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Player Profile: Chase Utley

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Fortunately for everyone (except the NL East), Chase Utley is back.  Utley is as good an all-around player as there is in the game, and as hard as he plays, he still makes it look good.  Utley is one of the first guys we’ve ever seen in a Marucci glove, a company that has earned its MLB stripes as one of the best bat manufacturers in the Bigs.  Marucci might be just a baby in the glove-making game, but she’s a fine-looking baby.

Glove

Marucci CU26

Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America

Source: Rich Schultz/Getty Images North America

As nice a glove as it looks, Marucci hasn’t released a single glove for sale to the general public.  They’ve told me to “stay tuned” when I’ve asked about it, so we have to expect that they’re coming soon.  If we hear anything about it, we’ll let you know.

Sunglasses

Oakley Radar Pitch Custom Straight Stem

Source: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images North America

Source: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images North America

Utley wears the blue version you see above and we’ve also seen him in a red version of these as well.  You can’t find a lot of straight stems out there, but they are available through the custom tool, exactly as Utley wears them with the following specs:

  • Frame: Team Blue (Straight Stem)
  • Lens: Black Iridium Pitch
  • Icon: Team White
  • Earsock: White
chase utley bat, chase utley batting gloves, chase utley cleats, adidas excelsior pro, franklin pro classic, marucci cu26, chase utley marucciLike his flawless swing, Utley stayed consistent with his hitting repertoire since last year, remaining brand loyal, just switching out his adizero Diamond Kings for a new model adidas.You mostly need to watch this video for his 2009 World Series performance, but you can also see the consistency in his gear choices from year to year.

Bat

Marucci Maple CU7, a variation of the CU26 in Black

As you can see in the feature, Utley has been swinging a CU7, one of the 17(!) variations, according to Marucci, that Chase has with them.  This is the same bat used by Bryce Harper.  The CU26 is available.

Batting Gloves

Franklin Pro Classic in Red/White and Pearl/White

We’re all well aware that the Pro Classics, the flagship batting glove of the Franklin brand, are discontinued, though Chase has been using them for years.  He wears the red/white (below) on the road and the pearl/white at home.  Though the Pro Classics aren’t available, Franklin makes a similar Neo Classic II as well as other styles worn by Josh Hamilton, Hanley Ramirez, Miguel Cabrera, and others.

Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America

Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America

Cleats

adidas Excelsior Pro Metal Low in Red/White/Blue

Source: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images North America

Source: Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images North America

Utley’s one of the only adidas guys we’ve featured on WPW, the other being Justin Upton, who also wears the Excelsior Pro in a player exclusive colorway.  The cleats are really lacking in available colors, but they are available at the link above.

13 Responses

  1. Ryan

    Chase Utley’s glove is a PROTROY11K not Eastbay’s PROS15IC

    March 14, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    • mike8

      I appreciate you letting me know man. I’m looking at the gloves right now. Can you tell the difference, aesthetically? Is it just a different country of origin?

      March 15, 2012 at 7:41 am

    • mike8

      Looks like it might just be 11 1/4 instead of 11.5. I’ll change it.

      March 15, 2012 at 7:47 am

      • Ryan

        They’re both made in the Philippines and they look almost identical, but 1/4″ difference. The PROTROY11K was named after Troy Glaus and it is a rare model only available through Rawlings’ pro department. In the most recent Rawlings catalog there’s a pic Utley and the way he’s holding his glove you can read the model number.

        March 15, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      • mike8

        Wow. Awesome find Ryan. Thanks again. I knew of the glaus model but it didn’t occur to me that utley could be wearing it. If you ever have any other corrections please submit a comment just like you did–it is much appreciated.

        March 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm

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  4. will

    i saw utley wearing a murucci fielding glove at phillies camp

    February 13, 2013 at 6:34 am

  5. Caiomhe

    There’s a good clear photo of Utley with the Marucci glove on the Phillies website today (3/1/2013)

    March 1, 2013 at 5:47 pm

  6. Steve

    Yes, Utley recently made the switch to Marucci….Looks exactly the same as the pro preferred tho

    April 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

  7. Scooter

    Can you do a ken Griffey jr?

    May 3, 2013 at 8:38 pm

  8. Michael

    How about Michael young

    May 19, 2013 at 9:57 am

  9. eugene

    in the picture of his glove where there are bats in the backround there is one that says its handcrafted for matt kemp i though he uses a rawlings just saying

    June 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

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