The Upton brothers face each other tonight in Tampa. The highest-drafted brothers in major league history – Justin, the No.1 overall pick in 2005, and his older brother, B.J., the second pick in 2002, play against each other for the first time when the D-Backs begin a three-game series in Tampa tonight.
Justin is doing a little better than his brother this year, although the expectations for both run very high. Justin has commented on those expectations..Justin was asked if the heavy expectations for both he and his brother has been a trying experience for either of them.
“No, not really,” he said. “We have a fun time and that’s the good part of it. It would be miserable trying to live with all the expectations, but we’re doing something that we love, so we have fun with it.”
This has been a dream, to play against each other as major leaguers. When they were top-rated, high school prospects, Justin said they each anticipated it would happen someday.