Currently, Dan Uggla is a professional baseball player who is known for his accomplishments in the sport. He was born in Louisville, Kentucky, United States on March 11, 1980. He is the son of John Carl Uggla and Elizabeth Armistead. He graduated from Columbia Central High School in Columbia, Tennessee. He is married to Janette Repsch and has a daughter. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001. He was also a member of the University of Memphis Tigers. He was chosen as an All-American. He made his Major League Baseball debut in 2006. He finished third in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. He was also selected to the 2006 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He has been named to the All-Star team two times. He was also named the Silver Slugger Award for second base.
Before entering the MLB, he played in the Yakima Bears of the Northwest League. He had been a second baseman for the Columbia Central High School baseball team in Columbia, Tennessee. He was a part of the 2005 College World Series team and a 2008 All-Star. He has a career record of 261 home runs and 879 RBIs. He was the only second baseman in the Major Leagues to hit 30 or more home runs in four consecutive seasons. He was a part of the Florida Marlins in 2007 and 2010. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves in 2010 for Omar Infante, Michael Dunn and the player’s rights to Dan Uggla. He was signed to a five-year contract worth $62 million. He was also a member of the Atlanta Braves from 2010 to 2010.
Before joining the MLB, he was an assistant coach for the University of Memphis Tigers. He is also a member of the Israeli Team that qualified for the World Baseball Classic in 2014. He also played in the minor leagues with the San Francisco Giants. In 2014, he signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals. He is a free agent. Hopefully, he will return to the MLB soon.
He is one of the most popular baseball players. His accomplishments are numerous and he is the only second baseman in the MLB to hit 30 or more home runs in four straight seasons. He has also been awarded the Players Choice NL ROY Award, the Silver Slugger Award for second base and was named to the All-Star Team twice. He has been an active member of social media. He has a Twitter and Instagram account. His annual salary is $13 million. His net worth is estimated at $34 million.
He has a house in Naples, Florida. It is a European style mega-home with a pool, putting green, basketball court and seven bedrooms. The property is worth $4 million. It is located on two acres in the Riverside Drive area. He has also recently purchased a $1.6 million, 14,000 square-foot mansion in Sandy Springs.
He has also been awarded the Player’s Choice NL ROY Award and the Sports News NL ROY Award. He was a member of the All-Star team and he is also an actor.