sportsaddict wrote:Uggla is a classic example of an unheralded minor leaguer that didn't come up to the big leagues with much hype. When he started producing, everyone assumed it was a fluke. Now, when he continues to produce, everyone still thinks he's a fluke. He had a great 2006 season and was very good in 2007, and now he's starting off well in 2008. He's probably going to hit 30-35 homers and drive in 95-100 runs. What's wrong with that? I wouldn't sell high by any means.
My feelings exactly. Its not like his stats are unproven at this point....
Uggla 31(07) 27(06) = 58HR
Utley 22(07) 32(06) = 54HR
Uggla 105 (06) 113(07) 218R
Utley 131(06) 104 (107) 248R
The RBI production is a little dissapointing, but not exactly his fault. Although this trend seems follow my rostered players very well the last few years... it wouldn't be out of the question to think a guy who will belt 30ish HRs RBI totals will move a bit north into the 95-100 range now that there seems to be an improved team that isn't located in TB in FL?
With guys like Upton and Phillips wowing all last year, add in a dash of FL sux multiply by the "fluke" factor and I can see a guy like Uggla really slipping under everyone's radar. Is there a compelling reason to move him? Well, if your blessed with being in a league that someone will swap Holliday straight up for him.... why not? But, I'd be perfectly happy to see 100R, 30-35HR, and a .275-285 AVG come out of my 2B, all the while not have to use a 2nd or 3rd round pick on draft day to accomplish that.