Sep 3, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT
Dan Uggla has been benched by Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez after hitting .152 in 74 games since June 6, which is remarkably awful production for a remarkably long time.
However, during that three-month stretch Uggla didn’t even have the lowest OPS in baseball. In fact, among hitters with at least 200 plate appearance since June 6 he doesn’t have one of the 10 worst OPS totals:
OPS Justin Smoak .465 Josh Thole .506 Rafael Furcal .551 Jeff Francoeur .553 J.J. Hardy .564 Daniel Descalso .574 Brian Bogusevic .575 Jemile Weeks .576 Gregor Blanco .578 Clint Barmes .579 Brian Dozier .579 DAN UGGLA .580
Some pretty big–or at least recognizable–names on that list, although one key difference with Uggla is that a) he’s also a poor defender at second base, and b) he’s making $13 million while being owed another $39 million for the next three seasons.
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