The Philadelphia Phillies are just over two weeks into the 2011 baseball season, and their superstar second baseman has yet to take the infield. Unfortunately, at this point there is no guarantee that Utley will take the field this season.
So far the Phillies have done fine without Utley, going 9-4 and sitting atop the NL East division. The pitching staff has, at times, looked as though they might be able to carry this team without anyone at all playing second base.
But let's talk big picture for a moment: What if Chase never returns? Or, assuming he does return, what if he is never the same hitter that he was before? If Chase Utley pulled a Sandy Koufax right now, where would he rank among the Phillies' all-time second basemen?
Let's have a look at the top 10 second basemen in Philadelphia Phillies' history, and find out.