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Justin Upton will represent NL in All-Star game

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The All-Star game is just a week away and San Diego Padres outfielder Justin Upton will make his third career All-Star game roster and his first since 2011.  He will be the only player on the San Diego Padres team to make the All-Star game this season.

It is yet to be determined if he will actually play as he is on the reserve list. 

Having said that, lets take a look at how he has performed in his last two appearances. Upton is 0-for-4 in the Midsummer Classic and has yet to record a hit in the All-Star game. He may not get playing time in the outfield this time around but his power bat can still be an asset as a pinch hitter.

As of July 6, Upton is hitting a .259 average with 80 hits, 14 home runs and 46 RBIs. He is one of the few bright spots on this team that is full of inconsistencies.

Upton is the biggest trade chip the Padres have and should be in the center of trade rumors until the deadline. 

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Daiki Sato

Daiki Sato a Southern California native and San Diego State Alumni. Loves all things sports. He covers the Portland Trail Blazers and the Los Angeles Dodgers for Sports Out West.
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