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7 Melvin Upton LF

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
43%26%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
49220.238616427
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015SD872052353517216293.327.429.259
2016TOR14949264117206137155278.291.402.238

Player Updates

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Blue Jays' Melvin Upton Jr.: Feeling mentally tough to handle competition
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Upton feels his struggles in recent years have made him "mentally stronger" and well-prepared to win the starting job in left field, Mike Nabors of MLB.com reports.

In the past three years, Upton has changed his name, changed uniforms three times and late last year jumped back into an American League lineup for the first time since playing for the Rays in 2012. The 12-year veteran feels he's benefited from the roller-coaster ride. "Having some pretty good highs and feeling the lowest of lows kind of put things into perspective and has [helped me] stay even keel," Upton said. "It makes you continue to work and makes you mentally stronger." His competition in left field includes journeyman Ezequiel Carrera, former top prospect Dalton Pompey and the newly acquired Steve Pearce. Upton wasn't given a boost of confidence last week when his general manager, Ross Atkins, stated that the Jays' best lineup would include Pearce as the starting left fielder. Upton's 2017 fantasy value hinges on what type of role he'll play. He may be subjected to the short side of a platoon.

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Blue Jays' Melvin Upton Jr.: Opening season in platoon role
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Upton and Ezequiel Carrera project to open the season as a platoon in left field, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

Upton will also have Dalton Pompey, a youngster with arguably the most potential of the group, on his heels this spring. The latter will likely wind up in the minors as Pompey is still developing, but Upton by no means is permanently locked in as part of the Jays' plans for the year. Despite last year's resurgence with San Diego, the 11-year veteran has largely disappointed fantasy owners in recent seasons. For the first time in a long while, his playing time in 2017 should reflect his performance and not his contract.

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Blue Jays' Melvin Upton Jr.: Sitting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upton is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Mariners, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Upton's playing time against right-handed pitching has dried up considerably -- Tuesday's absence from the lineup marks his fifth in the team's last seven games against opposing right-handers. It makes sense as Upton is batting just .191/.249/.312 since the All-Star break and .227/.273/.362 on the year against righties.

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Blue Jays' Melvin Upton Jr.: Out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Upton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

With a righty taking the mound for Los Angeles, Upton will sit out Sunday afternoon. In Upton's absence, Michael Saunders will start in left field and hit eighth.

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Blue Jays' Melvin Upton Jr.: Held out of Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Upton is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, according to Sportsnet's Shi Davidi.

Upton has just four hits since Aug. 29, so manager John Gibbons decided to give him a day to clear his head. Michael Saunders will cover left field for the Blue Jays on Sunday.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cleveland1122 .250 .727 .182
vs Price (Career)000000
vs LHP120339 .341 .533 .275
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
10/7@TEX0000000
10/9TEX2010000
10/14@CLE1000000
10/15@CLE1000000
10/17CLE1000000
10/18CLE0000000
10/19CLE1000000
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week
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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
2015SD872052353517216293 .327 .429 .259
2016SD-TOR14949264117206137155278 .291 .402 .238
Total 146951757231260164586589156130092 .321 .402 .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
2015SDOF6347123116610 .992
2016SD-TOROF145129252240932 .988
Total  14031341354431183537363 .979
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2004TB826511101
2005TB00000000
2006TB505100101
2007TB251241414414
2008TB372213732413
2009TB33420933307
2010TB384227412113
2011TB274240324416
2012TB293260841013
2013ATL14011361327
2014ATL19517323156
2015SD1248802021
2016SD-TOR15319861216
Total 2623220784422242398
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008TB1666161971651660 .333 .652 .288
2010TB52104020720 .190 .286 .190
2011TB41434004612 .444 .500 .286
2013ATL3310000300 .000 .000 .000
2016TOR91112111500 .250 .545 .182
Total 371152129819103792 .310 .539 .252
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
2015AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas13501014201641240 .333 .380 .280
Total 5081916361565113185124428744416059 .385 .453 .295
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/185
Birthdate:
8/21/1984
Age:
32
Hometown:
Norfolk, VA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
12