|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||575.00||28.00||.273||77.00||100.00||9.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Philadelphia||59||14||1|| .297|| .390|| .237|
|vs Hamels (Career)||32||9||1|| .469||.281||.281|
|vs LHP||119||34||11|| .384|| .597|| .286|
|Last 10 Games|
Bud Black reveals OF configuration for Padres in 2015
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/19/14) Bud Black sees his revamped Padres outfield consisting of Justin Upton in left, Matt Kemp in right and Wil Myers in center, per The Associated Press.
The very active Padres will have an entirely new outfield in 2015.
Padres acquire OF Justin Upton from Braves
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/19/14) The Padres have acquired outfielder Justin Upton from the Braves via trade, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman on Friday. |
Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported the trade between both clubs.
Left-hander Max Fried, shortstop Jace Peterson, third baseman Dustin Peterson, outfielder Mallex Smith will be heading to Atlanta in exchange for the 27-year-old outfielder and a low-level player, per Heyman. Upton spent his first six seasons in the NL West and has a career .291/.359/.541 slash line at Petco Park. He is coming off a season in which he hit .270/.342/.491 with 29 homers and 102 RBI over 566 at-bats with the Braves.
Braves in 'serious talks' with mystery team regarding Justin Upton
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/19/14) The Braves have engaged in "serious talks" with an unknown team regarding a Justin Upton trade, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports Friday. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports first reported that Atlanta is closing in on a deal.
According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com the Braves have had recent talks with the Athletics, Rangers and Mariners this offseason. However, the Padres appear to be the club most likely to land Upton at this point, per Bowman.
Upton is coming off a season in which he hit .270/.342/.491 over 566 at-bats. He slashed 267/.348/.478 through his first two seasons with the Braves. The 27-year-old entering the final year of his contract and is expected to make $14.5 million in 2015 before becoming a free agent.
Report: Padres continue to talk to Braves about Justin Upton
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/19/14) The Padres continue to talk to the Braves about outfielder Justin Upton, according to Bleacher Report's Scott Miller.
Despite the fact that the Padres acquired both Matt Kemp and Wil Myers on Thursday, the team may not be done yet. It's unclear where Upton would fit into the team's plans, but he would be a clear upgrade over whoever the club is planning to start in center field. If the team were to acquire Upton, one of that trio would be pushed into action in center. While Kemp has experience at the position, he's not considered a strong defender.
The 27-year-old Upton is coming off a season in which he hit .270/.342/.491 over 566 at-bats.
Schuerholz: Braves have discussed Justin Upton extension
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/16/14) Braves president John Schuerholz told MLB Network Radio on Tuesday they have had internal discussions about a contract extension for outfielder Justin Upton.
"All things are possible," Schuerholz said. "That is not on the table at the moment, but we have discussed it internally."
Schuerholz added the Braves have also discussed trading Upton, but that is of little surprise since Upton has been mentioned heavily in trade rumors. The 27-year-old Upton will be a free agent after the 2015 season.
|2014 summary: Justin Upton solidified his place as one of the game's top power hitters in 2014, but not really by doing anything differently. It's just with power numbers on the decline across the league, his 29 ended up tying for 12th among all hitters. He was at least more consistent than in his first year with the Braves, when he hit 20 of his 27 home runs in April and August. His 102 RBI on one of the league's worst offensive teams were also a testament to his consistency.|
Playing time status: Upton is set to hit the free agent market next year while still at the beginning of his prime, so the Braves moved him to the Padres for a package of prospects. He'll obviously play every day, and has hit well in pitcher-friendly Petco Park -- .291/.359/.541 with 10 home runs and 11 doubles in 192 career plate appearances.
2015 outlook: Given the hype as a former No. 1 overall pick, Upton has a reputation for disappointing in Fantasy, but the good far outweighs the bad with him. He strikes out so much that you can't expect him to help much in batting average, but he makes up for it, at least in points leagues, with an above-average walk rate and is obviously a great source of power. Plus, at his age, there's still some potential for improvement. He's a top 12 outfielder, though on the back end of that group, and you can look to draft him beginning in Round 3.
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