2013 Fantasy Baseball: OF Justin Upton Showing Power Early in Year

By Adam McGill
Daniel Shirey-USA Today Sports

Now that everyone is just about done talking about Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis, we can finally start talking about the wiffle ball baseball that has been going on down in Atlanta. Everyone on the Atlanta Braves has been swinging for the fences this season, but among all the fire power OF Justin Upton has outdone them all.

Through eight games this season, Upton has already crushed a jaw-dropping six home runs and has driven in nine runs. He is also boasting a plump .400 batting average and seems to love hitting at Turner Field, as six of the team’s eight games this year have been at home.

The overlooked aspect of Upton’s season totals has been his strikeouts. The left fielder has struck out 12 times already this season, so his amazing home runs totals aren’t without a little over aggressiveness at the plate. He is truly swinging for the fences in every at-bat.

Upton was severely neglected in drafts this spring with all the attention being paid to Mike Trout and Ryan Braun, but Upton has outscored them both combined in the young season. He has quickly matured into a top-10 outfielder since heading over from the Tampa Bay Rays and it is scary to think that the 25-year-old can only get better.

Upton will easily finish with over 30 home runs this year and has a chance to crack 40 if he can keep up this torrid pace.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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