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Dan Uggla only pitched breaking balls

Well, not really. But Dan Uggla sees a lot of them.

SI.com broke down the numbers and it isn’t even a close race for what Major Leaguer sees the most breaking balls. Howard faced more than 1,100 breaking balls last season, almost 200 more than the next closest hitter, Dan Uggla of the Marlins, according to Stats Inc.

Well, that is really not surprising.  Why the heck you give either of those guys a steady diet of fast balls when you know they will just probably end up being a souvenir for a fan in the bleachers to take home?

Here is Tom Verducci's breakdown.

Most Breaking Balls Seen
MLB, 2009
Player Breaking Balls
Ryan Howard 1,127
Dan Uggla 931
Mark Reynolds 930
Hunter Pence 928
Matt Kemp 913
Justin Upton 840
Jayson Werth 817

 

Danny has adapted in taking more walks.  In fact, last season he finished 9th in the league in the number of walks.  The only other player on the list to finish in the top 10 was Jayson Werth at tenth.

I guess what this means is Danny needs to be ready for the hanging breaking ball, since there ain't no way they are going to challenge him.  Can't really blame the pitchers for not doing so, but I wish that they would.