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Justin Upton is one of the most promising young players in baseball, and the Atlanta Braves are hoping he brings the pop he showed in 2011 over with him to his new team. Upton blasted 31 homers and drove in 88 runs with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011. That total went down a disappointing 17 homers in 2012, but Upton left little doubt on Thursday that he is still capable of hitting the long ball.
During Atlanta’s spring training game against the Washington Nationals, Upton sent a home run flying over the scoreboard in center field that probably still hasn’t landed. It was as monstrous a homer as we’ve seen all preseason. Upton already has over 100 home runs in his career and he is only 25 years old. When he hits shots like that, we can see why. He hasn’t yet broken a scoreboard like this young Miami Marlins stud, but clearing it altogether is equally impressive.
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