Taking a closer look at the numbers, Dan Uggla might not be as productive as some fans might think. Sure, we love the guy’s hard-nosed plays and his sky cracking home runs, but the Marlins can’t afford (and with Uggla making $5.35 million this year) to have inefficient players in the lineup. Warning: What you are about to read may disturb you!
Now, those are the raw stats crunched by our own MarlinAddict. If you need to see the whole sheet, check that out here. You can see the claims he is making here in our forum. What he is claiming from these stats is quite astounding:
- 31 PA with runners on, a total of 47 runners on.
- In only 7 PA did any runner advance (.226)
- Only 3 PA with a H with runners on (.097)
- Only 8 runners advanced at all (.170)
- Only 1 runner advanced more than 1 base
- Of a potential 112 based advanced, only 9 were advanced (.080)
- Of the 9 bases advance, 3 came on BB, with 2 of those on a single BB, one on a F-8, and one on a GIDP
- Only 4 of the bases advanced are results of H, with 2 bases on one H.
- Only 1 runner batted in
- None of the 6 men on 3B scored
- Only 1 of the 23 RISP scored
- 20 PA with RISP, a total of 23 RISP
- Only 4 of 23 RISP advanced, one on a BB, one on a F-8, one on a GIDP, and 1 with a H.
- 4 times more K than RBI with RISP
- Worse yet, 3 times more likely to hit into a DP than drive in a run with RISP
- Of the last 21 runners on, the only one that advanced was advanced on a GIDP
- In 20 PA with RISP, only 1 H (.050)
So, still hesitant to trade Uggla? Look, we all love the guy’s heart and hustle and the fact that his emotional state never changes. But he is what he is, an average fielding 2B with power but lots of strikeouts and not much contact. He is feast or famine. Can the Marlins benefit by trading Uggla? Consider that he is also getting paid $5.35 million this season, too.