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2014 Avg.
.288
 
Career Avg.
.277
Name  Justin Upton
Born  8/25/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  205
Number  8
Position  LF
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot8/29/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a home run on Friday against the Marlins.
Insight: The big night gives Upton a new career-high for RBI in a season. The left fielder has 91 with still a month left to go. He is also hitting .288 with 26 home runs, 30 doubles, 70 runs and seven stolen bases.
 
Hot8/26/2014 9:51:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton went 3-for-3 with an RBI double and a walk Tuesday against the Mets.
Insight: Amazingly, the 27-year-old Upton has never had more than 88 RBI in a season. He's up to 87 RBI to go with 25 homers and a .292 average after Tuesday's game.
 
Hot8/23/2014 11:05:00 AM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the 12th inning Friday against the Reds. He went 3-for-6 on the night and also had a triple.
Insight: Upton has batted .324 with six homers, 23 RBI, 14 runs, 15 walks and a 1.099 OPS in August and he's 6-for-11 (.545) with a double and a homer against Reds starter Mike Leake. Make sure he's in your lineup Saturday.
 
Hot8/22/2014 11:04:00 AM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton is a career .429 hitter against Reds starter Mat Latos.
Insight: Upton continues to swing a hot bat as he went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the series opener against the Reds on Thursday. Upton has now hit safely in 11 straight games and blasted five home runs with 19 RBI in his last 13 games.
 
Hot8/19/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton stayed red hot Tuesday with a homer and five RBI.
Insight: Upton has hit safely in 10 straight games and blasted five homers with 16 RBI in his last 12 games.
 
8/15/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Friday. He's driven in a run in six straight games.
Insight: Upton left Thursday's game with a hamstring injury, but it was minor and he appears to be fine. He hasn't had a multi-hit game since July 30, but he's making his hits count (4 2B, 3 HR in August).
 
8/15/2014 6:17:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton (hamstring) is in the lineup Friday night.
Insight: Upton left Thursday's game with a hamstring injury, but it was minor. He's batting .281 with 21 HR and 72 RBI and is on a five-game hitting streak.
 
8/14/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton left Thursday's game for a pinch runner.
Insight: Upton may have injured his hamstring on the slide into third base, but we will know more after the game. He's batting .281 with 21 HR and 72 RBI and is on a five-game hitting streak.
 
8/11/2014 10:59:00 AM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton is a career .364 hitter (16-for-44) versus Dodgers starter Kevin Correia.
Insight: Upton smacked his 21st home run of the season Sunday night and finished the important three-game series with two long balls as the Braves took two of three from the league-leading Nationals.
 
7/31/2014 12:48:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton has just three hits in 29 career at-bats (.103) against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Struggling against Kershaw isn't something to be ashamed about, but fantasy owners should avoid Upton Wednesday.
 
7/30/2014 12:44:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton hasn't had trouble against Dodgers starter Zack Greinke.
Insight: Upton is 5-for-11 (.455) with a double, a homer and four walks against Greinke. He's batted .302 in July but hit just two home runs.
 
Hot7/22/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton launched his 18th homer of the season Tuesday against Miami.
Insight: Upton has gone 20-for-57 (.351) with seven doubles, two home runs and 10 RBI in his last 15 games.
 
7/21/2014 3:28:00 PM
Description: Despite being listed as questionable for Monday's game against Miami with tightness in left triceps, Braves left fielder Justin Upton is in the starting lineup.
Insight: He left Sunday's game because of the injury. Upton is in the middle of a solid season, batting .282 with 17 HR and 49 RBI, including five consecutive games with an extra-base hit.
 
7/21/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton is questionable for Monday's game against Miami with tightness in left triceps.
Insight: he left Sunday's game because of the injury. Upton is in the middle of a solid season, batting .282 with 17 HR and 49 RBI, including five consecutive games with an extra-base hit.
 
6/30/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton should be avoided on Monday night in an extremely unfavorable matchup.
Insight: Upton is in the middle of a solid season, batting .278 with 16 HR and 46 RBI, but he's hitless in 12 tries against Mets starter Zack Wheeler with five strikeouts.
 
6/28/2014 7:53:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton has gone 8-for-23 with two doubles, two homers and eight RBI during a six-game hitting streak.
Insight: Upton went 4-for-33 (.121) from June 11 to June 21 and dealt with some dizziness due to sinus pressure from June 18-20, but he's back on track.
 
Cold6/25/2014 9:36:00 AM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton hit his first home run since June 8 Tuesday at Houston.
Insight: Upton missed time last week due to dizziness caused by sinus pressure and hit .135 in the 37 at-bats prior to last night.
 
Cold6/21/2014 4:58:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton is back in the starting lineup. He's missed the last few games because of dizziness. SOURCE: Mark Bowman, MLB.com
Insight: Doctors found that Upton's dizziness was being caused by sinus pressure. Upton has had a rough go of it in June, batting .189 in his last 53 at bats. We'd be hesitant to start him today against the Nationals.
 
6/20/2014 5:34:00 PM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton (dizziness) arrived to the ballpark Friday feeling worse than he had in the past couple of days. The Braves have sent him to undergo tests. SOURCE: Mark Bowman, mlb.com.
Insight: Upton (.276, 14 HR, 37 RBI) left Tuesday's game with lightheadedness due to an inner ear issue and has been dealing with symptoms over the past few days. He pinch hit Thursday but is now out indefinitely.
 
6/20/2014 10:52:00 AM
Description: Braves left fielder Justin Upton didn't start Thursday, but did pinch hit and is probable for Friday's game against Washington
Insight: Upton (.276, 14 HR, 37 RBI) left Tuesday's game with lightheadedness due to an inner ear issue and has been dealing with symptoms over the past few days.