Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Over/Under: Chase Utley

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.

11 comments:

GM-Carson said...

Phillies still in on AJ Burnett. He would make the starting rotation vastly improved. 1 YR/$15M with a vest option. Do it Rube.

SirAlden said...

Do it Rube.

Beer-a-Thon said...

It's official Grand Pappy Moyer and Stairs in the tv booth for Phils games in 2014.

Morak99 said...

Under for Utley on Doubles. Everything else looks good.

Looking forward to not seeing Stairs and Moyer because the new TV deal leaves me without the ability to watch Phillies games. Assholes. Oh well, gonna have some quality time with Scott and Larry this year.

Robin Elizabeth Mancini said...

With all the AGE on this team, we are being forgotten about, BUT I Still see a very Competitive squad that Philly will field, Barring INJURIES!! But if these guys can play just UP^ To their ability, GAME ON!Cole getting better, Lee hopin is the same, maybe grab up AJ Burnett, Miquel Alfredo is the wildcard, we just don't know! But for 60 million he better be a 3 or definitely a 4 and Kendrick bringing up the rear, Starting rotation will be Phine! If Adams can be 100% He will help tremendously...And Jon Papelbon can get back a few mph back the back end of the bullpen will be stellar, its the 6 n 7th inning guys I worry about, i.e. Bastardo mainly, I think the 2 young guys throw heat and can get a bit more control they'll BE OK...There are a bunch of "IF" with this team, but they aren't shots in the dark, WE NEED REVERE to be the guy from May/June and JRoll to at least be the guy from 2010, not 2012 or 2013 and we are ok....I LOVE Bringin Chooooch back, just as long as he can hit close to his average before the suspension, WE WILL SEE!!!! But there isn't a GUY More ready to see it come together, What we NEED IS ONE Hell of an April just to SHOW Nats/Braves we aren't a JOKE!! And believe it or Not THE MUTS Getting Granderson will help them, but only having Z/Wheeler really wont be enough SP for them, Harvey gone this season, so its an easier task to CRUSH THem to Basement early on this year, LET's GO PHILS' I HAVE FAITH!!!!!!

Andrew said...

Might be able to push 20 HR, but looks like a good prediction

GM-Carson said...

I'd love Utley to hit 20+ HR and if he plays about 150 games, that's a definite possibility.

GM-Carson said...

AJ Burnett is going to be a Phillie!

GM-Carson said...

Hamels with hurt shoulder. Won't be ready of Opening Day. Good news right away dampened by bad news. Phils are still screwed.

Yep, I'm a wet blanket.

Morak99 said...

And then Phillies.com reports Phillies reach one year Deal with Burnett. Amount not listed yet. If Cole's shoulder getting hurt forced Rube's hand on this one, maybe it's a blessing in disguise.

Hamels says he'll be pitching in April, but I'm assuming Phillies medical staff told him that so I've got no confidence in that.

Lee/Burnett/KK/Hernandez/I guess MAG to start the season. Hm, If MAG is the real deal, once Hamels comes back that is actually a fine rotation.

GM-Carson said...

Burnett $16M for 1 year.

Not sure why Pettibone isn't being talked about more. He could be better than KK and Hernandez.