Latest Update Cody Asche doubles in a run Saturday Sun Aug, 31, 05:35 AM
Can hit for a good average, play sound defense at the hot corner and produce quality power numbers as well. Is also an above-average runner for a third baseman.
Flaws: : Strikes out a little bit too much for his level of power, so he will need to cut down at the big-league level. Must also prove he can hit left-handed pitching regularly.
Despite a nice showing on Saturday for Asche, it marked just his first multi-hit game over his last eight starts as he continues to struggle in his first full season at the hot corner. With Maikel Franco patiently waiting for a promotion, if Asche doesn't pick up the pace fast he could be looking at his last season with a starting gig. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Maybe it's because the Nats are throwing lefty Gio Gonzalez or maybe it's just that Asche isn't that good and should only be platooned. Whichever the case may be, he's on the bench and Andres Blanco is at third base Tuesday.Analyst: Howard Bender
The home run was Asche's ninth of the season. He's slashing .247/.303/.384 on the season, making him exactly replacement level. Maikel Franco and Asche will battle it out next spring for the rights to the starting job. Long-term, Asche is a major league bench player. Analyst: Spencer Silva
Asche has played five straight days and with lefty James Paxton on the hill for Seattle, it seems like a great time to get some rest. Andres Blanco will get playing time at third on Wednesday.Analyst: Howard Bender