Chase boasts a solid .373 OBP compared to Jimmy's .327. For someone who insists on being a lead off hitter, that is unacceptable. Stop swinging for the fences and maybe you won't pop up as much. Maybe hit the ball on the ground and let your legs do the work.
Chase holds an OPS of .873, 120 points higher than Jimmy's .753. So yet another category that Chase is superior.
While Rollins has done a better job staying on the field throughout his career and especially recently compared to Utley, I'd still take Utley because he produces much more than Jimmy even in a shorter amount of time. Also, people seem quick to forget Rollins only played 88 games in 2010. Utley plays much harder and that has come back to bite him a bit, but don't try to tell me Jimmy is better because he stays on the field, because so would Chase if he didn't run out every ball and play with reckless abandon.
So yes, I'm biased and I admit it. But, looking at statistics I still find Utley to be the better player. Agree or think I'm an idiot? Let me know!
By: Kyle Babcock
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