1. Chase Utley, Phillies 2003-2015
No, it’s pretty much indisputable fact that Chase Utley is the greatest second baseman in franchise history.
Between 2006-10, Utley was an All-Star every season. He finished 14th or better in NL MVP voting every year from 2005-09, and won four consecutive Silver Sluggers from 2006-09.
Utley’s value to his team was virtually uncontested during his peak; from 2004-2014, his 62 bWAR was only outdone by Albert Pujols and Adrián Beltré.
In terms of postseason value, Utley reigns supreme. In 2008, he became the first player in franchise history to homer in his first career World Series at-bat. The next year, his five home runs in the 2009 World Series tied Reggie Jackson for the all-time record.
He was Mac’s favorite player on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and he’s our number-one 2B.