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Chase Utley (2B)

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The Phillies banged out 11 hits on Tuesday against the Mets, but lost by the score of 5-4. Chase Utley lead the Phillies attack, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and a walk. Utley is now hitting .192 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has had six two-hit games in the last ten. He's raised his average from a dismal .099 over the past 18 days. While he's not hitting for power, Utley has had respectable numbers this month and should be a solid fantasy option at second base the rest of the season.

 

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The Phillies fell to the New York Mets on Monday, 6-3. The loss was the Phillies seventh in eight games versus the Mets this season. Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a walk in the loss. Utley is batting .183 this season.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has raised his batting average 84 points since May 8, going 15-for-48 in that span. Despite the horrific start, Utley is on pace for 10 home runs and 72 RBi. Expect Utley to surpass those projections and be a solid fantasy contributor the remainder of the season.

 

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Chase Utley has been swinging the bat well the past two weeks, but struggled on Saturday. He went 0-for-4 with an RBI and three strikeouts. Utley's average dipped to .174 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the poor game on Saturday, Utley is batting .319 (15-for-47) since starting the season hitting .099. Utley could get a day off tomorrow in the series finale against the Nationals. Considering how he's been swinging the bat lately, Saturday's game should be a blip on the radar.

 

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The Phillies fell to the Washington Nationals on Friday, 2-1. The Phillies got just six hits, two of the off the bat of Chase Utley, who extended his hitting streak to seven games. Utley finished the game 2-for-4 with a double.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has raised his batting average from .099 to .179 over the past two weeks. Utley's hit five doubles during the streak and struck out only once. While a long way off from his career numbers, Utley has been swinging the bat very well and should be a factor down the road at second base.

 

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The Phillies fell to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, 7-3. Chase Utley continues to swing the bat well after a terrible start, going 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored. He's 9-for-20 during the six-game streak with four doubles and a triple.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has hit sixth, third and second in the Phillies' lineup over the past week and doing the job in each spot. Although he is hitting just .169, that's a 70 point increase in the past 13 days. The Phillies will face tougher pitching against Washington, but owners should feel more comfortable playing Utley.

 

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The Phillies defeated the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, 4-2. The win was the sixth in the last seven games for the Phillies. Chase Utley continues to swing a hot bat, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Although Utley is hitting just .159 this season, he's hit safely in his last five games and has increased his average sixty points over the last twelve days. Utley is 7-of-16 with four doubles and four walks over the last five games.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, 6-5. The loss ended a six-game winning streak. Chase Utley had another good game, going 1-for-3 with a double, RBI, run scored and a walk. Utley is now hitting .148 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has now hit safely in four straight games and eight of his last 10. Utley has five doubles on the season, four in the last four games. Although Utley's hitting just .148, he's raised his batting average 49 points over the last 11 days.

 

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The Phillies defeated the Colorado Rockies on Monday, 4-3. The win was the sixth straight for the Phillies, who banged out 10 hits. Chase Utley had a solid game, going 1-for-3 with a double, run scored and a walk. He's batting .143 this season.

Fantasy Impact: While Utley's numbers are still far from his norm, he has eight hits in his last 28 at bats and has raised his batting average 44 points over the last 10 days. Owners should start feeling comfortable putting Utley back in the lineup.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies enjoyed a 13-hit attack in a 7-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Chase Utley, hitting out of the six hole, went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and a walk.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has three hits in his last two games since being moved to the sixth spot in the batting order. His only out on Friday was a long fly to right-center that he just missed. While hitting just .138, it's a 39 point increase over the last eight days.

 

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Chase Utley hit in the number six hole for the first time since 2005 on Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He went 1-for-3 with a double and a strikeout and raised his average from .118 to .124 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has been mired in a season-long slump, but has hit the ball harder than his .124 average indicates. Utley will pick up the pace to some extent and have some productive baseball ahead, but owners should ignore the batting average during the process. Even if he hits .300 the rest of the season, Utley will be hard pressed to raise his average above .250.

 

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Chase Utley's four-game hitting streak game to an end on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts and is now hitting just .123 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has just one double this season, although he has 15 RBI on just 13 hits. He should be back in the lineup tomorrow afternoon in the final game of the series against the Pirates. Owners should proceed with caution with Utley moving forward unless he starts showing consistency at the plate.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday, 7-2. The loss dropped the Phillies to 11-23 on the season. A bright spot was Chase Utley, who went 1-for-4 with an RBI to extend his hitting streak to four.

Fantasy Impact: Although Utley is still just hitting .127 on the season, he has four hits in his last 11 at-bast to increase his average 28 points. Utley appears to be getting more comfortable at the plate, which is a good sign to fantasy owners who decided to stick with Utley through his struggles.

 

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The Phillies dropped their third straight, losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, 4-3. Chase Utley went 1-for-3 in the game with a walk and run scored. Utley is hitting just .122, but has three hits in his last seven at-bats with two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has a hit in his last three games, including a double. While he's still hasn't had a hot streak, he could be breaking out of a season-long slump. He had three home runs and 14 RBI this season.

 

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The Phillies dropped the series finale against the Mets on Sunday, 7-4. Chase Utley had a solid game, going 1-for-3 with a double, hit by pitch and run scored. Utley is batting just .116, but has two hits in his last four at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Utley's double was his first of the season. There may be signs that Utley is snapping out of his season-long slump. Owners should wait and see if Utley hits over the next several games.before feeling confident inserting him in the lineup.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies fell to 11-20 with a 3-2 loss to the New York Mets on Saturday. Chase Utley, who was out of the starting lineup for the third time in four games, got a pinch single in the ninth inning. The hit was his first since May 1 against the Marlins.

Fantasy Impact: Utley's at-bat against Mets' closer Jeurys Familia was encouraging, taking him to a 3-2 count before hitting a hard line-drive to center. Utley should be in the lineup on Sunday and owners may want to put him back in the lineup, with caution.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Mets on Friday, 3-1. Chase Utley was back in the lineup, but went 0-for-4 and is now just 9-for-91 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Utley was given three days off in hopes that he'd come back fresh mentally. It didn't appear to help on Friday owners must now wonder if Utley will ever break out of this slump. Consider another option at second base for the time being.

 

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Chase Utley got the day off on Tuesday in favor of Cesar Hernandez and could sit Wednesday as well. The Phillies have a day off Thursday, so it's possible Utley, who has struggled to a .103 batting average, will not see action until the Phillies return home on Friday against the New York Mets. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: Utley could benefit from the few days off to regroup mentally more than anything else. He's hit the ball hard at times with little to show for it. The hope for the Phillies and Utley owners is that he will start getting more results out of his at-bats. a positive is that Utley has three home runs and 14 RBI this season.

 

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Chase Utley had a terrible April, hitting just .114 in 70 at-bats. He tried to erase that on Friday, going 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in the Phillies 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins. Despite his tough start, Utley has three home runs and 14 RBI this season.

Fantasy Impact: Owners should ignore Utley's overall numbers, particularly batting average, moving forward. He's hit the ball relatively hard, with little to show for it. He's homered and hit three shots to the warning track over the past few games. Most of those hard hit balls should start falling in.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies fell to 8-13 on the season with an 11-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday. Chase Utley knocked in two runs in the losing effort. He went 1-for-5 and is hitting just .119 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Although Utley has one of the lowest batting averages in the league among qualifying batters, he's knocked in 11 runs. He's hitting the ball more solidly of late and should break out of his month-long slump sooner or later.

 

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Chase Utley has been off to a horrific start for the 2015 season. He hit the ball hard all four times up, twice flying to the warning track, but went 0-for-4. He's now hitting just .113 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: The good news is that despite having nothing to show for it, Utley has been swinging the bat better and hitting the ball hard. If figures a player of Utley's stature and past performance, the hits will eventually start to fall.

 

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Chase Utley had a very modest line of 0-2 with two walks and a run scored in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. Despite hitting just .121 on the season, Utley put together some good at-bats, hitting a hard line drive and showing patience at the plate.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has been struggling, without a doubt, but has nine RBI and has hit several balls hard this season right at players, thus affecting his average. Owners should keep a solid second baseman handy, but Utley should soon start getting his share of hits.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Atlanta Braves on Friday, 1-0. Chase Utley, who has been struggling all season, had a solid game at the plate. He went 1-for-2 with two walks and put together four good at-bats.

Fantasy Impact: Utley is hitting just .135 on the season, but has two home runs and nine RBI. Owners should feel fairly confident that Utley will eventually turn it around at the plate.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies managed just five hits in a 6-1 loss to the Marlins on Wednesday. Chase Utley, broke an 0-for-22 slump with a single. He finished 1-for-4 and is hitting just .120 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Utley will remain in the number three spot in the Phillies lineup for the time being, despite his struggles. Fantasy owners may want to sit Utley until he regains his stroke, which should eventually happen.

 

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Although the Phillies defeated the Miami Marlins on Tuesday by the score of 7-3, Chase Utley continues to struggle at the plate. He went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts and has gone 21 at-bats without a hit. His average is now a woeful .109.

Fantasy Impact: If one can take a positive out of Utley's game against the Marlins, he knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly and now has nine RBI on the season. One would think Utley will regain his stroke, but the question is how long fantasy owners can wait before inserting someone else at second base.

 

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Chase Utley had an RBI on Saturday in the Phillies 5-3 win over the Nationals, but went 0-for-4. He has been without a hit in his last 17 at-bats and his batting average is an anemic .119.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has been making contact and has hit some balls hard, but it's not showing up in the box score. If one can take a positive from Utley's April, he has two home runs and eight RBI in the first 12 games.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies dropped their sixth straight game, losing to the Washington National 7-2. Chase Utley continues to struggle at the plate, going 0-for-4 and has failed to get a hit in his last 13 at-bats. Utley is batting just .132 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: While Utley has not struck out in his last 13 at-bats, he's in the worst start of his career. Utley has two home runs and seven RBI this season. Fantasy owners may wish to sit Utley until he breaks out of his funk.

 

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The Phillies managed just five hits in a 5-2 loss to the Washington Nationals on Thursday. Chase Utley, who hit two home runs in a game earlier this week, went 0-for-4 and is now without a hit in his last nine at-bats. He's hitting just .147 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: While his .147 average is nearly half his career mark, Utley has two home runs and seven RBI. He hasn't struck out in the last three games after six strikeouts in his first seven games. The average isn't there, but Utley is swinging the bat better and should return to form soon.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the New York Mets on Wednesday, 6-1. Chase Utley drove in the only run for the Phillies, but went 0-for-5. This following a two-home run game on Tuesday. Utley is not hitting .167 on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has always struggled against Jon Niese, so the poor performance on Wednesday shouldn't be alarming. He hit the ball hard on Tuesday and fantasy owners should be confident that Utley is on his way out of his early season slump.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies fell to the New York Mets on Tuesday, 6-5. There was some good news coming out of the loss. Chase Utley broke a 2-for-22 slump with two home runs. He finished 3-for-3 with three RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Utley it now hitting .200 on the season. While that doesn't seem like much, he was hitting .091 entering the game. Utley now how two home runs and six RBI in the first eight games of the season.

 

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Chase Utley generally is a strong starter, but he's been in a shocking slump to start the season. After an 0-for-3 day at the plate against the Mets, Utley is just 2-for-22 with six strikeouts. He has hit a few balls hard of late and has knocked in three runs.

Fantasy Impact: While it's still too early to panic, Utley's struggles at this time are undeniable. He's too solid of a player and works harder than most, so expect him to bounce back. Until Utley gets his stroke back does, it may be wise to look elsewhere at second base.

 

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The Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals on Saturday, 3-2. All eight starters got at least one hit. Chase Utley, who has struggled, went 1-for-4 with a run scored and an intentional walk. His average sits at .111 so far this season.

Fantasy Impact: Although Utley has struck out six times already this season, he hit the ball hard twice on Saturday, which is a good sign. He's likely to get a day off soon, perhaps as early as tomorrow. Should he sit, Cesar Hernandez will get the start at second base.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies improved to 2-2 with a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Friday, despite continued struggles from some key players. One is Chase Utley, who is now 1-for-14 on the season following an 0-for-3 performance.

Fantasy Impact: Although Utley has only one hit and struck out five times in the first four games, he has contributed three RBI. Utley will likely get a day off soon to regroup, but it's way too early for fantasy owners to panic.

 

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The Phillies offensive woes continues on Friday, getting just five hits in a 6-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. Chase Utley got his first hit of the season, driving in a run. He finished 1-for-4 and is just 1-for-11 on the season with two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has struck out four times in his first three games. While it's too early to panic, Utley might not be the best choice at second base for fantasy owners this weekend against the Washington Nationals strong pitching staff.

 

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Chase Utley is coming off a hot spring, but is off to a slow start in regular season games. He went 0-for-3 with a strikeout on Wednesday and is now 0-for-7 with three strikeouts in the first two games. On a positive, he knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly.

Fantasy Impact: Utley hit the ball hard on a line drive to center field and another on his sacrifice fly. It appears Utley is getting his stroke back. He'll be in the starting lineup, batting third tomorrow night, looking for his first hit of the season.

 

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Chase Utley headed into the regular season swinging a hot bat. Unfortunately that didn't carry over into the first game of the season. Utley went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against Clay Buchholz. He did reach base on an error.

Fantasy Impact: The Phillies are back at it tomorrow night against the Red Sox. Rick Porcello, a 15-game winner will take the mound for the Red Sox. Utley, who generally gets off to a good start, will be back in the lineup and try to get it going.

 

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Chase Utley was brought along slowly this spring due to an ankle injury he suffered in January, but Utley has hit his stride entering the regular season. He went 1-for-3 with two RBI against the Pirates to end Grapefruit League play with a .412 batting average, four home runs and 11 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Utley will bat in his familiar number three hole to start the season. He got off to a hot start last year but cooled down considerably after the end of May. Utley was still one of the top offensive second basemen in the league. Although Utley i36-years old and is likely to get more days off this season, he should still be an upper-echelon fantasy second baseman this season.

 

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Chase Utley continues to swing a hot bad this spring, going 2-for-3 with two home runs and 4 RBI in a 9-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. Utley has 4 home runs, 9 RBI, 9 runs scored and a .448 batting average in Grapefruit League play.

Fantasy Impact: Utley is in mid-season form with less than week to go in Grapefruit League play. Still one of the top offensive second basemen in the Major Leagues, Utley should signs of wear playing in 155 games last season. Expect Utley to get more rest this season, but should be one of the first second basemen chosen in most drafts.

 

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Chase Utley provided the majority of the offense for the Phillies Sunday versus the Tigers. Utley went 2-for-2, both hits home runs, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. He also added a walk and raised his Grapefruit League batting average to .423.

Fantasy Impact: Utley is swinging the bat very well and appears ready for the start of the regular season. He struggled offensively last season after the end of May, but still was one of the best fantasy second baseman with a .270 average, 11 home runs and 78 RBI. With more days off this season, expect Utley, at age 36, to continue to be a top fantasy second baseman.

 

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The Phillies managed just 5 hits in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Two of those hits came off the bat of Chase Utley, who doubled and scored the only Phillies' run. Utley is hitting .375 this spring and looks ready for Opening Day.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has been battling a sore ankle which limited him early this spring, but had shown no signs of the injury of late. Utley played in 155 games last season, but his production suffered, clearly indicating overuse. Expect Utley to play around 140 games and continue to be one of the better offensive second baseman in the National League.

 

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Despite a 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, the Phillies had some positives from Saturday's game. One was the appearance of Chase Utley at second base for the first time this spring. He showed no signs of ankle problems in the field and went 0-for-2 with a run scored. Utley is hitting .438 in Grapefruit League play.

Fantasy Impact: Utley is on pace to start Opening Day, as scheduled. Playing in 155 games last season, Utley struggled after the end of May and finished with a .270 average, 11 home runs and 78 RBI. Expect Utley to play around 130 to 140 games this season and continue to be one of the best offensive second basemen in the National League.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the New York Yankees in Grapefruit League play on Thursday by the score of 7-3. The Phillies pounded out 10 hits, including 2 from Chase Utley, who went 2-for-2 with a double, 2 runs scored and a walk. Utley is now hitting .500 this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has yet to play in the field, but should do so very soon. He's on pace to start Opening Day, despite missing significant time with an ankle sprain. Utley is not the dominant offensive player he was in his prime, but still was the best offensive second baseman in the National League. Expect more days off this season, but still a lot of production from the 36-year old veteran.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies managed just 5 hits in a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. One of those hits was off the bat of Chase Utley, who went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout. Utley has yet to play in the field this spring, but is batting .417 in four games as a designated hitter.

Fantasy Impact: With less than three weeks until Opening Day, Utley should soon get time in the field. Utley played in 155 games last season and clearly struggled after May, indicating overuse. Utley will get more days off this season, but expect him to continue to be one of the more productive second basemen in baseball

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies got pummeled by the Baltimore Orioles today, 16-4. Despite the overall poor pitching performance, a few Phillies had a good day at the plate. One was Chase Utley, who went 1-for-3 with an RBI in his third game as designated hitter this spring. His average stands at .500 in Grapefruit League play.

Fantasy Impact: There is no word when Utley will play in the field. He's likely to get the day off tomorrow and probably will DH at least one more game before taking the field. Utley hit .270 with 11 home runs and 78 RBI last season, but struggled after the end of May. He'll get more rest this season, but will likely still be a top fantasy second baseman.

 

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The Philadelphia Phillies, who have been struggling scoring runs this spring, broke out offensive in their 11-4 win over the Boston Red Sox. Chase Utley, playing in his second Grapefruit League game, went 2-for-3 with an RBI. His batting average now stands at .600 this spring.

Fantasy Impact: Utley looks solid at the plate in return from a sprained ankle he suffered in January. Utley should be ready to go come Opening Day and assume his usual third spot in the batting order. He'll see more days off this year to keep him fresh throughout the season. While not the force he was prior to his chronic knee condition, Utley is still one of the top offensive second baseman in the league.

 

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Chase Utley made his first appearance in Grapefruit League play after being sidelined with a sprained ankle. Utley was the designated hitter and hit third against the Tampa Bay Rays. Utley went 1-for-2 with a strikeout. The Phillies went on to defeat the Rays 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: Utley has been battling a chronic knee condition, which he appears to have under control. He will likely be brought along slowly the remainder of the spring but will be ready for Opening Day. Utley wont play 155 games this season and is not the hitter has was in his prime. He's still one of the better offensive second baseman in the league at age 36.

 

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Chase Utley has been nursing a sore ankle that he injured in mid-January during a workout in San Francisco. Already ruled out against the Yaknees tomorrow, Utley likely wont play this entire week. His ankle is still swollen and Utley and the Phillies are erring on the side of caution to make sure he's ready to play when the season opens. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: Utley has been dealing with a chronic knee condition the past few seasons and while he appears to have that under control, will need extra rest this season. Utley, at 36 years of age, played in 155 games last season but clearly struggled after the end of May. Utley is still one of the best offensive second basemen in the league, and should continue to put up solid fantasy numbers this season.

 

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As previously reported, Chase Utley injured his right ankle back in January. According to Ryne Samdberg, this injury will keep Utley out of Monday's opener, but he will be in games soon. (Source: Todd Zolecki on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The injury is obviously concerning, but the Phillies seem to be playing this with caution. No need to panic on Utley this early. But, it's something to keep your eyes on.

 

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The question with Chase Utley the past few springs has been about the health of his knees. While he said they are fine at this time, he is nursing a sore ankle he turned in January during a workout. Utley said his ankle is improving, but not quite where it needs to be yet. Utley also mentioned that while he doesn't want to leave Philadelphia, he would listen to trade offers, but didn't think much would change (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: Utley played in 155 games last season and is bound to get more days off this season, as he clearly struggled after the end of May. The 36-year old was still one of the top offensive second basemen in baseball last season. While not the same player he was in him prime, expect Utley to continue to put up solid all around numbers this season.

 

As the Phillies head into spring training, virtually every veteran is on the trading block. Although teams have had interest in Chase Utley, he likely will not be moved. The question is what to do with Utley after slumping after May 28. Clearly playing 155 games is not an option this season and general manager Ruben Amaro knows manager Ryne Sandberg needs to give Utley more days off this season to keep him productive over the long haul. Utley could also get more relief playing first base when Ryan Howard gets a day off. (Source: CSNPhilly.com)

Fantasy Impact: Utley, although not the same offensive player he was in his prime, was still among the best hitting second baseman in baseball last season. He lead all NL second basemen in RBI and extra base hits. His batting average plummeted to just .238 after May 28 after a .335 average over the first 47 games. He has currently in the midst of a 153 at bat streak without a home run, clearly indicating overuse. Should Utley play between 135 and 140 games, he should be fresh enough to produce the entire season. Expect Utley, even at age 36, to be one of the top fantasy second baseman in the NL this season.