Atlanta Braves
2014 Avg.
.149
 
Career Avg.
.243
Name  Dan Uggla
Born  3/11/1980
Height  5-11
Weight  210
Number  22
Position  2B
Bats  R
Throws  R
Cold5/8/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: For now, the Braves are going to go with a platoon of Tyler Pastornicky and Ramiro Pena at second base. SOURCE: Braves.com
Insight: That doesn't bode well for Uggla, who would appear to be out of a starting job. Uggla (.184, 2 HR, 10 RBI) has been a disaster for years now and it could be time for the Braves to cut their losses and move on from him. Pastornicky (.200, 0 HR, 0 RBI) and Pena (.229, 2 HR, 4 RBI) don't figure to be appealing fantasy options.
 
Cold5/6/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is back in the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: After going 3-for-31 (.097) with 12 Ks from April 22 to May 4, Uggla took a seat Monday while Ramiro Pena started at second base. Uggla's been in a steep decline since 2012 but the Braves have stuck with him because he's signed through 2015 for $12.4 million per year. Fantasy owners don't have the same burden.
 
5/4/2014 11:42:00 AM
Description: Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has a miserable track record against Giants starter Madison Bumgarner.
Insight: He only has one hit against him in 18 at bats (.056 AVG). Uggla (.198, 2 HR, 10 RBI) has been one of the worst hitters in baseball this season and doesn't belong in any fantasy lineups.
 
5/2/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla is hitless in 13 at-bats against Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum.
Insight: He's batting .194 this season with a pair of homers and 10 RBI and should not be in any fantasy lineups.
 
4/29/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla is not in Tuesday night's starting lineup versus Jose Fernandez and the Marlins.
Insight: Uggla was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in their matchups. He's batting .209 this season with a pair of homers and 10 RBI. Tyler Pastornicky (.200, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will get the start.
 
4/26/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla is 4-for-10 with three homers and five RBI against Reds starter Mike Leake.
Insight: Uggla enters the game with a .215 average, two homers, one walk and 25 strikeouts in 79 at-bats this season. Still, he might be worth a flier.
 
4/14/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla hit two homers, including a go-ahead grand slam in the top of the ninth, Monday at Philadelphia.
Insight: Uggla entered the game with a .195 average, zero homers, one walk and 12 strikeouts in 41 at-bats this season.
 
4/13/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla isn't in the starting lineup for Sunday's game versus the Nationals. SOURCE: Mark Bowman, MLB.com
Insight: Uggla's low batting average becomes a lot more tolerable when he's producing good power numbers. However, that hasn't been the case this season as he's now homerless in 41 at bats. Tyler Pastornicky will draw the start at second base.
 
Cold10/1/2013 9:13:00 PM
Description: Braves second baseman Dan Uggla will not be on the team's NLDS roster, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Elliot Johnson will be the Braves' starting second baseman against the Dodgers.
Insight: Uggla underwent LASIK surgery in mid-August but it did not help him at the plate. He went 8-for-60 (.133) after returning from the procedure and 10-for-101 (.099) with one home run in his last 36 games of the season. In his last 235 MLB games, Uggla has gone 140-for-772 (.181) with 279 strikeouts and is likely done as an everyday player even though he has two years left on his contract with Atlanta.
 
Cold9/8/2013 11:04:00 AM
Description: Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is 4-for-28 (.143) with eight walks and seven strikeouts since returning from LASIK surgery.
Insight: Uggla may be able to see the baseball better but he still isn't getting his bat on it. He shouldn't be in any lineups Sunday against Phillies starter Cole Hamels, a pitcher he has gone 9-for-60 (.150) with 20 strikeouts against.
 
Cold9/4/2013 11:29:00 AM
Description: Braves second baseman Dan Uggla makes for a risky fantasy play Wednesday against New York.
Insight: Uggla hasn't had much success against Mets righthander Dillon Gee (4-for-26 with five strikeouts). He's hitting .150 since returning from LASIK eye surgery last week (3-for-20).
 
8/28/2013 7:18:00 PM
Description: Dan Uggla will bat sixth and play second base Wednesday in his return to the Braves lineup.
Insight: Uggla, who was activated from the DL earlier today, had LASIK surgery to improve his eyesight. The hope is that if Uggla (.186, 21 HR, 53 RBI) can see the ball better, it will increase his production.
 
8/28/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list for Wednesday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: Uggla vision has improved to 20/15. He went 2-for-4 in his latest rehab start and is hoping to return to the lineup on Wednesday. Perhaps now he can get his batting average over the "Mendoza Line."
 
8/18/2013 12:36:00 PM
Description: Atlanta second baseman Dan Uggla says that his vision is now 20/15 after undergoing LASIK eye surgery. SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: Before the surgery it was between 20/30 and 20/35 so this represents a noticeable improvement. Uggla is still hoping to return August 28th, the day he first becomes eligible to come off the disabled list.
 
8/13/2013 9:35:00 PM
Description: Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (eyes) hopes to be back in the lineup when he is eligible to come off the disabled list on Aug. 28, according to MLB.com. Uggla will have LASIK surgery by the end of this week.
Insight: Uggla was diagnosed with astigmatism during spring training but held off on wearing contact lenses until June. The lenses haven't helped -- Uggla is 2-for-41 (.049) with 15 K over his last 12 games and 28-for-161 (.174) with 54 K since getting the contacts.
 
8/13/2013 3:35:00 PM
Description: Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Uggla has been dealing with vision issues and had surgery. He is an all-or-nothing guy in the Adam Dunn mold - batting .186 with 21 HR and 53 RBI.
 
8/6/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: Braves second baseman Dan Uggla doesn't usually put the bat on the ball in his matchups against Nats lefty Gio Gonzalez.
Insight: In 20 plate appearances against Gonzalez, Uggla has one hit, eight walks and six strikeouts. It's probably best to avoid this matchup.
 
8/5/2013 11:36:00 AM
Description: Braves second baseman Dan Uggla hits Washington Nationals ace Stpehen Strasburg well and should be in lineups for Monday's matchup.
Insight: In a statistical quirk, Uggla hits .458 over his career against the Nats' flame thrower with a pair of homers and a 1.310 OPS. Despite a career batting average of .248, Uggla has batted above .300 against some of the league's best - Greg Maddux (.538), Stasburg, Roy Halladay (.324), John Smoltz (.318).
 
7/13/2013 8:52:00 PM
Description: Braves second baseman Dan Uggla hit his 17th homer of the season Saturday against the Reds.
Insight: Getting fitted for new contacts hasn't really made a difference in the second baseman's numbers. Since he got them, he's 16-for-74 (.216) with four home runs and a 25.9 percent strikeout rate.
 
6/23/2013 7:46:00 PM
Description: Braves second baseman Dan Uggla went 2-for-5 with one RBI and three strikeouts Sunday versus Milwaukee. He's 2-for-9 with four K and three walks since being fitted with new contacts.
Insight: Uggla was diagnosed with astigmatism in spring training and decided to get contacts this week. However, fantasy ownerss shouldn't expect them to cure all his woes at the plate.