Over the winter, Padres General Manager AJ Pollock made a serious of bold moves to really overhaul the team and make a major push to make the postseason in 2015. Among the many moves he made was to overhaul the starting outfield, and among such moves was to acquire star slugger Justin Upton (Chesapeake) from the Atlanta Braves.
So how has he done in his new digs?
After a month into his first season with his third team, Upton is proving to be a major boost. He is batting .301 with 7 HR and 21 RBIs for a Padres team that is now 14-12, 3 games out of first place in the NL West Division.
Over this past weekend, Upton stepped up his game and provided a major jolt to the Padres offense.
In a 3-game series at home against Colorado, he went 7-12 with 7 RBIs, and scored 5 of the 26 runs his team scored in the 3-game sweep of the Rockies.
Upton seems to always do well against the Rockies. For his career, he is batting .301 with 21 HR and 71 RBIs. His HR and RBIs totals are the most he has against one team.