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Melvin Upton Jr.

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Padres | Melvin Upton batting seventh vs. Arizona

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:20:51 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is playing center field and batting seventh against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Robbie Ray Friday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Upton Jr. ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is just 5-for-28 this season, and he is tough to rely on for fantasy purposes. His power-speed combo always presents upside, but he is nothing more than a high-risk flier for FantasyScore players Friday.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. homers

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 05:36:03 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. hit his first home run of the season Saturday, June 20, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Tip: Upton Jr. ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) went 1-for-4 on the day, so it was hardly a quality game for him, although he did manage to draw a walk from the leadoff position of the Padres' order. FantasyScore owners will need to see much more from Upton Jr. before he becomes a regular option.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. leading off

Sat, 20 Jun 2015 14:48:15 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is leading off Saturday, June 20, against the Arizona Diamondbacks and LHP Robbie Ray.

Fantasy Tip: Upton Jr. ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is hitting just .167 through a mere 20 plate appearances this season. Upton should be avoided on FantasyScore, even with the odd position at the top of the batting order.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. leading off

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 10:28:10 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is leading off Thursday, June 18, against Oakland Athletics SP Kendall Graveman.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is hitting just .154, but he has three steals in eight games. He's probably not worth the look on FantasyScore, but he's starting to become a value in mixed leagues.

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Padres | Will Venable not in lineup Tuesday

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:22:04 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Will Venable is not in the lineup Tuesday, June 16, against the Oakland Athletics. OF Melvin Upton Jr. is in the lineup and leading off.

Fantasy Tip: Venable ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) does not hit well against left-handed pitching (.188), and his home batting average of .227 does not do any favors either. Upton ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is batting .100 in the past week and carries little fantasy value.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. leading off

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 11:25:36 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is leading off and playing center field Tuesday, June 16.

Fantasy Tip: This should be the start of an uptick in playing time with Wil Myers' absence. Upton is a surer bet to start against southpaws, as he is against Oakland's Scott Kazmir today. On FantasyScore ($2,900, 5.8% of cap), he could be a sneaky play today.

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Padres | Yonder Alonso given day off

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:17:41 -0700

San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso is not in the starting lineup against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw Friday, June 12. OF Wil Myers is hitting leadoff and playing first base, while OF Melvin Upton Jr. receives the start in center field and is batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Myers ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) was hitless in five at-bats in his return from the DL and should be ignored again against Kershaw as he gets his timing back in order. Upton ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) is hitless in five at-bats on the season and should be avoided everywhere against Kershaw.

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Padres | Melvin Upton draws first start

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:34:27 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is starting in center field and hitting sixth against Atlanta Braves SP Williams Perez Wednesday, June 10.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) made his debut with the team as a pinch runner the other day, and this will be his first start of the season against his former club. Despite having intriguing speed, Upton has struggled to get on base in recent seasons, and he hit just .208 (108-for-519) in 2014. Starting him on FantasyScore tonight is a big leap of faith, but there remains plenty of upside and profit to be had.

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Padres | Melvin Upton to be activated

Sun, 07 Jun 2015 10:43:52 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. (foot) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list before the team's game Monday, June 8.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) has missed the entire season because of his foot injury but will return Monday. Upton probably will not be a starting option for the Padres, and owners may want to wait to find out his role on the team before considering him for FantasyScore.

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Padres | Melvin Upton begins rehab assignment

Mon, 18 May 2015 15:17:58 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. (foot) is beginning his 20-game rehab stint with Class AAA El Paso (Texas) Monday, May 18.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) projects as a reserve outfielder, so his seasonal value is tied to NL-only and cavernous mixed leagues. Even there, he is nothing more than a desperation flier. In FantasyScore contests, he slots in as a high-risk, low-investment flier when in the lineup.

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