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Dan Uggla absolutely confounds me. When Atlanta traded for him, he was nearly a five win player who flashed 30 home run power every season and elevated his OBP as high as .369.
In 2011 though he could only manage a .311 OBP. On the other hand, he still hit 36 home runs and strung together a 33-game hitting streak, so fans were given hope that the real Dan Uggla was still in there somewhere.
2012 suggested otherwise, as Uggla racked up an astonishing .220 batting average and failed to reach 20 home runs for the first time in his career.
Also equally befuddling was Uggla's substantial rise in walk rate though. In spite of hitting just .220, Uggla reached base at a .348 clip.
There is obviously something wrong with Uggla's offensive approach, and it will need to be fixed unless Atlanta can find a taker for his massive contract.
Magic Johnson, I'm looking at you.