Latest Update Cody Asche clubbed his 7th home run of the season Sun Jul, 27, 12:31 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.
The 24 year old Asche is hitting .253 with 24 runs, seven home runs, and 34 RBI on the season. The Phillies will face Diamondbacks lefty Vidal Nuno on Sunday but despite being left handed himself Asche is hitting ,311 against south paws this season.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Having played all 14 innings Tuesday night, the Phillies are looking to give Asche a day off to rest. He should still be available off the bench, but for now, Andres Blanco will cover third for Wednesday's game.Analyst: Howard Bender
Don't look now, but Asche has himself a nice six-game hit streak working here. Since his last "0-for" on the Fourth of July, Asche has now gone 7-for-23 (.304) with one home run, three RBI and a pair of runs scored. Not the most mind-blowing set of numbers, but considering Asche's usual level of production, those forced into using him have to be somewhat appreciative. While many believed that Asche would just be a placeholder for up-and-coming third base prospect Maikel Franco, he looks like he'll be seeing more time as, not only is he doing enough to hold the gig, but Franco is still struggling in Triple-A, so there's definitely less pressure.Analyst: Howard Bender
Asche ended an 0-for-7 slump and is now hitting .213 (13-for-61) with two home runs, three doubles, and eight RBI in 16 games since coming off the disabled list back on June 19th.Analyst: Michael Pichan