Just when you thought Cody Asche's Fantasy value couldn't sink any lower, the Phillies up and moved him to the outfield last season, eliminating what may have been his one true asset: eligibility at a premium position. OK, so he at least gets one more year as an option at third base, having played at least 20 games there last year, but it's probably not an option you want to take. His poor plate discipline condemns him to a batting average in the .240 range, and as a left-handed hitter, he'll play almost exclusively against right-handed pitchers even though he doesn't have particularly favorable platoon splits. He's the kind of player you draft when you need at-bats any way you can get them in an NL-only league.
Phillies third baseman Cody Asche went 3 for 4 with two solo homers and three runs scored in Tuesday's 6-4 victory over the Marlins. Asche's round-trippers came in the fourth and eighth innings, respectively, and now give him four gopher balls in the month of September. The 25-year-old has displayed some pop over 390 at-bats for Philadelphia this season, totaling 22 doubles, two triples, and 11 homers. Asche has also slugged four homers against the Marlins this season.
Phillies left fielder Cody Asche became the first Phillies player to hit a home run into McCovey Cove on Saturday. Asche blasted a sixth-inning two-run home run that made into to the water beyond the right-field stands. It was Asche's fifth home run of the year, but it wasn't enough to aviod the 8-5 loss to the Giants on Saturday.
Phillies left fielder Cody Asche hit his fourth home run of the season during Thursday's loss to the Brewers. Asche went 3 for 5 with two RBI. He hit a two-run blast off Brewers starter Matt Garza in the second inning. Over his last 12 games, Asche is hitting .381 with 16 hits, two home runs and five RBI.
Phillies left fielder Cody Asche went 2 for 3 with one run and one walk in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals after going 0 for 3 in the first game. He was lifted from both games in the seventh inning. Since returning from the minors May 29, Asche is batting .242 with one home run, five doubles, five RBI, eight runs, four walks and 19 strikeouts in 26 games.
Phillies left fielder Cody Asche was the lone bright spot in an otherwise meager offensive display on Saturday against the Cardinals. Asche went deep for his third home run of the season, a solo home run which accounted for all of the Phillies' scoring in the 10-1 rout. The home run was Asche's first since April 22. Asche has generally been struggling at the plate after spending some time in the minor leagues. Since his return on May 29, Asche is batting .200 with 13 strikeouts to just three walks. "It's not what I expect out of myself, not what I know that I have in me," Asche said, per MLB.com. "That gets frustrating at times. I'm not a .230 hitter, I know that. I'm not going to be. It's just a thing you've got to keep working through. Hopefully they keep trusting me and trusting in my ability. Hopefully tonight is a step in the right direction."