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D-backs president Hall says Upton needs consistency

Much was made over Ken Kendrick’s comments regarding
Justin
Upton last week, as the D-backs’ owner called his right
fielder an “enigma” and said there is a need for
consistency.

So what, then, should we make of what team president
Derrick
Hall told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Thursday?

“He’s the type of player where he’s very streaky, I hope
we’re getting into one of those hot streaks with him,”
Hall
said Thursday. “All we need out of him is more
consistency.”

Woah, shocked face.

“He’s going to be one of the greats in the game, and for
that to happen he’s got to be much more consistent
throughout the entire season and he can’t go through those
spells.”

It’s all perfectly reasonable.

Upton is hitting .250 on the season with five home runs
and 22 RBI, numbers not befitting of a player who one
would think will become one of the game’s greats.

However, the right fielder is just 24 years old and has
already been to a pair of All-Star Games, so it is not as
if the talent is not there.

“When he’s hot, he can carry an entire team,” Hall added.