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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||430.00||13.00||.216||33.00||56.00||14.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs RHP||48||12||1|| .308|| .417|| .250|
|12/21/2014||Drew Stubbs, CF COL|
Tyler Flowers, C CHW
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
David Ortiz, DH BOS
|Melvin Upton, CF SD|
Nick Swisher, DH CLE
Alen Hanson, SS PIT
Nick Williams, LF TEX
|12/19/2014||Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL||Melvin Upton, CF SD|
Robert Stephenson, SP CIN
Kolten Wong, 2B STL
|12/17/2014||Jason Hammel, SP CHC||Melvin Upton, CF SD|
|Last 10 Games|
Will Venable replaces Melvin Upton in center for Padres
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/12/15) Padres centerfielder Melvin Upton isn't in Sunday's starting lineup. Upton had started the last four and six of the last seven.
Will Venable will replace Upton in center.
Padres CF Melvin Upton goes 3 for 3, homers in loss Friday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/10/15) Center fielder Melvin Upton put the Padres on the board with a solo home run in the sixth inning, but it wasn't enough as the Rangers defeated the Padres 4-3 on Friday.
Upton's home run was his second of the season, as he has seen very sporadic playing time recently. Though, he did make his third consecutive start in center field on Friday.
Padres CF Melvin Upton homers, drives in two runs
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(6/21/15) Padres center fielder Melvin Upton hit his first home run of the season during Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks.
Upton went 1 for 4 with a walk and a two-run blast in the ninth inning.
Upton is hitting .182 with a home run and two RBI in 22 at-bats this season.
Melvin Upton, Yonder Alonso atop Padres lineup on Tuesday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/16/15) The Padres lineup had a little different look Tuesday against the Athletics, as Melvin Upton was in the leadoff spot for the first time this season and Yonder Alonso was batting second for just the second time in 2015. It was also Alonso's first time batting second since coming off the disabled list June 2.
Alonso is batting .277 with one home run, two doubles, eight RBI, five runs, five walks and seven strikeouts in 13 games since coming off the disabled list. However, he is mired in a 1-for-20 slump in his last six games.
Upton is batting just .100 (1 for 10) in seven games since his activation from the DL. Tuesday was just his third start of the season.
Padres activate Melvin Upton, demote Abraham Almonte
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/8/15) The Padres have reinstated outfielder Melvin Upton from the 15-day disabled list. He went down on April 4 with a left foot injury before a trade from Atlanta.
The team has also optioned fellow outfielder Abraham Almonte to Triple-A El Paso. He managed a .186/.255/.233 slash line in 43 at-bats with San Diego.
|2014 summary: Melvin Upton, formerly known as B.J., set out to redeem himself from a disastrous first season in Atlanta, and at least in spring training, he looked like he might succeed. But once the bell rang, it was more of the same. Technically, he improved across the board, and his 12 home runs and 20 steals at least gave him some value in Rotisserie leagues, but he still finished with the lowest batting average and sixth-lowest OPS among full-time players.|
Playing time status: With Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and Evan Gattis out of the picture, Melvin Upton's role couldn't be any more secure, even with his struggles. The problem is he's already hurt. He could potentially miss all of April with inflammation in his left foot.
2015 outlook: For all the misery Upton has brought to the Braves, Fantasy owners and the baseball world in general the last two years, there is at least one glimmer of hope once he gets back on the diamond: The Braves hired Kevin Seitzer, one of the rare hitting coaches who has actually made a measurable difference in a player's career. That player was Alex Gordon, and Upton has offered to let Seitzer reconstruct his swing in a similar manner. That's no reason to draft Upton outside of NL-only leagues, but it at least makes him worth monitoring given his raw talent.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/29/15||@ NYM||7:10 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|7/30/15||@ NYM||12:10 pm||Jonathon Niese|
|7/31/15||@ MIA||7:10 pm||David Phelps|
|8/1/15||@ MIA||4:10 pm||Mat Latos|
|8/2/15||@ MIA||1:10 pm||Jose Fernandez|
|8/3/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Wily Peralta|
|8/4/15||@ MIL||8:10 pm||Mike Fiers|