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Postby Mugwump » Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:14 pm

How many years away do you think he is from playing in the big leagues? I'm considering stashing him in my ML spot. We can carry 1 player through the off season. (Wanted to figure in his value for a loooong term investment).
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Postby garf112 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:28 pm

I'd say earliest 2008, but you'll probably have to wait until 2009 until you see any return on your investment. He's 18 and even Delmon Young won't be up for good until next year (3 years after he was drafted) Griffey was up in two years, but there aren't that many Griffeys out there.
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Postby killa3312 » Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:56 pm

With defense to Delmon, he didn't sign until late, otherwise he more than likely would be up right now. This technically is only his second full season of pro ball. That said, Upton certainly has the talent to make the majors as a teen, it all depends on if they stick him at SS or CF, and how long it takes him to adapt to that position.
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Postby carter » Sat Jul 09, 2005 6:28 am

very true - WHEN he signs is the big factor.. then its how he takes to the field.. he could be up in 2007, late 06 the earliest .. he's griffey caliber without a doubt
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Postby Cleveland Steamers » Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:56 pm

I havent seen the guy play, but have heard is one of the best prospects from the last 20 years. Is he really that good? I am in a minor league draft and recently had the first pick (Delmon Young). We can only sign a player to a max of 4 years and Justin Upton went 2nd. Later in the draft he wasnt confident in his pick and traded me JUpton for my 6th and 8th round picks. Is Upton good enough to be worth great value at $3 for the next 4 years? Im very happy to have landed such a great prospect for a couple of mid round picks...
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