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Prospect Interview: Dan Uggla

"At Memphis I played second base, that's really where I've always played. When I got drafted, I played my first year at second base only, last year I played second and third mostly, but yeah, I played first, I played short. I'm in the minors, I'll play where ever they ask me to if it help me move up." You hear that all the time in the minors. ‘I'll play anywhere.' Less often does someone actually do it, and Dan Uggla has done it. "This Spring I've been playing mostly at second and short."

It appears he'll continue to.  "I'd prefer to play second base, but that is an advantage for me.  They know I'm capable of playing all over." Uggla had mixed results in 2004, putting up fantastic numbers at Hi-A Lancaster but struggling when he was promoted to Double-A El Paso.  Though he admits the quality of pitchers he faced in El Paso was significantly higher than at Lancaster, he also sees...

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