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Chase Utley | Second Baseman | #26

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (37) / 12/17/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 194
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (15) / PHI
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Chase Utley went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI to help the Dodgers double up the Nationals 8-4 on Tuesday.
Utley led off the game with a solo homer against heralded young pitcher Reynaldo Lopez, and he tacked on RBI singles in the second and eighth innings for good measure. The home run was his sixth of the year, giving him 30 RBI and 46 runs scored. The 37-year-old is batting .266/.347/.389 overall. Jul 19 - 11:42 PM

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Chase Utley is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday versus the Rockies.

He'll get the day off while Howie Kendrick will get a start at second base. Justin Turner is hitting leadoff Monday.
Jun 6 - 6:48 PM

Continuing his turn as public enemy No. 1 in New York, Chase Utley homered twice and drove in five runs as the Dodgers trounced the Mets 9-1 on Saturday.

Utley hit a solo homer in the fourth inning before blasting a grand slam in the seventh. That wasn't even the most excitement that centered around the second baseman, as Mets starter Noah Syndergaard was ejected in the third inning for throwing near Utley. All the vitriol stems from Utley's take-out slide that broke Ruben Tejada's leg last October. All the sideshows have drawn attention away from the fact that Utley is now hitting a healthy .296/.386/.453 in 44 games.
May 28 - 11:21 PM

Chase Utley continued to play the role of Mets nemesis on Friday by driving in four of the Dodgers’ five runs.

It was Utley’s first game action at Citi Field since he broke Ruben Tejada’s leg on a "slide" into second base during the NLDS in Los Angeles last October. Mets fans let him have it, but it didn’t knock Utley off his game. In addition to drawing two walks, he had a sacrifice fly in the third inning and tied the ballgame up with a dramatic bases-clearing double in the top of the ninth inning. The Mets would go on to win the game in the bottom of the frame, but Utley continues to produce at the top of the order for the Dodgers. The 37-year-old is batting .292/.385/.416 over 43 games.
May 27 - 10:49 PM

Chase Utley is not in Monday's lineup versus the Mets.

The much-anticipated Mets-Utley showdown will have to wait, as Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is going with right-handed bats against left-hander Steven Matz. Howie Kendrick will start at second base.
May 9 - 5:54 PM

Chase Utley went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, which accounted for the only runs that the Dodgers scored in Saturday's loss to the Padres.

It's been a tough stretch of games for the 37-year-old. He's hitting 2-for-21 (.095) in his last six games, but his crazy-hot start to the campaign means he still boasts a .286/.375/.440 slash line and bats lead-off for the Dodgers. Despite that, he currently ranks outside the top-20 fantasy second basemen and isn't a desirable option outside of deep mixed leagues and standard NL-only leagues. In fact, if Howie Kendrick can find any success whatsoever at the plate, he'll probably start to eat into Utley's playing time as the season progresses.
May 1 - 1:04 AM

Chase Utley collected a double and a pair of singles on Saturday against the Rockies, increasing his batting average to .317.

Utley has thrived in the leadoff role for the Dodgers, hitting .317/.377/.460 in 69 plate appearances. And although he hasn't homered yet this year, the fact that he has five doubles and two triples suggests that the power hasn't disappeared. Fantasy owners shouldn't dwell on his .212 batting average from a year ago, either. A guy with a career .300 BABIP wasn't going to have a .230 BABIP two seasons in a row. He could hit double-digit home runs this year with a solid, but unspectacular, batting average.
Apr 23 - 11:49 PM

Chase Utley went 2-for-4 with a walk against the Giants on Friday.

Utley is 8-for-23 while serving as the Dodgers' primary second baseman and leadoff hitter in Howie Kendrick's absence. Kendrick is expected back next week, which will make it challenging for the Dodgers to find sufficient playing time for Utley. He'll start at second against the occasional righty and also give Justin Turner the odd day off, but his time on the field still figures to be pretty limited.
Apr 9 - 1:45 AM

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that Chase Utley has won his appeal of a two-game suspension for his takeout slide of Ruben Tejada during the NLDS.

The incident resulted in a broken fibula for Tejada, but ultimately Major League Baseball has ruled that the slide was within the rules that were in place at the time. MLB has since instituted new rules regarding plays at second base that they hope will result in fewer future injuries.
Mar 6 - 10:37 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Chase Utley could see time at third base this season.

Roberts has also talked to Howie Kendrick about playing third base. Justin Turner (knee) is expected to be ready for Opening Day but the Dodgers may decide to limit his playing time in the early going after his offseason microfracture surgery. Utley started three games at third base in 2015.
Jan 30 - 10:09 PM

Dodgers signed 2B Chase Utley to a one-year contract.

Utley, who turns 37 on December 17, hit .212/.286/.343 with eight homers and 39 homers between the Phillies and Dodgers last season. It remains to be seen what role Utley will have with the team, though. Regular second base starter Howie Kendrick's currently a free agent. Should the team re-sign him, Utley could serve in more of a utility role. Given the way his bat's fallen off, a guaranteed starting job seems like it might be a bit beyond him. Either way, the deal's worth a reported $7 million.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that Dodgers deal for Chase Utley is believed to be for one-year and $7 million.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports was the first to report that the two sides were close to an agreement earlier in the day. It's unclear if they'll install him as their everyday second baseman and opt not to re-sign Howie Kendrick, or if he'll remain in the utility role he served in after coming over from the Phillies last season.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 04:19:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Dodgers and Chase Utley have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was first to report that a deal was close. The financials are unknown at this time. Utley batted an uninspiring .212/.286/.343 with eight home runs for the Phillies and Dodgers this past season and will turn 37 later this month. It remains to be seen whether the Dodgers are viewing him as their regular second baseman or if he'll have more of a secondary role.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 03:29:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are close to re-signing Chase Utley.

Utley hit only .202/.291/.363 for the Dodgers after coming over in a trade with the Phillies, but Los Angeles is betting on improvement in 2016. At the moment, Utley would appear in line to receive the bulk of the starts at second base, though it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Dodgers continue to look for a second baseman with the thought of using Utley in a backup role.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 02:27:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers "appear more focused" on Chase Utley than Ben Zobrist.

Utley hit just .202/.291/.363 down the stretch for the Dodgers last season, but the club apparently saw enough that they liked to want to bring him back. He would also, of course, cost a lot less than Zobrist. Utley will turn 37 in two weeks.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 08:55:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Andrew Toles
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Brandon McCarthy
7Bud Norris
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Joe Blanton
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Luis Avilan
10Adam Liberatore
11Grant Dayton
12Casey Fien
13Chin-Hui Tsao