Another “honor” has been bestowed upon Arizona
right fielder Justin Upton. Only this one doesn’t come
any actual trophy.
ESPN baseball insider Keith Law unveiled his list of the
50 MLB players aged 25 or under, and Upton is at the
top of it, beating out others like Pittsburgh outfielder
McCutchen, Florida slugger Mike Stanton and National
Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers.
Here’s a portion of what Law had to say about J-Up
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He’s a five-tool player who would probably
play center on
some clubs, with several 30-homer seasons ahead of him; a
.310/.400/.570 peak isn’t out of the question.
Upton was not the only Diamondback to appear on the list.
Right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson came in #34 on the list
and Gold Glove-winning left fielder Gerardo Parra was