Ryan Howard, 31: Hit .276/.353/.505 with 31 homers last season, a drop from his .279/.376/.586 career average spanning 2004-09. Sidelined from Aug. 2 to Aug. 21 with an ankle injury, which may have robbed him of power, as evidenced by his .441 slugging percentage in the season’s final two months. No RBIs in the postseason. Lost Jayson Werth as his lineup protection.
Chase Utley, 32: Posted a career-low .832 OPS while playing in just 115 games, a sharp drop from his previous five-year OPS of .922. A thumb injury kept him on the sidelines from June 28 to Aug. 17, but he was mired in a 34-game slump before that, hitting just .242 with one home run, three doubles and a .649 OPS. Posted a modest .805 OPS in his final 43 games after returning.
Jimmy Rollins, 32: Missed nearly half the season with injury and hit just .243/.320/.374, well below his career average, but not dissimilar to his disappointing .250/.296/.423 mark in 2009. Was never close to 100 percent healthy after initially going on the shelf six games into the season. Arrived this spring in better shape and is playing for a new contract.