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Melvin Upton Jr.

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Padres | Melvin Upton gaining momentum

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:11:14 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. has been gaining steam as of late, hitting .313 (10-for-32) in his last nine games with six walks, one home run, three runs scored and three RBI. He's also swiped four bases over that span.

Fantasy Tip: The key item in there might be his stolen bases, as Upton is exhibiting serious potential for a 20/20 season. Owners in all leagues should give him a look if he's out there, as he's also been regularly batting cleanup in the San Diego batting order. With very little pressure on him because of where he plays, Upton might break out again for the first time in years. He's showing early signs for it and warrants attention.

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Padres | Melvin Upton hits walk-off shot

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 05:38:04 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the 14th inning of the Padres' 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, April 16.

Fantasy Tip: Huge strikeout totals and poor contact skills have jettisoned Upton to the fantasy badlands, but he is off to a decent start in 2016. The 31-year-old outfielder has two home runs, three stolen bases and a .293/.341/.463 slash line through 44 plate appearances. He has job security and three 20-20 season on his resume, so in deep formats, you could ride out his strong start and see if there is lasting value.

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Padres | Matt Kemp with the day off

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:37:09 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is out of the lineup Thursday, April 14, with 1B Wil Myers moving up to hit third and OF Melvin Upton Jr. cleaning up.

Fantasy Tip: Myers and Upton face rookie up-and-comer Vincent Velasquez today. Myers has a couple of early home runs this year, and Upton is hitting .296 to open the year. They're low-end options at their respective positions today.

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Padres | Jon Jay continues to play

Sat, 09 Apr 2016 15:39:21 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Jon Jay is leading off Saturday, April 9, against left-handed Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa. OF Melvin Upton Jr. is hitting second.

Fantasy Tip: Jay has led off all of the Padres' games, and three have come against lefties. He's an NL-only option that could surprise some folks. Upton hit .197 against lefties the last three years and isn't much of a fantasy consideration anymore.

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Padres | Jabari Blash in the starting lineup

Wed, 06 Apr 2016 14:20:04 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Jabari Blash is starting in left field and is hitting eighth against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Kenta Maeda Wednesday, April 6. OF Melvin Upton Jr. will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Blash impressed the coaching staff with a hot spring, but this is his first taste of major league action in the regular season. He did manage 32 home runs, 81 RBI and a .271 average in two minor league stops last year. Blash is worth a look in NL-only leagues for now, but keep him on your radar in cavernous mixed formats if he steals playing time away from Upton.

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Padres | Melvin Upton finished strong

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:44:14 -0800

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. hit .306/.379/.529 with a .908 OPS in his final 85 at-bats of the 2015 season. "I still think I've got a lot left in the tank," Upton said. He'll be fighting for the starting center field job in spring training with OF Travis Jankowski. He's owed $16 million this year and $17 million in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Upton nor Jankowski provide much pop for fantasy owners, although they can both run and contribute to your stolen base numbers in deep mixed and NL-only universes.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. not in lineup

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 17:06:02 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is not in the starting lineup against Arizona Diamondbacks SP Rubby De La Rosa Friday, Sept. 25. OF Travis Jankowski will play center field and bat ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Jankowski ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is only hitting .194 during the month of September and he won't receive many RBI opportunities batting at the bottom of the order. Avoid using him in FantasyScore tonight.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. not in lineup

Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:09:21 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is not in the starting lineup against Colorado Rockies SP Kyle Kendrick Sunday, Sept. 20. OF Travis Jankowski will play center field and bat ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Jankowski ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is 4-for-11 with a home run and two RBIs over the past week but should probably be avoided in FantasyScore unless you need the salary cap relief.

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Padres | Melvin Upton in two-hole

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:10:08 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is starting in center field and hitting second against Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez Wednesday, Aug. 26. OF Travis Jankowski will start on the bench against a lefty.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) and Jankowski ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) are basically locked into a platoon in center field now, with Jankowski gaining the strong side of the platoon against righties. Both outfielders have plenty of speed but not much power, and Jankowski's upside is brighter for fantasy owners. Upton remains a low-end outfield option on FantasyScore against a lefty tonight. He's hitting just .217 (10-for-46) with two home runs against them this year.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. playing center field

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 11:24:06 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. will bat sixth and play center field against St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha Sunday, Aug. 23.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is batting .311 this month with three home runs and seven RBIs and is hitting .462 over the last seven days. FantasyScore owners needing a moderate source of cap relief should take advantage of his hot streak and insert him into their lineups.

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