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Justin Upton Called Up?
Posted by Peter Schoenke at 8/2/2007 8:12:00 AM
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It looks like Upton is going to be called up on Friday, according to our friends at

He may be the best keeper league candidate coming up in August or Sept.


Arizona papers are reporting this as well. Funny, yesterday I traded Hank Blalock, Kevin Slowey, and Brandon Jones for Upton in a very deep dynasty league.

Upton's comp is often Ken Griffey Jr. Here's what Jr. did at age 19 when he was called up to the Mariners:

.264/.329/.420, 16 HR, 16 SB and an 83:44 K:BB in 455 at-bats

Should be fun to watch.
Posted by vtadave at 8/2/2007 10:41:00 AM
That's a pretty sick trade there Dave - sure, Slowey and Jones have upside, but in a dynasty league shouldn't your opponent be getting one hell of a sure thing for Upton? Well done...
Posted by Erickson at 8/2/2007 12:16:00 PM
I'll throw Adam Jones in there as an August call-up who is a good keeper league candidate. Maybe he's not Upton, but he is absolutely raking at Triple-A and likely would have been up in most organizations long ago.

Posted by Jason Thornbury at 8/2/2007 6:15:00 PM
Yeah I had Scherzer in there instead of Slowey initially but he wanted Slowey and I was nice enough to oblige...

Hopefully we can soon add Andy LaRoche to the list of August call-up keeper candidates. It was more than painful last night watching the eighth inning of the LA/SF game, an inning in which the Dodgers had the bases loaded and one out only to trot out the corpse of Olmedo Saenz and Ramon Mendoza Martinez to predictable results.
Posted by vtadave at 8/3/2007 10:37:00 AM

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