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Re: Justin Upton

Postby Field » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:20 pm

I'm kind of hoping they keep him in the minors for this year to keep his price down for next year in redraft leagues. He could make a real nice 3rd OF ;-D .
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Re: Justin Upton

Postby Pablo975 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:36 pm

I went to see Upton play last week and he just looks like a big leaguer. Just has that swagger. Went 1-4 though I believe. The DRays AA squad was playing them and Brignac and Longoria each homered. Fun game to attend.

I see Upton maybe getting a September callup, but not more than that, unless injuries strike.
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Re: Justin Upton

Postby talan37 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 1:49 pm

PECOTA's comparables are based on far more than what they think he will do in the majors... there are tons of factors involved including swing type, height, weight, etc etc.

Projecting him to Arod type numbers would probably be a tad overly optimistic imo. Hes a great talent, but there are many many many great talents that don't put Arod type numbers.
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Re: Justin Upton

Postby bigh0rt » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:24 pm

“I can see why [Justin Upton] was drafted high,” Winfield said. “He seems to have a feel for the game. I watched him in batting practice and the outfield, and he has the tools. If he keeps his head on straight and listens to folks and continues to grow, he’ll be all right.”

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Also, Joseph Reeve's take on the Arizona Republic.

And lastly, an article back from April by Baseball Prospectus stating...
We’ve been hearing it for about a year now, and we keep repeating it--any day now, Justin Upton is just going to explode. We said it throughout last year, and it never happened, as Upton’s .263/.343/.413 year at Low-A South Bend was one of the more disappointing seasons in the minors. We said it all offseason, anticipating that a move to the high-offense California League would be just what the doctor ordered. In nine games, we’re still waiting, as the number one overall pick in the 2005 draft is batting .152/.310/.242 in 33 at-bats, including 11 strikeouts. I’m still saying it, still predicting the offensive explosion is imminent, but I’m saying it more with a shrug these days than with any kind of conviction.
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Re: Justin Upton

Postby BJSFAN123 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 1:56 pm

Still any chance he gets called up? This kid is awesome and still so young...seems to be hitting great right now. Upton brothers are sick!

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Re: Justin Upton

Postby brandnew » Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:15 pm

He's 21 already? Wow.
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Re: Justin Upton

Postby The G.O.A.T. » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:03 pm

brandnew wrote:He's 21 already? Wow.


Justin is still 19. His birthdate is 08/25/1987. As a Diamondbacks fan I can't wait till this kid is up here roaming the OF with Young. Has all the tools and is starting to take more walks lately too.
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Re: Justin Upton

Postby BJSFAN123 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:11 pm

He's suppose to be the next Griffey, talk about pressure..
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Re: Justin Upton

Postby Athrun340 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:57 pm

BJSFAN123 wrote:He's suppose to be the next Griffey, talk about pressure..

He's a HR hitter?

sorry I dont really know anything about prospects.
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Re: Justin Upton

Postby BJSFAN123 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:11 pm

Athrun340 wrote:
BJSFAN123 wrote:He's suppose to be the next Griffey, talk about pressure..

He's a HR hitter?

sorry I dont really know anything about prospects.


I'm really not sure, that's just what I read and heard from scouting reports, calling him the next griffey. Also I remember byrnes saying "He's suppose to be the next griffey junior, and from what I've seen he is going to be" - form his tv show
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