Melvin Upton
Left Field
Drafted: Round 1 (#2 overall), 2002
Experience: 10.126 Years
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,500,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$1,500,000 Free Agent:2019 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
2018 Contract details by year 33 $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.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus 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
13 seasons $88,309,000 $7,600,000 - $95,909,000

Cap Hit

AAV

Cash

  • Mar 19 2018

    Released by Cleveland (CLE)

  • Dec 15 2017

    Signed a minor league contract with Cleveland (CLE)

  • Apr 2 2017

    Released by Toronto (TOR)

  • Jul 26 2016

    Traded to Toronto (TOR) from San Diego (SD) with cash considerations for Hansel Rodriguez

  • Apr 5 2015

    Traded 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 2012

    Signed a 5 year $72.5 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)

  • Jan 17 2012

    Signed a 1 year $7 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)

  • Jan 18 2011

    Signed a 1 year $4.825 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)

  • Feb 14 2010

    Awarded a 1 year $3 million contract through arbitration with Tampa Bay (TB)

  • Feb 25 2009

    Signed a 1 year $435k contract with Tampa Bay (TB)

  • Mar 9 2008

    Signed a 1 year $412k contract with Tampa Bay (TB)

  • Mar 1 2007

    Signed a 1 year $386k contract with Tampa Bay (TB)

  • Jun 4 2002

    Drafted by Tampa Bay (TB): Round 1 (#2 overall)