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Justin Upton

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

AVG

.333

HR

5

RBI

12

R

14

SB

2

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Upton's first month in a Braves uniform was the stuff of legends, as he clubbed a whopping 12 home runs in April and appeared to be headed for a career year. Over the next three months of the season, ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 204   DOB: 8/25/1987   BORN: Norfolk, VA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Justin Upton Contract Information:

Agreed to a six-year, $51.25 million contract with Arizona in March 2010.

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Justin Upton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 18 A A 113 490 438 71 115 41 28 1 12 66 15 7 52 96 0 0 0 .263 .343 .413 .756
2007 19 A Vis 32 145 126 27 43 13 6 2 5 17 9 4 19 28 0 0 0 .341 .433 .540 .973
2007 19 AA MOB 71 306 259 48 80 34 17 4 13 53 10 7 37 51 0 5 5 .309 .399 .556 .955
2007 19 MAJ ARI 43 152 140 17 31 13 8 3 2 11 2 0 11 37 0 0 1 .221 .283 .364 .647
2008 20 AAA TUC 15 68 61 13 17 7 3 1 3 10 2 0 7 26 0 0 0 .279 .353 .508 .861
2008 20 MAJ ARI 108 417 356 52 89 40 19 6 15 42 1 4 54 121 0 3 4 .250 .353 .463 .816
2009 21 A Vis 2 9 8 1 2 1 0 0 1 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 .250 .333 .625 .958
2009 21 MAJ ARI 138 588 526 84 158 63 30 7 26 86 20 5 55 137 1 4 2 .300 .366 .532 .899
2010 22 MAJ ARI 133 571 495 73 135 47 27 3 17 69 18 8 64 152 1 7 4 .273 .356 .442 .799
2011 23 MAJ ARI 159 674 592 105 171 75 39 5 31 88 21 9 59 126 0 4 19 .289 .369 .529 .898
2012 24 MAJ ARI 150 628 554 107 155 45 24 4 17 67 18 8 63 121 0 6 5 .280 .355 .430 .785
2013 25 MAJ ATL 149 643 558 94 147 56 27 2 27 70 8 1 75 161 1 4 5 .263 .354 .464 .818
2014 26 MAJ ATL 17 74 63 14 21 7 2 0 5 12 2 0 9 22 0 1 1 .333 .419 .603 1.022
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Justin Upton
3-Year Averages MAJ   152 646 568 102 157 58 30 3 25 75 15 6 65 136 0 4 9 .276 .358 .472 .829
Career  (View All) MAJ   897 3747 3284 546 907 346 176 30 140 445 90 35 390 877 3 29 41 .276 .357 .476 .833

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Justin Upton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 19 @NYM 5 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .419 .603 1.022
Apr. 18 @NYM 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 .310 .406 .552 .958
Apr. 17 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .391 .554 .945
Apr. 16 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .417 .596 1.013
Apr. 15 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Phi 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .354 .446 .646 1.092
Apr. 13 Was 3 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .386 .471 .705 1.176
Apr. 12 Was 4 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .366 .435 .634 1.069
Apr. 11 Was 3 2 3 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .324 .405 .568 .973
Apr. 10 NYM 4 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .324 .441 .765
Apr. 9 NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .200 .473
Apr. 8 NYM 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .310 .231 .541
Apr. 6 @Was 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .280 .182 .462
Apr. 5 @Was 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .158 .238 .158 .396
Apr. 4 @Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .125 .067 .192
Apr. 2 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .258
Apr. 1 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
Mar. 31 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .500 .333 .833
Last 7 Days 22 6 6 0 0 2 6 5 11 1 0 0 1 0 .273 .393 .545 .938
Last 14 Days 48 14 20 2 0 5 12 8 15 2 0 1 1 0 .417 .500 .771 1.271
Last 30 Days 63 14 21 2 0 5 12 9 22 2 0 1 1 1 .333 .419 .603 1.022

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Justin Upton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 17 17
2013 147 109 54 2
2012 149 149
2011 159 159
2010 128 128 1
2009 136 136 1

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Justin Upton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131272810220.268.567.994
2012160396177.275.444.830
20111382810204.268.551.929

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20134316617488.262.434.762
201239468115011.282.424.766
201145477216817.295.522.889

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132774713342.264.440.775
20122495611473.313.534.924
201129157205612.333.6221.033

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132814714366.263.488.859
20123055162015.252.344.670
20113014811329.246.439.767
Justin Upton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 18 A A 490 438 10.6% 19.6% 0.54 78% .312 .150
2007 19 A Vis 145 126 13.1% 19.3% 0.68 78% .409 .199
2007 19 AA MOB 306 259 12.1% 16.7% 0.73 80% .344 .247
2007 19 MAJ ARI 152 140 7.2% 24.3% 0.30 74% .287 .143
2008 20 AAA TUC 68 61 10.3% 38.2% 0.27 57% .438 .229
2008 20 MAJ ARI 417 356 12.9% 29% 0.45 66% .336 .213
2009 21 A Vis 9 8 11.1% 33.3% 0.33 63% .250 .375
2009 21 MAJ ARI 588 526 9.4% 23.3% 0.40 74% .364 .232
2010 22 MAJ ARI 571 495 11.2% 26.6% 0.42 69% .362 .169
2011 23 MAJ ARI 674 592 8.8% 18.7% 0.47 79% .322 .240
2012 24 MAJ ARI 628 554 10% 19.3% 0.52 78% .332 .150
2013 25 MAJ ATL 643 558 11.7% 25% 0.47 71% .324 .201
2014 26 MAJ ATL 74 63 12.2% 29.7% 0.41 65% .444 .270
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Justin Upton
3-Year Averages MAJ   646 568 10.1% 21.1% 0.48 76% .324 .196
Career MAJ   3747 3284 10.4% 23.4% 0.44 73% .338 .200

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2014 Stat Review for Justin Upton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.333 AVG
ELITE
65% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.444 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.603 SLG
ELITE
.270 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.41 BB/K
WEAK
12.2% BB Rate
ELITE
29.7% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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1.022 OPS
ELITE
.419 OBP
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Best Matchups for Justin Upton (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jake Peavy BOS 9 6 1 5 0 1 2 .667 1.222 1.889
Edward Mujica BOS 12 6 2 2 2 1 0 .500 1.167 1.738
Cory Luebke SD 12 5 3 3 1 3 0 .417 1.167 1.628
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 11 5 1 2 1 3 0 .455 1.091 1.591
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 11 6 1 2 1 3 0 .545 1.000 1.583
Luke Hochevar KC 9 5 0 4 0 3 0 .556 1.000 1.556
Edinson Volquez PIT 14 8 0 3 1 2 0 .571 .857 1.457
Zack Greinke LA 11 5 1 2 4 4 0 .455 .818 1.418
Ross Ohlendorf WAS 10 4 2 5 1 1 2 .400 1.000 1.417
Ryan Webb BAL 11 5 1 2 0 1 2 .455 .909 1.364

Worst Matchups for Justin Upton (by OPS, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jhoulys Chacin COL 16 1 0 1 3 10 1 .063 .125 .336
Kyle Lohse MIL 20 2 0 1 2 6 0 .100 .150 .332
Sergio Romo SF 10 1 0 1 1 4 0 .100 .100 .282
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 18 2 0 1 1 9 1 .111 .111 .269
Manny Parra CIN 10 0 0 2 3 3 0 .000 .000 .214
Andrew Cashner SD 12 1 0 0 0 4 0 .083 .083 .167
Carlos Torres NY-N 9 0 0 0 1 5 0 .000 .000 .100
Adam Wainwright STL 13 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Zack Wheeler NY-N 9 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .000 .000
LaTroy Hawkins COL 9 0 0 1 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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Justin Upton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Upton was 3-for-3 with a walk, a home run and two RBI against the Nationals on Friday night.

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Upton went 3-for-4 with a pair of homers and three RBI in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Mets.

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Upton went 2-for-4 with a walk, a strikeout, a stolen base and two runs scored in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

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Upton (sore right side) is in the lineup for Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says that he expects Upton (sore right side) to play Sunday, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

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Upton (sore right side) took live batting practice Friday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Upton (sore right side) is not in the lineup for Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros.

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Upton (sore right side) could play as soon as Friday, MLB.com reports. "It's early, and I'm going to get plenty of at-bats," Upton said. "So there is no reason to push it. We'll see what tomorrow brings and the next day. If I feel better, I am in there."

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Upton (sore right side) is not in the lineup for Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

When Upton injured his left thumb sliding into second base in April, most fantasy owners probably figured he would quickly recover from the seemingly minor ailment and promptly return to elite status. Instead, the injury seemed to bother him throughout the season, despite the fact that he was able play in 150 games. The .430 slugging percentage Upton delivered was the lowest of his four seasons in the big leagues, but he still managed to get on base at a good clip (.355) while picking up 18 steals. His numbers after the All-Star break (.817 OPS, 10 of his 17 homers) and more specifically, in September (.301/.354/.544 with six homers and four steals) suggest that he started to feel better as the season progressed. For the second straight offseason, trade rumors swirled around Upton, but he's still just 25 years old and the underlying skills here still suggest 30-homer and 20-steal potential with his return to health.

2012

Upton put all of the pieces together and stayed healthy enough to play 159 games last season. The result was the breakout campaign many had tabbed Upton for following his age-21 season, as he delivered career-highs in every standard rotisserie category other than batting average. Further, Upton eased concerns about the shoulder injury that slowed him in 2010 with the heavy workload while showing considerable skills growth in the form of a 10 percent improvement in his contact rate (79 percent). Thanks to a fast-track path to the big leagues as a 19-year-old in 2007, Upton is now 24 with over 2,000 career at-bats. He slugged .561 after the All-Star break on the strength of 16 homers over 244 at-bats and if he's able to maintain that level of power over a full season, we could be looking at 40-plus homers in 2012.

2011

Upton's health undoubtedly played a role in his regression last season, as he fell from 26 to 17 homers despite playing in just five fewer games than he did in 2009. New general manager Kevin Towers was willing to listen to trade offers for the young right fielder during the offseason, but nothing materialized. In addition to the lost power, Upton's contact rate dipped to 69 percent even though his walk rate improved to 11 percent. He opted for rehab during the offseason rather than surgery, so all signs point to 100 percent health at the start of spring training. Don't lose sight of the fact that Upton will still be just 23 when Opening Day rolls around in April, so there's still a great deal of growth potential even after he's racked up 1,517 career big league at-bats.

2010

There were plenty of things that went wrong for the D-Backs in 2009, but Upton was one of the few bright spots last season as he produced at elite levels despite turning just 22 years old in August. After striking out in nearly one-third of his at-bats as a rookie, Upton significantly improved his contact rate from 66 to 74 percent while increasing his power output to swat 26 homers. Touted as a complete five-tool prospect upon being drafted first overall in 2005, Upton didn't disappoint, flashing good speed on the basepaths (20 steals) and checking in as one of the league's better defensive right fielders. He should only continue to get better, with the potential for more power and better overall production ahead if his selectivity at the plate continues to improve.

2009

Considering that he spent most of his first full season in Arizona as a 20-year-old, we're willing to give Upton a pass for his inconsistent production. After an impressive start in April (.340/.385/.577, five homers and 15 RBI), Upton slumped badly before an oblique injury knocked him out of the lineup for most of July and August. Upton raked at Chase Field with a .321/.407/.632 line along with 12 homers and 32 RBI, but struggled tremendously on the road with a .169/.291/.271 line with three homers and 10 RBI. Overall, Upton demonstrated the ability to draw plenty of walks and get on base at a good clip (.353) despite struggling to make contact while adjusting to major league pitching. We'd also be surprised if he doesn't become more active on the basepaths in 2009, as he already boasts 20-steal speed and the D-Backs are expected to emphasize the running game. Don't be scared off by the disappointing overall numbers, as there's still a ton to like here as he continues to fulfill is potential.

2008

Upton's teammate Orlando Hudson may have said it best when he nicknamed the 19-year-old phenom "The Franchise" and proceeded to say that Upton has 10 tools instead of the standard five. His numbers across High-A, Double-A and the majors last season are outstanding given his age, while the long-term upside here is simply: superstar. By all indications, he'll be the everyday right fielder and should be an immediate 20-20 threat, as a 20-year-old. Upton is an elite talent, so don't be shy about bidding the extra dollar or nabbing him a round early on draft day.

2007

Upton is one of the 10 best prospects in the game, and already in the outfield, so he'll avoid some of the issues that have hampered his brother's development. He has superstar, Griffey-level talent, and if you're in a position to get him in keeper leagues, run, don't walk.

2006

The Diamondbacks took Upton, a supremely talented five-tool player, with the first overall pick in the 2005 draft. Arizona will likely start Upton out at shortstop in a short-season league in 2006 before determining if he or Stephen Drew will change positions in the long term.