How much is Dan Uggla worth?
|Net Worth:||$35 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Baseball Second Baseman|
|Date of Birth:||March 11, 1980|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Dan Uggla
- Born: March 11, 1980 in Louisville, Ky.
- Teams: Florida Marlins (2006-10), Atlanta Braves (2011-)
- Height: 5-11
- Weight: 205
- Bats: Right
- Throws: Right
- Position: Second base
Before The Bigs:
- Was unheralded coming out of Columbia, Tenn., in 1998 and had one Division I scholarship offer, to the University of Memphis.
- AFter hitting 18 HR in his junior season at Memphis, he was picked in the 11th round of the 2001 draft by Arizona.
- After a tough 2002 season in Single-A (.214 in 107 games), he had a breakout season in 2003 for Lancaster in the California League, hitting .290 with 23 HR and 90 RBI.
- Split the 2004 season between Lancaster and Double-A El Paso.
- Stayed in Double-A in 2005 at age 25 and hit .297 with 21 HR for Tennessee.
- Left unprotected in the Rule 5 draft by Arizona, he was picked by Florida.
- As a Rule 5 pick, he had to stay on the big-league roster, and he quickly proved he belonged in the majors. Singled off Houston Astros pitcher Andy Pettitte for his first big-league hit during the first week of the season.
- Picked to the NL All-Star team as a reserve, the first player in history to be selected for the All-Star Game in the same season in which he had been a Rule 5 pick.
- Finished third in NL Rookie of the Year voting behind teammate Hanley Ramirez and Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman. Uggla hit .282 with 27 homers and 90 RBI, setting a major-league record for a rookie second baseman.
- Increased his home run totals to 31 in 2007 and 32 in 2008, when he made his second All-Star Game. Set a dubious record in the game at Yankee Stadium, becoming the first player to make three errors in an All-Star Game. He also struck out three times and grounded into a double play in a 13-inning NL loss.
- Won his first Silver Slugger in 2010, when he had a career-high 105 RBI.
- Traded to the Atlanta Braves in a cost-cutting move before the 2011 season for second baseman Omar Infante and relief pitcher Michael Dunn.
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