Chase Utley is a dominator for the Phillies at 2B

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,Positional Previews for Season by High Heat on Thursday 15 February 2007 at 9:45 pm

28 year old lefty swinging Chase Utley had a fantastic season.  He played in 160 games last season and he scored 131 runs, had 203 hits, cracked 32 homers, and drove in 102 runs!  Utley had a .309 average and a unbelievable .906 OPS and great benefitted from batting in front of Ryan Howard.  Look for the domination to continue this season for Utley.  He made 18 errors in the field, but he has great range which made up for that. 

29 year old Brent Abernathy will compete to be a reserve infielder for the Phillies.  He hit .287 with 5 homers, 42 RBIs and 18 stolen bases in AAA last season.  He has a career batting average of .244 with a .602 OPS in 232 games in the majors.  He hasn’t played a full season in the majors since 2002.  He has a lot of things stacked against him and he’ll probably start in AAA unless their’s an injury in Spring Training.

Look for Abraham Nunez and young Danny Sandoval to also maybe get some time at 2B this season if anything happens to Utley.

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