Latest Update Cody Asche drives in two runs in win Fri Jul, 11, 05:27 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.
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
Although Asche is in the midst of a 5-for-31 skid, he managed to power one over the outfield wall to give his fantasy owners something while in a slump. He is now slashing .253/.317/.406 with five home runs and 25 RBI through 170 at-bats and soon could find himself with even less at-bats if the Phillies decide to promote Maikel Franco in the upcoming weeks. Analyst: Matthew Beck
After going o-for-4 in his first game back from the disabled list, Asche has now gone 7-for-15 (.467) with five RBI and a pair of runs scored. He's not going to be someone on whom you will want to rely for any power or boost in the counting stats, but he should hit for a decent average and post passable numbers for a third baseman. Juts keep your expectations low and you'll be fine.Analyst: Howard Bender