WSBGMs is gearing up for the 2014 season and will be previewing most of the players expected to be on the Phillies 25-man roster, either as individuals (ex- starting position players) or as groups (ex- bullpen and bench). Today's subject is the city's sacred son, Chase Utley.
Pros: Hustles his ass off, smart and aggressive base runner, likes to get his uniform dirty, remains solid defensively, franchise lifer.
Cons: Has brittle knee syndrome, his range is declining, has not played in more than 131 games since 2009.
WSBGMs 2014 Projections for Chase Utley:
137 G, .274/.813, 92 R, 29 DBL, 4 TRPL, 15 HR, 74 RBI, 12 SB.