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Upton still in search of a full-time position

From shortstop to second base to third base to the outfield, B.J. Upton is playing a variety of positions this spring for the Devil Rays.

Originally Published: March 14, 2007
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- We thought he'd be a star by now.

Who didn't think B.J. Upton would be a star by now?

It's five years since the Devil Rays made him the second player picked in the 2002 draft -- ahead of a glittering first-round group that included Prince Fielder, Scott Kazmir, Cole Hamels, Jeff Francoeur, Jeff Francis, Nick Swisher and Khalil Greene.

It's three years since one scouting director watched Upton trot out to shortstop in the 2004 Futures Game and called him "the ...

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