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Why is BJ Upton not playing in spring training?

Postby shoelessjoetara » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:17 am

I looked for his spring training and saw no stats. Is he hurt? I was hoping to grab him in the 2nd round but would like to know if he is injured.
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Re: Why is BJ Upton not playing in spring training?

Postby jcook3127 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:21 am

recovering from shoulder surgery...could miss some time but it doesn't appear that this injury has had an affect on his ADP....I personally think he's going too high
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Re: Why is BJ Upton not playing in spring training?

Postby The Cow » Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:53 am

Why is Upton a 2nd round pick?

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Re: Why is BJ Upton not playing in spring training?

Postby Field » Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:04 am

The Cow wrote:Why is Upton a 2nd round pick?

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I know what you're saying but...

He's 24 year old player who was a top prospect and who's already hit 24 HRs in a partial season and stole 44 bags in a full one. There's a legitimate explanation for his drop in power last year which was hopefully fully corrected in the offseason. He's certainly not a value pick at the end of the 2nd round since you can get similar players in the late 3rd (Kemp), but you have to pick someone.
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Re: Why is BJ Upton not playing in spring training?

Postby converge241 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:53 am

He routinely goes early 2nd rounder but cant see it without 2B any longer (let alone the shoulder worries)
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Re: Why is BJ Upton not playing in spring training?

Postby JakeTrain72 » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:28 am

Like others have said he seems a little risky in the second considering the other options available. Even taking him in the 3rd fills up my risk tolerance bar for my first 6 rounds of a draft. I like him and I'm not alone. It only takes one owner in a given league to believe 40/20 as a projection and not merely upside-hence his place in the 2nd round.
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