There was a decent bit of optimism surrounding Dan Uggla heading into the 2012 season.

He was coming off a disastrous 2011 season, but had managed to partially salvage it with a 33-game hitting streak from July 5th to August 14th , and a .237/.343/.454 triple slash line from the end of the streak until the end of the season.

That optimism proved to be misplaced, as Uggla struggled mightily in 2012.

While the 32-year old second baseman saw a large uptick in his walk rate to a career high 14.4% (from 9.2% last year), Uggla's power vanished and his strikeout rate skyrocketed to a whopping 26.7%.

That strikeout rate ties him with B.J Upton for the tenth highest rate in all of baseball on the year. All in all, Uggla finished the year at .220/.348/.384 with career lows in ISO (.164), wOBA (.325), and wRC+ (103). He also hit just 19 home runs, a career low as well.