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Willie Upshaw 1BBlue Jays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
10 4736 .262 .335 .419 .271 15
Birth Date4-27-1957
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1978 TOR 21 95 250 224 26 53 8 2 1 68 21 35 0 3 2 17 4 6 .237 .298 .304 .232 -3.4 -4.4 -0.9
1980 TOR 23 34 68 61 10 13 3 1 1 21 6 14 0 0 1 5 1 0 .213 .284 .344 .261 1.8 0.4 0.2
1981 TOR 24 61 123 111 15 19 3 1 4 36 11 16 1 0 0 10 2 1 .171 .252 .324 .228 -3.8 -1.0 -0.5
1982 TOR 25 160 646 580 77 155 25 7 21 257 52 91 1 3 10 75 8 8 .267 .327 .443 .269 9.1 8.5 1.9
1983 TOR 26 160 655 579 99 177 26 7 27 298 61 98 5 7 3 104 10 7 .306 .373 .515 .303 32.5 11.6 4.7
1984 TOR 27 152 635 569 79 158 31 9 19 264 55 86 5 3 3 84 10 4 .278 .345 .464 .285 24.1 6.6 3.3
1985 TOR 28 148 557 501 79 138 31 5 15 224 48 71 4 3 1 65 8 8 .275 .342 .447 .279 11.8 3.1 1.6
1986 TOR 29 155 661 573 85 144 28 6 9 211 78 87 2 4 4 60 23 5 .251 .341 .368 .262 4.5 14.2 2.0
1987 TOR 30 150 577 512 68 125 22 4 15 200 58 78 3 1 3 58 10 11 .244 .324 .391 .259 1.5 17.4 1.9
1988 CLE 31 149 564 493 58 121 22 3 11 182 62 66 2 4 3 50 12 9 .245 .330 .369 .265 3.0 5.6 0.9
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Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1978 TOR MLB 95 250 .232 .261 .323 .384 .263 .272 103 -6.7 6.5 -1.8 -4.4 -0.6 -3.4 -0.9 -3.4 -0.9
1979 SYR AAA 140 591 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 TOR MLB 34 68 .261 .263 .323 .388 .261 .261 100 0.1 1.8 -1 0.4 1.2 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2
1980 SYR AAA 100 433 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 TOR MLB 61 123 .228 .253 .313 .370 .260 .165 100 -3.7 3.1 -1.4 -1.0 -2.4 -3.8 -0.5 -3.8 -0.5
1982 TOR MLB 160 646 .269 .263 .325 .401 .265 .285 104 6.1 17.4 -11.2 8.5 -2.4 9.1 1.9 9.1 1.9
1983 TOR MLB 160 655 .303 .267 .327 .404 .267 .325 106 28.2 17.8 -11.4 11.6 -0.9 32.5 4.7 32.5 4.7
1984 TOR MLB 152 635 .285 .263 .322 .397 .265 .298 97 16.1 17.0 -10.9 6.6 0.5 24.1 3.3 24.1 3.3
1985 TOR MLB 148 557 .279 .265 .330 .409 .269 .294 98 10.3 15.2 -9.7 3.1 -0.8 11.8 1.6 11.8 1.6
1986 TOR MLB 155 661 .262 .262 .329 .408 .267 .281 101 1.1 18.3 -11.7 14.2 0.0 4.5 2.0 4.5 2.0
1987 TOR MLB 150 577 .259 .266 .331 .428 .266 .262 99 -0.9 17.0 -10.7 17.4 -1.6 1.5 1.9 1.5 1.9
1988 CLE MLB 149 564 .265 .257 .321 .388 .266 .262 97 2.6 14.8 -9.3 5.6 -2.0 3.0 0.9 3.0 0.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1978 TOR MLB 250 26 53 8 2 1 17 21 35 4 6 .237 .298 .304 .067 .232 -3.4 -4.4 -0.9
1979 SYR AAA 591 71 131 25 8 12 68 52 90 3 3 .249 .320 .395 .146 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1980 TOR MLB 68 10 13 3 1 1 5 6 14 1 0 .213 .284 .344 .131 .261 1.8 0.4 0.2
1980 SYR AAA 433 55 91 13 7 9 52 65 62 11 7 .254 .369 .405 .151 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1981 TOR MLB 123 15 19 3 1 4 10 11 16 2 1 .171 .252 .324 .153 .228 -3.8 -1.0 -0.5
1982 TOR MLB 646 77 155 25 7 21 75 52 91 8 8 .267 .327 .443 .176 .269 9.1 8.5 1.9
1983 TOR MLB 655 99 177 26 7 27 104 61 98 10 7 .306 .373 .515 .209 .303 32.5 11.6 4.7
1984 TOR MLB 635 79 158 31 9 19 84 55 86 10 4 .278 .345 .464 .186 .285 24.1 6.6 3.3
1985 TOR MLB 557 79 138 31 5 15 65 48 71 8 8 .275 .342 .447 .172 .279 11.8 3.1 1.6
1986 TOR MLB 661 85 144 28 6 9 60 78 87 23 5 .251 .341 .368 .117 .262 4.5 14.2 2.0
1987 TOR MLB 577 68 125 22 4 15 58 58 78 10 11 .244 .324 .391 .146 .259 1.5 17.4 1.9
1988 CLE MLB 564 58 121 22 3 11 50 62 66 12 9 .245 .330 .369 .124 .265 3.0 5.6 0.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Marvin Miller and Pat GillickJay Jaffe2010-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Nats Bats Fall FlatSteven Goldman2008-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: In the Arms of an AngelDan Fox2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: Any Infielder Will DoSteven Goldman2005-07-25
This article requires BP Premium accessYou Could Look It Up: 1984 Part I: Sparky Was WatchingSteven Goldman2004-02-17
The Class of 2004: Analyzing the HittersJay Jaffe2004-01-06


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