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Melvin Upton Jr.
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Team: San DiegoHt / Wt: 6-3 / 185 NFBC ADP: 510.79
Position: LFBorn: 8/21/1984 Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Devil Rays (2002)

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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 placed Upton on the bereavement/family medical emergency list Friday. He will miss a minimum of three games and a maximum of seven.
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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