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One could argue that the two most frustrating players on the Braves roster this season are Dan Uggla and Brian McCann.
Uggla has simply not lived up to expectations since coming over from the Marlins, and this season has become disastrous.
Since June 5, Uggla has been hitting a putrid .143 with just five home runs. His .206 average is clearly not up-to-par, and his 15 home-runs are just as discouraging.
The Braves picked up Uggla to be a right-handed power hitter. He’s hit over 25 home runs in six straight seasons and over 30 in five straight. He will likely fall short this season of both those numbers.
The struggles of McCann this season have been more surprising.
He’s been one of the most consistent players in the Braves lineup the last four years as he’s hit over .260 with over 20 home runs in each of those seasons.
His batting average this season is .236—easily his worst since being in Atlanta.
With the emergence of Freeman and Heyward, the Braves don’t need much from McCann and Uggla.
But for the Braves to really take off, production from McCann and Uggla at the bottom of the order will be key.