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Melvin Upton Jr.

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Braves | Melvin Upton could be out until May

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:20:08 -0800

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Melvin Upton Jr. (foot) is expected to be sidelined until at least May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Upton was little more than a late-round flier in large mixed leagues prior to this prognosis due to consecutive poor seasons. Now, he can be bypassed entirely in standard league drafts. His injury will provide NL-only gamers a discount for his power and speed combo, but his batting average projects to be a drag in the low-.200s. Those in really deep mixed leagues might want to also draft and stash him in a DL spot.

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

Braves | Melvin Upton likely to miss spring training

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:56:57 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Melvin Upton Jr. (foot) is expected to miss spring training, as he will be in a cast for two weeks and then a walking boot for another four to six weeks.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has been arguably the worst everyday player in baseball the past two seasons, so this is another hit to his underwhelming fantasy stock. He has power-speed upside, but he has hit just .198 through 910 at-bats over the past two seasons. He is not worth drafting in the majority of mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Braves | Melvin Upton has toe injury

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:08:29 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF Melvin Upton Jr. (toe) is dealing with an injury to his toe, and he's heading for X-rays.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is a deep sleeper in mixed league drafts, mainly for his stolen base contributions. You know he'll be a thorn in your side in the batting average department, as he's posted BAs of just .208 and .184 in the last two years. Monitor his toe injury.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien

Braves | B.J. Upton changes name

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 13:39:11 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is now going by Melvin Upton Jr., which is his given name.

Fantasy Tip: Like Mike Stanton changing his name to Giancarlo, Upton obviously hopes a change of name jump-starts his bat. B.J. stood for Bossman Jr., so maybe Upton feels it's time to do something about that .198 average and 324 strikeouts in two seasons. He's still a player with little fantasy value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SportingNews.com - Joe Rodgers

Braves | B.J. Upton making hitting adjustments

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:40:30 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton spent three days earlier this week working with hitting coach Kevin Seitzer on adjustments to his mechanics and approach at the plate, with emphasis on the positioning of the hands. Seitzer was pleased with how productive the sessions were. "I feel really, really good about it, because (Upton) was very open to everything that I suggested," Seitzer said. "We had a really good three days together - three pretty intense days together. I think he feels pretty good about what I'm going to bring, and I feel good about the adjustments he has made."

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Braves | ATL unlikely to move B.J. Upton before season

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:45:57 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton likely will not be traded before the start of the regular season because other teams do not want to pay for any of his salary.

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Braves | Holding ransom for Evan Gattis

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 05:57:35 -0800

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis was the center of trade talks with the Houston Astros early in the offseason, and the Braves wanted to send OF B.J. Upton and the $46.35 million on his deal with him. The Braves also wanted OF Dexter Fowler, a pitching prospect and C Carlos Corporan. The Astros balked at adding $39 million in payroll and never agreed to a second player.

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Braves | B.J. Upton being shopped

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:44:23 -0800

Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton has been shopped to other clubs.

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Braves | Still no B.J. Upton

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:05:10 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 29, against the Miami Marlins. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is starting in center field and batting second.

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Braves | B.J. Upton sitting

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:30:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton is not in the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 28, against the New York Mets. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is starting in center field and hitting second.

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