On the Fourth of July, Uggla was hitting .173/.241/.327. Over the remainder of the season, he hit .301/.386/.596. Uggla’s massive hot streak, highlighted by a 33-game hitting streak, helped keep the Braves afloat while some other guys were struggling, and brought his season numbers up to a respectable level (.233/.311/.453), even though it was still the worst year of his career and not really what the Braves expected.
That being said, he led the team in homers, RBI, and runs scored. In large part, this is because he led the team in games played, missing only one. Given the injury problems of some of the Braves’ bellweather players, Uggla’s ability to stay in the lineup is a big help.
He’s a bad second baseman; the Braves took a pretty big hit replacing Martin Prado with Uggla. You might be willing to take the poor range if he offered something else, or was at least one of those “makes the plays he should” guys, but he fielded .980; the league average at the position was .985.