Florida / Miami Marlins All-Time Top 10 Players

NEW YORK - JUNE 25: Dontrelle Willis #35 of the Florida Marlins pitches against the New York Yankees on June 25, 2006 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Marlins in the first game of their doubleheader 2-1. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JUNE 25: Dontrelle Willis #35 of the Florida Marlins pitches against the New York Yankees on June 25, 2006 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Marlins in the first game of their doubleheader 2-1. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) /
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SAN FRANCISCO – JULY 29: Dan Uggla #6 of the Florida Marlins. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images) /

9. Dan Uggla (15.7)

Dan Uggla is a 5-foot-11, 210 lb. second baseman from Louisville, KY. Born on March 11th, 1980, was an 11th round choice of the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2001 MLB Amateur Entry Draft.

Before getting to the majors, Uggla joined the Marlins via the rule 5 draft following the 2005 season. Per the rules, he would have to spend the entire 2006 season on the Marlins roster, or be offered back to the Diamondbacks at a discount. It didn’t become an issue.

Uggla played well enough as a rookie with the Marlins that he earned an invitation to the all-star game, and finished third in the NL Rookie of the Year Award vote. In 154 games, he hit .282/.339/.480 with a team-leading 27 homers and 90 RBI.

In 2007, Uggla’s average regressed but he found even more power in a team-high 159 games. He hit .245/.326/.479 with a team-leading and NL-second 49 doubles, a team-second 31 home runs, and a Marlins-third-best 88 RBI.

2008 would see Uggla invited back to the all-star game with a .260/.360/.514 season. He hit a team-second-tying 32 home runs and 92 RBI in 146 games for Florida. He continued down the same path in 2009, with a .243/.354/.459 line, another 31 homers and 90 RBI, and an NL ninth 92 walks.

In 2010, Uggla won the National League Silver Slugger Award at second base for the Marlins, the first time someone had earned one from that position. Dee Gordon later took it home in 2015. Uggla slashed .287/.369/.508 in 159 games, with an NL-fifth 33 homers and a career-high (and also NL-fifth) 105 RBI, ranking 10th in the NL with 78 bases-on-balls.

Following the 2010 season, the Marlins traded Uggla to the Atlanta Braves for Mike Dunn and Omar Infante. Uggla spent four seasons with the Braves, hitting .209/.317/.391 with 79 homers and 225 RBI. He later played for the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals.

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