Name: Chase Utley
Position: Second Base
Overview: 'Chase Cameron Utley' born December 17, 1978) is a second baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. A native of the Greater Los Angeles area, he was raised in the city of Long Beach. He was a star baseball player at [Long Beach Polytechnic High School] before moving on to [UCLA].
Utley bats left-handed and throws right-handed. Since becoming a permanent fixture as the Phillies' second baseman, Utley has demonstrated versatility as a player and as an athlete, spending some time at first base as well. As his fielding has improved over his career, Utley is seen in combination with Jimmy Rollins as one of the best middle-infield combinations in the NL. Utley is considered by fans to be a team leader, alongside Rollins and Ryan Howard.
- While Utley is starting to elevate in age, it is hard to ignore his year to year contributions to fantasy, as well as, ignore what he has accomplish over his career:
4× All-Star selection (2006-2009)
- 4× Silver Slugger Award winner (2006-2009)
- World Series Champion (2008)
- "This Year in Baseball Awards" Postseason Moment of the Year (2008)
Utley is, by far, the most deserving second baseman of a first round selection. And for a guy who will provide you a plethora of fantasy points in various categories, you can’t pass up the chance of selecting him in the first round. He is a bona certified 30/30 hitter as well as a five tool player!