Melvin Upton

San Diego Padres

Hitter-At-A-Glance

Melvin Upton has seen 18,826 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 (381 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.06 c) with a high likelihood to swing and miss (23% whiff/swing). When he connects (37 tracked), he generates average power (88.9 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (-4.4° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (173 seen), he has had an aggressive approach at the plate (-0.12 c) with an exceptionally high likelihood to swing and miss (47% whiff/swing). When he connects (12 tracked), he generates average power (90.2 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (15.3° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (55 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (-0.33 c) with a below average likelihood to swing and miss (25% whiff/swing). When he connects (9 tracked), he generates some serious pop (92.7 mph average exit velocity) and often pulls the ball (18.9° average spray angle).