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“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.”
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.
brandnew wrote:He's 21 already? Wow.
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.
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