Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
Chase Utley a better defender than Brandon Phillips? Opinion or not, how do you come to that conclusion?
The only advantage I'd potentially give Phillips would be reaction, or first step. I think Utley sees the ball off the bat better, has better range, and has better footwork.
I lost track of how many Phillies games I attended when I lived in Philly between April 2005 and December 2006, but Chase Utley and Brandon Phillips are both joys to watch in the field. I just think Utley is more polished.