AVG .252 OBP .326 SLG .344
In 249 home ABS Upton has 11 HRS, 4 triples and 14 Doublesin 305 Road ABS Upton has 6 HRS, 0 triples and 10 doubles
Is he a product of his home park?
I figured I would do back the last three years
Home 781 ABS .311 AVG .392 OBP .536 SLG .928 OPSAway 860 ABS .253AVG .331 OBP .408 SLG .739 OPS
Very eye opening, And I wanted the guy but not at the asking price, Gotta wonder how that will translate in ATL. He did hit well in Citi Field in very limited ABs
"It is a good thing the Mets passed on him."
>> Funny thing is I might have kept Prado if I were the Braves.
I sure they would have loved to keep Prado. He is a FA in 2014 and Wren probably figured they wouldn't resign him. The D'Backs really wanted Simmons and Wren wasn't going to trade him. They wanted help on the left side of the infield. Basically that left Prado.
I just think the offense was a wash and then when you add in Delgado and the two prospects the Braves did not get any better and the Dbacks did not get any worse.
Prado is listed as a LF but I remember him playing third I think.
>> I just think the offense was a wash and then when you add in Delgado and the two prospects the Braves did not get any better and the Dbacks did not get any worse.
Like I said I'm sure they didn't want to trade Prado. Who knows. Maybe Upton being with his brother will be just the thing he needs.
>> Prado is listed as a LF but I remember him playing third I think.
Prado has played 3B, short and 2B. I think he played 1B once or twice. He's a very underrated player. I think the Braves got better. How much so remains to be seen.
With the exception of Prado (whose days were numbered anyway) the Braves didn't give up anything of real consequence in this trade. I like Delgado, but the Braves at this point are higher on Teheran, J.R. Graham, and Sean Gilmartin. There are other pitchers with promising futures as well. Also, Chris Johnson and Juan Francisco will produce enough at 3B to not cause a huge hole. Upton isn't Albert Pujols, but the Braves got younger and better while not mortgaging the future. That's every GM's goal.
If Alderson landed Upton without giving up any major future pieces, I'm sure you would love the trade and rightfully so.