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Cody Asche | Third Baseman

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 201
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Cody Asche shagged fly balls in left field during batting practice prior to Tuesday's game.
Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg didn't deny that it could be related to an eventual promotion of Maikel Franco to take over at third base. "We’re covering all bases, preparing for situations that could arise," the skipper said. Asche, who also worked out some in left field during spring training, is hitting .303/.352/.424 with a couple homers this season. Franco is batting .333/.371/.512 with one homer at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Apr 29 - 10:53 AM
Source: CSN Philly

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Cody Asche provided the Phillies their only run with a solo home run in a losing effort against the Marlins on Wednesday.

Asche tied the game at one apiece with a second-inning blast against Jarred Cosart. He finished 1-for-3 on the night. Since jumping out to a fast start, Asche has cooled off in recent days, as he's now 4-for-23 in his last six games. His fantasy impact is rather limited as he's not even a lock to finish with double digits in home runs and doesn't do much else offensively.
Apr 22 - 10:13 PM

Cody Asche went 3-for-3 with a walk and a double as the Phillies dropped Wednesday's game to the Mets.

Asche, quietly, has started the season on a torrid pace. Following Tuesday's effort, he's hitting a cool .500 (12-for-24). That being said, 11 of those hits are singles. The pace, of course, isn't sustainable as Asche hit .252 and slugged .390 last season -- both are more indicative of his skill level.
Apr 15 - 9:55 PM

Cody Asche is back in the Phillies' lineup Monday.

Asche sat out a few games with tightness in his back. He will start at third base on Opening Day.
Mar 30 - 8:53 AM

Cody Asche has been scratched from the Phillies' lineup Thursday due to back tightness.

Asche felt the discomfort during pre-game stretching. It doesn't sound like anything to be concerned about. The 24-year-old will open the 2015 season as the Phillies' starting third baseman, though top prospect Maikel Franco is hot on his tail. Asche could eventually move to the outfield.
Mar 26 - 11:24 AM

Cody Asche hit his second homer of the spring Friday against the Pirates.

With Maikel Franco struggling, Asche appears set to have third base all to himself once the season starts. He got off to a slow start last season, but he was adequate from May onward. We're not expecting a real breakthrough this year, but... well, adequacy isn't such a bad thing.
Mar 20 - 4:35 PM

Cody Asche (arm) is back in the Phillies' lineup for Thursday's Grapefruit League game.

He will bat sixth and start at third base against the Tigers. Asche had been sidelined since taking a pitch off his right triceps on Monday afternoon. He only suffered a bruise.
Mar 12 - 10:08 AM

Cody Asche (arm) is expected to return to the Phillies' Grapefruit League lineup Thursday.

Asche has been on the shelf since taking a pitch off his right triceps on Monday. The third baseman only suffered a minor bruise and should be completely fine for the beginning of the 2015 regular season.
Mar 12 - 9:03 AM

Cody Asche was lifted from Monday's Grapefruit League game after getting hit by a pitch in his right arm.

The diagnosis from the Phillies was a mild right triceps bruise. Asche was starting at third base Monday. He is also expected to see some action at first base and left field this spring with prospect Maikel Franco knocking on the door at the hot corner.
Mar 9 - 2:44 PM

Cody Asche is getting some work in left field at the Phillies' complex in Clearwater, Florida.

The possibility has been discussed for a while with top prospect Maikel Franco close to the majors, so the Phillies want to keep their options open for the future. "He’s still our third baseman," Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said. "We view him as our opening day third baseman. "But we have introduced him to some outfield. He’s doing some light drills out there, getting acclimated to outfield drills, rudimentary stuff." While Asche still figures to begin the year as the starting third baseman, look for him to get some game action in the outfield during spring training.
Feb 2 - 5:51 PM

Cody Asche could be tried in the outfield next spring.

That would open a starting job for top third base prospect Maikel Franco, who had 31 homers and 103 RBI in 2013 between High-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading and finished strong in 2014 at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. But the Phillies would first have to part with one of their current starting outfielders -- Marlon Byrd, Ben Revere, or Domonic Brown -- to make this work. MLB.com's Todd Zolecki says Byrd is the "most likely candidate" to be dealt this winter.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Cody Asche went 2-for-4 with a double that sparked a three-run sixth inning that allowed the Phillies to tie and eventually overcome the Braves on Friday.

Asche doubled in a run, pushing Freddy Galvis to third base. Galvis later scored on an infield single, and Asche later scored on a wild pitch, tying the game at 4-4 in the sixth. The third baseman is hitting .255/.312/.395 with 10 home runs and 46 RBI on the season. Asche will battle Maikel Franco for the third base job next year and may have to consider switching positions.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 09:48:00 PM

Cody Asche belted a two-run walkoff home run on Friday, powering the Phillies to a 3-1 victory over the Marlins in 10 innings.

Ben Revere singled with one out in the 10th inning before Asche blasted a Chris Hatcher offering over the wall in right field for the game-winner. He also doubled, finishing the night 2-for-5. He's now hitting .254/.312/.398 with 10 long balls and 45 RBI in 109 games.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 11:44:00 PM

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said Saturday that Cody Asche will not change positions this season.

It was reported in July that Asche would be moved off third base once the Phils decided Maikel Franco was ready to be promoted. Franco is likely to be called up this week, but it appears any transition to another position for Asche won't occur until over the winter. "Right now, he's the third baseman," Sandberg said. "He's doing a good job there. He's come a long way. That's kind of where everything stands as we speak. Typically, a position change is more for instructional league and winter time." The two players could share third base in September.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 10:05:00 AM

Cody Asche went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk in Friday's loss to the Mets.

Asche drove in the only run of the game for Philadelphia. The 24-year-old is only batting .245/.302/.379 with nine homers and 42 RBI over 100 games this season. If the Phillies decide to call up Maikel Franco in September, it will be interesting to see if Asche gets a look in the outfield.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 09:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Cody Asche
2Cesar Hernandez
LF1Ben Revere
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Aaron Harang
3Jerome Williams
4Chad Billingsley
5Sean O'Sullivan
6Severino Gonzalez
7Cliff Lee
8Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Ken Giles
3Jake Diekman
4Justin De Fratus
5Jeanmar Gomez
6Mario Hollands
7Luis Garcia
8Dustin McGowan