Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Has Chase Utley Played in Last All-Star Game: 2008 Topps #UH241

The All-Star Voting tallies will be in soon and Chase Utley likely will win the honors for second base in the NL. Utley has earned the position on merit and deserves the nod.

2008 Topps #UH241 Chase Utley

I have to wonder if Utley will make it to Minnesota for this years festivities.  After a scorching start Utley has cooled significantly, His Batting Average, OBP, and Slugging Percentage have dropped each month this season. In June he batted .240 with 4 extra base hits, compare that with his March/April output of 355 BA and 14 XBH.

Yes Chase Utley was an All-Star in April - There were even mentions of him returning to Hall of Fame form. Unfortunately the injury prone veteran's fall off forces one to think about Utley's health issue  and specifically his chronic keee problems.

Utley started four consecutive All-Star Games between 2006 and 2009 and was a member of the 2010 squad but did not play in the game. I would love to see him return to the mid-summer classic, but I wouldn't be surprised if the 35 year old second baseman give his weary knees the week off.

Chase Utley Player Collection Index

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