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Melvin Upton Jr.

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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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Padres | Travis Jankowski making big league debut

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:10:19 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Travis Jankowski is starting in center field and hitting ninth against St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey in his major league debut Friday, Aug. 21. OF Melvin Upton Jr. will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Jankowski ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) posted impressive numbers in multiple minor league stops for the Padres this year, hitting .335 (127-for-379) with a home run, 25 RBI and 32 stolen bases. Speed is his main asset, but he's not too attractive to daily gamers in his first major league spot against a savvy vet like Lackey.

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Padres | Melvin Upton heating up

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:52:09 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. smacked two home runs and drove in a season-high five runs in the win over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Aug. 18. It was Upton's seventh career multi-homer game and first since June of 2013. He is hitting .295 with eight extra-base hits and 11 RBI since July 7.

Fantasy Tip: Upton ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is still hitting only .242 (30-for-124) with five home runs, 13 RBI and 39 strikeouts. He swings and misses way too much to be a consistent fantasy producer, but now that Will Venable is gone, he could be more productive and worth owning in deep mixed leagues for his combination of speed and power.

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Padres | Will Venable playing center field

Sun, 09 Aug 2015 12:52:45 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Will Venable will bat eighth and play center field against Philadelphia Phillies SP Jerome Williams Sunday, Aug. 9. OF Melvin Upton Jr. is receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Venable ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) is batting .262 with six home runs and 23 RBIs agains right-handed pitchers this season. He is 0-for-1 versus Williams in his career with two walks.

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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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