“People look at me and think I’m a little guy. I’m just swinging, trying to hit the ball hard. If it goes out, it goes out.” 

“I don’t think it was ever going to happen with the Diamondbacks.” 

“I’m just trying to stay aggressive, and that’s about all I can tell you.” 

"I was never scouted in high school.” 

“It seemed like I just kept falling through the cracks. I kept waiting for the call but it never came.” 

“If you live your life the right way, you work hard, you go about things the right way, eventually something good’s going to come of it.” 

“I think within the team, hitting is contagious. You are going to have a few guys who were born with it, like Miguel Cabrera or Hanley Ramirez. Those guys are going to get hits. But when you start going good, I think that guys will feed off it.” 

“That’s the player I strive to be—somebody who plays hard, is going to put the ball in play, and maybe beat out an infield hit or something.” 

“All the stuff about who’s hitting behind you and who’s hitting in front of you—it plays a little bit of a part. But you can’t just base your approach off that because you’ll end up getting beat in the end.”

“The Marlins have given me the opportunity of a lifetime. I think it’s a great, great thing.” 

“I’m not where I want to be yet. I’m getting there.”

“When I start thinking in the batter's box, that's when I get into trouble.” 

“When it comes down to it, a pitcher’s going to throw a pitch to get you out, and you have to realize that each team’s going to pitch you a certain way.” 

“One of the biggest things you have to do when you get to the big leagues is feel comfortable.” 

“I feel like I belong here, like I’m supposed to be here.”

“Some Rule 5 guys are lucky to get 20 at-bats in a year. I got a chance to play.” 

“Every player feels like they can play at this level. Not every player gets an opportunity. I was fortunate to get an opportunity. Everything’s kind of worked out real well.”

“If you let your hitting bother your defense, you are not going to be very good.” 

“People actually know who I am. I never thought I’d be recognized. It’s weird!” 

“When you’ve waited as long as I have to get a shot, you don’t let anything get in your way.” 

“Any way I can produce runs and keep runs off the board for the other team, that’s what I’m going to try to do.”

“I've worked really hard so I don't want to say I'm surprised by it ... even though I am a little bit.” 

 

 



Dan Uggla, 2007 Heritage

 

 


Dan Uggla, 2006 Topps

 

 


Dan Uggla, 2006 Turkey Red


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