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BJ Upton update: Upton should be up by August

Postby Krunk City King$ » Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:22 pm

B.J. Upton, SS TB

News: Devil Rays general manager Chuck LaMar told the St. Petersburg Times that B.J. Upton is one of five players who should be promoted to the majors by early August. Upton is batting .323 with 12 home runs and 26 RBI in 52 games since being promoted to Triple-A Durham.

Analysis: Defensive questions are the only thing that have kept Upton in the minors for this long. There's no question he'll be an impact bat once he's promoted, but his struggles in the field might hinder his overall performance initially.

on a side note, i just snagged up Gathright (1 of 5 rays that should get called up) off of the waiver wire...dood that i played last week finally dropped him.

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Postby jbones733 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:06 pm

thats good news because at the Furute games yesterday they said September, hes # 1 on my list ti pick up i got waiver prioity # 2
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:16 pm

jbones733 wrote:thats good news because at the Furute games yesterday they said September, hes # 1 on my list ti pick up i got waiver prioity # 2

Everything I have read says they won't bring him up until the rosters expand which is August 31 I believe. But maybe KCK's update is more up-to-date.
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Postby King Tim » Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:40 pm

I've been waiting for a year and a half for him to get to the pros. I play in a deep dynasty league and have been dealing with Cintron and A. Gonzalez (fla) as my SS. Move over boys and make room for Bossman ;-D ;-D
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Postby wkelly91 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:04 pm

I have Berroa. God I need Upton :~(
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Postby hybrid » Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:21 pm

KCK's info comes from what Lamar said right before the last Rays/Yanks game (was watching the interview). So it is the most update info on the matter.

Oh yeah and jbones, don't listen to Gammons or the ESPN crew. They made more mistakes that game then I can even remember.
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Postby stumpak » Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:26 am

I wouldn't save a #2 waiver priority for him. He's a rookie for christsakes.
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:38 am

stumpak wrote:I wouldn't save a #2 waiver priority for him. He's a rookie for christsakes.

A great gamble even in redraft leagues. He's young and has adapted quickly hitting in any league they've moved him to. If he adapts to MLB pitching quick enough you just got yourself a pretty damn good SS for free. In AL-only leagues he's even more valuable.
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Postby warrick95 » Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:13 am

In Keeper leagues, he's money. Of course, you wouldn't want him Amazinz. :-D If you get him, would you prefer Reyes? I have Weeks at 2B, but won't have an SS of the future. You've got Khalil at SS and I believe Phillips will go back to SS when Vizquel retires, while you have only O-Dawg at 2nd.

BTW, where'd you hear that tidbit on Upton only being up for September callups? He's coming to Richmond in late August and I'd like to catch him there, if possible, so it'd be ideal if he were kept down until at least then.
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:16 am

warrick95 wrote:In Keeper leagues, he's money. Of course, you wouldn't want him Amazinz. :-D If you get him, would you prefer Reyes?

Hey if Upton is outplaying Reyes then I want him. Personal fan bias aside I play FB to win. That's the only reason I have one of those pathetic Yankmes on my team. :-D
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