As Gold Glove finalist, Utley seeking first win

Phillies second baseman joined in category by Reds' Phillips, Rockies' LeMahieu

As Gold Glove finalist, Utley seeking first win

PHILADELPHIA -- Phillies second baseman Chase Utley will have a shot at his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award early next month.

He is one of three finalists for the Gold Glove Award for National League second basemen. Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips and Colorado's DJ LeMahieu are the other two finalists. Gold Glove nominations are based about 75 percent on voting by NL coaches and managers and 25 percent on defensive metrics. The winners will be announced on Nov. 4 in a televised presentation on ESPN2.

Utley committed 11 errors with a .985 fielding percentage this season. Phillips committed two with a .996 fielding percentage, while LeMahieu had six with a .991 fielding percentage. But Utley's 8.2 ultimate zone rating ranked second to LeMahieu (10.7), according to FanGraphs.

Utley's 10.4 defense rating also ranked second to LeMahieu (12.7).

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.