Justin Upton LF SD 5 days ago

Upton had a huge day at the plate on Sunday, going 3-for-3 with a pair of home runs and a walk against the Nationals.

The runs batted in pushed Upton's total up to 27 on the season and he looks like a good bet rival his career high of 102, set last year. The 27-year-old will remain extremely productive in the revamped Padres lineup if he continues to hit at this rate, as he upped his season OPS to .923 with this latest productive day.

Justin Upton LF SD 2 weeks ago

Upton killed his former team yet again Saturday, hitting a 12th inning home run to cap off a 2-for-6 performance including a stolen bag in the 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Upton provided across the board Saturday grabbing a stolen bag, two RBI, and a run scored in the extra-innings win. He's been a beast this season and his ability to steal bags may be the most surprising development of his first season as a Padre. He now has three stolen bases in his last four games and has a total of eight on the season.

Justin Upton LF SD 2 weeks ago

Upton grabbed a run, an RBI, and a stolen bag while going 1-for-4 in the 6-5 win over the Diamondbacks Friday.

Upton has quietly had a fantastic season and now has six stolen bags to go along with seven homers. Upton looks back to his 20-steal form that he had earlier in his career with the Diamondbacks and is poised to have his best fantasy season of his career if he keeps this pace going.

Justin Upton LF SD 2 weeks ago

Upton went 0-for-2 in Wednesday's win over the Giants, but drew four walks, stole a base and scored two runs.

The base on balls hasn't been a big part of Upton's game this year, as he'd walked only six times in 27 contests coming into Wednesday's action. But that's really the only knock you can put on the 27-year-old outfielder in his first season with the Padres -- he's been simply fantastic thus far in San Diego.

Justin Upton LF SD 3 weeks ago

Upton continued his hot hitting on Sunday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored against the Rockies.

The 27-year-old is adjusting quite nicely to his new home stadium, as he has posted a 1.013 OPS at Petco Park through 55 at-bats. He should continue to see plenty of chances to produce in the middle of a loaded Padres lineup and makes for an even nicer daily play when the team is at home.

Justin Upton LF SD 3 weeks ago

Upton went 3-for-4 with two RBI, two stolen bases, and three runs scored in the Padres' 14-3 blowout win over Colorado on Friday.

He now has three stolen bases on the season, as the effort tripled his total for the year. Thus far, he's actually produced better numbers at Petco Park (.333/.386/.667, five homers) than on the road (.206/.229/.382, one homer), but the typical early-season small sample size caveats apply.

Justin Upton LF SD 3 weeks ago

Upton finished April with a .259/.299/.543 slash line, six home runs, and 14 RBI.

Even with the projected dip in power given his spacious new home ballpark, Upton has managed a team-high six home runs through the first month of the season. While he has been able to dispel those home run questions, the strikeouts have remained an issue. He has an unsatisfactory 26.4% K rate, which is right around last year's figure of 26.7%, a rate that led to 171 strikeouts on the year. Still, he has been a key cog in San Diego's offensive improvement to this point.

Justin Upton LF SD 1 month ago

Upton is back in the lineup Friday.

He was out of the lineup Thursday and it was unclear if he was a healthy scratch or not, but it sounds like he should be fine moving forward. He is 8-for-17 (.471) with four extra-base hits against Dodgers' pitcher Zack Greinke for his career, making him a solid play in daily leagues.

Justin Upton LF SD 1 month ago

Upton is not in the lineup Thursday, Padres' radio announcer Bob Scanlan reports.

It is not clear if this is at all related to Scanlan's quad that was bothering him earlier in the week, and the Padres may just be looking to rest him in advance of this weekend's series against the Dodgers. Will Venable will get the start in left field Thursday, and owners should monitor Upton's status over the next couple days to make sure this off day is not injury related.

Justin Upton LF SD 1 month ago

Upton will bat cleanup Tuesday against Colorado.

Upton had an early exit from Monday's game for precautionary reasons as it was his first game back since suffering a quad strain Saturday. The Padres had built a 9-0 lead by the time Upton left the game, so they didn't need to use him for all nine innings. Upton is back in his usual spot in the lineup for Tuesday.