This is true. Going into last season, this was the average line of the top 15 2B. .288/83/15/63/13. Only Utley exceeded the average in all 5 cats. I haven't updated the numbers yet but I'm sure Utley still exels in all 5 cats. However Cano, Kinsler and Uggla have closed the gap. Also, Pedroia, Phillips and Roberts exceeded the average in 3 cats. Then also you have Hill, Zobrist, K. Johnson. That's 10 above average 2B.
By the way, while Howard exceeds the average 1B line in only 3 cats, he leads the MLB in HR and RBI averaging 42 and 123