Melvin Upton

Center Field Age: 30 Exp: 8.126 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#2 overall), 2002 Agent(s): Larry Reynolds (Reynolds Sports Management)
  • Current Contract

    Melvin Upton signed a 5 year / $72,500,000 contract with the Atlanta Braves, including a $3,000,000 signing bonus, and an annual average salary of $14,500,000. In 2015, Upton will earn a base salary of $14,450,000. Upton has a cap hit of $15,050,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $72,500,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000,000
    Average Salary $14,500,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2013 Contract details by year $12,450,000 $600,000 $13,050,000
    2014 Contract details by year $13,450,000 $600,000 $14,050,000
    2015 Contract details by year $14,450,000 $600,000 $15,050,000
    2016 Contract details by year $15,450,000 $600,000 $16,050,000
    2017 Contract details by year $16,450,000 $600,000 $17,050,000
    2018 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Total Salary
    2012 Contract details by year $7,000,000 $7,000,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    1 Player Cash Earnings $386,900 - - $386,900
    1 Player Cash Earnings $412,100 - - $412,100
    2002 Player Cash Earnings - $4,600,000 - $4,600,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $435,000 - - $435,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $4,825,000 - - $4,825,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $12,450,000 $3,000,000 - $15,450,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $13,450,000 - - $13,450,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $14,450,000 - - $14,450,000
    Est. Earnings (9 seasons) $56,409,000 $7,600,000 - $64,009,000
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    05/07/2011 Player contract details by year 2 games $52,732 Arguing with umpire against Baltimore (BAL)
    05/07/2011 Player contract details by year Verbal or other Non-Physical Offense Against Official $1,500 Arguig with umpires
    $2 $54,232
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Melvin Upton ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($15,050,000) Rank
    MLB: #53
    National: #25
    National East: #9
    Atlanta Braves: #1
    Center Field: #3

    Total Cash ($14,450,000) Rank
    MLB: #60
    Center Field: #3

    Average Annual ($14,500,000) Rank
    MLB: #61
    Center Field: #4