Chase Utley
1B/2B FA
2 months ago

Utley is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rockies, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dave Roberts will give his 38-year-old second baseman the day off on the final day of the regular season. Logan Forysthe takes over at second base, batting sixth.

Chase Utley
1B/2B FA
2 months ago

Utley is out of the lineup Friday against Colorado, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Utley will head to the bench for Friday's series opener while Logan Forsythe picks up a start at the keystone in his absence. Since the beginning of September, Utley is hitting at just a .214/.267/.405 clip, with one home run and four RBI during 42 at-bats.

Chase Utley
1B/2B FA
2 months ago

Utley is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

With lefty Clayton Richard toeing the rubber for the Padres, Utley will head to the bench as his platoon partner, Logan Forsythe, takes over at the keystone.

Chase Utley
1B/2B FA
2 months ago

Utley will hit leadoff inTuesday's game against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Utley did not start Monday's game, but he will be back in there Tuesday, and will hit atop the order with regular leadoff man Chris Taylor getting a day off.

Chase Utley
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Utley is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

As per usual, Utley will hit the bench with the opposition sending out a southpaw starter (Travis Wood). In his place, Austin Barnes will start at the keystone and hit sixth.

Chase Utley
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Utley is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Giants, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Utley is hitting just .167 against southpaws this season, so he'll head to the bench with the Giants sending out one of the best left-handed pitchers in the game, Madison Bumgarner. Charlie Culberson will start at second base in his stead.

Chase Utley
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Utley started at second and batted fifth Tuesday, going 1-for-4 in a 6-2 loss to the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

This marked the veteran's fifth start over the Dodgers' last seven games, signalling the beginning of a platoon at the keystone with Logan Forsythe after being used in a bench role for the majority of the year. Utley has endured his own struggles this season (.233/.321/.401 over 334 plate appearances), but he has responded well since receiving semi-regular playing time, batting .294 with a home run and three doubles in those five starts. The 38-year-old should provide deep-league value while serving on the strong side of a platoon, especially if he continues to bat in the middle of the lineup.

Chase Utley
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Utley started and batted leadoff Saturday, going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a pair of runs scored in a 3-2 win over Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Utley has now started three of the Dodgers' last four games in place of the struggling Logan Forsythe. The 38-year-old has gone 4-for-11 with three doubles and a home run over that span, potentially creating a platoon situation at the keystone. Manager Dave Roberts hasn't announced an official role change, but if Utley is in Sunday's starting lineup against the right-handed Stephen Strasburg, then it would be safe to assume that he has usurped Forsythe for regular playing time. Deep-league owners who need middle-infield help may want to take a flyer on former All Star.

Chase Utley
1B/2B FA
3 months ago

Utley went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Utley started in place of the struggling Logan Forsythe, rewarding manager Dave Roberts' decision with his eighth homer of the season. The 38-year-old has endured his own struggles this season -- slashing .230/.323/.396 over 320 plate appearances -- so there may not be a changing of the guard at the keystone quite yet. It is a situation worth monitoring, as a platoon at second base would put Utley in the conversation in deep and NL-only formats.

Chase Utley
1B/2B FA
4 months ago

Utley started at second base and went 0-for-4 in Wednesday's 1-0 loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The 38-year-old had a quiet day at the plate, but he made a beautiful diving grab in the eighth inning to preserve Rich Hill's perfect game bid. His teammate fell just short of a historic night, but Utley's grab would have been the marquee defensive highlight if Hill were able to complete the no-no. The veteran second baseman is slashing .225/.315/.387 in 290 plate appearances as a backup infielder.