Melvin Upton

San Diego Padres

Hitter-At-A-Glance

Melvin Upton has seen 19,121 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 (573 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.06 c) with a high likelihood to swing and miss (24% whiff/swing). When he connects (70 tracked), he generates average power (89.9 mph average exit velocity) and often goes the other way (-7.3° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (260 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.06 c) with a high likelihood to swing and miss (44% whiff/swing). When he connects (23 tracked), he generates average power (86.3 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (5.1° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (71 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (-0.14 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (25% whiff/swing). When he connects (10 tracked), he generates average power (89.4 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (18.4° average spray angle).