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B. J. Upton

B J Upton
Upton at bat for the Rays
MLB Player information
NameB. J. Upton
PositionCenter fielder
MLB debutAugust 2, 2004 for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Career statistics
Batting average.255
Home runs84
Runs batted in346
Stolen bases191
* Tampa Bay Rays (2004 present)
* Hit for the cycle (October 2, 2009)

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Melvin Emmanuel "B. J." Upton (born August 21, 1984, in Norfolk, Virginia) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the Tampa Bay Rays. Upton is a graduate of Greenbrier Christian Academy.

His nickname, B. J., is short for "Bossman Junior" because his father was once known as Bossman. His brother Justin Upton plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. B.J. and Justin are the only two brothers in MLB history to be selected in the number one and two slot of the draft (in separate years). The Upton brothers are also the first brothers to make it into the 20/20 Club (both have hit 20 home runs and have 20 stolen bases in a season).

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