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Tigers | Justin Upton's hit streak snapped

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 20:23:42 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton was held hitless in four at-bats Wednesday, June 22, against the Seattle Mariners to snap his 11-game hitting streak. He entered play as the only player in the majors with a double-digit hit streak.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has been red hot and he remains a must-start in all fantasy formats after a slow start. He still has four homers and 14 RBIs over his past 12 games.

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Tigers | Justin Upton extends hit streak

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:31:11 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton went 1-for-3 with a walk Tuesday, June 21, against the Seattle Mariners to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is hitting .311 (14-for-45) with eight runs scored, four homers and 14 RBIs during the impressive streak. After a slow start to the season Upton is slowly making it up to his impatient fantasy owners.

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Tigers | Justin Upton tags a pair in 12-inning win

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:59:43 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton extended his hitting streak to 10 games on Monday, June 20, blasting a two-run home run in the seventh inning before connecting on a walk-off solo blast in the 12th in a victory over the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has finally started to hit with the power most expected from him this spring. The 28-year-old slugger has four homers over his last three games and 14 RBI during his hitting streak. To put those totals into some perspective, Upton entered June with three home runs and 11 RBI in 48 games. He is obviously locked in after a miserable start and needs to be active in all leagues.

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Tigers | Justin Upton showing signs of life

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21:11:29 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run, walk and three RBIs Saturday, June 18, against the Kansas City Royals to extend his hitting streak to eight games.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is hitting .313 (10-for-32) during the eight-game hitting streak with two homers and 11 RBIs. He started out very slowly, but he is starting to warm it up at the plate and give the Tigers and fantasy owners the player they thought they were getting.

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Tigers | Victor Martinez out again

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:03:38 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Victor Martinez (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale Wednesday, June 15. OF Justin Upton will serve as the designated hitter, while 3B Mike Aviles will start in left field and is batting eighth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Aviles has been playing better lately with a .294 average and one RBI in the last seven days but does not appear to be a strong option since he is hitting only .111 against left-handed pitchers this season.

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Tigers | Justin Upton showing signs of life

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:48:53 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton finished 2-for-4, including an RBI double and a two-run triple, as well as a bases-loaded walk and scored twice against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, June 14.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has 11 RBI this month, matching his total from April and May combined. Since his last off-day on June 4, the three-time All-Star has lifted his batting average from .214 to .229 and hit safely in seven of those nine contests, including four multi-hit games. Upton's four home runs are disappointing, but it does appear his bat is starting to wake up, making now a good buy-low window for a player with 20/20 potential (he is stuck on four homers and three steals at the moment).

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Tigers | Justin Upton resting Saturday

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 10:09:05 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton is receiving the day off against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale Saturday, June 4. INF/OF Mike Aviles will play left field and bat eighth. In addition, 3B Nick Castellanos has returned to the starting lineup and will bat sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Upton leads the majors with 75 strikeouts through 196 at-bats and is hitting just .177 with one home run and four RBI over the last four weeks. Aviles is batting only .170 through 47 at-bats and is not a recommended fantasy option this afternoon against one of baseball's best pitchers.

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Tigers | Justin Upton shows signs of life

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 10:29:12 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton hit his third home run of the year Tuesday, May 31, his first home run in over a month. He went 1-for-3 with a walk in the game. Upton is hitting .215 with 72 strikeouts, which is most in the American League. Upton looked at video with manager Brad Ausmus before the game Tuesday. Ausmus thinks Upton's struggles are mechanical. Upton's bat speed and mental approach to the game aren't the problem, Ausmus said.

Fantasy Tip: The strikeouts are certainly concerning, but Upton has always been a big swing-and-miss guy in his career. The home run last night was a positive sign, and hopefully for his owners more will come with it. This is a prime time to buy low on Upton.

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Tigers | Justin Upton playing Friday

Fri, 27 May 2016 16:00:11 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton (quadriceps) is back in the starting lineup and is hitting sixth against Oakland Athletics SP Sean Manaea Friday, May 27.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has picked things up a bit from his dismal April, but he's still only hitting .225 (16-for-71) this month with no home runs and 28 strikeouts. We wouldn't blame you if you continue to bench him until he breaks out of this extended slump.

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Tigers | Justin Upton out again

Wed, 25 May 2016 09:13:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Justin Upton (quadriceps) is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 25, with OF Steven Moya hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Moya has cooled after a strong start, and he's hitting .276 with two RBI this season. Aaron Nola has been great, but Moya is a sneaky low-end flyer in this potent offense.

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