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2005: Justin Upton, Diamondbacks Position: Shortstop | School:

2005: Justin Upton, Diamondbacks
Position: Shortstop | School: Great Bridge HS (Va.)
As opposed to Matt Bush the year before, Upton was a no-doubter No. 1. With speed, a strong arm and a powerful bat, Arizona drafted Upton and converted him to an outfielder. He debuted in 2007 at age 19 and showed promise during the postseason, hitting .357. He broke out in 2009, hitting .300 with 26 homers and 20 steals, though his numbers dipped in 2010 and 2012. The Diamondbacks traded Upton to the Braves in a seven-player deal before the 2013 season. After two seasons in Atlanta, the Braves traded Upton to the Padres in a six-player deal. Upton then signed with the Tigers before the 2016 season. Photo Credit: Getty

NATIONAL LEAGUE

NL EAST

Atlanta Braves

PROJECTED LINEUP

CF Michael Bourn

LF Martin Prado

3B Chipper Jones

C Brian McCann

2B Dan Uggla

1B Freddie Freeman

RF Jason Heyward

SS Tyler Pastornicky

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Tommy Hanson

RH Jair Jurrjens

RH Brandon Beachy

LH Mike Minor

RH Tim Hudson

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Craig Kimbrel

 

Miami Marlins

PROJECTED LINEUP

SS Jose Reyes

CF Emilio Bonifacio

3B Hanley Ramirez

RF Giancarlo Stanton

LF Logan Morrison

1B Gaby Sanchez

C John Buck

2B Omar Infante

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Josh Johnson

LH Mark Buehrle

RH Anibal Sanchez

RH Ricky Nolasco

RH Carlos Zambrano

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Heath Bell

New York Mets

CF Andres Torres

2B Daniel Murphy

3B David Wright

1B Ike Davis

LF Jason Bay

RF Lucas Duda

C Josh Thole

SS Ruben Tejada

PROJECTED ROTATION

LH Johan Santana

RH R.A. Dickey

LH Jonathon Niese

RH Mike Pelfrey

RH Dillon Gee

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Frank Francisco

 

Philadelphia Phillies

PROJECTED LINEUP

SS Jimmy Rollins

3B Placido Polanco

2B Chase Utley

RF Hunter Pence

CF Shane Victorino

LF John Mayberry Jr.

1B Ty Wigginton

C Carlos Ruiz

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Roy Halladay

LH Cliff Lee

LH Cole Hamels

RH Vance Worley

RH Joe Blanton

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Jonathan Papelbon

 

Washington Nationals

PROJECTED LINEUP

SS Ian Desmond

2B Danny Espinosa

3B Ryan Zimmerman

LF Mike Morse

RF Jayson Werth

1B Adam LaRoche

C Wilson Ramos

CF Roger Bernadina

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Stephen Strasburg

LH Gio Gonzalez

RH Jordan Zimmermann

RH Edwin Jackson

LH John Lannan

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Drew Storen

 

NL CENTRAL

Chicago Cubs

PROJECTED LINEUP

RF David DeJesus

CF Marlon Byrd

SS Starlin Castro

1B Bryan LaHair

LF Alfonso Soriano

C Geovany Soto

3B Ian Stewart

2B Darwin Barney

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Matt Garza

RH Ryan Dempster

LH Paul Maholm

RH Randy Wells

RH Chris Volstad

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Carlos Marmol

 

Cincinnati Reds

PROJECTED LINEUP

2B Brandon Phillips

SS Zack Cozart

1B Joey Votto

3B Scott Rolen

RF Jay Bruce

LF Chris Heisey

C F Drew Stubbs

C Ryan Hanigan

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Johnny Cueto

RH Mat Latos

RH Bronson Arroyo

RH Mike Leake

RH Homer Bailey

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Ryan Madson

 

Houston Astros

PROJECTED LINEUP

CF Jordan Schafer

2B Jose Altuve

LF J.D. Martinez

1B Carlos Lee

RF Brian Bogusevic

SS Jed Lowrie

3B Jimmy Paredes

C Chris Snyder

PROJECTED ROTATION

LH Wandy Rodriguez

RH Bud Norris

LH J.A. Happ

RH Livan Hernandez

RH Jordan Lyles

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Brett Myers

 

Milwaukee Brewers

PROJECTED LINEUP

2B Rickie Weeks

RF Nyjer Morgan

LF Ryan Braun

3B Aramis Ramirez

RF Corey Hart

1B Mat Gamel

SS Alex Gonzalez

C Jonathan Lucroy

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Zack Greinke

RH Yovani Gallardo

RH Shaun Marcum

LH Randy Wolf

LH Chris Narveson

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH John Axford

 

Pittsburgh Pirates

PROJECTED LINEUP

LF Alex Presley

RF Jose Tabata

CF Andrew McCutchen

2B Neil Walker

1B Garrett Jones

C Rod Barajas

3B Pedro Alvarez

SS Clint Barmes

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH James McDonald

RH Charlie Morton

LH Erik Bedard

RH Kevin Correia

RH Jeff Karstens

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Joel Hanrahan

 

St. Louis Cardinals

PROJECTED LINEUP

SS Rafael Furcal

RF Carlos Beltran

LF Matt Holliday

1B Lance Berkman

3B David Freese

CF Jon Jay

C Yadier Molina

2B Daniel Descalso

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Chris Carpenter

RH Adam Wainwright

LH Jaime Garcia

RH Jake Westbrook

RH Kyle Lohse

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Jason Motte

 

NL WEST

Arizona Diamondbacks

SS Willie Bloomquist

2B Aaron Hill

RF Justin Upton

C Miguel Montero

CF Chris Young

LF Jason Kubel

1B Paul Goldschmidt

3B Ryan Roberts

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Ian Kennedy

RH Daniel Hudson

RH Trevor Cahill

LH Joe Saunders

RH Josh Collmenter

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH J.J. Putz

 

Colorado Rockies

CF Dexter Fowler

2B Marco Scutaro

CF Carlos Gonzalez

SS Troy Tulowitzki

1B Todd Helton

RF Michael Cuddyer

C Ramon Hernandez

3B Casey Blake

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Jeremy Guthrie

RH Jhoulys Chacin

RH Juan Nicasio

LH Drew Pomeranz

RH Guillermo Moscoso

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Rafael Betancourt

 

Los Angeles Dodgers

PROJECTED LINEUP

SS Dee Gordon

2B Mark Ellis

CF Matt Kemp

RF Andre Ethier

LF Juan Rivera

1B James Loney

3B Juan Uribe

C A.J. Ellis

PROJECTED ROTATION

LH Clayton Kershaw

RH Chad Billingsley

LH Ted Lilly

RH Aaron Harang

LH Chris Capuano

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Javy Guerra

 

San Diego Padres

PROJECTED LINEUP

CF Cameron Maybin

2B Orlando Hudson

3B Chase Headley

LF Carlos Quentin

1B Yonder Alonso

C Nick Hundley

RF Will Venable

SS Jason Bartlett

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Tim Stauffer

RH Cory Luebke

RH Edinson Volquez

LH Clayton Richard

RH Dustin Moseley

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Huston Street

 

San Francisco Giants

PROJECTED LINEUP

CF Angel Pagan

LF Melky Cabrera

3B Pablo Sandoval

C Buster Posey

1B Aubrey Huff

RF Nate Schierholtz

2B Freddy Sanchez

SS Brandon Crawford

PROJECTED ROTATION

RH Tim Lincecum

RH Matt Cain

LH Madison Bumgarner

RH Ryan Vogelsong

LH Barry Zito

PROJECTED CLOSER

RH Brian Wilson

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