For New Braves Second Baseman Dan Uggla, It Really Is All About Turner Field

I keep seeing where people say or write that new Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is a good career hitter at Turner Field, but they don't seem to be saying it with enough confidence. I wanted to see if he was just as good against Braves pitching wherever he played, or if was really The Ted. When I saw the results my eyes just about bugged out of my head:


AB
H
HR
BA
OBP
SLG
OPS
vs. Braves in Florida
174
38
11
.218
.285
.460
.745
vs. Braves at Turner Field
181
64
12
.354
.399
.652
1.051

Yeah, WOW! He really is a better hitter at Turner Field, even against a Braves pitching staff that has limited him in Florida. The home runs are similar, but that is just about the only thing that stays the same.

Certainly this could be a product of luck. The SSS crew will rightly point out that less that 200 plate appearances is not enough to really judge a trend, but I see it as a good sign. A sign that he might really like the hitters background at Turner Field. A sign that he has confidence hitting there, as opposed to a history of not hitting well at his new home ballpark.

We'll have to wait until next season to see if he continues to rake in Hot-lanta, but until then we can be excited about the prospect that he will.

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