Upton batting for the Diamondbacks.
|Atlanta Braves – No. 8|
|Born: (1987-08-25) August 25, 1987 (age 25)
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|August 31, 2007 for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
(through May 17, 2013)
|Runs batted in||391|
|Career highlights and awards|
Justin Irvin Upton (born August 25, 1987) is an American professional baseball outfielder with the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. Previously, he played for the Arizona Diamondbacks from 2007–2012.
Upton was selected first overall by the Diamondbacks in the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft out of high school. He is considered a 5-tool player because of his immense talent at the plate and his athleticism translates well in the basepaths and the outfield. Justin and his older brother, B.J. Upton, are the only brothers in Major League Baseball to ever be selected in the number one and two slots of any first round draft.