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The Good: Justin Upton is a 25-year-old, five-tool, potential franchise player. Upton has been the No. 3 hitter for the past few seasons and helped lead Arizona to an NL West Division title in 2011.
The Bad: Upton is a 25-year-old potential franchise player who has been on the trade block for the past few seasons. Why is Arizona so willing to part with a player this talented? He also has flip-flopped between All-Star and mediocre seasons and needs to be more consistent year to year.
Career Highs: 31 home runs, 88 RBI, 21 Steals, 39 doubles, 107 runs, .300 batting average, and an on-base percentage of .369.
Team Control: Upton is signed through the 2015 season. He will earn $9.75 million in 2013, and $14.25 million in 2014, and $14.500 million in 2015.
The Cost: The Diamondbacks are looking to add talent mainly on the infield. Arizona may want Jurickson Profar, but would likely settle for a deal built around either Elvis Andrus or Mike Olt because Upton is owed significant money in 2014-15.