Melvin Upton

Toronto Blue Jays

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Hitter-At-A-Glance

Melvin Upton has seen 20,402 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 (1,450 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 (214 tracked), he generates average power (90.3 mph average exit velocity) and often goes the other way (-5.8° average spray angle).

Against Breaking Pitches (589 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 (65 tracked), he generates average power (83.8 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (5.8° average spray angle).

Against Offspeed Pitches (146 seen), he has had a steady approach at the plate (-0.32 c) with a league average likelihood to swing and miss (34% whiff/swing). When he connects (19 tracked), he generates average power (88.8 mph average exit velocity) and sprays the ball to all fields (8.4° average spray angle).