Ok, so it hasn’t happened yet, but it needs to.
Marlin fans, Uggla needs YOU to go out and VOTE for him to get him on the squad! And he deserves it.
Why? Dan Uggla is one of the Marlins quietly having a very productive offensive season – and he is among the best 2B in the game. Observe:
Uggla’s 9 home runs puts him in a tie for 5th among all MLB 2B.
His 68 hits puts him in 4th place…
8th with 30 RBIs…
6th with 39 runs scored…
And 8th with an .816 OPS.
Dan Uggla has shown excellent power and has already broken the Marlins all time record for dingers by a 2B. He is hitting .398 with runners on, .315 with RISP (runners in scoring position) and .316 with RISP with 2 outs. He has been a very effective defensive presence, too, turning 40 double plays to date and showing more range than perhaps was initially expected of him. With only 5 errors and a .983 fielding percentage, his defense has been above average.
He is clutch, getting hits when his team needs it. He has power and can drive in runs – hitting two home runs today against San Francisco. He plays strong defense, too. All of this for a Rule V draft pick from the D’Backs to the Marlins. Not bad scouting.
And Uggla deserves recognition. He needs to be an all-star – so go get voting.