Melvin Upton

San Diego Padres

Hitter-At-A-Glance

Although he has not seen a pitch in 2016, Melvin Upton saw 18,216 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2015.

In 2015, compared to how other hitters perform with similar pitches:
Against Fastballs (559 seen), he had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.02 c) with an exceptionally high likelihood to swing and miss (28% whiff/swing). When he connected (64 tracked), he generated average power (88.4 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (7.2° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (200 seen), he had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.11 c) with a high likelihood to swing and miss (40% whiff/swing). When he connected (19 tracked), he generated average power (85.9 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (3.6° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (80 seen), he had a steady approach at the plate (-0.14 c) with an above average likelihood to swing and miss (41% whiff/swing). When he connected (6 tracked), he generated some serious pop (93.2 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (18.2° average spray angle).