The stocky 2nd baseman with Popeye forearms continues to impress with his power numbers. Dan Uggla, the rule 5 draft pick taken from the Arizona Diamondbacks by the Florida Marlins, hit his 100th career home run wearing the teal and black. The homer gave the Marlins a 2-1 lead on a rainy Tuesday night and also delighted the sparse crowd that attended. For Uggla, he becomes the fastest 2nd baseman to reach 100 home runs.
All of this despite rumors that Uggla might be traded to San Francisco. After winning his arbitration case with the Marlins this past offseason, earning $5.35 million for this season, his offense has been somewhat light after looking at his home run production.
Uggla has shown a bit more patience at times at the plate, and his power numbers are right where you want them to be. Nonetheless, congratulations to Dan Uggla for reaching this career milestone.