Tampa Bay Rays
2014 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.245
Name  B.J. Upton
Born  8/21/1984
Height  6-3
Weight  185
Number  2
Position  CF
Bats  R
Throws  R
7/28/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton is getting Monday afternoon off.
Insight: Upton is batting .217 with a .623 OPS which is actually an improvement on last season, but since leaving Tampa Bay in 2012 he hasn't had any fantasy value whatsoever.
 
6/18/2014 10:31:00 AM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton is getting the afternoon off Wednesday against the Phillies. SOURCE: Braves on Twitter
Insight: For only the second time this season, the Braves will feature a lineup without any of the two Upton brothers. B.J. has been the least productive of the two, batting just .209 in 66 games.
 
6/16/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton could be given a day off Monday with an unfavorable matchup on the horizon.
Insight: Upton (.209, 6 HR, 21 RBI, 10 SB) had a solid series against Anaheim, but is hitless in 12 tries against Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels. Avoid him even if he's in the lineup.
 
6/6/2014 8:02:00 PM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton won't start Friday against the Diamondbacks. SOURCE: Jody Jackson, Fox Sports Arizona
Insight: Upton (.217, 5 HR, 15 RBI) left the team to see the birth of his child but he should be available off the bench. Jordan Schafer (.129, 0 HR, 2 RBI) will fill in at center field.
 
Cold5/18/2014 12:43:00 PM
Description: Braves center fielder B.J. Upton is not in the lineup Sunday after striking out four times Saturday afternoon.
Insight: Upton's new pair of glasses has not helped him get back on track. He has gone 6-for-35 (.171) with a whopping 22 strikeouts in his last 11 games.
 
Cold5/17/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Braves center fielder B.J. Upton picked up a Golden Sombrero Saturday at St. Louis.
Insight: So much for a new pair of glasses helping Upton get back on track. He has gone 6-for-35 (.171) with a whopping 22 strikeouts in his last 11 games.
 
Cold4/16/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Phillies starter Cliff Lee has struck out Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton 14 times in 36 at-bats.
Insight: Upton hit .184 with a .557 OPS in 391 at-bats last year and he's off to a .180 start with a .526 OPS in 2014. He can be dropped in mixed leagues.
 
9/17/2013 10:54:00 PM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton is 10-for-34 (.294) with five home runs and a 1.059 OPS versus Washington right-hander Dan Haren.
Insight: Upton continues to struggle, batting .190 this season with nine homers and 26 RBI, but this is a rare favorable matchup. Start him against Haren in the first game of the doubleheader.
 
9/16/2013 12:35:00 PM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton is 10-for-34 (.294) with five home runs and a 1.059 OPS versus Washington right-hander Dan Haren.
Insight: Upton continues to struggle, batting .190 this season with nine homers and 26 RBI, but this is a rare favorable matchup.
 
9/2/2013 10:34:00 AM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton used to face Mets starter Daisuke Matsuzaka all the time when Upton was on Tampa Bay and Matsuzaka pitched for the Red Sox. Usually, it didn't work out in Upton's favor.
Insight: He's just 3-for-18 in his career against the man who invented the gyroball (supposedly). Five of those 18 encounters ended with Upton striking out.
 
Cold8/17/2013 3:59:00 PM
Description: Slumping Braves center fielder B.J. Upton has been given the day off. SOURCE: David O'Brien, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: Upton is hitless in his last five games with seven strikeouts over that span. Jordan Schafer will get the start in center Saturday against Washington.
 
Hot8/7/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton extended his hitting streak to five games with a four-hit performance Wednesday against the Nationals.
Insight: He's batting .476 since his return from the disabled list. Upton's last four-hit game before Wednesday came on August 17, 2012 against the Angels.
 
8/6/2013 10:14:00 PM
Description: Braves center fielder B.J. Upton has hit safely in all four games since coming off the disabled list.
Insight: He went 2-for-4 with two steals and a run Tuesday against Washington. Of course, he also struck out twice in the game and has fanned seven times in 16 at-bats since the team activated him. Upton is nearing the Mendoza line, but he still has just eight homers and 10 steals one year after blasting 28 longballs and swiping 31 bags.
 
8/3/2013 1:53:00 PM
Description: The Braves activated center fielder B.J. Upton from the disabled list on Saturday and have him back in the starting lineup playing center field and batting seventh.
Insight: A strained adductor had kept Upton sidelined for the last three weeks. Even for the low-average Upton, 2013 has been a struggle. He's batting just .177 with an OPS (.565) almost 200 points below his normal production level.
 
8/2/2013 8:30:00 PM
Description: The Braves might activate center fielder B.J. Upton from the disabled list on Saturday. SOURCE: David O'Brien, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: A strained adductor has kept Upton sidelined for the last three weeks. Upton began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday. As long as he doesn't suffer a setback on Friday, he should be back in the Braves' starting nine Saturday or Sunday.
 
7/30/2013 4:45:00 PM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton (abductor) is scheduled to start a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: Upton, who suffered a right abductor strain before the All-Star break, is scheduled to play three games with Triple-A Gwinnett before returning to the big leagues. He's hitting a paltry .177 with eight homers, 20 RBI, 23 runs, seven steals and a .565 OPS in 84 games this season.
 
7/29/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton (abductor) is expected to start a minor league rehab assignment this week, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
Insight: Upton suffered a right abductor strain before the All-Star break. He's hitting a paltry .177 with eight homers, 20 RBI, 23 runs, seven steals and a .565 OPS in 84 games this season.
 
7/14/2013 12:31:00 PM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton (abductor) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: Upton has a right abductor strain. The outfielder has had a terrible season, batting .177 with a .565 OPS.
 
7/12/2013 9:51:00 PM
Description: Atlanta center fielder B.J. Upton's injury is being called a "strained adductor." SOURCE: David O'Brien, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: There's almost no chance we see Upton (.177, 8 HR, 20 RBI) again before the All-Star break. Reed Johnson is likely to play center field while he's out.
 
7/12/2013 8:39:00 PM
Description: Braves center fielder B.J. Upton suffered an injury Friday night against Cincinnati. SOURCE: MLB.com
Insight: Upton hurt himself going after a base hit by Reds third baseman Todd Frazier. The injury occurred in the first inning so Upton never had a chance to bat. Reed Johnson has entered the game in Upton's place.