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Melvin Upton Jr.

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Padres | Melvin Upton collects three hits

Mon, 23 May 2016 04:23:52 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. went 3-for-7 in a 9-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, May 22.

Fantasy Tip: While his brother, Justin Upton, struggles mightily in Detroit, Melvin Upton is quietly putting together a decent season for San Diego. He currently has a .266 batting average to go with an on-base mark of .341 and a slugging percentage of .442. Melvin is worth owning in NL and mixed leagues and is a decent DFS play when the matchup is favorable.

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Padres | Melvin Upton hits game-winning homer

Sat, 21 May 2016 07:08:32 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. went 1-for-4 with one home run and two RBI against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 20.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is hitting .295 so far this month and has four home runs and seven RBI during that span. Upton is an everyday starter for the Padres and can be a decent starting option in some deeper mixed leagues.

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Padres | Melvin Upton, Wil Myers trade places

Thu, 19 May 2016 15:09:47 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is hitting in the two-hole against San Francisco Giants SP Jeff Samardzija Thursday, May 19, with 1B Wil Myers moving down to the fifth spot.

Fantasy Tip: The move gives the Padres a little more speed at the top of the order. Upton is being much more patient this year and could be a candidate to reach 20 home runs and 30 steals. That's useful in all fantasy leagues. Myers is off to a fine start with seven home runs and 17 RBI, but just two of his long balls have come this month, and he's batting .203 in May. Hopefully for his owners the change will get him going.

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Padres | Jon Jay, Brett Wallace sitting

Tue, 17 May 2016 16:09:21 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Jon Jay and 1B Brett Wallace are not in the starting lineup against San Francisco Giants left-handed SP Madison Bumgarner Tuesday, May 17. OF Travis Jankowski is starting in center field and hitting ninth, while 3B Adam Rosales is at the hot corner and is batting sixth. Also, 1B Wil Myers moves to the leadoff spot and OF Melvin Upton Jr. is hitting cleanup.

Fantasy Tip: We can't recommend Jankowski or Rosales as deep sleeper picks in daily formats while facing the MadBum. Myers loses a little daily value, as well, hitting leadoff without the opportunity to drive in as many runs. Upton is a more of a sleeper option if you're feeling lucky in a tough matchup.

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Padres | Melvin Upton Jr. homers in win

Sat, 14 May 2016 23:35:28 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. hit a game-winning home run in an 8-7 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, May 14. Upton is 7-for-12 (.583) with two doubles, two homers and four RBI in the series against Milwaukee.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has already matched his five-homer total from a year ago, and we're not even 40 games into the season yet. Combined with a .282 average and seven stolen bases, Upton is having a season decent enough for strong consideration in NL and mixed leagues.

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Padres | Three Padres sit Game 1

Wed, 11 May 2016 08:09:08 -0700

San Diego Padres SS Alexei Ramirez (hamstring), OF Jon Jay and OF Melvin Upton Jr. are out of the lineup Wednesday, May 11, in the first game of a doubleheader. OF Travis Jankowski is leading off, OF Alex Dickerson is hitting sixth and SS Adam Rosales is hitting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Dickerson has a homer and four RBI in six at-bats this season, and he's worth a basement flyer against Kyle Hendricks. Jankowski and Rosales aren't worth consideration.

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Padres | Melvin Upton receives night off

Mon, 02 May 2016 16:44:56 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. (rest) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 2. OF Travis Jankowski is starting in his place and batting eighth versus Colorado Rockies SP Jon Gray.

Fantasy Tip: Jankowski collected just six extra-base hits in 90 at-bats last year as a rookie, and thus far through his first 15 ABs, he's got none, while striking out seven times. He'll be facing a pretty good strikeout pitcher in this one, and shouldn't even be considered for daily games.

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Padres | Melvin Upton gaining momentum

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:11:14 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. has been gaining steam as of late, hitting .313 (10-for-32) in his last nine games with six walks, one home run, three runs scored and three RBI. He's also swiped four bases over that span.

Fantasy Tip: The key item in there might be his stolen bases, as Upton is exhibiting serious potential for a 20/20 season. Owners in all leagues should give him a look if he's out there, as he's also been regularly batting cleanup in the San Diego batting order. With very little pressure on him because of where he plays, Upton might break out again for the first time in years. He's showing early signs for it and warrants attention.

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Padres | Melvin Upton hits walk-off shot

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 05:38:04 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. hit a walk-off, two-run home run in the 14th inning of the Padres' 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, April 16.

Fantasy Tip: Huge strikeout totals and poor contact skills have jettisoned Upton to the fantasy badlands, but he is off to a decent start in 2016. The 31-year-old outfielder has two home runs, three stolen bases and a .293/.341/.463 slash line through 44 plate appearances. He has job security and three 20-20 season on his resume, so in deep formats, you could ride out his strong start and see if there is lasting value.

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Padres | Matt Kemp with the day off

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 07:37:09 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Matt Kemp is out of the lineup Thursday, April 14, with 1B Wil Myers moving up to hit third and OF Melvin Upton Jr. cleaning up.

Fantasy Tip: Myers and Upton face rookie up-and-comer Vincent Velasquez today. Myers has a couple of early home runs this year, and Upton is hitting .296 to open the year. They're low-end options at their respective positions today.

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