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Melvin Upton Jr.

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Padres | Melvin Upton leading off

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:08:03 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is starting in center field and is leading off against Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez Tuesday, June 28. OF Alex Dickerson is starting in left field and is batting fifth.

Fantasy Tip: This could be a regular occurrence for a while with Jon Jay out with a broken forearm. Upton has had a revival this year, hitting .261 with 11 home runs, 36 RBI and 17 stolen bases. Hitting leadoff hurts his RBI chances, but Upton has plenty of speed to burn and is useful in all fantasy leagues the way he's played. Dickerson should split time in the outfield with Travis Jankowski, but Dickerson's bat is more appealing to those in need of depth in NL-only leagues.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. injured, stays in game

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:26:50 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. (wrist) was hit on the wrist by a pitch in the second inning Sunday, June 26, against the Cincinnati Reds. Upton stayed in the game.

Fantasy Tip: This could have been a disaster if Upton had to miss a large amount of time. Keep an eye out for further updates, although every indication is Upton is okay. http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/gametracker/recap/MLB_20160626_SD@CIN

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Padres | Two bombs for Melvin Upton Jr.

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:03:32 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. went 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and two runs scored in a 13-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds Friday, June 24.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has been streaky this year, but with six multi-hit efforts in his last nine games, it is a good time to take a chance on him in DFS formats.

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Padres | Melvin Upton not in Sunday lineup

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 15:13:48 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is not starting Sunday, June 5, against the Colorado Rockies. Upton's replacement is OF Travis Jankowski, who will hit eighth against Rockies SP Jon Gray.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has a .107 batting average in the past seven days and a .111 mark in June, so it may be time for him to spend at least one night on the bench. Jankowski is hitting .136 at normally pitching-friendly Petco Park, so your best bet is to keep Jankowski on the bench.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. steals home

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 23:26:54 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. successfully stole home in the fourth inning of the team's 4-0 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday, June 3. Upton finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

Fantasy Tip: Upton's straight steal of home plate was the outfielder's 12th stolen base on the year, moving him into a tie for fifth in the majors. His other numbers aren't great (.251-6-23 with 23 runs scored), but his exploits on the base paths provide some appeal for anyone floundering in the speed department.

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Padres | Melvin Upton collects three hits

Mon, 23 May 2016 04:23:52 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. went 3-for-7 in a 9-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: While his brother, Justin Upton, struggles mightily in Detroit, Melvin Upton is quietly putting together a decent season for San Diego. He currently has a .266 batting average to go with an on-base mark of .341 and a slugging percentage of .442. Melvin is worth owning in NL and mixed leagues and is a decent DFS play when the matchup is favorable.

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Padres | Melvin Upton hits game-winning homer

Sat, 21 May 2016 07:08:32 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. went 1-for-4 with one home run and two RBI against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is hitting .295 so far this month and has four home runs and seven RBI during that span. Upton is an everyday starter for the Padres and can be a decent starting option in some deeper mixed leagues.

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Padres | Melvin Upton, Wil Myers trade places

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:09:47 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is hitting in the two-hole against San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija Thursday, May 19, with 1B Wil Myers moving down to the fifth spot.

Fantasy Tip: The move gives the Padres a little more speed at the top of the order. Upton is being much more patient this year and could be a candidate to reach 20 home runs and 30 steals. That's useful in all fantasy leagues. Myers is off to a fine start with seven home runs and 17 RBI, but just two of his long balls have come this month, and he's batting .203 in May. Hopefully for his owners the change will get him going.

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Padres | Jon Jay, Brett Wallace sitting

Tue, 17 May 2016 16:09:21 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Jon Jay and 1B Brett Wallace are not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner Tuesday, May 17. OF Travis Jankowski is starting in center field and hitting ninth, while 3B Adam Rosales is at the hot corner and is batting sixth. Also, 1B Wil Myers moves to the leadoff spot and OF Melvin Upton Jr. is hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: We can't recommend Jankowski or Rosales as deep sleeper picks in daily formats while facing the MadBum. Myers loses a little daily value, as well, hitting leadoff without the opportunity to drive in as many runs. Upton is a more of a sleeper option if you're feeling lucky in a tough matchup.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. homers in win

Sat, 14 May 2016 23:35:28 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. hit a game-winning home run in an 8-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, May 14. Upton is 7-for-12 (.583) with two doubles, two homers and four RBI in the series against Milwaukee.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has already matched his five-homer total from a year ago, and we're not even 40 games into the season yet. Combined with a .282 average and seven stolen bases, Upton is having a season decent enough for strong consideration in NL and mixed leagues.

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