Monday, July 25, 2011

Line of the Day: Justin Upton: July 24th, 2011

Justin Upton went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and three RBI to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-0 win over the Colorado Rockies. He reached base in all five plate appearances and was a home run shy of the cycle. (video recap)

Line: 4 AB | 2 R | 4 H | 3 RBI; 2 2B | 3B | BB | SB

My fantasy perspective: Upton is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak in which he's hitting .609 (14/23) with five doubles, a triple, two home runs and 11 RBI. I'd say he's in "the zone".

He currently ranks as the 10th-best fantasy player and the 6th-best outfielder with his .301/62/17/57/15 line. At his current pace, the 24 year old would set career-highs in all five of these categories and finish with a .301/98/27/91/24 line.

Question: Is Justin Upton, with his 30/30 potential, worthy of a first round pick in 2012?

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