Melvin Upton

Toronto Blue Jays

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Melvin Upton has seen 19,801 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2016.

In 2016, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (1,044 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.06 c) with a disastrously high likelihood to swing and miss (30% whiff/swing). When he connects (146 tracked), he generates average power (90.5 mph average exit velocity) and often goes the other way (-7.3° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (437 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.12 c) with an exceptionally high likelihood to swing and miss (45% whiff/swing). When he connects (55 tracked), he generates average power (85.3 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (7.3° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (103 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.35 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (32% whiff/swing). When he connects (15 tracked), he generates average power (90.1 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (9.3° average spray angle).