Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 4 days 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 1 month 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.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 1 month ago

Upton is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He received five at-bats over the Padres' first two games, going hitless with two strikeouts. Rookie Jabari Blash is in the lineup hitting eighth while manning left field Wednesday, and it seems likely that the two players will share time in the early going. Considering Upton has a long recent track record of poor play, Blash is the one who is worth a look in fantasy leagues, thanks to plus raw power.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 1 month ago

Upton is batting seventh and playing left field on Opening Day versus the Dodgers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Upton was thought to be a reserve outfielder headed into the 2016 campaign, but he'll garner the nod to start the season. It's unclear if he'll stay ahead of Rule-5 pick Jabari Blash on the depth chart when left-handed pitchers are on the mound, but getting the start to begin the season is a good sign regardless.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 1 month ago

Upton remains in the mix for a starting outfielder role and could play in left field, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. He's hitting .235 (8-for-34) this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's not clear if the Padres will keep Jabari Blash or Travis Jankowski in the majors to begin the season. If not, Upton could begin the season as a starter or get significant at-bats as the Padres mix and match outfielders. He could also end up platooning with Jon Jay in center field.

Melvin Upton LF/CF/DH SD 7 months ago

Upton went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored in a 6-2 loss to the Dodgers on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Upton is considered a huge bust by many, but his numbers have been quietly good as of late. In 197 at-bats this season, Upton has a .259 average with 20 extra-base hits and eight steals. Those numbers across a full season would be comparable to his Tampa Bay numbers and it should garner him some interest in the offseason for a starting role.