Who Is MLB's Greatest Utility Player 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.
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
- Position: Right fielder
- Birthplace: Eureka, Illinois
- Bats: Ambidexterity
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
- Position: Designated hitter, First baseman, Second baseman, Shortstop
- Birthplace: Hato Mayor Province, Dominican Republic
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
- Position: Left fielder, Infielder, Second baseman, Third baseman
- Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia
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
- Position: Designated hitter, Infielder, First baseman, Second baseman, Shortstop
- Birthplace: Covina, California
- 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
- Position: Shortstop, Second Base
- Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia
- Bats: Right-handed
Anthony Darrell Womack (born September 25, 1969) is a former professional baseball player. He played all or part of thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball, with most of his career spent with the ...more
- Position: Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder, Infielder, Second baseman
- Birthplace: Virginia