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Phillies | Chase Utley sitting

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 07:10:11 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley is out of the lineup Thursday, April 23, against the New York Mets.

Fantasy Tip: Cesar Hernandez ($1,600, 3.2% of your cap) is in there against Bartolo Colon. Hernandez has little FantasyScore appeal.

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Phillies | Chase Utley snaps hitless skid

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 20:43:35 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley had a first-inning single Wednesday, April 22, against the Miami Marlins to snap a 21 at-bat hitless skid.

Fantasy Tip: It was his only hit in four at-bats and he is still hitting a paltry .120 for the season. FantasyScore owners would be wise to avoid Utley, even at a tempting price of $2,900 (or 5.8% of cap), until he starts to produce better results.

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Phillies | Chase Utley to sit out

Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:13:24 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley is not in the starting lineup Sunday, April 19.

Fantasy Tip: Utley ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is receiving a day off after playing in each of the last six games. Cesar Hernandez ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) will take Utley's place in the lineup but is not a great option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Phillies | Chase Utley could be traded

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 11:34:38 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley is rumored to be "easily attainable" in a trade if a team is willing to take on his contract. However, money and defensive concerns are two obstacles that could prevent a deal from happening, along with his ability to block a deal to any team, as a result of having 10-and-5 rights.

Fantasy Tip: The 36-year-old Utley remains a serviceable second baseman who will be available in the later middle rounds of universal fantasy baseball leagues, although his best days are behind him. He has also had difficulty remaining healthy in recent years, although he played in 155 games last season - the most games he has played in any year since 2009.

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Phillies | Chase Utley debuts

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:35:26 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle, knees) made his first start of the spring Friday, March 13, serving as the team's designated hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Utley offers modest five-category production in the late middle rounds of drafts. However, injuries and age are linger concerns, as he averaged just 400 over the four seasons prior to 2010-2013. His 589 at-bats last year were the most he has had in a season since 2008, and manager Ryne Sandberg has already discussed resting Utley more frequently to keep him healthy this year. As long as he stays on the field, he is a reliable low-end starter at the keystone position.

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Phillies | Chase Utley could debut Friday

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:22:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle, knees) could play in his first Grapefruit League game Friday, March 13, according to manage Ryne Sandberg. Sandberg noted Utley would serve as the designated hitter. Utley has not played in a game this spring because of a sprained right ankle, which he injured in January when he stepped on a baseball.

Fantasy Tip: Utley's 589 at-bats last year were the most he has had in a season since 2008. He returned a nice line, too, with 74 runs, 11 home runs, 78 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and he slashed .270/.339/.407. The issue is how many at-bats he'll receive this season, though, as he averaged just 400 over the four seasons prior to last year. Still, his modest five-category production maintains value in the late middle rounds.

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Phillies | Chase Utley to miss first week

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:54:47 -0800

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle, knees) isn't expected to play in the first week of Grapefruit League games because of a sprained right ankle, but Utley isn't too worried about the injury. Utley rolled the ankle in January, and it remains swollen. "I'm making a little progress," Utley said. "Obviously I wish it was a little quicker, but I'm trying to be smart about it. It seems like it's making some progressions every few days. I'd like to get out there as soon as possible." General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Utley wouldn't play "for a little while."

Fantasy Tip: Injuries have hampered Utley now the last few seasons, and the risk of more injuries is high because of his age. However, he can give you a decent mix of speed and power once the bigger names come off the board at the keystone. Keep an eye on how his ankles and knees treat him once he's playing spring games.

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Phillies | Chase Utley won't play ST opener

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 18:13:46 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle, knee) will be rested in the Grapefruit League opener Tuesday, March 3, against the New York Yankees. The team said his knees are fine, and they're just being cautious. Plus, he is still recovering from a sprained right ankle suffered in mid-January.

Fantasy Tip: Utley has been dinged up over the past few seasons, but he still has some pop and will be a nice FantasyScore play this season for power at a position that doesn't usually have much.

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Phillies | Chase Utley behind schedule

Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:12:47 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (ankle) sprained his ankle in January and is behind schedule, but it's unknown how far behind he is.

Fantasy Tip: Utley will be a mid-tier second baseman in traditional formats when healthy.

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Phillies | More rest for Chase Utley in 2015?

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:28:10 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley is likely to receive more days off this season, according to manager Ryne Sandberg. "It's important to have bench players that'll be able to step in and give those guys possibly more of a rest than normal," Sandberg said. "But that's really up to the player and how he's going. He had an All-Star first half of the season. Still a quality at-bat even if he made outs. But yeah, I see Chase getting some more days off this year."

Fantasy Tip: Utley's 589 at-bats last season were the most he has had since the 2009 season, and at 36, there is little upside. Still, he is a reliable source of batting average, runs and RBIs, and he he has the potential to flirt with 20 home runs and 10 stolen bases. It isn't flashy, but respectable five-category production is difficult to find at the keystone, especially where Utley can be drafted.

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