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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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Utley turning it around at the plate after horrendous start

Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Chase Utley is currently hitting .169 with a .250 on-base percentage, by no means laudable figures, but they are quite an improvement for a player who was hitting a point below the .100 mark with a .175 on-base percentage two weeks ago. Since then, Utley has hit safely in 10 of the Phillies' last 12 games, injecting some pop into his bat after...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Francoeur, Harang providing life to Phillies clubhouse

View image | Cole Hamels said at one point this offseason that he wanted to get out of Philly in any way possible. Jonathan Papelbon has said too much since joining the Phillies in 2012. Chase Utley doesn’t say much of anything, he does. Only this season, he hasn’t...
Via Philliedelphia
4 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
5 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
9 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
11 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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