Latest Update Phillies have discussed trying third baseman Cody Asche in the outfield Thu Nov, 06, 07:49 PM
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.
Asche hit .252 with 43 runs, 10 home runs, and 46 RBI for the Phillies this year over 121 games.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
It was a nice game for Asche and he's now on a four-game hit streak, but this was his first RBI in nine games and just his third for the month of September. He's going to have to impress with his glove to stick around next year because his bat really isn't doing it for anyone.Analyst: Howard Bender
Ashe can swing the occasional devastating bat, but such performances have been few and far between this season.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
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