Justin Upton

#8, LF, Detroit
Justin Upton
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    205
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    August 25, 1987
  • Birth Place:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2005 1ˢᵗ round (1ˢᵗ pick) by the Arizona Diamondbacks
  • AVG
    .236
  • HR
    16
  • RBI
    55
  • R
    57


Player Notes
Justin Upton blasted a three-run jack to help lead the Tigers over the Twins on Wednesday.

Advice: He added a single to finish the night 2-for-5. He has been performing a little better lately but it has been a very disappointing season for his owners. He has a .236 batting average with 16 home runs, 55 RBI and eight stolen bases in what has been by far the worst year of his career.

Wed, Aug 24 Rotoworld
Justin Upton clocked a pair of three-run home runs to finish with six RBI in Sunday's 10-5 win over the Red Sox.

Advice: Upton stepped to the plate for his first three-run homer (off Henry Owens) in the third inning. He would do so again (and again off Owens) in the fifth inning. Given how the megabucks outfielder has performed this season, it had to feel somewhat cathartic to hit that pair of bombs. The season as a whole has been a struggle for Upton, who is slashing just .231/.285/.389 with 15 homers and 52 RBI across 442 at-bats. Along with the likes of Dallas Keuchel and Sonny Gray, Upton has been one of the biggest fantasy disappointments in 2016.

Sun, Aug 21 Rotoworld
Justin Upton has returned to the Tigers starting lineup on Saturday.

Advice: The club gave Upton three consecutive days off in order to clear his head and "hit the reset button" on the season. The slumping outfielder is hitting just .226/.281/.371 with 13 homers and 46 RBI on the season.

More: Jason Beck on Twitter

Sat, Aug 20 Rotoworld
Justin Upton will be held out of the Tigers' lineup on Friday as well.

Advice: Upton is getting three straight days off (Wednesday and Thursday included) to "hit the reset button," in the words of Tigers manager Brad Ausmus. It seemed to work for Andrew McCutchen. Upton has recorded just one hit in his last 31 plate appearances and he's batting .226/.281/.371 for the year.

More: Evan Woodberry on Twitter

Thu, Aug 18 Rotoworld
Justin Upton is out of the Tigers' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Red Sox.

Advice: Recent callup Alex Presley will start in left field and bat ninth versus Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz. This appears to be a routine day of rest for Upton, who's slashing just .226/.281/.371 on the year. He has one hit in his last 31 plate appearances.

More: Jason Beck on Twitter

Thu, Aug 18 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Thursday, August 25

Head-to-head vs. Minnesota

Head-to-head vs. Minnesota
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. MIN 19 71 9 21 2 0 3 8 5 14 1 1 .296 .351 .451 .801
Away (this year) 65 265 32 60 15 2 7 25 14 88 2 2 .226 .267 .377 .644
Day (this year) 44 159 20 39 9 0 5 23 11 54 3 1 .245 .297 .396 .693
Last game vs. MIN 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 1.400
Career vs. José Berrios 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 ARI 43 140 17 31 8 3 2 11 11 37 2 0 .221 .283 .364 .647
2008 ARI 108 356 52 89 19 6 15 42 54 121 1 4 .250 .353 .463 .816
2009 ARI 138 526 84 158 30 7 26 86 55 137 20 5 .300 .366 .532 .899
2010 ARI 133 495 73 135 27 3 17 69 64 152 18 8 .273 .356 .442 .799
2011 ARI 159 592 105 171 39 5 31 88 59 126 21 9 .289 .369 .529 .898
2012 ARI 150 554 107 155 24 4 17 67 63 121 18 8 .280 .355 .430 .785
2013 ATL 149 558 94 147 27 2 27 70 75 161 8 1 .263 .354 .464 .818
2014 ATL 154 566 77 153 34 2 29 102 60 171 8 4 .270 .342 .491 .833
2015 SD 150 542 85 136 26 3 26 81 68 159 19 5 .251 .336 .454 .790
2016 DET 119 450 57 106 22 2 16 55 32 145 8 2 .236 .290 .400 .690
Totals 1303 4779 751 1281 256 37 206 671 541 1330 123 46 .268 .346 .466 .813
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2007 ARI 42 RF 38 315 65 71 1 5 0 .930
2008 ARI 101 RF 100 860 175 192 6 11 2 .943
2009 ARI 136 RF 134 1180 294 310 4 12 1 .961
2010 ARI 128 RF 128 1117 265 270 1 4 0 .985
2011 ARI 159 RF 156 1366 339 357 5 13 2 .964
2012 ARI 149 RF 148 1280 309 320 6 5 2 .984
2013 ATL 108 LF 91 839 174 178 0 4 0 .978
2013 ATL 54 RF 52 419 89 91 2 0 0 1.000
2014 ATL 150 LF 150 1319 271 284 5 8 0 .972
2015 SD 146 LF 145 1260 235 247 9 3 0 .988
2016 DET 112 LF 108 970 190 198 4 4 0 .980
2016 DET 6 CF 6 41 14 14 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 1291 LF 1256 10970 2420 2532 43 69 7 .973