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Justin Irvin Upton is an American baseball professional who features for the Los Angeles Angels in the MLB. He was born on August 25th, 1987. He has featured for teams like Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Braves, the Detroit Tigers, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. He played alongside his brother BJ Upton at the Padres and the Braves. He was mostly a right fielder in his career, but he has transitioned to the left side of the field for the Braves, Tigers, and the Padres.
Upton was picked by the Diamondbacks during the MLB drafts of 2005 freshly out of high school. He played his first major league match in 2007. He was selected to the All-Star team on four occasions and has succeeded in winning Slugger Awards thrice. Justin Upton and his brother Melvin became the only two brothers in the MLB history to be picked in the 1st and 2nd position during any first-round draft.
The Arizona Diamondbacks picked Justin in the MLB drafts of 2005. He played with South Bend Silver Hawks in the first season. He hit .341 and 5 South Bend Silver Hawks for the Visalia Oaks in April.
Upton made his initial hit and run in the major league in August of 2007 during the third MLB game of his career. He recorded 11 RBIs, average batting tally of .221, came up with 2 stolen bases and struck 2 home runs.
Upton made an impressive start to the season. He finished the tear with 42 RBIs, 1 stolen base, 15 home runs, 19 doubles, 6 triples, .463 slugging percentage, and an average batting tally of .250. He tied the major league outfield players in terms of errors coming up with 11.
Upton won the Player Of The Month award for May with 21 RBIs, 7 home runs, and an average batting tally of .373 for the month alone. His brother won the award in June, making them the first brothers to win this award for a year. He was a part of the reserves in the All-Star team of the National League.
Atlanta Braves signed him during 2013. He became a part of the team where his brother also played. They struck back to back home runs marking it another first since 1938.
San Diego Padres
Upton was picked to the All-Star team during his time here. He struck 81 RBI, .251, and .26 home runs.
During the 2016 season, he struck .251, 87 RBI, and 31 home runs.
Upton was traded to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash and a player. He completed the season with an average batting score of .273, along with an on-base percentage of .361. He recorded career-best scores with 44 doubles, .901 OPS, 109 RBI, and 35 home runs. He registered 100 runs for the third season during his career. He was included as the Gold Glove finalist of 2017. He extended his contract with the Angels for another 5 years. He became the recipient of the Silver Slugger Award of the American League for the third time.
During their first full season with the Los Angeles Angels, Upton batted .257, .344, .463 and came up with 30home runs as well as 85 runs.
Upton has an average batting tally of .215(the lowest in his career), .309, and .416. He also made 40 RBIs and 12 home. He played only 63 matches and a total of 256 appearances on a plate.
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