Since his selection during the 2005 amateur draft; Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Justin Upton has been a marked man. Upon signing his first contract the expectations for Upton began. As the number one overall pick in the draft he may as well have been playing with a target around his neck. No matter where he went or what team he played on; he was the center of a lot of attention. That is a substantial amount of pressure to place on a kid who just months before was worrying whether he had gotten a passing grade on his high school math exam or who he would be taking to his Senior Prom. The pressure did not seem to affect him much though as he set about learning a new position and adjusting to wooden bats.


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