Justin Upton#10, LF, San Diego
- August 25, 1987
- Birth Place:
- Norfolk, Virginia
- 2005 1ˢᵗ round (1ˢᵗ pick) by the Arizona Diamondbacks
— Player Notes
Advice: The O's have been one of the clubs connected to Upton previously. However, Stark also notes that the deal could be expanded to include Andrew Cashner or Tyson Ross. It's unclear at this point how close something might be to getting done. The Orioles have been mentioned as a possible seller, but they sit just 3.5 games out of a Wild Card spot and this rumor would seem to indicate that they have no plans to give up on a playoff run.
More: Jayson Stark on TwitterMon, Jul 27 Rotoworld
Advice: Upton got the scoring started with his solo blast off Marlins starter Mat Latos in the second inning. He also singled and walked in the contest, finishing the afternoon 2-for-3, raising his season slash to .251/.330/.429 to go along with 16 homers and 50 RBI.Sun, Jul 26 Rotoworld
Advice: The Padres are reportedly demanding at least one high-end prospect, possibly two, but the Mets have balked at the high asking price. While the two sides could certainly resume talks, it seems more likely that the Mets will target a lower-level outfielder such as Gerardo Parra from the Brewers, rather than mortgage any part of their future.
More: CBS SportsSat, Jul 25 Rotoworld
Advice: Upton missed the previous four games due to an oblique issue. The 27-year-old, who is a hot commodity on the trade market, is slashing .251/.330/.425 with 15 homers, 49 RBI and 17 stolen bases in 90 games on the year.Rotoworld
Advice: Upton missed a fourth straight start on Thursday, but he took batting practice before the game and then pinch-hit in it. The outfielder has been battling tightness in his left oblique.
More: Dennis Lin on TwitterFri, Jul 24 Rotoworld
Advice: Upton was scheduled to take batting practice on Thursday, and there have been no indications that anything went wrong with that session. He should still be considered day-to-day with a return over the weekend looking more and more likely.
More: Marty Caswell on TwitterThu, Jul 23 Rotoworld
Advice: It's the third straight game he's missed after he tweaked his left oblique on Sunday. The Padres remain hopeful that Upton will avoid a trip to the disabled list, especially since they're likely to trade him soon. Abraham Almonte is in left field Wednesday.
More: Rotoworld Daily LineupsWed, Jul 22 Rotoworld
Advice: Upton had to pulled from Sunday's eventual rainout against the Rockies because of oblique discomfort and he hasn't played since. The injury comes with bad timing for the Padres, who figure to be shopping the 27-year-old Upton ahead of the July 31 deadline. Will Venable is starting in left field on Tuesday night against the Giants.
More: Rotoworld Daily LineupsTue, Jul 21 Rotoworld
Advice: The Mets have a clear need in their outfield and in the middle of their lineup, but the cost in prospects and salary (Upton is making $14.5 million this season) probably makes it unrealistic. However, they are considering a number of options in the wake of Michael Cuddyer's knee injury, including lesser trade targets and a potential promotion of top prospect Michael Conforto.
More: Adam Rubin on TwitterTue, Jul 21 Rotoworld
Advice: Upton had to be lifted from Sunday's game with tightness in his left oblique. It's an ailment that often leads to a disabled list stint, but the Padres seem convinced that this flare-up is minor. Will Venable is in left field Monday, with Melvin Upton in center.
More: Rotoworld Daily LineupsMon, Jul 20 Rotoworld
Tuesday, July 28
7:10 PM EDT FSSD, SNY
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Head-to-head vs. NY Mets
|Career vs. NYM||67||255||51||69||13||2||7||32||30||73||6||0||.271||.348||.420||.768|
|Away (this year)||47||173||16||36||6||1||3||19||25||55||10||1||.208||.308||.306||.615|
|Night (this year)||67||249||32||62||3||1||11||34||23||72||14||1||.249||.315||.402||.717|
|Last game vs. NYM||3||2||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||.667||.750||.667||1.417|
|Career vs. Noah Syndergaard||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||.000||.000||.000||.000|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Jul 26||Mia||W 3-2||3||1||2||0||0||1||1||1||1||0||0||.251||.330||.429||.759|
|Jul 25||Mia||W 3-1||4||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.248||.325||.418||.743|
|Jul 24||Mia||W 3-1||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.248||.326||.420||.746|
|Jul 23||Mia||L 0-4||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.251||.330||.425||.755|
|Jul 18||Col||W 5-4||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.252||.331||.426||.757|
|Jul 17||Col||W 4-2||3||2||1||0||0||1||1||0||1||0||0||.254||.332||.430||.762|
|Changed team from NLS to SD|
|Jul 14||ALS||L 3-6||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.000||1.000||1.000||2.000|
|Changed team from SD to NLS|
|Jul 12||@Tex||W 2-1||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||.253||.331||.422||.753|
|Jul 11||@Tex||W 6-5||5||0||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||.256||.332||.426||.758|
|Jul 10||@Tex||L 3-4||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0||0||.256||.334||.429||.764|