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Justin Upton will win an MVP some day soon.
Perhaps the biggest reason why the Braves need to go out and trade for Justin Upton is the fact that the younger Upton brother has established himself among the top outfielders in the game. It may be hard to believe since he has been around for a few years, but Upton will be playing the bulk of the 2013 season at the age of 25.
Justin Upton is the type of player that could compete for MVP Awards every year. In 2011 at the age of 23, he finished fourth in voting as he hit .289 with 39 doubles, 31 homers, 88 RBI and 21 steals. That monster season helped lead his team to a playoff berth and earned him his second career All-Star selection.
Justin Upton is not yet in his prime, and he should only continue to improve upon his numbers as he gets closer to that stage of his career. Sure he struggled a bit in 2012, but he was slowed down by a thumb injury and still managed to hit .280 with 17 homers.