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Justin Upton (LF,CF)

Detroit Tigers - 84% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Upton went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Tigers 6-2 loss to Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: In his past seven games, Upton is batting .320 going 8-for-25 with two home runs. He is too talented to struggle all season, it is just too early to tell if he can be this productive the rest of the season.

 

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In an extremely light-scoring game on Monday, Tigers OF Justin Upton provided the only run in the second inning with a solo home run. Upton was 2-for-3.

Fantasy Impact: Upton is slowly salvaging his season and has seen moderate improvements since the beginning of July. He now has 10 home runs and 39 RBI, but is batting a paltry .236 with an OBP of only .289.

 

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Justin Upton finished 1-for-4 in the last game of the first half, a 6-1 loss for Detroit against Toronto. Upton is 11-for-38 in July with five extra-base hits, four RBI, and four runs scored. He has a .670 OPS this season.

Fantasy Impact: Upton has been a massive disappointment this season, but has four multi-hit games in his last eight games and has seen his batting average jump from .227 to .235 since the beginning of the month. Even with a nice boost in his statistics since the beginning of the month, Upton is still not worthy of a starting OF position in standard leagues with a pace of 16 home runs and 69 RBI.

 

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Upton went 2-for-4 including two singles in the Tigers 12-1 loss to Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: He was the only Tiger with multiple hits in another ugly loss to the tribe. Upton has fared better lately batting .276 with four RBI in his last seven games. Overall, he is batting .233 with eight home runs and 36 RBI this season.

 

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Upton went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the Tigers 5-1 win against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Upton has fared better over his last 30 games batting .252 with five home runs and 25 RBI. Hardly what the Tigers and fantasy owners were expecting at the beginning of the season.

 

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Upton went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the Tigers 3-2 win against Tampa Bay.

Fantasy Impact: In the current series against Tampa Bay, Upton has gone 3-for-13 with an RBI and two runs scored.

 

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Upton went 1-for-4 with a key RBI single in the ninth inning of the Tigers 10-7 comeback win against the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Upton is still struggling batting 13-for-59 and a .220 batting average in his last 15 games. He does have four home runs in that span so he still has power potential at any time. With a .228 batting average this season he hasn't put enough good games together in a row to be trusted as a contributor to your fantasy lineup.

 

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Upton went 2-for-5 with two home runs one of which was a walk-off winner in the 12th inning of the Tigers 8-7 victory against Seattle. He also ended up with three RBI, two runs scored and a steal in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Upton has had a good stretch lately batting 19-for-61 with five home runs and 19 RBI in his last 15 games.

 

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Upton went 1-for-4 with a ninth inning solo home run in the Tigers 10-3 loss to the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: While Upton has struggled his first couple months as a Tiger he has slowly shown signs of turning it around batting .267 with two home runs and 14 RBI in his last 15 games.

 

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Justin Upton is getting hot

Wed, Jun 15th 8:47am EDT
By Roy Widrig

Justin Upton was 2-for-4 with four RBI on Tuesday, hitting a double and a triple and scoring a pair of runs himself. He has hit in a modest four consecutive games.

Fantasy Impact: Upton may be slowly coming around. His numbers over the season are pitiful so far, with only four HR and 22 RBI, so fantasy owners will need that resurgence to come sooner rather than later.

 

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Justin Upton homers in win

Tue, Jun 7th 11:33am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Justin Upton hit his fourth home run of the season in the Tigers' blowout win over the White Sox on Monday. Upton finished 2-for-4, including a walk, with three RBI and three runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: Don't look now, but Upton may be entering one of his famous hot streaks. It's too early to tell for sure, but he now has hits in each of his last four games, including multi-hits in each of his last two. It's been a long time coming for owners, but patience may be paying off at this point as the Tigers continue to heat up.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with a walk and RBI in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: Upton's struggles have continued. He was a bit better in May than he was in April, but that's not saying much since he still finished the month with an OPS of only .612. Upton has been a streaky hitter over his career, and owners are hoping he begins to take off sooner than later.

 

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Justin Upton is out of the Tigers lineup Wednesday with a quad injury. (Source: MLBLineups on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Upton has not been playing well since the season began so having this time off may not be so bad. It is questionable how long Upton will be out for but the injury does not seem to be DL threatening. Expect him to be back on the field within the next few days.

 

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Justin Upton is not in the Tigers' lineup on Tuesday against the Phillies. Mike Aviles will start in Upton's place in left field.

Fantasy Impact: Upton was scratched from Monday's lineup with quad tightness, and he's obviously not fully recovered yet. The Tigers have called him "day-to-day" with the injury, and fantasy owners should continue to monitor Upton's progress.

 

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Justin Upton sat out of Monday's game with a quad injury, as Steven Moya started in his place, and is day-to-day for Tuesday's game. This break may not be a bad thing for Upton, who has a .225 batting average and no home runs in 71 at-bats this month. He has a .589 OPS this season. (Source: MLive)

Fantasy Impact: Nothing has gone right for Upton this season, as he had a five-game hitting streak just before this injury, and now is on the bench again. He only has two home runs and one stolen base in 43 games this season, striking out 66 times in 166 at-bats, a season after posting 26 home runs and 19 stolen bases. Upton is 5-for-13 with two home runs in his career against the Phillies projected starter on Tuesday, Jeremy Hellickson, so he could be a decent play if injures do not hold him out.

 

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Tigers OF Justin Upton was 2-for-4 on Wednesday, extending his modest hitting streak to four games. He added and RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Upton is slowly coming around in 2016, but is still struggling to hit the ball out of the spacious Comerica Field or drive in any runs. His RBI single on Wednesday was his first since May 8th.

 

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Justin Upton's slump continues

Fri, May 13th 8:30am EDT
By Roy Widrig

The Tigers have lost nine of their last 10 games and much of the blame is currently being placed on the outfielders offense. Through the last 10 games, Justin Upton is hitting just .135 (5-for-37).

Fantasy Impact: Upton is catastrophically below his career-normal numbers and is showing very little sign of breaking out. In some cases, Upton is already being dropped in shallow leagues as shown by his 93% ownership on Yahoo. It's still way too early to cut him off completely, though, and if there's ever someone to stash while he's slumping, it's Upton. He is an ultimate buy-low candidate right now.

 

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Justin Upton finished 0-for-2 with an RBI and two walks in a 8-3 loss for the Tigers on Sunday against the Rangers. Upton had a hitless weekend series against the Tigers, but did have two walks on both Saturday and Sunday. Upton's first season in Detroit has not been a strong one, as he has a .612 OPS in 119 at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Upton had doubles in back-to-back games coming into this weekend, so his hitless weekend is a massive disappointment for fantasy owners. The biggest issue for Upton is his strikeouts, as he has struck out 47 times this season and has struck out in nine of the last 10 games. Until he can have better plate discipline, he will not be the top-20 OF that fantasy owners assumed that he would be.

 

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Justin Upton heating up quickly

Wed, May 4th 8:38am EDT
By Roy Widrig

The Tigers' big offseason signee Justin Upton is starting to come around at the dish. After a 2-for-4 night on Tuesday, Upton now holds a five-game hitting streak in which he's 10-for-21.

Fantasy Impact: Upton owners must be salivating at the thought of their man heating up in one of baseball's best lineups. Keep and eye on the situation as it seems more likely that his power will break out soon as well.

 

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Justin Upton was moved to No. 5 in the Tigers' batting order Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Upton responded by going hitless once again, including three more Ks. His OPS is now down to .501, and he has only a single HR and no SB to this point in the season. It's an extremely disappointing start for Upton, to say the least.

 

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Justin Upton has not had a great start to his career with the Detroit Tigers, but finished 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a 2-1 loss to the Indians on Friday. Upton only has a .594 OPS in his first 66 at-bats in Motown, with 27 strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Upton has struck out in each of his first 15 games of the season and the double on Friday was Upton's first extra-base hit since April 9. Fantasy owners saw Upton as a foundational piece, combining power and speed with a better run producing opportunity in Detroit, but Upton has fallen flat with only three RBI over his first 15 games. Although he has been poor over the first 15 games, fantasy owners need to remember that there are still 147 games left in the season, Upton has a career .822 OPS, and that he stole 19 bases in 2015.

 

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Justin Upton was hitless for the second consecutive game. He's now 0-for-9 over his last two games.

Fantasy Impact: Upton's average was sitting at .333 less than a week ago, and the early going has greater impact on hot streaks and slumps. Still, the strikeouts are becoming a concern, as is the fact that Upton has one HR and no SB so far this season.

 

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Justin Upton has gotten off to a slow start to the season. He's posted an OPS of .579 over his first 19 at-bats, with no walks to eight strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: While it's a slow start, three of Upton's four hits have gone for extra bases. It's still too early to be overly concerned for Upton, who's likely pressing a bit with his new team.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-5 with a double and three strikeouts against the Marlins on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: It was not a great showing for J-Up, but he managed to avoid the golden sombrero (four strikeouts) with his second double of the season. Still, Upton is batting .273 so far, and is an obvious must play against the Yankees in the upcoming series. Look for his power bat to wake up then.

 

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Justin Upton left Wednesday's Spring Training game against the Washington Nationals for "precautionary reasons" after having his left ankle stepped on by Anthony Gose. (Source: Jayson Stark on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although Upton is scheduled to serve as the DH for Thursday's game, whether he plays depends on how his ankle feels in the morning. Fortunately, early reports are that the injury is likely not serious, but keep an eye on the situation as drafts approach. With a current FantasyPros ECR of 35 against an ADP of 52, Upton is being heavily undervalued, being drafted a full 17 picks later than his ECR. If healthy, Upton would be an absolute steal of a pick. Expect Upton to hit 25-plus home runs with double digit steals.

 

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Justin Upton signed with the Detroit Tigers for six year, 132.75 million. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton provides an immediate boost to the Tigers offense. With the Detroit power bats, J-Up will have some much needed protection in the lineup, unlike last year with the Padres. At minimum this should revert his average numbers back to normal (~.270) and could give his RBI and R numbers a boost as well. That and the ball park only mean good things, so move him up in your draft rankings accordingly.

 

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Justin Upton done for the year

Sat, Oct 3rd 3:21am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Upton has not been cleared to swing a bat due to his neck strain and so will miss the last three games of the season. (Source: Corey Brock on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He has had a very good fantasy season. He produced 26 HR with 85 runs scored, 81 RBI and 19 stolen bases. His main flaw was a disappointing .251 batting average. He should be owned in most leagues in 2016.

 

Upton went 1-for-3 with a walk in the 3-0 victory. He drove in his 81st RBI of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is a very good fantasy OF with his main drawback being a mediocre batting average.

 

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Upton went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored in the 10-4 victory. The three RBI bring his season total to 80.

Fantasy Impact: He is a very good fantasy OF despite his mediocre batting average.

 

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Justin Upton with a RBI Saturday

Sun, Sep 20th 12:25am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Upton went 1-for-3 with a RBI

Fantasy Impact: Upton is up to 77 RBI on the season. He is still a really good fantasy OF.

 

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Upton went 1-for-4 with a walk in the 7-4 defeat. He scored a run and knocked in another.

Fantasy Impact: The RBI brings his total up to 76 on the season. The total is not elite but it is part of the total package of stats that Upton brings his owners. When all of the numbers are done for the season, he will end up as a good fantasy OF in most setups.

 

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Justin Upton with a HR Tuesday

Wed, Sep 16th 2:20am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Upton went 3-for-4 with a solo HR. He also scored later in the game. The HR was his 26th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Upton is a very good fantasy OF and should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Upton went 0-4 with a walk and two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: He is still a really good option in most leagues.

 

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Upton went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: He is a strong fantasy OF who often finds some way to help your team from week to week.

 

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Justin Upton with a HR Friday

Sat, Sep 12th 1:23am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Justin Upton went 2-for-3 while also getting hit by a pitch. He hit a solo HR for the only run San Diego would score Friday. The HR was his 25th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is a very good fantasy OF.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in the 6-4 loss Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is a very good fantasy OF with the main complaint being his low batting average.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-4 with a stolen base on Sundat in the 5-1 defeat. The stolen base was his 19th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He is closing in on 20 steals for the season which is a very nice outcome given he also provides HRs and RBIs to his owners. The mixture of SB, HR, and RBI are what help him to be a very good fantasy OF despite his low batting average.

 

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Justin Upton went 3-for-3 with a walk in the 10-7 victory. He scored three runs and knocked in a run.

Fantasy Impact: He is a very good fantasy OF and should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a run scored on Wednesday. When he scored his run, it put the Padres up 3-2 but they blew the lead late and lost 4-3 in extra innings.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is a very good fantasy OF who should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-5 with a solo HR on Sunday. The HR was his 24th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Upton's numbers are quite helpful in a great many leagues. Just make sure to have the team in place to absorb the blow to your batting average.

 

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Justin Upton hit a HR Friday

Sat, Aug 29th 4:06am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Justin Upton went 1-for-4 with a HR in the 7-1 defeat. The solo HR was the 23rd of the season for Upton.

Fantasy Impact: He is a very good OF who should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with two HRs that totaled three runs during Wednesday's road game. The HRs bring his season total to 22, with only seven of them on the road.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is a very strong OF with his main fantasy drawback being his batting average. He should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI in the 8-0 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He is still a very good OF and should be started in most leagues.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-4 with a walk on Friday. He scored a run and was caught stealing.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is still a very good fantasy OF.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a walk. He scored a run in the 5-3 victory Monday.

Fantasy Impact: He is still very good and should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a run knocked in. He attempted a stolen base but was unsuccessful.

Fantasy Impact: Still a very good fantasy OF with the main drawback being his weak batting average.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with two walks in the 9-5 win. He scored twice to continue a solid season.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is still a very good OF who should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with a walk on Monday. His lone hit was a two run HR that accounted for all of the runs for his team in a 2-1 victory. The HR was his 20th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Own him in most leagues. Enjoy it when he is on a run like this.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-4 with a solo HR in the 5-3 defeat. The HR was his 19th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Still an OF who should be owned in virtually all leagues he is eligible for.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a walk in the 4-3 defeat. He drove in two runs and stole a base. The stolen base was his 18th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton should be owned in most leagues.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a run scored Wednesday in the 8-5 loss,

Fantasy Impact: He is not perfect but he is still an awfully good fantasy OF, especially if you have the complimentary players to help offset his batting average.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI in the 5-3 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He has a regrettable batting average but his counting stats are still quite productive. He deserves to be owned.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-5 but that lone hit was a three run HR in the ninth inning to knock in the winning runs.

Fantasy Impact: Close your eyes, ignore the day to day ebbs and flows except for injuries and Upton will very likely leave you with numbers that will be a big help.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with three RBI on Wednesday. Included in his success was a solo HR. The HR was his 17th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: I understand that some owners get frustrated over Upton's cold spells but as long as he stays healthy, the final numbers will still be enough to make him a high-end OF.

 

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Justin Upton hit a HR Sunday

Mon, Jul 27th 4:30am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo HR on Sunday. The HR was his 16th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is an elite OF. His batting average is not elite and he will go through some dry spells. Despite the average and the dry spells, barring injuries, the counting stats will be there at the end of the season.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with two runs scored. His lone hit was a solo HR.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is still an elite option at OF.

 

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Justin Upton went 0-for-3 but managed a walk and a stolen base. The stolen base was his 17th of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton ended the first half with 14 HR, 17 stolen bases, 44 runs scored and 48 RBI. He is a top OF option.

 

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Justin Update sat out Wednesday to rest a sore left oblique. With a day off Thursday, the rest is currently being classified as trying to get ahead of the problem to hopefully avoid further strain. (Source: MLB.com Padres page)

Fantasy Impact: He is still an elite OF and you should not drop him unless this turns out to be a severe injury, and then only drop if it is a redraft league.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-4 on Friday with his 16th stolen base of the season.

Fantasy Impact: He has been relatively quiet lately but the increase in stolen bases adds a new upside to an already elite player. Own him.

 

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When you drafted Justin Upton it was purely for his power. This is his free-agent year and he is doing everything he can to make sure he is rewarded this winter. He now has 14 HR with 15 SB, putting him on track for his first 30/30 season.

Fantasy Impact: Upton's career high in stolen bases is 21 which came back in 2011 with the Dismondbacks. The previous two seasons with the Braves he only combined for 16. He is currently ranked as the 19th overall fantasy player this season and I don't see any reason for him to regress.

 

Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a walk. One of his hits was a two-run HR that ended up being the game winning runs.

Fantasy Impact: I am becoming repetitive in English so today's version of "Justin Upton is an elite outfielder" will be in Portuguese. Justin Upton é um outfielder elite. This translation is brought to you via Google.

 

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Justin Upton with a RBI Friday

Sat, Jun 27th 1:44am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Justin Upton went 1-for-4 with a RBI Friday.

Fantasy Impact: He is still a top OF and should be owned in all leagues.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a stolen base on Wednesday. The stolen base was his 15th of the season, while the two hits were 40% of the hits the Padres managed in the game.

Fantasy Impact: He is still a top OF and should be owned in all leagues.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-4 on Friday but still had three productive plate appearances. He walked to drive in a run, he flew out to knock in a run and then he doubled in the ninth inning to put the tying run in scoring position.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton once again produced. He should be owned in all leagues.

 

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Justin Upton went 0-for-2 but hit a sacrifice fly and drew a walk. He also chipped in with a stolen base.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is elite. Own him if you can find a way to do it without overpaying.

 

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Justin Upton with a run Tueday

Wed, Jun 17th 12:24am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Justin Upton went 1-for-4 with a run scored. He also knocked in a run later in the game but since it came on a double play, it is not an official RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is still an elite OF.

 

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Padres fire manager Bud Black

Mon, Jun 15th 3:26pm EDT
By Clinton Ho

The Padres have relieved Bud Black of his managerial duties and will immediately begin a formal search for his replacement. In the interim, bench coach Dave Roberts will serve as the acting manager. (Source: San Diego Padres on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Black had been the manager of the Padres since 2007, but the sub .500 start was not good enough for ownership. The Padres were expected to contend this season after making major offseason moves.

 

Justin Upton went 1-for-6 but that one hit drove in both runs that his team would score.

Fantasy Impact: He continues to produce for his owners and should be owned in virtually all leagues.

 

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Upton went 1-for-4 but the one hit was a HR in the bottom of the eighth that was the winning run. The HR was Upton's 13th.

Fantasy Impact: Upton is currently on pace to go 30-30 (HR and SB) which would definitely make him elite in the most common scoring formats.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with a walk and stolen base Friday. The stolen base was his 13th.

Fantasy Impact: The stat line does not stand out until you stop to realize the opposing pitcher for the two productive plate appearances was Clayton Kershaw.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-5 on Tuesday in the 6-5 defeat.

Fantasy Impact: His lack of counting stats in the game are disappointing but he still helped out in the ratios and remains an elite performer.

 

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Justin Upton went 0-4 on Monday but still found a way to record a RBI and a run scored along with a stolen base. His RBI came on a productive ground-out. His stolen base and run scored came in the 11th inning and were the winning run.

Fantasy Impact: He came through for both his fantasy and real life fans. The stolen base was especially sweet for owners that were unsure whether he would return to his thieving ways this season after some sub-par seasons on the SB front. He is an elite option and should be owned in virtually all leagues he is eligible in.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-2 with three walks and two runs in a 9-7 victory Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: If you are in a weekly head-to-head matchup where you were needing HR or RBI out of Upton, you might be initially disappointed with this effort today but this was an investment type performance. He is an elite OF and so teams are sometime reluctant to pitch to him. Today, he took his walks and the players behind him made the opposing team pay for it, which may help him to see better pitches in the future if his teammates keep it up.

 

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Justin Upton singled in the first inning and came around to score on a sacrifice fly. His run extended the early lead to 2-0 and the Padres went on to win 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: It was a relatively quiet night for the Padres slugger but he still found a way to help his owners out. He is a top OF candidate, especially after you get past the elite names that go in the first round.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base in San Diego's 7-3 victory Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: A solid all-around game for Upton. Of special note is that the steal was the 11th of the season. After consecutive seasons of eight steals, it is good to see Upton running more often. Upton is a top option at OF.

 

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Justin Upton went 3-for-5 with three singles and a strikeout against the Pirates on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: J-Up didn't do anything flashy, but he managed to continue his hot streak, raising his batting average up to .307, putting him in the top-25 in the category.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a walk against the Pirates on Thursday. He also had a RBI and a run scored in the game.

Fantasy Impact: J-Up keeps on mashing, his average now almost at .300, as the superstar-caliber season continues. He also stole his tenth bag of the season, keeping him in the top 15 in the category.

 

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Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI double and a grand slam HR against the Dodgers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: If you're doing the math that game added six RBI to Upton's total, and the grand salami was his 12th homer of the season, tying him for fourth in MLB. On top of that, J-Up is in the top 15 in stolen bases with nine, and he's fifth in RBI and runs scored. Justin Upton is on pace to match or surpass his 2011 numbers, a year in which he finished fourth in the NL MVP race.

 

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Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with a single and a stolen base against the Cubs on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: J-Up is having an incredible start to the season, batting .285 with nine stolen bases and eleven homers. The combination has him third overall on the player rater, and he's become an excellent option in daily fantasy as well. He should be active in all formats.

 

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Last night Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with one walk. This has his season average at .300.

Fantasy Impact: Justin Upton is a guy who can go on a tear and one that can go into a massive slump. He has been hitting .324 in his last ten games and has had at least one hit in seven of those ten game. Tonight he is facing Hetson from the Giants and has not had a plate appearance against him. With the way he has been swinging it and his home run power I would roster him tonight.

 

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Justin Upton was hitting .327 on April 20th but has seen his AVG dip to .259 since then.

Fantasy Impact: You didn't draft Upton for a consistent AVG and it is relatively early in the season so a minor slump at the plate can make the AVG go up or down quickly. Over those past 10 games he does have 3 HR and 6 RBI and that is what you drafted him for. Five of his HR have came at home which is also a great indication of his power upside. No need to panic, Upton is a stud so hold on to him.

 

Justin Upton to play Friday

Thu, Apr 23rd 9:36pm EDT
By Tyler Dempsey

Justin Upton got a day off on Thursday because he had a sore left quad, but will he will return to the lineup on Friday vs the Dodgers. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Through 16 games, Justin Upton is hitting .288 with 3 HR & 8 RBI. He seems to be fitting in with the Padres seamlessly & if he can stay healthy he will continue to be an absolute fantasy monster. Put him back in your lineup.

 

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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.