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Padres | Will Venable off Monday

Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:14:39 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Will Venable isn't in the starting lineup Monday, Aug. 3, against the Milwaukee Brewers. OF Melvin Upton Jr. will start in center field and hit eighth in the order, while SS Alexi Amarista will slide into the two-hole in the order against RHP Wily Peralta.

Fantasy Tip: Upton Jr. ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) had his last multi-hit game July 10. While Upton Jr. doesn't offer much cap relief, he represents too much risk on FantasyScore, and he can be avoided by owners.

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Padres | Will Venable sitting vs. Fish

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 15:26:37 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Will Venable is not in the starting lineup against the Miami Marlins Friday, July 24. OF Melvin Upton Jr. is starting in center field and batting seventh against Marlins SP Dan Haren Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Venable ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) in all fantasy formats Friday, and Upton ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) doesn't stand out as a great FantasyScore option, either. Upton owns an underwhelming .198/.279/.317 slash line through 1111 plate appearances over his past three seasons.

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Padres | Justin Upton remains out

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:11:36 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton (oblique) is not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants SP Chris Heston Tuesday, July 21. OF Will Venable will start in left field and is batting seventh, while OF Melvin Upton Jr. will start in center field and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) remains out of the lineup and there is no timetable for his return, so owners should monitor the situation. Melvin Upton ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is hitting a solid .265 this month with three RBI, but owners should be able to find a better option to use.

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Padres | Justin Upton out of the lineup

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:23:46 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton (oblique) is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 20. OF Melvin Upton Jr. draws into the lineup, and he is starting in center field and batting eighth against San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid the younger Upton ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) in all fantasy formats Monday. He left the game early Sunday, July 19, with an oblique injury, so check back for updates on his status. Upton Jr. ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is 8-for-30 over his past 10 games and should be viewed as a risky flier for FantasyScore contests Monday.

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Padres | Melvin Upton hitting leadoff

Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:36:02 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is in the lineup and hitting leadoff Saturday, July 11, against the Texas Rangers.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) hit leadoff in both games last weekend but is usually found toward the bottom. Upton hits .192 from the leadoff spot but has a .313 average in the past week. His FantasyScore value should go higher for this game because Upton can create more offense.

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Padres | Melvin Upton in CF Friday

Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:35:04 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is starting in center field and hitting ninth against Texas Rangers SP Wandy Rodriguez Friday, July 10. OF Will Venable is sitting out against the left-handed pitcher.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) hasn't been much of an offensive force for the Friars in his time with them, and he has only two hits in 24 at-bats (.083) against left-handed pitchers with nine strikeouts. Avoid him on FantasyScore tonight.

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Padres | Justin Upton sitting Sunday

Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:20:49 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Justin Upton is not in the starting lineup against St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn Sunday, July 5. OF Melvin Upton Jr. will start in center field and is batting first in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($6,000, 12.0% of cap) is receiving a day off and should return soon. Melvin Upton ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has struggled since coming off the bench and is hitting .163 this season. Owners on FantasyScore should be able to find better options to use.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. in lineup

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:23:20 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. will bat leadoff and play center field against St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez Saturday, July 4.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is only batting .175 through 40 at-bats this season and should be avoided in FantasyScore, despite hitting at the top of the batting order this afternoon.

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Padres | Melvin Upton leading off

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:39:43 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is batting leadoff against St. Louis Cardinals SP Tim Cooney Thursday, July 2.

Fantasy Tip: Upton Jr. ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) sports a .147/.256/.294 slash line with a .251 wOBA this season, so FantasyScore players should view him as nothing more than a high-risk flier. Upton Jr. is a desperation source of stolen bases in deep seasonal leagues. Batting leadoff does increase his value, though.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. hitting seventh

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 17:56:39 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. will start in center field and hit seventh in the order Tuesday, June 30, against the Seattle Mariners and LHP Mike Montgomery. OF Will Venable comes out of the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Upton Jr. ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has just one hit in 18 plate appearances against lefties this season, providing FantasyScore owners with yet another reason to ignore him.

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