Thursday 11th February 2016,

Top 6 MLB ‘Utility’ Players of All-Time

December 15, 2011 – Jeff Herbst

A utility player in Major League Baseball can best be loosely described as a “jack of all trades.” Often called upon to play up to five or six different positions in a single season, utility players can be invaluable to their teams. Utility players are also a dream for general managers, who can rely on a utility guy to take a spot on a roster that would ordinarily have to be filled by two or three separate players.

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This post is written by Jeff Herbst. Jeff has had a passion for sports ever since he could first walk and enjoys writing in his spare time. He works with Phoenix Bats, a company that creates world-class wood bats and maple baseball bats for amateur and professional ball players around the world.



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  • John Henderson

    Great list! Maybe you could add the late Venezuelan César Tóvar, who played eight of his twelve years with Minnesota. Like Campy Campaneris, he played every position on the field at least once in his career, although two-thirds were played in the outfield. In 1967 for the Twins, César played in all the games at six different positions!