Justin Upton 8 | Left Field

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Wed. Aug 27, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Upton went 3 for 3 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the New York Mets. Impact: Upton had been 0 for 9 in his previous two games, but he's batting .379 with 21 RBIs in his last 16 games.(STATS, 4:55pm)
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: Upton went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's loss to the Mets. Impact: Upton's hot streak looked like it could be coming to an end after he went 0-for-9 over the final two games of the weekend series with the Reds, but Tuesday's performance would seem to suggest otherwise. The 27-year-old is now just one RBI away from matching his career high, and personal bests in home runs and batting average are also within reach.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 21, 2014
News: Upton went 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBI in Thursday's game at Cincinnati. Impact: Upton also made a sensational leaping catch in left field, so it was an all-around great night for the soon-to-be 27-year-old. He's been on fire in general lately, hitting .444 (12-for-27) with three homers and 14 RBI in the last eight games. Upton needs just five RBI to surpass his previous career best of 88.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 20, 2014
News: Upton homered and drove in five runs in Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh. Impact: Upton has hit safely in 10 straight. In his last 12, he's got a .480 on-base percentage with five home runs and 16 RBIs.(STATS, 6:02pm)
Tue. Aug 19, 2014
News: Upton went off for five RBI as part of a 2-for-4 night that featured his 24th home run of the season Tuesday against the Pirates. Impact: The younger Upton is some kind of hot lately, as he's now driven in runs in nine of his last 12 games (16 RBI) while going 14-for-40 (.350) with five homers during than span, increasing his average to .287 on the year. At this rate, barring any unforeseen setbacks, he's going to easily tally the eight RBI required to surpass his career high of 88 set in 2011 with the Diamondbacks, and he may just flirt with breaking his home-run record of 31 set in the same year. Enjoy.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 18, 2014
News: Upton went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a couple of runs scored in Sunday's 4-3 win over the A's. Impact: Upton has been on an absolute tear at the plate in recent days, as he is now in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak. Over this stretch, the two-time All-Star has set the pace for the Braves' offense with a .360/.484/.800 slash line across 31 plate appearances. Just for good measure, Upton has also thrown in three homers, nine RBI and seven runs scored during the same span.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 15, 2014
News: Upton (hamstring) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the A's. Impact: Apparently, the hamstring strain Upton suffered Thursday night was very mild, as he is penciled in to occupy his usual spots -- left field and the cleanup spot in the order -- Friday against right-hander Jason Hammel. Upton saw Hammel plenty while he was in the NL, racking up seven hits, including two doubles and a homer, in 27 career at-bats against him.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 15, 2014
News: Upton returned Friday for Atlanta. Impact: Upton left Thursday's game with a mild left hamstring strain.(STATS, 0:23am)
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Upton left Thursday's game against the Dodgers with a mild left hamstring strain. Impact: Upton tagged up at second base and tried to get to third on a Chris Johnson flyout to right field in the eighth inning, but he slid awkwardly into the bag and strained his hamstring. The team has deemed the strain mild and lists Upton as day-to-day, but it wouldn't be a surprise if he missed at least one start as a result. Emilio Bonifacio seems like the top candidate to see time in left field in his absence.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Upton left Thursday's game against the Dodgers with an apparent injury, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Impact: An awkward slide into third base in the eighth inning left Upton ailing, and he was immediately lifted for a pinch runner. The team figures to elaborate on the nature and extent of the injury following the game.(RotoWire, )
Justin Upton
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 204  Age: 27
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 8/25/1987, Norfolk, Virginia
College: None
Debut: 2007
Salary: $14,458,333
Injury Status
No Current Injury