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Chase Utley

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Chase Utley
Name: Chase Cameron Utley
Born: Dec 17, 1978 in Pasadena, Calif. USA
High School: Long Beach Poly HS
College: UCLA
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Career1,749.280.355.46162
Drafted in the 1st round (15th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2000 (signed for $1,780,000)
Utley is the spitting image of Angels second baseman Adam Kennedy, a lefthanded-hitting middle infielder who was a first-round pick out of Cal State Northridge in 1997. Kennedy was a hitting machine in college, twice leading the nation in hits. Utley, a .394-18-61 hitter, has similar hitting skills, though his tendency to be pull-conscious has resulted in teams effectively using a Ted Williams shift on him a number of times this spring. He has excellent hands to hit, enabling him to wait on balls until the last moment to make adjustments. Like Kennedy, Utley lacks a true position. He was drafted in the second round out of high school as a shortstop, but he lacks the range, hands and ability to read hops to be a true middle infielder--even as he switched to second base.
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