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Justin Upton

Justin Upton LF

San Diego Padres

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Justin Irvin Upton
  • Age: 27 (August 25, 1987)
  • Birthplace: Norfolk, VA
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 205
  • Draft: Round 1 (2005, ARI)
  • MLB Debut: 08/02/2007
  • School: Great Bridge, Chesapeake, VA
  • Relationship(s): brother of B.J. Upton
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Justin Upton Career Stats

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Justin Upton Awards and Honors

Justin Upton  LF

  • Full Name: Justin Irvin Upton
  • Born: August 25, 1987
  • Age: 27
  • Birthplace: Norfolk, VA
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 205
  • Draft: Round 1 (2005, ARI)
  • School: Great Bridge, Chesapeake, VA
  • MLB Debut: 08/02/2007

Justin received numerous honors, being named the Gatorade High School Player of the Year for 2005, a first-team selection by USA Today and a Baseball America High School All-American...he batted .519 during his senior season with 11 home runs and 32 RBI, while scoring 29 runs and stealing 7 bases, all in just 54 official plate appearances, earning him Virginia Player of the Year honors...Baseball America's "Rating the Best Tools" for their 2005 Draft preview issue, tabbed Justin as the Best Athlete, Best Five-Tool Talent, Best Pure Hitter, Fastest Baserunner, Best Defensive Player and the Closet to the Majors among high school players. ... Justin was awarded the inaugural Jackie Robinson Award as the 2004 AFLAC National High School Player of the Year...named the Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year...he played for Team USA's IBAF World Junior Championship team in Taiwan...hit .417 in 6 games with 4 triples a home run and 5 RBI. ... Justin was named the best 15-year old prospect in the nation by Baseball America. ... Named the best 14-year old prospect in the nation by Baseball America.