A Major League Baseball (MLB) outfielder for the Seattle Mariners, Justin Irvin Upton was born on August 25, 1987, in New York City (MLB).
He has previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim in Major League Baseball.
Both the Braves and the Padres have had him as a teammate with his brother, B. J. Upton. Right fielder Ryan Upton has played in left field for the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and Detroit Tigers during the course of his career.
The Arizona Diamondbacks chose Justin Upton in the first round of the MLB draft in 2005, and he made his major league debut with the team in 2007.
When it comes to awards, he’s earned three Silver Sluggers and made four All-Star teams. For the first time in MLB history, the first and second choices of the first round were picked by identical twin brothers.
Melvin and Yvonne (née Gordon) Upton had a son named Upton. It was Melvin’s job to work as a collegiate basketball official and his wife Yvonne’s job to teach at Norfolk State University, where they both played football and basketball, respectively.
Three-year-old Melvin Upton Jr., a teammate of Upton’s, was also a baseball player. Mark Reynolds, David Wright, and Ryan Zimmerman were all teammates of the Upton brothers on their travel teams.
Cameron Maybin and Upton faced off in an Amateur Athletic Union competition.
How Much Does Justin Upton Make?
The annual pay that he takes home is around $700.000.