Yesterday during the Fox Saturday game the on the field guy, can't think of his name, said the DiamondBacks were thinking of bringing up Upton to have a young guy give a spark to the team. Anyone else hear anything about this?
Top Five Hitters 1. Justin Upton, CF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Not even close. Upton was a man among boys, even though he's just 21 years old. He's a fast-twitch hitter, like his brother, B.J., who lets the ball travel deep and then just spins his whole body to whip the bat through the zone. He centers the ball well and showed enormous pull power in BP and in the game, when he crushed a 91-mph fastball out to left. He has a plus arm, 60 on the 20-80 scale, but threw a couple of rainbows to the plate because his footwork was off -- a fixable problem.
Hes currently way above his weighted means projection coming into the season.... Which was approximately: 15hr,60rbi,.250average,73runs in 593 abs. I am not sure if that is normalized to the majors though.... His comparables were ben johnson, brandon wood, kimani newton, michael hall This was from the beginning of the season. He did have a very high breakout of 50%, and a 64% improve.
I have him on my dynasty farm team, though I wasn't really expecting to see any impact from him for a few years. I'd like to see what he can do in the majors, even if it's just for a few games at the moment.