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Melvin Upton

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Cleveland Indians Left Field Age: 36-22d Exp: 10.126 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#2 overall), 2002 Country: United States Agent(s): Larry Reynolds (Reynolds Sports Management)

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Indians – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Melvin Upton signed a 1 year / $1,500,000 contract with the Cleveland Indians, including $1,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,500,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,500,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 33 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 $1,500,000($1,500,000)
    2019 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Incentives: $4.25M
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2017Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2016-2017Retained

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $21,900,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,950,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2013-2017

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $72,500,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000,000
    Average Salary $14,500,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,825,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,825,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2010-2010

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $435,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $435,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2008-2008

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $412,100
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $412,100
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2007-2007

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $386,900
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $386,900
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2002 Player Cash Earnings - $4,600,000 - $4,600,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $386,900 - - $386,900
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $412,100 - - $412,100
    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
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $10,450,000 - - $10,450,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $11,450,000 - - $11,450,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (11 seasons)
    $88,309,000 $7,600,000 - $95,909,000
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $16,059,000 $4,600,000 - $20,659,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $25,900,000 $3,000,000 - $28,900,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $36,350,000 - - $36,350,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

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

    Mar 19 2018Released by Cleveland (CLE)
    Dec 15 2017Signed a minor league contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Apr 2 2017Released by Toronto (TOR)
    Jul 26 2016Traded to Toronto (TOR) from San Diego (SD) with cash considerations for Hansel Rodriguez
    Apr 5 2015Traded to San Diego (SD) from Atlanta (ATL) with Craig Kimbrel for Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubeck and 2015 1st round pick (#41)
    Nov 28 2012Signed a 5 year $72.5 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Jan 17 2012Signed a 1 year $7 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Jan 18 2011Signed a 1 year $4.825 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Feb 14 2010Awarded a 1 year $3 million contract through arbitration with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Feb 25 2009Signed a 1 year $435k contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Mar 9 2008Signed a 1 year $412k contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Mar 1 2007Signed a 1 year $386k contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Jun 4 2002Drafted by Tampa Bay (TB): Round 1 (#2 overall)

  • Injuries

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2016 SD 149 129 492 64 117 15 3 20 61 37 28 155 .238 .291 .402 .693 1.86
    2015 SD 87 47 205 23 53 12 4 5 17 21 10 62 .259 .327 .429 .756 1.5
    2014 ATL 141 135 519 67 108 19 5 12 35 57 20 173 .208 .287 .333 .620 -0.33
    2013 ATL 126 111 391 30 72 14 0 9 26 44 12 151 .184 .268 .289 .557 -1.73
    2012 TB 146 144 573 79 141 29 3 28 78 45 31 169 .246 .298 .454 .752 2.7
    2011 TB 153 150 560 82 136 27 4 23 81 71 36 161 .243 .331 .429 .760 3.24
    2010 TB 154 147 536 89 127 38 4 18 62 67 42 164 .237 .322 .424 .746 0
    2010 ARI 133 129 493 72 134 26 3 17 69 64 18 151 .272 .356 .440 .796 0
    2009 TB 144 141 560 79 135 33 4 11 55 57 42 152 .241 .313 .373 .686 0
    2009 ARI 137 134 522 81 157 30 7 26 86 55 20 136 .301 .366 .534 .900 0
    2008 TB 145 142 529 85 145 37 2 9 67 97 44 134 .274 .384 .403 .787 0
    2008 ARI 108 100 356 52 89 19 6 15 42 54 1 121 .250 .353 .463 .816 0
    Totals 1,795 1,673 6,350 906 1,587 332 49 219 772 745 328 1,920 0.250 0.329 0.421 0.750 7.24