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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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When Roy Halladay arrived in Philadelphia, he was a man of mystery, in a sense. Many understood he was the best pitcher in the game and had seen him play, albeit very little, as he was tucked away in the bowels of the AL East, tossing complete games left and right for a Blue Jays team that struggled to find average behind the Red Sox and Yankees, and more recently...
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Cole Hamels will get the first crack at division rivals Atlanta today in Clearwater. Ethan Martin, Jonathan Pettibone, and Jake Diekman are scheduled to follow.
Line-up notes: Ben Revere is again leading off...
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Ryan Howard hit his first home run of spring training, an opposite-field drive to left off All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel that helped the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 10-5 Thursday.
Howard put the Phillies ahead with an RBI double in the first against loser Paul Maholm. Howard, who didn't play until July last year while recovering from a torn left Achilles tendon...
Should Ben Revere or Jimmy Rollins be the Philadelphia Phillies leadoff hitter in 2013?
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The tournament held every four years to crown the world champions of baseball is back. In the World Baseball Classic, a combined 16 national teams play in four separate pools to earn bids in future rounds, all with hopes of vying against the most elite teams in order to earn the top title in the sport. Team Japan has won the first two titles, with the inaugural WBC being held back...
Ryan Howard hit a two-run homer off R.A. Dickey, but Jose Reyes and the Toronto Blue Jays touched up Cliff Lee in an 11-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.
Reyes and Melky Cabrera each doubled and Edwin Encarnacion had an RBI single in a two-run first inning off the 2008 AL Cy Young Award winner. Lee allowed five hits, including Emilio Bonifacio's solo shot...
The Phillies are headed just north of Clearwater Beach to Dunedin to take on The Toronto Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. Cliff Lee takes the mound for the Phillies today. The Phillies will face former National League East foe and reigning National League Cy Young award winner R.A....
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