Bruin Alum Chase Utley = A Starter For NL All Stars

Congrats to Chase Utley for being voted in by the fans to the NL all star team. From our official site:

Former UCLA baseball player Chase Utley has been voted by fans around the nation to start at second base and represent the Philadelphia Phillies in the 80th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

Utley makes his fifth appearance on the National League All-Star Roster and becomes the first NL second baseman to start four consecutive All-Star Games since Houston's Craig Biggio (1995-98). Former Chicago Cub second baseman Ryne Sandberg started eight consecutive games from 1986-93.

Through Saturday, July 4, Utley has batted .300 with 17 home runs, 16 doubles, 54 RBIs and a .424 on-base percentage. He is tied for third among all National League players with 55 runs, and his .424 on-base percentage ranks fourth.

Utley currently leads National League second baseman in home runs (17), RBIs (54), slugging percentage (.559), on-base percentage (.428), runs (55), total bases (152) and walks (48). He is tied for first with 34 extra-base hits.

Utley, the second overall pick in the 2000 MLB Draft by Philadelphia, was a two-time first-team All-America selection at UCLA. He gained Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball in 1998 and first-team All-America recognition from the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) in 1999.

You can get more details here.

Not that I am going to follow all that carefully but for his sake I hope Holiday experiences that same level of success as Chase has experienced in the City of Brotherly Love.

GO BRUINS.

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