Friday, June 26, 2015

Utley half way to vesting, now on DL resting



Utley is a throwback type of hard playing, silent type that gets the job done and plays his heart out on the baseball field





Chase Utley has reached the half way point in his plate appearances vesting option for next year, he currently has 249 PA on the year. If he reaches 500 PA, Utley automatically gets his contract vested for next year at $15M.

With the kind of season that Chase is having you kind of think the Phillies won't want that option to vest.

Utley has been in 65 games for the Phillies so far, he has had a batting average under .200 for a very long time, right now he's at .179 on the year.

Yesterday, Chase Utley was put on the DL for the first time in 2015 and it's looking like he may not make that vesting option but it doesn't mean the Phillies wouldn't retain him in 2016. Utley's pay would just be lowered and with the kind of season he's having the Phils would renew his next year at $5M-$11M, he may understand that he isn't going to reach that $15M vesting option anyway.

The last time Chase Utley dipped below 500 PA was in 2012, when he appeared in 83 games for the team. Utley had knee problems that looked as if his career was in jeopardy at that point. He miraculously got much better after that season and made a nice return in 2013 and 2014.




Some of Chase Utley's numbers with the Phillies:

Year Age Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BA Awards
2003 24 PHI 43 152 134 13 32 10 1 2 21 .239
2004 25 PHI 94 287 267 36 71 11 2 13 57 .266
2005 26 PHI 147 628 543 93 158 39 6 28 105 .291 MVP-13
2006 ★ 27 PHI 160 739 658 131 203 40 4 32 102 .309 AS,MVP-7,SS
2007 ★ 28 PHI 132 613 530 104 176 48 5 22 103 .332 AS,MVP-8,SS
2008 ★ 29 PHI 159 707 607 113 177 41 4 33 104 .292 AS,MVP-14,SS
2009 ★ 30 PHI 156 687 571 112 161 28 4 31 93 .282 AS,MVP-8,SS
2010 ★ 31 PHI 115 511 425 75 117 20 2 16 65 .275 AS
2011 32 PHI 103 454 398 54 103 21 6 11 44 .259
2012 33 PHI 83 362 301 48 77 15 2 11 45 .256
2013 34 PHI 131 531 476 73 135 25 6 18 69 .284
2014 ★ 35 PHI 155 664 589 74 159 36 6 11 78 .270 AS
2015 36 PHI 65 249 218 18 39 7 1 4 25 .179
13 Yrs 1543 6584 5717 944 1608 341 49 232 911 .281
162 Game Avg. 162 691 600 99 169 36 5 24 96 .281
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 6/26/2015.

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