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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby rookies and cream » Sun May 16, 2010 7:31 pm

DaSh 1s wrote:
HighHeater wrote:can people relax on Justin Upton... it


Why should people relax? He has been a bust in terms of a early teens pick.


Upton was more often drafted in the late teens/early twenties. I was able to get him at 27 in my $ league. At #60 on the ESPN Player Rater and climbing, I tend to think of him as a mild disappointment rather than bust. And I fully expect him to be top 20 at the end of the year.
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby Padsin05 » Sun May 16, 2010 7:32 pm

I like him and all, as a matter of fact above Kemp also long term, but not Braun

Braun will be far more consistent for his career.

In comparison sakes Braun=Pujols
whereas Upton=Fielder, Howard, Texiera.
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby HighHeater » Sun May 16, 2010 10:50 pm

DaSh 1s wrote:
HighHeater wrote:can people relax on Justin Upton... it


Why should people relax? He has been a bust in terms of a early teens pick.


gosh i forgot the season ended in a week. yup we got a bust here /facepalm
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby RedHopeful » Mon May 17, 2010 5:06 pm

Padsin05 wrote:I like him and all, as a matter of fact above Kemp also long term, but not Braun

Braun will be far more consistent for his career.

In comparison sakes Braun=Pujols
whereas Upton=Fielder, Howard, Texiera.

So the 23 year old Upton is destined to be at best a late first round draft pick in standard leagues? What exactly are you basing this amazing conclusion off of?
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby Padsin05 » Mon May 17, 2010 6:47 pm

RedHopeful wrote:
Padsin05 wrote:I like him and all, as a matter of fact above Kemp also long term, but not Braun

Braun will be far more consistent for his career.

In comparison sakes Braun=Pujols
whereas Upton=Fielder, Howard, Texiera.

So the 23 year old Upton is destined to be at best a late first round draft pick in standard leagues? What exactly are you basing this amazing conclusion off of?


no thats not what im saying

I am saying Braun is consistent like Pujols, where Upton is insconsistent, like the other 3 but, potential to have just as good of years
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby clevername » Mon May 17, 2010 6:58 pm

how are you determining his consistency 2-3 years from now?
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby rich101682 » Mon May 17, 2010 7:05 pm

clevername wrote:how are you determining his consistency 2-3 years from now?


I think he's saying right now, Upton is inconsistent, but in the next 2-3 years, he could hop into that Braun/Pujols level of consistent production.
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby clevername » Mon May 17, 2010 7:11 pm

but right now he's not as valuable as Fielder/Tex/Howard, so I don't know that that works.

I thought the comparison was supposed to be what he was supposed to be when he reached his potential in the future.

If he reaches his potential he's more valuable than all those guys. If he gets there, he's a perennial top 3 pick. Of course, that's a big if.
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Re: Justin Upton, coming around or overrated?

Postby rich101682 » Mon May 17, 2010 7:18 pm

clevername wrote:but right now he's not as valuable as Fielder/Tex/Howard, so I don't know that that works.

I thought the comparison was supposed to be what he was supposed to be when he reached his potential in the future.

If he reaches his potential he's more valuable than all those guys. If he gets there, he's a perennial top 3 pick. Of course, that's a big if.


When they were both picked, weren't Justin Upton and Jay Bruce rated as having similar potential? People seem to forget about Bruce, but he's actually starting to figure everything out.
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