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Justin Upton
AVG HR RBI
.236 17 57
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-2 / 205 NFBC ADP: 45.06
Position: LFBorn: 8/25/1987 Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Diamondbacks (2005)


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Aug. 26 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET22:11 ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST9:41 PM VEN6:11 UAE (+1)9:11 PM CT-Upton homered for the fourth time in five games Friday in a 4-2 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Upton was hitting .226 when manager Brad Ausmus held him out of the starting lineup for three days last week. Since returning on Saturday, he's batting .417 with seven extra-base hits and 11 RBIs in six games.
Aug. 25 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET0:14 ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST11:44 PM VEN8:14 UAE11:14 PM CT-Upton hit a three-run homer for one of his two hits Wednesday.
Analysis: He is 8 for 16 with three home runs and nine RBIs over a four-game stretch.
Aug. 21 4:58 PM PT5:58 PM MT6:58 PM CT7:58 PM ET19:58 ET23:58 GMT7:58 4:58 PM MST6:58 PM EST7:28 PM VEN3:58 UAE (+1)6:58 PM CT-Upton had his best game of the season Sunday, belting a pair of three-run homers in a 10-5 win over Boston.
Analysis: Upton entered Sunday in a 3-for-35 slump in his previous 10 games and his six RBIs matched his total from the previous 24 games.
Aug. 21 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET0:42 ET4:42 GMT12:42 9:42 PM MST11:42 PM EST12:12 AM VEN8:42 UAE11:42 PM CT-Upton had his first two-hit game since Aug. 4 in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Boston, missing a tying homer in the 9th inning by a matter of inches.
Analysis: Upton is 5 for 47 (.106) with no RBIs and 15 strikeouts in his last 14 games.
Aug. 17 9:29 AM PT10:29 AM MT11:29 AM CT12:29 PM ET12:29 ET16:29 GMT0:29 9:29 AM MST11:29 AM EST11:59 AM VEN20:29 UAE11:29 AM CT-Upton went hitless for a third consecutive game Tuesday.
Analysis: Upton is 2 for 33 with 10 strikeouts in eight games since being acquired from the Padres. He hasn't driven in a run in 14 games this month.
Aug. 11 11:04 AM PT12:04 PM MT1:04 PM CT2:04 PM ET14:04 ET18:04 GMT2:04 11:04 AM MST1:04 PM EST1:34 PM VEN22:04 UAE1:04 PM CT-Upton's slump continued Wednesday as he went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.
Analysis: Upton is 2 for 23 in his last six games, grounding into four double plays, and has struck out twice in three straight.
July 31 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Upton went 2 for 4 with his 13th home run in Sunday's 11-0 victory over the Astros.
Analysis: Upton had one heck of a series. He went 5 for 11 with two homers and five RBIs in the three meetings.
July 30 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET0:40 ET4:40 GMT12:40 9:40 PM MST11:40 PM EST12:10 AM VEN8:40 UAE11:40 PM CT-Upton belted a three-run homer in Friday's win over the Astros.
Analysis: He is 6 for 14 in his last four home games.
July 14 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET22:57 ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST10:27 PM VEN6:57 UAE (+1)9:57 PM CT-Upton homered for the game's only run in his return to the lineup Monday after he was activated from the bereavement/family medical emergency list.
Analysis: The home run was Upton's 10th of the season and 200th of his career.
July 9 6:28 PM PT7:28 PM MT8:28 PM CT9:28 PM ET21:28 ET1:28 GMT9:28 6:28 PM MST8:28 PM EST8:58 PM VEN5:28 UAE (+1)8:28 PM CT-Upton went 2 for 4 with a run scored in Saturday's win at Toronto.
Analysis: The free-agent addition's bat has come to life some of late, as he's 8 for 25 with four extra-base hits and four RBIs over his last seven games. Upton's .235 average and nine home runs remain disappointing numbers, however.
July 5 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET22:42 ET2:42 GMT10:42 7:42 PM MST9:42 PM EST10:12 PM VEN6:42 UAE (+1)9:42 PM CT-Upton had two hits Tuesday.
Analysis: He's hit safely in six of seven.
June 21 10:42 PM PT11:42 PM MT12:42 AM CT1:42 AM ET1:42 ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST1:12 AM VEN9:42 UAE12:42 AM CT-Upton hit a liner over the left-field wall in the 12th inning for his second homer of the game, lifting Detroit past the Seattle Mariners 8-7 on Monday night.
Analysis: Upton connected on a 2-2 pitch from Vidal Nuno (0-1) leading off the 12th. It was his first game-ending homer since 2013 with Atlanta against Washington.
June 15 9:39 AM PT10:39 AM MT11:39 AM CT12:39 PM ET12:39 ET16:39 GMT0:39 9:39 AM MST11:39 AM EST12:09 PM VEN20:39 UAE11:39 AM CT-Upton ended his recent slide with a triple, a double and four RBIs in Tuesday's 11-8 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Upton had been 3 for 19 over his previous five games. He's been a bit of a disappointment this season, batting just .229 - his worst since his 2007 rookie season - with four home runs.
June 7 7:51 PM PT8:51 PM MT9:51 PM CT10:51 PM ET22:51 ET2:51 GMT10:51 7:51 PM MST9:51 PM EST10:21 PM VEN6:51 UAE (+1)9:51 PM CT-Upton had two hits Tuesday.
Analysis: He is 6 for 12 in his last three games for the surging Tigers.
June 7 9:26 PM PT10:26 PM MT11:26 PM CT12:26 AM ET0:26 ET4:26 GMT12:26 9:26 PM MST11:26 PM EST11:56 PM VEN8:26 UAE11:26 PM CT-Upton hit a two-run homer and had three RBIs on Monday.
Analysis: He's 6 for 16 with six RBIs in the last four games.
May 24 2:40 PM PT3:40 PM MT4:40 PM CT5:40 PM ET17:40 ET21:40 GMT5:40 2:40 PM MST4:40 PM EST5:10 PM VEN1:40 UAE (+1)4:40 PM CT-Upton remains out.
Analysis: The Detroit Tigers outfielder is dealing with tightness in his right quad.
May 2 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Upton went 3 for 4 with two runs scored in Sunday's win at Minnesota.
Analysis: Upton has finally got it going after a slow start to his debut season in Detroit. He also had three hits on Friday and socked a three-run homer in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Twins.
May 1 10:30 AM PT11:30 AM MT12:30 PM CT1:30 PM ET13:30 ET17:30 GMT1:30 10:30 AM MST12:30 PM EST1:00 PM VEN21:30 UAE12:30 PM CT-Upton hit a three-run dinger Saturday.
Analysis: Upton still has an awful .326 slugging percentage so he needs to improve his power stroke.
Apr. 30 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST2:54 PM VEN23:24 UAE2:24 PM CT-Upton had three hits and scored a run in a 9-2 victory in Minnesota on Friday night.
Analysis: Upton, now batting .220, was 2 for 20 with nine strikeouts in his previous six games.
Apr. 13 3:26 PM PT4:26 PM MT5:26 PM CT6:26 PM ET18:26 ET22:26 GMT6:26 3:26 PM MST5:26 PM EST5:56 PM VEN2:26 UAE (+1)5:26 PM CT-Upton was 4 for 5 with a home run in Tuesday's win over Pittsburgh.
Analysis: It was Upton's first home run with his new club and his first four-hit game since managing three in 2013.
Mar. 10 4:00 AM PT5:00 AM MT6:00 AM CT7:00 AM ET7:00 ET12:00 GMT20:00 5:00 AM MST7:00 AM EST7:30 AM VEN16:00 UAE6:00 AM CT-Upton is expected to be OK, a day after teammate Anthony Gose stepped on his left ankle going for a fly ball.
Analysis: Upton exited as a precautionary measure. Detroit next plays Philadelphia.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 Ari 43 140 17 31 8 3 2 11 11 37 2 0 .221 .283 .364
2008 Ari 108 356 52 89 19 6 15 42 54 121 1 4 .250 .353 .463
2009 Ari 138 526 84 158 30 7 26 86 55 137 20 5 .300 .366 .532
2010 Ari 133 495 73 135 27 3 17 69 64 152 18 8 .273 .356 .442
2011 Ari 159 592 105 171 39 5 31 88 59 126 21 9 .289 .369 .529
2012 Ari 150 554 107 155 24 4 17 67 63 121 18 8 .280 .355 .430
2013 Atl 149 558 94 147 27 2 27 70 75 161 8 1 .263 .354 .464
2014 Atl 154 566 77 153 34 2 29 102 60 171 8 4 .270 .342 .491
2015 SD 150 542 85 136 26 3 26 81 68 159 19 5 .251 .336 .454
2016 Det 121 458 59 108 23 2 17 57 33 147 9 2 .236 .290 .406
Career 1305 4787 753 1283 257 37 207 673 542 1332 124 46 .268 .346 .467

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 Ari Total 6 14 2 5 1 1 0 1 3 3 1 0 .357 .526 .571
    LDS 2 5 2 3 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 .600 .750 .600
    LCS 4 9 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 .222 .364 .556
2011 Ari Total 5 20 3 4 0 0 2 3 3 6 0 0 .200 .304 .500
    LDS 5 20 3 4 0 0 2 3 3 6 0 0 .200 .304 .500
2013 Atl Total 4 14 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 .143 .333 .214
    LDS 4 14 2 2 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 .143 .333 .214
Career 15 48 7 11 2 1 2 4 10 13 1 0 .229 .383 .438


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