Miami Marlins History: All-Time Top 20 OPS (an in-depth look, 20-11)
12) Dan Uggla (.837)
Dan Uggla was a 5’11”, 210 lb. second baseman from Louisville, KY. The Arizona Diamondbacks chose him in the 11th round of the 2001 draft. After working most of the way up the Diamondbacks system, the Marlins selected Uggla in the 2005 rule 5 draft.
Remaining with the parent club for the entirety of the 2006 season would prove to be a problem for Uggla. He made the all-star team and finished third in the NL Rookie of the Year vote with a .282/.339/.480 slashline. He also smacked 27 home runs and 90 RBI in 154 games.
Uggla appeared in 159 games for the 2007 Florida Marlins, and slashed .245/.326/.479 with 31 round-trippers and 88 RBI. He then continued to produce in 2008, making his second all-star appearance and slashing .260/.360/.514 in 146 games for the Marlins.
In 2009, Uggla appeared in 158 games and slashed .243/.354/.459 with 31 homers and 90 RBI. He set new career marks for the Florida Marlins in 2010, hitting 33 homers and 105 RBI while slashing .287/.369/.508.
In total, Uggla’s 154 home runs in just five Florida Marlins seasons rank him second on the all-time list. He’s sixth with 465 RBI.
After the 2010 season, the Marlins traded Uggla to the Atlanta Braves for Mike Dunn and Omar Infante. Uggla played four seasons in Atlanta, followed by some time with the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals.