The Philadelphia Phillies are set at 2B for the 2008 season

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Positional Previews for Season by chinmusic on Saturday 15 March 2008 at 12:27 am

29-year old lefty swinging 2B Chase Utley continues to get better every season. He played in 132 games for the Phillies last season and he was 176 for 530 (.332 avg, .976 OPS) with 104 runs scored, 22 homers, 103 RBIs and 9 stolen bases. Look for Utley to have his best season ever in 2008 with Ryan Howard batting right behind him. Utley also has good range at 2B defensively and he made 10 errors in 132 games.

30-year old righty swinging Eric Bruntlett was acquired from the Astros with Brad Lidge in the off-season and he will be one of the top utility players on the Phillies this season. He played in 80 games for the Astros last season and he was 34 for 138 (.246 avg, .629 OPS) with 16 runs scored, 14 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE 2008 SEASON: A+

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