CHASE UTLEY - Fantasy Baseball Cafe 2014 Fantasy Baseball Cafe
100% Deposit Bonus for Cafe Members!

Return to Baseball Leftovers

CHASE UTLEY

Moderator: Baseball Moderators

Postby stumpak » Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:46 pm

The other issue is that he can't hit lefties at all. Everyone knows this. I am betting that he very rarely sees a right hander after the 6th inning next season, which will not help his numbers.
stumpak
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2729
Joined: 9 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Washington, DC

Postby TB13 » Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:49 pm

stumpak wrote:The other issue is that he can't hit lefties at all. Everyone knows this. I am betting that he very rarely sees a right hander after the 6th inning next season, which will not help his numbers.

He actually improved against lefties as the year went on. However, for someone who "cannot hit lefties at all", he put up numbers that are outfield worthy.
TB13
Major League Manager
Major League Manager

User avatar

Posts: 1197
Joined: 26 Jan 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Xanadu

Postby stumpak » Fri Oct 21, 2005 2:34 pm

He had a .219 BA against lefties. That is almost .100 less than against righties. That is "can't hit lefties" in my book.

Look at the Phillies line-up--Howard, Abreu and Utley, the meat of the order, are all lefties. If I am managing against the Phils in a close game, the middle of their order sees a lefty every time after my starter is out.

You could make the arguement that the more lefties Utley sees the better he will be able to hit them, but we don't know for sure that this will be the case. Just as likely he continue to have disparate RHP/LHPsplits and the opposition will key on this even more. This happened to Blalock.
stumpak
General Manager
General Manager

User avatar

Posts: 2729
Joined: 9 Dec 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball
Location: Washington, DC

Postby zhutou » Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:03 pm

i'd much rather pass on him and pick someone like freel, who i like for next year, in the later rounds.
zhutou
Major League Manager
Major League Manager


Posts: 1479
Joined: 24 Mar 2005
Home Cafe: Baseball

Postby wrveres » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:55 am

There are only two things that I know of, where Yanks 04 and I agree.

1) I assume he likes women.
2) Jeff Kent gets no respect.

Jeff put up the same gaudy numbers as Chase without any lineup protection. None zip nada! and in a worse ballpark. Do I like Utley long term, sure ... he is 10 years younger, but I am not sold on slotting him at number two yet. Not until he at least learns how to hit lefties. Until then he will be a .270 hitter, aided by that wonderful ballpark.

Oh and at the number three slot for 2B in your 2006 POST season rankings, don't be surprised to see Rickie Weeks name there, with Utley a close 4th.
25                "Love the Padres"
Rafael

Dodgers FAIL|Mets FAIL|Canada FAIL
wrveres
Hall of Fame Hero
Hall of Fame Hero

User avatar
CafeholicFantasy ExpertCafe WriterEagle EyeInnovative MemberCafe Musketeer
Posts: 31781
(Past Year: 757)
Joined: 2 Mar 2003
Home Cafe: Baseball

Previous

Return to Baseball Leftovers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: silverZ and 10 guests

Forums Articles & Tips Sleepers Rankings Leagues


Today's Games
Tuesday, Sep. 2
(All times are EST, weather icons show forecast for game time)

Cincinnati at Baltimore
(7:05 pm)
Detroit at Cleveland
(7:05 pm)
Boston at NY Yankees
(7:05 pm)
Philadelphia at Atlanta
(7:10 pm)
NY Mets at Miami
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Toronto at Tampa Bay
(7:10 pm)
indoors
Milwaukee at Chi Cubs
(8:05 pm)
Chi White Sox at Minnesota
(8:10 pm)
Texas at Kansas City
(8:10 pm)
LA Angels at Houston
(8:10 pm)
Pittsburgh at St. Louis
(8:15 pm)
San Francisco at Colorado
(8:40 pm)
Seattle at Oakland
(10:05 pm)
Washington at LA Dodgers
(10:10 pm)
Arizona at San Diego
(10:10 pm)

  • Fantasy Baseball
  • Article Submissions
  • Privacy Statement
  • Site Survey 
  • Contact