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Justin Upton (LF,RF)

San Diego Padres - 100% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Justin Upton adds his second home run of the season while going 1 for 3 with a walk. His average is at .308 on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is hitting the ball well. He still tends to strike out once a game. He is still a solid pick to put in your lineup for both year long and DFS. His average is a solid .300 with two home runs on the year. Today he faces Chase Anderson, who he has two at-bats against, hitting one home run.

 

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Yesterday Justin Upton went 1 for 2 along with 2 walks. He also scored twice in the 6-4 win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton has been seeing the baseball well all season long. His average is sitting at .308 on the season with a .944 OPS (on-base plus slugging). Roster this guy as much as possible today against a weak pitcher in De La Rosa for Arizona.

 

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Tonight Justin Upton added two more RBIs on his two hits on the night. Justin Upton now has three RBIs on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton continues to swing a hot bat and keeps finding holes in the defense. In his 2 for 4 performance tonight he raised his average to .250 on the year. If you play DFS I would check to see if he is in the lineup tomorrow since Bud Black likes to give guys days off on Sundays. If he is in the lineup roster him for cheap because he is hitting .538 against Jake Peavy. In your year long league look to keep him in your lineup or try to trade for him if you don't already have him.

 

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Justin Upton went 1 for 5 in a 1-0 lost to the Giants last night. This dropped his batting average to .235 on the season. He also left four on base late in the game.

Fantasy Impact: I think you sit Justin Upton for the rest of the week, if you have a deep outfield. He just seems to be pressing at the plate and just missing the sweet part of the bat. For those that play DFS do not start him tonight against Tim Lincecum. He is hitting .204 against Lincecum and a OPS of .601 in 54 plate appearances.

 

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Justin Upton got his first triple last night in the first inning. He went 1-4 and adding an RBI on his triple off Greinke.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton looked good at the plate last night. He is now hitting .250 and has an OPS of .333. He is someone I would wait out another few days for those that play DFS and those sitting him in their year long league. For those that play DFS he has only faced McCarthy three times and has not recorded at hit.

 

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In the Cactus League victory over the Giants, the Padres new left fielder went 2-3 with a home run and an RBI double.

Fantasy Impact: With 164 home runs before his 27th birthday, Justin Upton is the real deal. He already has good stats at Petco Park, so he may even take a step forward in his new environment.

 

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Batting 4th Justin Upton was 1-3 with a home run. He did strike out once.

Fantasy Impact: Upton told all the Padres fans to get ready for some excitement with his home run today. Upton is a solid fantasy star, draft him with confidence.

 

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Upton was traded to San Diego in mid-December, and was officially made available by the team for the first time in a press conference Tuesday (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: Upton, 27, is one of three acquisitions that make up a completely revamped Padres outfield. The others are declining superstar Matt Kemp and 2013 Rookie of the Year Wil Myers. Over his last three years, Upton has posted a .271/.350/.462 slash line overall, and .255/.345/.412 slash line at Petco Park. The move to a notorious pitchers park will slightly erode Upton's fantasy value, but Turner Field wasn't exactly a bandbox, so it should not crater his value. It will be hard to project his production based on the lineup around him in San Diego, as the Padres are barely recognizable compared to last season's version.

 

John Hart, Braves president of baseball operations, has neared the finish line in his grand scheme to make the Braves relevant in 2016 and beyond. 2015 will be a rebuilding year. The Braves will get Max Fried, Jace Peterson, Dustin Peterson, and Mallex Smith while giving up Upton and a low-level prospect. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Petco is more pitcher-friendly than most parks so it's interesting that San Diego is loading up with power. This move, regardless of the park, will help Upton's numbers, as he will have good hitters around him in the lineup.