Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 4/3/14
Cody Asche came out of the gates on fire on Opening Day, smashing a home run, driving in two and scoring four times in the Phillies’ 14-10 win over Texas. Asche has now been in the league for 52 games—a little less than a third of a full season. It is time to start looking at his numbers and thinking about him less as a serviceable player, and more as a future All-Star. It’s a bold statement, of course, but it is steeped in reason. Based on what we have seen from the 23-year old Asche, there is no reason he should not be able to put up a consistent 25/90/.285 line as his career progresses into its prime. Cody Asche has recorded six homers and 29 RBI in his first 52 big league games (AP Photo) Think about what Cody Asche is. He is 6-foot-1, 200 pounds and is lean with good speed. He bats left handed, has a short swing, hits line drives, plays hard, and has broken into the big leagues at 23 years of age as a third basemen. Where have we seen this before? Before you go up in arms, I am...
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