.6% 27.5% 0.42 68% .306 .193
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3-Year Averages     625 556 10.2% 27.5% 0.37 69% .315 .223
Career     6,597 5,803 10.3% 25.1% 0.41 71% .326 .209

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Justin Upton Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
LF 2017 1287.7 8 7 11 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 781.3 -1 22 4 -3 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Justin Upton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
AVERAGE
11.6% BB Rate
GREAT
27.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.788 OPS
AVERAGE
.344 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.251 AVG
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.306 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.444 SLG
AVERAGE
.193 ISO
GOOD

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Justin Upton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Upton went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a stolen base Thursday against the Mariners.

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Upton went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Sunday's 4-3 victory over the Dodgers.

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Upton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in the Angels' 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.

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Upton went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

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Upton (back) is back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Athletics.

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Upton (back) hopes to be available for Sunday's series finale at Oakland, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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Upton was removed from Saturday's lineup with lower-back stiffness.

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Upton went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 4-3 win over Kansas City.

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Upton went 3-for-3 with three singles in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

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Upton went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Monday's 9-6 win over the Royals.

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Upton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run Sunday against the Rangers.

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Upton (forearm) is starting in left field and hitting third Monday against the Tigers.

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Upton (forearm) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Upton departed Saturday's game against the Yankees with a left forearm contusion after getting hit by a pitch, Maria Guardado of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

The 2016 campaign was a tale of two seasons for Upton. From April through July, he hit .239/.294/.405 with 13 homers, 50 runs and 46 RBI in just over 400 plate appearances. Upton then went on to hit .258/.341/.584 the rest of the season with 18 homers, 31 runs and 41 RBI in just over 200 plate appearances. Overall, it was Upton's best home-run total since 2011 and his numbers were mostly in line with where they have been in seasons past, save his on-base percentage. A career-low .310 OBP cut into his stolen-base opportunities and some of that was due to the early struggles as well as a career-worst walk rate of just eight percent. He turns 30 this year, so the power should stay while the steals may be gone. Upton needs to make more contact to get back to helping with average, otherwise, he's a decent three-category player with more name value than real value.

2016

Upton went to his first All-Star game in four years as a move to San Diego hardly put a damper in his production. He hit 26 home runs to post his third-straight 25-homer season and came just one steal away from his third career 20-20 season. But Upton also reached 150 strikeouts for the third straight year, and his .251 batting average was a career low. Uptonís best season remains his 2011 campaign, when he hit a blistering .289/.369/.529 and mashed 31 home runs for the Diamondbacks. Between San Diego and Atlanta, Upton played in two of the most difficult parks for right-handed pull power hitters. He's stuck in another pitcher's park long-term after signing a six-year deal with Detroit in the offseason, but the talent around him is significantly better than it was at his last few stops, so the run and RBI totals could tick up.

2015

Most owners didn't profit much from Upton's production in 2014, but they got their money's worth. He supplied 29 homers (.221 ISO), good enough for fourth in the NL, and drove in a career-high 101 runs while slightly improving his average and matching his stolen base total from 2013. The 27-year-old also set a less distinguished career high with 171 strikeouts (26.7% K%), matching his brother's number and joining him in the Braves' record books for most strikeouts in a single season. Upton walked less (9.4% BB% from 11.7%) and finished with a .169/.233/.325 batting line in September, but he's a proven fantasy commodity at this point and should garner significant interest on draft day yet again. His move to Petco Park after an offseason trade to the Padres figures to result in a downgrade in power production for Upton (17.9% HR/FB with Atlanta), but his presence in the middle an improved lineup should help his counting stats.

2014

Upton's first month in a Braves uniform was the stuff of legends, as he clubbed a whopping 12 home runs in April and appeared to be headed for a career year. Over the next three months of the season, however, Upton managed just four home runs. He got hot again in August, and finished with a team-leading 27 big flies, but it was at times a frustrating season for his fantasy owners. After recording 18-plus steals in each of his previous four seasons, Upton attempted just nine steals in 2013, as manager Fredi Gonzalez played it safe on the basepaths, and his strikeout rate jumped dramatically from 19.3 percent to 25.0 percent. By no means was it a terrible year for Upton, but he didn't live up to his price tag, and his 17.9 percent HR/FB rate is likely unsustainable. Moreover, a rebound in batting average is not necessarily a lock, as his BABIP was still above .320.

2013

When Upton injured his left thumb sliding into second base in April, most fantasy owners probably figured he would quickly recover from the seemingly minor ailment and promptly return to elite status. Instead, the injury seemed to bother him throughout the season, despite the fact that he was able play in 150 games. The .430 slugging percentage Upton delivered was the lowest of his four seasons in the big leagues, but he still managed to get on base at a good clip (.355) while picking up 18 steals. His numbers after the All-Star break (.817 OPS, 10 of his 17 homers) and more specifically, in September (.301/.354/.544 with six homers and four steals) suggest that he started to feel better as the season progressed. For the second straight offseason, trade rumors swirled around Upton, but he's still just 25 years old and the underlying skills here still suggest 30-homer and 20-steal potential with his return to health.

2012

Upton put all of the pieces together and stayed healthy enough to play 159 games last season. The result was the breakout campaign many had tabbed Upton for following his age-21 season, as he delivered career-highs in every standard rotisserie category other than batting average. Further, Upton eased concerns about the shoulder injury that slowed him in 2010 with the heavy workload while showing considerable skills growth in the form of a 10 percent improvement in his contact rate (79 percent). Thanks to a fast-track path to the big leagues as a 19-year-old in 2007, Upton is now 24 with over 2,000 career at-bats. He slugged .561 after the All-Star break on the strength of 16 homers over 244 at-bats and if he's able to maintain that level of power over a full season, we could be looking at 40-plus homers in 2012.

2011

Upton's health undoubtedly played a role in his regression last season, as he fell from 26 to 17 homers despite playing in just five fewer games than he did in 2009. New general manager Kevin Towers was willing to listen to trade offers for the young right fielder during the offseason, but nothing materialized. In addition to the lost power, Upton's contact rate dipped to 69 percent even though his walk rate improved to 11 percent. He opted for rehab during the offseason rather than surgery, so all signs point to 100 percent health at the start of spring training. Don't lose sight of the fact that Upton will still be just 23 when Opening Day rolls around in April, so there's still a great deal of growth potential even after he's racked up 1,517 career big league at-bats.

2010

There were plenty of things that went wrong for the D-Backs in 2009, but Upton was one of the few bright spots last season as he produced at elite levels despite turning just 22 years old in August. After striking out in nearly one-third of his at-bats as a rookie, Upton significantly improved his contact rate from 66 to 74 percent while increasing his power output to swat 26 homers. Touted as a complete five-tool prospect upon being drafted first overall in 2005, Upton didn't disappoint, flashing good speed on the basepaths (20 steals) and checking in as one of the league's better defensive right fielders. He should only continue to get better, with the potential for more power and better overall production ahead if his selectivity at the plate continues to improve.

2009

Considering that he spent most of his first full season in Arizona as a 20-year-old, we're willing to give Upton a pass for his inconsistent production. After an impressive start in April (.340/.385/.577, five homers and 15 RBI), Upton slumped badly before an oblique injury knocked him out of the lineup for most of July and August. Upton raked at Chase Field with a .321/.407/.632 line along with 12 homers and 32 RBI, but struggled tremendously on the road with a .169/.291/.271 line with three homers and 10 RBI. Overall, Upton demonstrated the ability to draw plenty of walks and get on base at a good clip (.353) despite struggling to make contact while adjusting to major league pitching. We'd also be surprised if he doesn't become more active on the basepaths in 2009, as he already boasts 20-steal speed and the D-Backs are expected to emphasize the running game. Don't be scared off by the disappointing overall numbers, as there's still a ton to like here as he continues to fulfill is potential.

2008

Upton's teammate Orlando Hudson may have said it best when he nicknamed the 19-year-old phenom "The Franchise" and proceeded to say that Upton has 10 tools instead of the standard five. His numbers across High-A, Double-A and the majors last season are outstanding given his age, while the long-term upside here is simply: superstar. By all indications, he'll be the everyday right fielder and should be an immediate 20-20 threat, as a 20-year-old. Upton is an elite talent, so don't be shy about bidding the extra dollar or nabbing him a round early on draft day.

2007

Upton is one of the 10 best prospects in the game, and already in the outfield, so he'll avoid some of the issues that have hampered his brother's development. He has superstar, Griffey-level talent, and if you're in a position to get him in keeper leagues, run, don't walk.

2006

The Diamondbacks took Upton, a supremely talented five-tool player, with the first overall pick in the 2005 draft. Arizona will likely start Upton out at shortstop in a short-season league in 2006 before determining if he or Stephen Drew will change positions in the long term.