In another of the offseason's time-killing arbitrary lists, MLB Network has ranked baseball's second basemen, and even now, in the year 2015, at age 36, Chase Utley still ranks among the top ten at his position.
This list is part of a series - MLBN has ranked players at all positions - and you had to know that if a Phillie was going to show up on one of them, it was going to be second base, and it was going to be Chase Utley. He's still got it, even though his ranking is down from last year, when he came in at fifth.
The full list:
1. Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners
2. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
3. Ben Zobrist, Oakland Athletics
4. Neil Walker, Pittsburgh Pirates
5. Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers
6. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
7. Howie Kendrick, Los Angeles Dodgers
8. Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
9. Brian Dozier, Minnesota Twins
10. Scooter Gennett, Milwaukee Brewers
Keep in mind, these rankings are determined by a computer called "The Shredder" that said Hanley Ramirez was the best left fielder in baseball, a position he has never played. Still, it's nice to just see some Phillies representation on the national level that isn't decrying their every move or a reminder that they are so bad.