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Uggla's Power Shift

Dan Uggla is coming off arguably his best offensive season.  Over the past three seasons however, he's started to lose his power stroke on outside pitches.

Dan Uggla (Click to enlarge)

The large drop in power on pitches in the outer half of the zone did not take any major toll on his overall numbers last season.  He put up his highest OPS season and absolutely crushed inside pitching.  On anything thrown over the inside 3.5 inches of the strike zone and in, Uggla hit .326/.413/.722 for a .467 wOBA (4th best among all RHB, min. 500 pitches). 

His ability to turn on inside pitches essentially made up for the lackluster .302 SLG% he posted on outside pitches.  Most of his issues can be attributed to his inability to hit outside sliders and curveballs, against which he collectively hit .155 with a 44.4% strike out rate.

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