At this moment, Dan Uggla is the hottest hitter in baseball. Not really what most would expect coming from a guy who was hitting just .174 a month ago.
In his first 86 games, Uggla had 12 home runs and 29 runs batted in. During his current 26-game hitting streak, he's batting .350, with 11 homers and 25 RBI. Those are some pretty impressive numbers to say the least.
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His career-best hitting streak is the longest by a Braves player since Marquis Grissom put together a 28-game run back in 1996.
I'm proud to say that I grew up playing baseball with Dan and his older brother Mike in my hometown of Columbia, Tennessee. To see him have success at the Major League level and be on the type of run that he's been on in the last month really comes as little surprise to me. He's always been an exceptional talent.
It's just cool that those talents currently have him front and center of the baseball universe.