Who Is MLB's Greatest Utility Player of All Time?

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Whether you take WAR into account or just think they're the best all-around players, vote up baseball's best utility guys of all time.

While it may not be the most sought-after recognition or accomplishment, going down as the best utility player of all time is no easy feat. For most MLB players, they get to grow and improve at a single position—becoming all the more comfortable season after season. For utility players, however, they could be playing second base one game and move to the outfield in the next, depending on where they're needed. Regardless of where they're thrown, though, the top utility players always perform. Some may even be considered the best players in baseball right now

When you're talking the best utility player in all of baseball, it's not just those players who platoon at third. These guys can fill in just about anywhere, whether someone needs a rest or just got sent to the DL. These are players like today's Kike Hernandez and Ben Zobrist, along with the greatest utility players of old such as Rance Mulliniks and Bill Spiers. So, who are the best MLB utility players of all time? 

Check out the list of noteworthy utility players below and vote up those who you think were or are baseball's best. You can also feel free to add players that may be missing from the list.

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  • Ben Zobrist
    Tampa Bay Rays, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
    219 votes
    • Position: Right fielder
    • Birthplace: Eureka, Illinois
    • Bats: Ambidexterity
    Benjamin Thomas Zobrist (; born May 26, 1981), nicknamed Zorilla, is an American professional baseball second baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously ...more
  • Michael Young
    Texas Rangers
    76 votes
    • Position: Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman, Shortstop
    • Birthplace: Covina, California
    • Bats: Right-handed
    Michael Brian Young (born October 19, 1976), is an American former professional baseball infielder, who played 14 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, ...more
  • Tony Phillips
    Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, Oakland Athletics
    74 votes
    • Position: Left fielder, Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman
    • Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
    Keith Anthony Phillips (April 25, 1959 – February 17, 2016) was an American professional baseball utility player who had an 18-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career from 1982 to 1999. He played ...more
  • Julio Franco
    Milwaukee Brewers, Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers
    69 votes
    • Position: Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman, Shortstop
    • Birthplace: Hato Mayor Province, Dominican Republic
    Julio César Franco Robles (born August 23, 1958), is a Dominican former professional baseball player and coach, who is a hitting coach for the farm team of the Lotte Giants of the Korea Baseball ...more
  • Chris Taylor
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    114 votes
    • Position: Shortstop, Second Base
    • Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia
    • Bats: Right-handed
    Christopher Armand Taylor Jr. is an American professional baseball outfielder/infielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He attended the University of Virginia, and played ...more
  • Kike Hernandez
    Boston Red Sox
    110 votes
    • Position: Utility Player
    • Bats: Right
    Enrique Javier "Kike" Hernández (born August 24, 1991) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball utility player for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for ...more