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Photo courtesy of the Reading Fightin' Phils 2013 gave us a good look at a young third base prospect for the Phillies, Cody Asche. In 50 games for the Phils, Asche hit just .235 but flashed his glove more than once. With Asche the favorite for the third base job...
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