Justin Upton Los Angeles Angels

Age: 34 (August 25, 1987) | 6' 2" | 205lbs. OF-39 LF-39 DH-3 PH-1
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
DET AL 2017 125 459 81 128 57 147 37 0 28 94 10 5 .279 .362 .542 11 28 .351 37/20/43 26 24
LAA AL 2017 27 98 19 24 17 33 7 0 7 15 4 0 .245 .357 .531 15 29 .293 37/18/45 5 5
LAA AL 2018 145 533 80 137 64 176 18 1 30 85 8 2 .257 .344 .463 10 29 .321 42/22/36 24 22
LAA A+ 2019 6 21 7 7 4 5 1 0 2 6 0 0 .333 .440 .667 16 20 .357 n/a
LAA AL 2019 63 219 34 47 32 78 8 0 12 40 1 1 .215 .309 .416 13 30 .261 38/16/46 5 5
LAA AL 2020 42 147 20 30 11 43 5 0 9 22 0 2 .204 .289 .422 7 26 .219 42/13/45 9 9
LAA AAA 2021 2 7 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 .143 .250 .571 13 50 0.00 n/a
LAA AL 2021 89 318 47 67 39 107 12 0 17 41 4 1 .211 .296 .409 11 30 .254 43/14/43 7 7
Career 15yrs 1828 6673 1056 1748 779 1948 349 38 324 1000 151 59 .262 .343 .471 10 26 .319 n/a
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The final 2009 bid limits that were posted for this player:
AP 4x4: $16 MF 5x5: $19 PK mixed: $14
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '09
One of the few breakouts I called last year (see my comment Mar 4). THere is still plenty room for growth and maturity. I'm so glad I grabbed him in my keeper.
eun park EPark
Dec 9 '09
My pessimism was apparently unwarranted as well. My 5x5 formula has him 12th overall and 5th in the N.L. OF. The market wasn't much more optimistic than Alex with an average bid of $17, while Sports Weekly made a relatively great call at $21.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Dec 9 '09
Another bid that I am less than proud of. Had the season that was expected of his brother. The 11th most valuable NL hitter. (In last year's formula; this year's, which will be much like last year's, available soon.)
Alex Patton Alex
Oct 5 '09
In an article by Ray Murphy yesterday at BBHQ called "Troubling Spring Performances":

Justin Upton (OF, ARI)
Performance: .197 BA, 0 HR in 61 AB
Concern: Medium

Upton's awfully young, and teased us with some real skills improvement in the 2nd half of 2008. But that sample was small, and it remained to be seen entering 2009 if Upton could sustain those gains, let alone consolidate them into production. The Cactus League returns on those questions were abysmal. Eric Byrnes seems to be pushing Upton for playing time, perhaps implying that Upton's leash will be smaller than originally expected, if that 2nd half was more of a flicker of his "light bulb" rather than it getting turned "on" permanently.

My concern: not high but more than medium.
Alex Patton Alex
Apr 10 '09
It's not like Justin's fighting for a job or anything. Nevertheless, after going 0-for-3 yesterday, he's hitting .190. A ton of walks. And a ton of K's.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 26 '09
I want to be almost like Mike and have added $5 to his price.

Belated answer to Badgermania: since 1982.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 4 '09
I see some similarities between 09 Upton and 08 Hamilton. Both immensely talented, showed amazing promise the previous season but broke down physically, making them a bargain. I'm not predicting a massive breakout but he is probably the one guy I'll make sure to get this year.
E Park yoda
Mar 4 '09
Jeez, guess the $27 was a typo -- I did overpay for Upton last year, but I saw the $9 in earnings and know that $17 was better than $27. Oh well. I might be bumping it up as spring training progresses.

I do think he's a great play in a keeper league, earning $9 before he turned 21 (because his second half probably cost him money) should be a great predictor of earnings later on.

mike fenger mike
Feb 23 '09
Alex, how long HAVE you played? I believe '86 was my first year. My current league has been going since '87.
paul schneider badgermania
Feb 22 '09