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:
|vs. Braves in Florida
|vs. Braves at Turner Field
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.