Found October 19, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Cody Asche is the favorite to start at third base for the Phillies in 2014. (AP Photo) A miserable late September stretch tarnished what was otherwise an impressive major league debut for 23-year-old Cody Asche in 2013.  Asche, who manned the hot corner for the Phils in August and September, finished the season hitting .235/.302/.389 with five home runs and 22 RBIs in 162 at bats.  In the minors, Asche hit .295/.352/.485 with 15 bombs and 68 RBIs in 404 at bats at AAA Lehigh Valley. His final numbers with the big club are somewhat in line with what many expected at the major league level from Asche, who was a nice prospect but not one widely expected to be an impact major leaguer.  However, they also don’t tell the entire story.  As of September 15, Asche was the owner of .271/.338/.457 slash line.  He had displayed a good glove at third and his short, quick swing from the left side of the plate had optimists making Chase Utley comparisons. Asche then proceeded to close out the seas...
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