Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 4 days ago

Upton went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Upton's sixth blast of the year provided a walk-off win against Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen in the ninth inning. He now has four homers in his last 11 games, and his slugging percentage is up to .441.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 2 weeks ago

Upton went 4-for-5 with the game-winning solo blast in the top of the 12th against the Brewers on Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The homer looked like a mire footnote, as it actually extended the San Diego lead to 8-6 in the 12th, but after Jonathan Lucroy hit a solo blast in the bottom half of the frame, Upton's homer proved to be the game-winner. He is 7-for-12 (.583) with two doubles, two homers and four RBI in the series against Milwaukee. Upton is slashing .282/.366/.460 with five home runs, seven steals, 16 RBI and 16 runs this season.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 2 weeks ago

Upton went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer, two RBI and two runs against the Brewers on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He came only a triple shy of hitting for the cycle -- a welcome performance for fantasy owners who can't help but worry about his batting average. Last year's .259 was his best mark since 2008, but he did that as a part-time player; Upton's an everyday presence in the Padres' lineup now, and he's walking at his best rate since ... well, 2008 again. All the while, the 31-year-old is helping out in the power and speed departments.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 2 weeks ago

Upton is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Mark Sweeney of Fox Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Upton will take the first game off before presumably returning to the lineup for the nightcap. The Padres will go with Alex Dickerson in left field, and he'll be joined by Travis Jankowski in center and Matt Kemp in right.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 3 weeks ago

Upton is out of the lineup Monday against the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Taking a seat for the first time since April 11, Upton will hand over left field to Travis Jankowski, who is slotted in at eighth in the order. With a hit on the ledger in five of the last seven games, Upton has recorded a .185 average (5-for-27) with five RBI, three runs, one steal (in two attempts), and two walks versus 13 strikeouts in that stretch.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 1 month ago

Upton went 3-for-7 with a two-run homer, a steal, two runs and a walk Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

His second blast of the season was a game-winner in the bottom of the 14th inning. Coming into this game, he's struggled to pile up counting stats, as he hadn't scored a run in his previous five contests, and he hadn't driven in a run in his previous seven games.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 1 month ago

Upton is in the lineup and batting fifth for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Upton has had success early on against right-handed pitching, hitting .333 with one home run and two RBI in nine at-bats this season, giving him a favorable matchup with Phillies' pitcher Charlie Morton in this one.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 1 month ago

Upton is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Upton racked up five hits over his previous three games, but manager Andy Green decided to give him a day off Monday with Brett Wallace starting at first base and Wil Myers moving to left field.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 2 months ago

Upton is batting second Saturday against Colorado.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Upton has hit seventh or eighth in each of his three previous starts this season, but he'll shift up in the order against lefty Jorge De La Rosa. Jon Jay will continue as the Padres' leadoff man, while Matt Kemp and Wil Myers hit third and fourth, respectively.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 2 months ago

Upton is back in the lineup as the eighth hitter Friday against the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Upton got the day off Wednesday with manager Andy Green shaking up the lineup with the hopes of getting the Padres' offense off the ground. He'll draw back in Friday against Colorado right-hander Jordan Lyles. Upton and the Padres are hoping that a weekend at Coors Field can help get their offense on track.