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Melvin Upton Jr.

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Blue Jays | Melvin Upton starting vs. former club

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:52:42 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Melvin Upton Jr. is starting in left field and batting fourth against San Diego Padres SP Luis Perdomo Wednesday, July 27. Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not in the starting lineup Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is having a nice season, and now he's going to see consistent playing time in the heart of a potent lineup. Upton could see a few less at-bats with Toronto, but it shouldn't hinder his five-category upside going forward. Sub out Saunders where you can in seasonal leagues Wednesday. There's enough playing time for both Saunders and Upton to remain solid fantasy assets.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Shi Davidi

Padres | Hansel Rodriguez coming to Friars

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:34:20 -0700

Updating earlier reports, Toronto Blue Jays SP Hansel Rodriguez is the player headed to the San Diego Padres in the deal for OF Melvin Upton Jr.

Fantasy Tip: Rodriguez, 19, is 2-1 with a 3.06 ERA in six starts at Rookie League Bluefield. He has 26 K's in 32 1/3 innings. It'll be a couple of years before he's on the fantasy radar.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman

Padres | SD to pay much of Melvin Upton's salary

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 06:34:58 -0700

Updating an earlier report, San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is part of an agreement to the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Padres will pay much of the $22 million owed to Upton.

Fantasy Tip: Alex Dickerson will benefit most from the move initially. Jon Jay (forearm) is due back in a few weeks, but he, too, has been rumored to be on the trade block. Manuel Margot could factor into the equation in September. The 21-year-old has a .306-4-37 line with 24 steals at Class AAA El Paso. He's worth watching for NL-only usage. Dickerson is hitting .280 with four homers in 75 at-bats, and he's worth grabbing in NL-only formats. Upton's value will be predicated on the amount of playing time he has in a loaded Blue Jays lineup. If he snatches the majority of time in center, he'll have a lot of upside in a better lineup and ballpark. He's a low-end mixed leaguer, but his 20 steals may not grow too much in that lineup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB Network - Jon Heyman

Blue Jays | Melvin Upton Jr. headed to Toronto

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:23:02 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. was acquired by the Toronto Blue Jays for a Class A prospect Tuesday, July 26. Financial terms are unknown, but the deal is expected to be completed Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has bounced back with a .256-16-45 line and 20 steals. Depending on his playing time, he could make a nice impact in fantasy. Entering a hitter's park with that lineup around him should really benefit him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Padres | Melvin Upton out of lineup again

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:30:19 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is not in the starting lineup Monday, July 25. OF Alex Dickerson is starting in left field and is hitting fifth against Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez. Also, 1B Brett Wallace is serving as the designated hitter and is batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: That's two straight days out for Upton, so check back to see if he's 100% physically. Dickerson and Wallace both have some pop in their lumber but are far too inconsistent to be anything more than low-end deep sleeper picks for daily owners.

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Padres | Melvin Upton not in lineup Sunday

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:47:03 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is not in the starting lineup against Washington Nationals SP Lucas Giolito Sunday, July 24. OF Alex Dickerson will play left field and bat fifth. In addition, C Derek Norris is back in the lineup, batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Upton has been the subject of numerous trade rumors recently, although it does not appear as though a deal is imminent. Dickerson is batting .227 with two home runs and 10 RBI through 66 at-bats but daily fantasy owners should be able to find better options this afternoon.

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Blue Jays | Toronto looking at Melvin Upton

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:56:45 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is receiving trade interest from the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known how Upton would be used if he is traded to the Blue Jays but probably would see decent playing time because he has played well this season. He would still be an attractive option in most leagues but would lose some value if he is not starting.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Indians | Cleveland interested in Melvin Upton

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:13:25 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. has been a target for the Cleveland Indians over the last few weeks, but the two sides do not appear close to a deal.

Fantasy Tip: Upton is expected to be traded in the near future and should continue to be a target for the Indians since they are looking for a bat. He is hitting .259 with 16 home runs and 45 RBI this season and would still be a solid fantasy option if he joins Cleveland.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Buster Olney

Orioles | Baltimore targeting Melvin Upton?

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 22:04:10 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is a name that the Baltimore Orioles have expressed an interest in potentially trading for. Sources indicate Upton is available to be acquired in the right deal.

Fantasy Tip: Upton, who was acquired in what was essentially a salary dump in 2015 when the Pads dealt for his brother, is in the midst of his best season since he was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays. He's one of just three players with 20 or more steals and double-digit homers, and that's despite playing in a notorious pitcher's park. If he were to join the O's his value would receive an uptick, and he'd become a hot property in AL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Padres | Melvin Upton, Ryan Schimpf setting table

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:38:47 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Melvin Upton Jr. is leading off against Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark Friday, July 22, with 2B Ryan Schimpf hitting second in the batting order.

Fantasy Tip: Upton's combination of speed (20 stolen bases) and power (16 home runs) plays in all fantasy formats. His resurgent season has made him a fine value play in daily leagues, too, including tonight in his return to the leadoff role. Schimpf is likely hitting second with Wil Myers out this evening, but it's notable. The second baseman has shown impressive pop with seven long balls in just 78 at-bats and shouldn't be ignored as a low-price DFS play tonight.

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