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Melvin Upton Jr.
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Team: TorontoHt / Wt: 6-3 / 185 NFBC ADP: 359.25
Position: LFBorn: 8/21/1984 Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Devil Rays (2002)

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Sep. 10 5:33 PM PT6:33 PM MT7:33 PM CT8:33 PM ET20:33 ET0:33 GMT8:33 5:33 PM MST7:33 PM EST8:03 PM VEN4:33 UAE (+1)7:33 PM CT-Upton had a key two-run homer as well as a stolen base in Toronto's key 3-2 victory over Boston on Saturday.
Analysis: Upton recorded his fourth season with 20 homers and 20 steals and first since 2012, though he hasn't been much of a fantasy asset of late with four hits in his last 26 at-bats.
Sep. 5 1:11 PM PT2:11 PM MT3:11 PM CT4:11 PM ET16:11 ET20:11 GMT4:11 1:11 PM MST3:11 PM EST3:41 PM VEN0:11 UAE (+1)3:11 PM CT-Upton went 2 for 4 with a double to end his funk Monday.
Analysis: He entered 0 for 14 in his previous six games.
Sep. 4 4:48 PM PT5:48 PM MT6:48 PM CT7:48 PM ET19:48 ET23:48 GMT7:48 4:48 PM MST6:48 PM EST7:18 PM VEN3:48 UAE (+1)6:48 PM CT-Upton found himself out of the lineup Sunday due to his .185 average against right-handers since the All-Star break.
Analysis: Upton is hitless in his last 14 at-bats overall after a 7-for-17 stretch.
Aug. 26 8:11 PM PT9:11 PM MT10:11 PM CT11:11 PM ET23:11 ET3:11 GMT11:11 8:11 PM MST10:11 PM EST10:41 PM VEN7:11 UAE (+1)10:11 PM CT-Upton had two hits and scored twice Friday.
Analysis: He's 5 for 9 with two doubles and four runs scored in the last two games.
Aug. 17 1:48 PM PT2:48 PM MT3:48 PM CT4:48 PM ET16:48 ET20:48 GMT4:48 1:48 PM MST3:48 PM EST4:18 PM VEN0:48 UAE (+1)3:48 PM CT-Upton went 2 for 3 with a three-run homer and two runs scored Wednesday.
Analysis: It was Upton's first homer since being acquired from the Padres on July 26, and he's 7 for 17 in his last five games after going 6 for 44 in his first 15 contests with the Blue Jays.
Aug. 16 8:19 PM PT9:19 PM MT10:19 PM CT11:19 PM ET23:19 ET3:19 GMT11:19 8:19 PM MST10:19 PM EST10:49 PM VEN7:19 UAE (+1)10:19 PM CT-Upton went 2 for 4 with a run scored Tuesday.
Analysis: He's 5 for 14 over his last four games after going 6 for 44 in his first 15 contests with the Blue Jays after they acquired him from the Padres.
Aug. 11 9:38 AM PT10:38 AM MT11:38 AM CT12:38 PM ET12:38 ET16:38 GMT0:38 9:38 AM MST11:38 AM EST12:08 PM VEN20:38 UAE11:38 AM CT-Upton racked up three stolen bases in Wednesday's win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Upton now has 23 steals, his most in a season since he nabbed 31 with the Rays in 2012. He's still struggling mightily at the plate, though, having hit a meager .132 with no homers and two RBIs since July 9.
Aug. 3 10:03 AM PT11:03 AM MT12:03 PM CT1:03 PM ET13:03 ET17:03 GMT1:03 10:03 AM MST12:03 PM EST12:33 PM VEN21:03 UAE12:03 PM CT-Upton went 2 for 4 in Tuesday's win in Houston after going 1 for 10 in his first five games in a Toronto uniform.
Analysis: Upton has seen limited playing time since being acquired because the Blue Jays have only faced right-handed starters following his arrival. Manager John Gibbons has previously said he mostly wanted to use Upton versus lefties.
July 26 6:53 AM PT7:53 AM MT8:53 AM CT9:53 AM ET9:53 ET13:53 GMT21:53 6:53 AM MST8:53 AM EST9:23 AM VEN17:53 UAE8:53 AM CT-The Blue Jays acquired Upton from the Padres in exchange for minor league pitcher Hansel Rodriguez. Upton made his Toronto debut as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning against his former team Tuesday and grounded into a fielder's choice.
Analysis: San Diego is expected to retain most of the approximately $22 million remaining on Upton's contract, which runs through next season. Upton is in the midst of a bounce-back season with 16 home runs, 45 RBIs and 20 stolen bases. The veteran gives Toronto further lineup flexibility, particularly against left-handed pitching. Manager John Gibbons said Upton will make his first start Wednesday while Jose Bautista shifts to DH.
July 15 2:49 PM PT3:49 PM MT4:49 PM CT5:49 PM ET17:49 ET21:49 GMT5:49 2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST5:19 PM VEN1:49 UAE (+1)4:49 PM CT-The Padres activated Upton from the bereavement/family medical emergency list Monday. He missed three games.
Analysis: Upton is batting .262 with 16 homers and 44 RBIs in 87 games this season. He had five homers and 17 RBIs in the same number of contests last season.
July 9 11:53 AM PT12:53 PM MT1:53 PM CT2:53 PM ET14:53 ET18:53 GMT2:53 11:53 AM MST1:53 PM EST2:23 PM VEN22:53 UAE1:53 PM CT-Upton tied a season high with four hits, including two homers, drove in three runs and scored three in Friday's loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Upton went deep for the second straight day and has seven homers in his last 12 games. He also recorded his 20th steal of the season Friday.
July 8 9:03 AM PT10:03 AM MT11:03 AM CT12:03 PM ET12:03 ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST11:33 AM VEN20:03 UAE11:03 AM CT-Upton continued his bounce-back season Thursday when he hit his 14th home run in a 6-0 win at Dodger Stadium.
Analysis: Upton is batting .303 with eight home runs and 16 RBIs over his last 24 games. Upton already has his most homers and RBIs since 2012.
July 3 10:56 AM PT11:56 AM MT12:56 PM CT1:56 PM ET13:56 ET17:56 GMT1:56 10:56 AM MST12:56 PM EST1:26 PM VEN21:56 UAE12:56 PM CT-Upton hit a 440-foot homer on the first pitch of the ninth from Andrew Miller - one of his three hits - to give the Padres a 2-1 victory against the New York Yankees on Saturday night.
Analysis: It was Upton's seventh career walk-off homer and his 11th career walk-off hit. Upton said this season, his second in San Diego, is ''probably the most fun in a while, but I'm just glad to have the opportunity to play every day, man.'' Upton, limited to 87 games last year due to a foot injury, has five more homers than his brother, Justin, who was his teammate with the Padres last year before signing with Detroit.
June 27 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Upton reached base two more times Sunday.
Analysis: Upton is batting .373 with four home runs and nine RBIs over his last 13 games.
June 24 7:40 PM PT8:40 PM MT9:40 PM CT10:40 PM ET22:40 ET2:40 GMT10:40 7:40 PM MST9:40 PM EST10:10 PM VEN6:40 UAE (+1)9:40 PM CT-Upton had a pair of two-run homers on Friday as the Padres rolled to a 13-4 victory over the Reds.
Analysis: Upton has hit safely in eight of nine games, batting .432 with three home runs, eight RBIs and 10 runs.
June 22 9:15 AM PT10:15 AM MT11:15 AM CT12:15 PM ET12:15 ET16:15 GMT0:15 9:15 AM MST11:15 AM EST11:45 AM VEN20:15 UAE11:15 AM CT-Upton extended his recent surge with two more hits in Tuesday's 10-7 victory at Baltimore.
Analysis: Upton has gone 11 for 24 with a home run, double and four RBIs in his last six games.
June 16 11:11 AM PT12:11 PM MT1:11 PM CT2:11 PM ET14:11 ET18:11 GMT2:11 11:11 AM MST1:11 PM EST1:41 PM VEN22:11 UAE1:11 PM CT-Upton went 3 for 3 with a home run, double and two RBIs in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Marlins.
Analysis: Upton had been batting .184 with three homers and 12 RBIs over his previous 26 games.
May 15 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET13:02 ET17:02 GMT1:02 10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST12:32 PM VEN21:02 UAE12:02 PM CT-Upton was 4 for 5 on Saturday with a jack.
Analysis: Upton has three dingers in his last six games.
May 13 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Upton went 3 for 4, homered and drove in two runs in a 3-0 win in Milwaukee on Thursday night.
Analysis: Upton, now batting .267 with four homers, is hitting .355 with two home runs in his last 10 games.

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