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Dan Uggla

34-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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.149

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2

RBI

10

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14

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0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

To say that Uggla's 2013 was a disaster would be an understatement, as he struck out 171 times in 448 at-bats and posted just a .671 OPS for the season. His .179 batting average was by far the lowest ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 207   DOB: 3/11/1980   BORN: Louisville, KY   COLLEGE: Memphis   DRAFTED: 11th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Dan Uggla Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Giants in July of 2014.

August 4, 2014  –  Dan Uggla News

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Uggla declined his assignment to Triple-A and has elected to become a free agent, Alex Pavlovic of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Dan Uggla Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 A LAN 37 162 140 29 47 22 13 3 6 38 2 4 17 21 1 0 4 .336 .422 .600 1.022
2004 24 AA ELP 83 317 294 29 76 18 12 2 4 30 10 7 15 55 2 2 4 .259 .302 .354 .656
2005 25 AA TEN 135 568 498 88 148 58 34 3 21 86 16 8 52 103 3 2 13 .297 .377 .504 .881
2006 26 MAJ FLA 154 683 611 105 172 60 26 7 27 90 6 6 48 123 7 8 9 .282 .339 .480 .818
2007 27 MAJ FLA 159 728 632 113 154 83 49 3 31 88 2 1 68 167 4 11 13 .244 .325 .478 .802
2008 28 MAJ FLA 146 619 531 97 138 70 37 1 32 92 5 5 77 171 0 3 8 .260 .360 .514 .874
2009 29 MAJ FLA 158 668 564 84 137 59 27 1 31 90 2 1 92 150 1 4 7 .243 .354 .459 .813
2010 30 MAJ FLA 159 674 589 100 169 64 31 0 33 105 4 1 78 149 0 5 2 .287 .369 .508 .877
2011 31 MAJ ATL 161 672 600 88 140 59 22 1 36 82 1 3 62 156 0 3 7 .233 .311 .453 .764
2012 32 MAJ ATL 154 630 523 86 115 48 29 0 19 78 4 3 94 168 0 3 10 .220 .348 .384 .732
2013 33 AAA GWI 2 7 7 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .286 .286 .714 1.000
2013 33 MAJ ATL 136 537 448 60 80 35 10 3 22 55 2 0 77 171 0 3 9 .179 .309 .362 .671
2014 34 AAA FRE 2 9 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .286 .444 .429 .873
2014 34 MAJ SF 4 12 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .000 .083 .000 .083
2014 34 MAJ ATL 48 145 130 13 21 5 3 0 2 10 0 0 10 40 0 1 4 .162 .241 .231 .472
2014  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ SF/ATL 52 157 141 14 21 5 3 0 2 10 0 0 11 46 0 1 4 .149 .229 .213 .442
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3-Year Averages     150 611 523 78 111 46 20 1 25 71 2 2 77 165 0 3 8 .212 .321 .398 .718
Career  (View All)     1279 5,368 4,639 747 1,126 483 234 16 233 690 26 20 607 1,301 12 41 69 .243 .336 .451 .787

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Dan Uggla: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 39
2013 133 1
2012 152
2011 159
2010 158
2009 158

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Dan Uggla Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014374140.108.189.343
2013103114120.146.311.599
2012168348240.220.405.776

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201410410160.163.221.475
20133454918432.188.377.692
20123555211544.220.375.710

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014719020.113.113.344
2013217278181.157.304.591
2012251377422.187.323.656

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014705280.186.314.541
20132313314371.199.416.745
20122724912362.250.441.803
Dan Uggla Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 A LAN 162 140 10.5% 13% 0.81 85% .363 .264
2004 24 AA ELP 317 294 4.7% 17.4% 0.27 81% .306 .095
2005 25 AA TEN 568 498 9.2% 18.1% 0.50 79% .340 .207
2006 26 MAJ FLA 683 611 7% 18% 0.39 80% .315 .198
2007 27 MAJ FLA 728 632 9.3% 22.9% 0.41 74% .283 .234
2008 28 MAJ FLA 619 531 12.4% 27.6% 0.45 68% .323 .254
2009 29 MAJ FLA 668 564 13.8% 22.5% 0.61 73% .277 .216
2010 30 MAJ FLA 674 589 11.6% 22.1% 0.52 75% .334 .221
2011 31 MAJ ATL 672 600 9.2% 23.2% 0.40 74% .255 .220
2012 32 MAJ ATL 630 523 14.9% 26.7% 0.56 68% .286 .164
2013 33 AAA GWI 7 7 0% 57.1% 0.00 43% .500 .428
2013 33 MAJ ATL 537 448 14.3% 31.8% 0.45 62% .227 .183
2014 34 AAA FRE 9 7 22.2% 22.2% 1.00 71% .400 .143
2014 34 MAJ SF 12 11 8.3% 50% 0.17 45% .000 .000
2014 34 MAJ ATL 145 130 6.9% 27.6% 0.25 69% .216 .069
2014  (Multiple Teams) 34 MAJ SF/ATL 157 141 7% 29.3% 0.24 67% .204 .064
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3-Year Averages     611 523 12.6% 27% 0.47 68% .258 .186
Career     5,368 4,639 11.3% 24.2% 0.47 72% .288 .208

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2014 Stat Review for Dan Uggla    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.149 AVG
TERRIBLE
67% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.204 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.213 SLG
TERRIBLE
.064 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.24 BB/K
TERRIBLE
7.0% BB Rate
WEAK
29.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.442 OPS
TERRIBLE
.229 OBP
TERRIBLE

Dan Uggla: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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GM Brian Sabean said that while Uggla has not been released, the team has asked him to accept a demotion to Triple-A Fresno, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Updating a previous report, Uggla has not yet been released by the Giants, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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The Giants released Uggla after Wednesday's 7-5 victory over the Pirates, MLB.com reports.

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Uggla is out of the lineup Wednesday vs. the Pirates.

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Uggla is not in the Giants' lineup Monday.

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Uggla went 0-for-3 with a run scored and a pair of strikeouts in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers.

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Uggla immediately received a start at second base following his callup Friday and went 0-for-2 before being removed in the fifth inning.

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Uggla was called up from Triple-A Fresno on Friday.

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Uggla signed a minor league deal with the Giants on Monday and will report to Triple-A Fresno, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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2014

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2013

After hitting 27 or more home runs through the first six seasons of his career, Uggla hit just 19 bombs in 2012 and had his second straight poor season. He has always been strikeout prone, but his strikeout rate jumped to nearly 26.7 percent in 2012. He was noticeably trying to pull the ball more and part of the result was a very high number of pop-ups. His HR/FB rate dropped to 11.4 percent. However, after two bad seasons, there is hope for him to turn it around. Uggla had a career-high 20.1 percent line drive rate. Further, his 14.9 percent walk rate was a career best. It is awfully strange that he seems to be moving in both the right and wrong directions at once, but a rebound at least in the power department seems like a decent bet even if he's likely to hurt your batting average.

2012

While Uggla's final numbers from his first season in Atlanta don't look much different than his previous five seasons in Florida, it masks one of the wildest swings in performance during a season in baseball history. Ugga was hitting just .173 on July 4 with 12 home runs and a .568 OPS. All his fantasy owners seemingly could hope for was that his struggles at that point were due to a very fluky .187 BABIP. Uggla then went 2-for-2 the next night and began a 33-game hitting streak. He hit .301/.386/.596 with 24 home runs in 75 games after July 4. Uggla has great power and draws walks at a good rate, but his batting average can be a risk since he strikes out too often. Still, there's some hope his battng average will improve as his second-half surge still left his overall season BABIP at a low .255. He's a good bet to hit 30 or more home runs for a sixth consecutive season as Atlanta's starting second baseman, but hopefully the ride won't be as stressful.

2011

Uggla kept on keepin' on, racking up his fourth straight 30-plus HR season and his first 100-RBI effort. Contract talks with the Marlins went nowhere, though, and he was dealt to Atlanta in the offseason. While his home/road splits (.841/.833 career OPS) don't scream for a need to get out of south Florida, hitting in Turner Field shouldn't hurt him much.

2010

Uggla collected his third straight 30-homer season, becoming the first second baseman in big league history to start his career with four straight 25-homer seasons, and while he hit a disappointing .243, he drew enough walks to be more than just a one-dimensional slugger. All that power comes with a price at the arbitration table though, and given that the Marlins have plenty of other in-house options to play next to Hanley Ramirez up the middle, Uggla stands a very good chance of beginning the season in another uniform, and perhaps at another position given his defensive reputation. His declining doubles total (from 49 in 2007 down to just 27 in 2009) is also a worrying sign that the power may not last much longer, which wouldn't be a shocking development for a late-blooming, not terribly athletic second baseman. The Marlins would likely get savaged in the press if they do trade him away, but in this case there's a real argument to be made that Uggla's value is peaking, and that the smart move would be to cash in now before his salary usurps his production.

2009

For the third straight season Uggla improved both his home runs totals and his walk rate, a career arc that has put him among the top ranks of major league second basemen, even if he is only the second-best second sacker in the NL East whose last name begins with a 'U'. How much longer he remains in the NL East is a big question; the Marlins don't like shelling out big salaries when they have cheaper options available, and Uggla's headed for arbitration. For now though, he's still Hanley Ramirez's double-play partner, and part of the best offensive middle infield duo in the majors.

2008

On the surface it looks like Uggla regressed at the plate in 2007, dropping a healthy chunk of his batting average, but a closer look shows an improvement in his walk rate and plenty more doubles to compensate for those fickle lost singles. He'll never win a Gold Glove at second base, and the Marlins' infield defensive issues last year have prompted some speculation that he could end up as Miguel Cabrera's replacement at third base, but Uggla's bat will play wherever they play him.

2007

This isn't how the Rule 5 draft is supposed to work. Rule 5 picks are supposed to be the last guy on the bench, toolsy but raw players who you hope don't lose too much development time in their one season in the majors before you stash them back in Double-A. They aren't supposed to be players who show up in spring training already knowing how to hit big league pitching, aren't supposed to make All-Star teams right out of the blocks, aren't supposed to break 68-year-old major league records for most home runs by a rookie second baseman. Who does this Uggla character think he is, anyway? Those looking for a downside here will point to his September swoon (.221/.269/.361), but he was playing more than 135 games in a season for the first time in his pro career. Uggla will be 27 this season and won't get much better, but that's just nit-picking. In a 2006 Marlins offseason filled with moves that panned out better than expected, Uggla's acquisition might have been the best move of the bunch.

2006

Uggla showed good power and an acceptable walk rate at Double-A last year while splitting time between second base and third. Then Florida took him in the Rule V draft. Frankly, he won't contribute much if he stays on the big league roster all year, but he's got keeper potential.

2005

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