Originally written on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Third baseman Cody Asche made a major impact in the Phillies developmental ranks in 2012 and became one of the team’s fastest rising prospects during his first full season as a professional.  Selected in the fourth round of the 2011 amateur draft out of the University of Nebraska, Asche is among a small group of talented prospects that could be contributing at the big league level in the near future. The 6-foot-1 180-pounder began his professional career playing second base with the short-season Class A Williamsport Crosscutters in 2011.  There he batted .192 with 11 doubles, two homers and 19 RBI in 68 games.  His .537 OPS was considerably low and did not garner Asche much recognition.  The lefty batter then spent time at the Florida Instructional League and worked closely with Phillies hitting coach Steve Henderson, who was the Phils’ roving minor league batting instructor at the time, and made some necessary adjustments to improve his approach. Having played third base through co...
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