Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 2/10/13
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Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies 40 man roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss second Baseman Chase Utley. Summary:  Chase Utley had his third straight injury shortened season in 2012. In addition to missing time, Utley’s production dipped. His batting average, homeruns, and RBI’s all dipped along with his OPS. He played in only 83 games this past season and hit below .260 for the second season with only 11 homeruns. Scouting Report:  All Star caliber player Age has taken a toll on his body Has lost a step Hits:  Is one of the best in the game when he is healthy. Is a leader on the field and the clubhouse. Utley has been one of the best offensive second basemen in the history of the game. Misses: Can he stay healthy for a full season? How productive will he be at 34 years of age? Has diminished abilities due to age and injury. Contract Status: Chase Utley is entering the final year of his contract with t...
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