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Phillies team leaders as of May 24

Here's your weekly dose of the hitting and pitching leaders for the Phils and update on Chase Utley, who is finally not the worst player in baseball in the big stat categories.
Via PhilsBaseball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley’s Average Begins to Head North

Like a Wall Street analyst calling bottom in oil — $2.00 gallons of gasoline were fun while they lasted — I am ready to call another bottom. Chase Utley, the Philadelphia Phillies longtime second baseman, recently saw his 2015 batting average as low as .099. That’s right, a borderline Hall of Fame player’s batting average sat over 100 points below the dreaded Mendoza Line...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies finally drop Chase Utley down in the batting order

Another long staple has been moved out of his normal spot in the batting order. Chase Utley, in a prolongued slump and batting just .118, continued to bat third for the Phillies despite his struggles. Today, will change. Meghan Montemurro of the Delaware News Journal reports: Chase Utley is batting...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley "Chasing" Batting Title

Chase Utley is riding high on a 4-game hitting streak.  After seeing his average dip to a MLB-low .099, he quickly turned things around.  With an amazing 4 hits in 4 games, Utley is now batting a lofty .127, I **** you not.  Dee Gordon better watch out, because Chase Utley is now chasing the NL batting title.  I forsee NL starting second baseman, Silver Slugger, and MVP of the...
Via We Should Be GM's
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley likely to sit again tonight

View image | The image above is almost sad. Chase Utley sitting on the bench as the Phillies took on the Atlanta Braves last night is not something to which Utley or Phillies fans are accustomed. But, Utley's .103 batting average this late in the season made it almost...
Via Philliedelphia
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Calls to bench Phillies second baseman Chase Utley grow louder

View image | On Monday night, the Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-2. The Phillies' lineup put up five runs for the second night in a row, but there was another common theme for the second night: Chase Utley was hitless. The Phillies long-time second baseman is batting just...
Via Philliedelphia
21 days ago  |  Discuss

The rise and fall of Chase Utley

In the 2009 World Series, the Phillies were seeking their second straight title and they faced the New York Yankees who won 103 games that season.  The Phillies lost the series in six games and it was only thanks to Cliff Lee that it wasn’t a sweep. Well, Lee and the second baseman, Chase Utley, who in the Phillies two wins in that series, hit four homers and knocked in six...
Via The Outside Corner
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley’s Worst Month

Chase Utley just finished the worst month of his major league career. The 36-year-old second baseman with knee problems in his past played well last season, hitting .270/.339/.407, with his 4.5 WAR leading National League second basemen. Last year was his his tenth straight season with more than three wins and the eighth time in […]
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chase Utley Looking Like Chase Utley

Chase Utley has had himself one heck of a spring, batting .448 with a .500 OBP, four home runs, and nine RBIs in 29 at bats. The 12-year veteran is poised to have a great season as long as his legs cooperate. Utley’s health is a big question mark heading into this season, although he’s coming off  his healthiest season in the last five years, playing in 155 games in 2014. Before...
Via Phillies Nation
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Storyline: Trade Rumors with Realistic Expectations for the Phillies

Long before the arrival of July 31, writers will predict Chase Utley’s departure from the Philadelphia Phillies to a new city with a pennant-race opportunity. But will that be just hype? TAL’S STORYLINES Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion. Reading people is the answer to their decisions: past, present and future. Also...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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