Justin Upton

HS Grad 2005
Age 30 and 3 mos
Age on 2005 Draft 17 and 9 mos
Position(s) SS  
Ht/Wt 6-2, 187 lb
School  Great Bridge
Hometown  Chesapeake, VA USA
Summer Team  AAU
Fall Team  Tidewater Devil Rays
MLB Debut 
Diamondbacks Aug 02, 2007
MLB Draft 
Round 1 by Diamondbacks in 2005
National Rank - Class of 2005
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - SS
VA State Rank - Class of 2005
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Position - SS

4 yr Commitment
North Carolina State

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Latest Showcase Report
2004 National Showcase   Jun 18, 2004
PG Grade: 10
Justin Upton is one of the top tools guys ever. He has high hips, an extremely MLB type 6'2/187 body. He's a shortstop just like his older brother BJ who was the 2nd pick of the 2001 draft and already in the Big Leagues. While Justin shows high SS grades his tools might be graded higher than anyone in history as a center fielder. Upton’s 6.23 speed in the 60 is unsurpassed in Perfect Game Showcase history and the ball comes off his bat with a different sound than other hitters this age. Upton looked smooth and polished at shortstop and didn’t play any centerfield, as has been talked about at times. He scores big in all departments. He even threw another wrinkle into his tools package, touching 94 mph in a quick inning on the mound. He exceeded all expectations as the #1 ranked player for 2005. Justin was selected to the AFLAC All American Team and received the Jackie Robinson award as the top player in High School. baseball.
PG Career Progression
Best PG Grade: 10.00
PG Grade

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 94 mph
99.91% Rank
best 94  avg 83
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 95  avg 82
 (2005 class)
60 6.23 sec
99.96% Rank
best 6.23  avg 7.45
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 6.23  avg 7.44
 (2005 class)
IF 91 mph
99.64% Rank
best 92  avg 77
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 92  avg 77
 (2005 class)
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