Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Reports from the MLB general manager meetings are saying that the Philadelphia Phillies are making 28 year old B.J. Upton a top priority to fill one of their holes in the outfield. Upton had a career high in homeruns in 2012, but is he really the right fit for the already free swinging Phillies? Upton is a potential 30/30 player who plays above average defense and could fill the centerfield role in Philadelphia for the next 3 or 4 years. He would give the Phillies a legitimate right handed power bat to protect Ryan Howard and Chase Utley and makes the team younger. His low batting average over the past 4 seasons should make him an affordable option and perhaps being reunited with hitting coach Steve Henderson, he could bounce back as far as batting average is concerned. The issues with Upton though are how he fits in the Phillies lineup. Again to his batting average, Upton has not hit above .246 since 2008. He consistently strikes out more than 150 times in a season, and his on base...
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