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2 B.J. Upton OF

Atlanta Braves

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
26%14%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
51912.208356720
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014ATL14151967108123557173207.287.333.208

Player Updates

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Gonzalez: B.J. Upton open to 'complete reconstruction of swing'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Although Braves outfielder B.J. Upton has been mentioned in trade rumors, the team is preparing for the scenario Upton remains on the roster in 2015. Manager Fredi Gonzalez seems optimistic the team can get Upton on the right track after his first two seasons in Atlanta have been disappointing.

"We need to get better with B.J. in center field," Gonzalez told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday. "(Hitting coach) Kevin Seitzer is optimistic and B.J. is open to anything, including complete reconstruction of swing."

Since joining Atlanta in 2013 on a five-year contract, Upton is batting .198 with a .279 on-base percentage, .314 slugging percentage and .593 OPS in 267 games. He hit .255 with a .336 on-base percentage, .422 slugging percentage and .758 OPS in his first eight seasons with the Rays.

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Report: Braves trying to trade struggling OF B.J. Upton
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Braves are trying to trade struggling outfielder B.J. Upton and won't give up trying to trade him anytime soon, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta would like to get out from at least part of the approximate $46 million they owe him over the next three seasons by including him in a deal for a player that other teams want.

Upton has struggled in his two seasons since signing a five-year, $75.25 million contract with Atlanta. He has hit .198 with a .314 slugging percentage and .593 OPS in 267 games since 2013.

"It’s been a complete collapse offensively," said John Hart, the Braves' new president of baseball operations.

However, if the Braves can't trade Upton, then they are hoping new hitting coach Kevin Seitzer will be able to get Upton's career back on track.

"You look at it on the positive side -- B.J.’s still 30 years old. He’s in incredible shape," Hart said. "I’ve visited with him; we’ve had meetings. He is absolutely game-on with making some adjustments. I think that’s a big part of it, too. This is a player that, although he’s got his contract, he’s not happy. He’s not happy with what has happened, and I think that’s a big part if you’re going to make a change and make an adjustment."

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Braves coach to work with Upton, Heyward, Simmons in offseason
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

New Braves hitting coach Kevin Seitzer has been asked to work with outfielder B.J. Upton, shortstop Andrelton Simmons and outfielder Jason Heyward in the offseason, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

All three players struggled offensively in 2014. Heyward did hit .271, but he slugged just .384 and had 11 home runs. Simmons hit .244 with seven home runs and 46 RBI, while Upton hit .208 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI.

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B.J. Upton swats 11th home run Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Braves outfielder B.J. Upton went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-2 win over the Nationals Wednesday.

Upton's fifth-inning blast broke a scoreless tie, and he's now homered twice in 16 at-bats this month. Upton has hit .207/.284/.333 with 11 home runs, 34 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 484 at-bats.

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B.J. Upton benched for Thursday game
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Struggling Braves center fielder B.J. Upton is out of the Thursday lineup against the visiting Dodgers.

Upton has just four hits in 34 at-bats in August. His average has fallen to .210, though he does have two home runs in the last six games.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
DNQ 8
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Philadelphia58132 .338 .397 .224
vs Hamels (Career)17000.0560
vs LHP110220 .338 .227 .200
Last 7 Games
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004TB451591941412154641 .324 .409 .258
2005TB0000000000 --- --- ---
2006TB5017520431101340113 .302 .291 .246
2007TB12947486142248265154228 .386 .508 .300
2008TB14553185145967971344416 .383 .401 .273
2009TB144560791351155571524214 .313 .373 .241
2010TB15453689127186267164429 .322 .424 .237
2011TB153560821362381711613612 .331 .429 .243
2012TB14657379141287845169316 .298 .454 .246
2013ATL126391307292644151125 .268 .289 .184
2014ATL14151967108123557173207 .287 .333 .208
Total 123344786361090139508531134426481 .324 .400 .243
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2004TB3B131224101220 .917
2004TBSS161671234178 .901
2004TBOF1100000 ---
2006TB3B50481393888136 .906
2007TB2B48482511061331226 .952
2007TBOF78742172041122 .991
2008TBOF1431414013781675 .983
2009TBOF144141385375641 .990
2010TBOF154147405397350 .988
2011TBOF151150391382633 .992
2012TBOF1421413032901034 .990
2013ATLOF118111237230343 .983
2014ATLOF139135345329973 .980
Total  11951165316927623386961 .978
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2004TB826511101
2005TB00000000
2006TB505100101
2007TB251241414414
2008TB372213732413
2009TB33420933307
2010TB384227412113
2011TB274240324416
2012TB293260841013
2013ATL14011361327
2014ATL19517323156
Total 2352517923819222091
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008TB1666161971651660 .333 .652 .288
2010TB52104020720 .190 .286 .190
2011TB41434004612 .444 .500 .286
2013ATL3310000300 .000 .000 .000
Total 28104202771893292 .316 .538 .260
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2003 AA-Orlando29105142980116162524 .376 .381 .276
2003 A-Chston-Sc1013847011622674657803817 .394 .445 .302
2004AAA-Durham69264658217112364272175 .411 .519 .311
2004 AA-Montgomery29104213471215142830 .407 .471 .327
2005AAA-Durham139545981653661874781274413 .392 .490 .303
2006AAA-Durham1063987210718484165894617 .374 .394 .269
2007AAA-Durham27130011--100 .429 .857 .429
2007 A-Vero Beach7174400135200 .375 .412 .235
2009AFA-Charlotte391400024243 .643 .444 .444
2012AA-Montgomery Biscuits3101200011100 .273 .200 .200
2012AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab4111100011120 .167 .091 .091
2013AAA-Gwinnett Braves312343002--400 .333 .583 .333
Total 4951866351551111185023828343215659 .387 .454 .295
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/185
Birthdate:
8/21/1984
Age:
30
Hometown:
Norfolk, VA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
10
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