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Upton is known for his habit of going on long streaks of really good and really bad hitting, but even the most optimistic of owners are asking questions now that he has been slumping for almost two months. 15% of ESPN owners have already decided that they can’t take any more of his poor production and have dropped him to free agency. His sigh-inducing .151 avg. is just the beginning. His 3 steals put him on pace to steal less than half of last year’s total of 31 steals. Considering that he is 28 years old (an age seen as most player’s prime) and has stolen 40+ bases 3 times in his career, his steal production so far has been painfully low. His HR rate has also climbed to 38 ab/hr, almost twice as much as year’s rate. All that being said, Upton might be a good card to stash if you have an empty bench spot to fill. If he can get back into the swing of things, his speed/power combo will just add to an elite Atlanta lineup, which includes his younger brother Justin, that will offer up plenty of run scoring and RBI opportunities for the young outfielder.
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I thought you would enjoy this picture of our dog, Daisy. She loves to climb up on the back of our couch and pose. She can chop on command so she is always cheering on the Braves! Yes, we love the Braves that much!
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