clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Uggla is the Players Choice

Danny keeps racking up the honors and becomes the second Marlins player to achieve this one.

As far as his peers are concerned, Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla is the National League's top rookie.

Uggla, who set the major league record for homers by a rookie second baseman (27), was tabbed for the honor Wednesday, when the Players Choice Awards were announced. Uggla beat out finalists Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals and Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder.

Named to the National League All-Star team, Uggla joined Preston Wilson (1999) as the only Marlins to receive the Outstanding Rookie award.

It is always quite the honor to be recognized by your peers as the best.  In this case, it's well deserved.  The Marlins wouldn't have been in wild card hunt without Uggla.  But I think the Nationals could have still finished last in the division without Zimmerman on the team.

Congratulations Oogie!