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Tigers | Justin Upton's lineup placement

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:16:12 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton could hit second, fifth or sixth in the lineup this year, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has serious power and is in a much better offense than he was with the San Diego Padres last year. He's also in a better hitting environment. Consider him a high-end second fantasy outfielder in 2016.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech

Astros | Houston may consider Yoenis Cespedes

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:59:17 -0800

Free-agent OF Yoenis Cespedes (Mets) has drawn some interest from the Houston Astros now that OF Justin Upton signed with the Detroit Tigers.

Fantasy Tip: Although Houston may not need Cespedes with that great, young hitting staff, it wouldn't hurt to kick the tires. He'll be drafted high in mixed leagues and also in high rounds of whichever league he ends up in.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

Tigers | Justin Upton to play left field

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 09:06:43 -0800

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton is expected to play left field in 2016. Upton hit just .191 with three of his 26 home runs against left-handed pitching with the San Diego Padres last year. However, he's hit .324 in nine games in his career at Comerica Park, which is his third-best batting average in any stadium in which he's played a minimum of five games.

Fantasy Tip: Upton's fantasy value only goes up with the move to Detroit in a much better hitting environment and in a much better offensive lineup. He should be seen as a high-end second outfielder on draft day this spring.

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Tigers | Justin Upton lands over $130 million

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 06:04:44 -0800

Updating a previous report, free-agent OF Justin Upton (Padres) agreed to a six-year, $132.75 million deal with the Detroit Tigers with an opt-out clause after two years.

Fantasy Tip: J-Up will be among the best lineup he has been around in his career and should have the chance for a monster year. Upton is a high-end OF2 in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Tigers | Justin Upton headed to Motown

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 18:54:10 -0800

The Detroit Tigers and free-agent OF Justin Upton (Padres) have agreed to a six-year deal Monday, Jan. 18. If completed, the deal would be for more than $125 million.

Fantasy Tip: Upton hit just .251 in his only season in San Diego, but posted 26 doubles, 26 homers and 81 RBIs with 19 steals in 150 games. It will be his first time in the American League after three stops with NL teams. He is a solid source of power and steals for fantasy owners in 2016, and his numbers should be similar in another pitcher-friendly home park like Comerica Park.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

MLB | Justin Upton rejects White Sox and Angels

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:13:21 -0800

Updating a previous report, Free-agent OF Justin Upton (Padres) rejected low-ball, short-term offers from the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is after a long-term deal, and the outfielder has proven to be an excellent fantasy commodity throughout his career. He still has a bright future ahead of him, and fantasy players should target him after the top-tier outfielders come off the board. Upton has posted 94 runs, 26 home runs and 82 RBI per season with a .271/.352/.474 slash line over the past five years.

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MLB | Justin Upton seeks long-term deal

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 13:40:21 -0800

Free-agent OF Justin Upton (Padres) is not considering short-term deals, according to his agent Larry Reynolds.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is a second-tier outfielder with lots of tread left on the tire entering his age-28 season. He has averaged 94 runs, 26 home runs and 82 RBI with a .271/.352/.474 slash line over the past five seasons, and he even stole 19 bases in 2015. Stay tuned, but don't fret Upton's landing spot.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jesse Sanchez

MLB | Justin Upton could sign one-year deal

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:47:21 -0800

Free-agent OF Justin Upton (Padres) could wind up signing a one-year deal this offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is a low-end OF1 in the right situation, but a high-end OF2 in fantasy wherever he signs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Yahoo! Sports - Jeff Passan

Rangers | Texas interested in Justin Upton

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:08:25 -0800

The Texas Rangers are interested in signing free-agent OF Justin Upton (Padres) to a one-year deal, according to multiple sources.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is looking for a multi-year deal, so he is expected to continue exploring the free-agent market. The 28-year-old hit .251 with 26 home runs, 81 RBIs and 19 steals in 150 games for the Padres last season. A move from San Diego to Texas should boost Upton's fantasy value because of the hitter-friendly stadium dimensions and the improved lineup protection he would receive as he enters what should be the most productive seasons of his career. He should be viewed as a low-end OF1 in fantasy baseball regardless of where he signs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

White Sox | ChiSox interested in Justin Upton

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 17:15:37 -0800

The Chicago White Sox have had dialogue with free-agent OF Justin Upton (Padres) but do not appear close to a deal.

Fantasy Tip: Upton would benefit greatly from playing in a hitter-friendly ballpark like U.S. Cellular Field while surrounded in the lineup by players such as 1B Jose Abreu, 3B Todd Frazier and 2B Brett Lawrie. Regardless of where he winds up, he should be viewed as a low-end OF1 in fantasy baseball.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale