Latest Update Utley contributes to the cause Sat Jul, 26, 05:11 AM
Has a sweet swing. Drives the ball all over the outfield with great power for an infielder. Works hard at his game, especially on defense. Is a leader by example.
Flaws: : Is injury-prone. Defense is the weakest part of his game, though he works hard to improve it. At the plate, he has a few more struggles against southpaws.
Utley has quietly put together a nice run, going 7-for-21 over with three RBI and four walks over his last five games, as he remains one of the constant bats in the Phillies lineup. he is now slashing .289/.349/.430 with eight home runs and 49 RBI through 388 at-bats, which is very respectable for a 35-year-old. With the Phillies in sell-mode, Utley could be on the move, so depending on where he lands his fantasy value could either increase or decrease before next week's trade deadline. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Utley is now 9-for-24 (.375 BA) with two home runs, eight RBI and four runs scored over his last seven games as he continues to have a strong start since the turn of the calendar. He is now slashing .294/.351/.453 with eight home runs and 46 RBI through 340 at-bats and is a must-start in all formats while swinging a hot bat. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Utley has been on a power surge of late, having now logged five RBI over his last seven at-bats, bringing his season total to 45 through 336 at-bats. Although his production has been down after a hot start, he has certainly done enough to warrant a starting spot in all fantasy formats, now slashing .292/.349/.443 as we near the halfway point in what could very well be his last season with the Phillies. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Just a routine day off for Utley who is actually stuck in a 7-for-34 (.206) slump over his last nine games. Cesar Hernandez will get the work at the keystone Sunday.Analyst: Howard Bender