Justin Uptonstole 20 bases, up from 3 the previous two seasons. For the first time, he was named to an All-Star squad. He slowed down in 2010, hitting .273 with 27 doubles and 17 home runs.
In 2011, though, he had another outstanding season, receiving the Silver Slugger Award for his bat power and making his third All-Star Game appearance.
He hit .289 with 39 doubles and 31 home runs, 105 runs batted in, 88 runs batted in, and 21 bases stolen. More importantly, the D-Backs made the playoffs for the first time since Justin’s rookie season, after a few seasons of mediocrity.
He went 4 for 20 with a pair of home runs in the NLDS as the Arizona Diamondbacks were defeated by the Milwaukee Brewers in five games.
B.J. Upton of the Tampa Bay Rays is his brother. They were the first brothers to smash 20 home runs and steal 20 bases in the same season in 2011.
On the same day, August 3, 2012, they each hit their 100th career home run.
Justin was the first to reach the milestone, hitting a two-run home run against Kyle Kendrick in the second inning of a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies; an hour later, B.J. hit a two-run home run against Tommy Hunter in the fourth inning of the Tampa Bay Rays’ 2-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.
Upton concluded the 2012 season with a.280 batting average, 17 home runs, and 67 RBI after a sluggish start.
Where Is Justin Upton From?
Justin Upton is from Norfolk, Virginia, United States.