Posted by Jay Floyd, Mon, July 15, 2013 08:00 AM Comments: 3
From all throughout the Phillies’ developmental ranks, here’s our weekly rundown of top performers and those players that have struggled recently.
Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs-
Third baseman Cody Asche had four multi-hit games over a five-game stretch last week, including a 5-for-5 effort against Pawtucket on Wednesday. The 23-year-old International League All-Star is batting .288 with 10 homers and 56 RBI in 93 games this season. Asche was the Phils’ 4th round draft choice in 2011.
The IronPigs’ other All-Star, second baseman Cesar Hernandez, is batting .333 with three doubles, a triple and five RBI in 13 contests this month. Due to the Phillies’ void in center field, as Ben Revere suffered a broken foot over the weekend, Hernandez will not participate in the IL All-Star events, instead, he’s been assigned to Double-A Reading to get extra work in the outfield in case the Phils choose to call him up for the second half. Hernandez has played six total games in the outfield as a pro. The 23-year-old Venezuelan is batting .306 with 27 steals in 81 games at Triple-A this year.
First baseman/outfielder/DH Josh Fields is batting just .148 in 10 games this month. The 30-year-old veteran is sporting a .306 overall average with four homers 33 RBI in 74 games this season with the IronPigs. Fields was signed as a minor league free agent last November. Continue reading Minors Wrap Up: Updates on Asche, Franco, Biddle, Crawford and More