Posted by Jay Floyd, Tue, October 16, 2012 11:55 AM Comments: 5
The Arizona Fall League is in full swing and Phils third base prospect Cody Asche (pronounced ASH-ee) is leading the way for the Peoria Javelinas.
Last year’s 4th round draft selection out of the University of Nebraska posted a .324 batting average with 12 homers and 72 RBI through 130 combined games with Class A Advanced Clearwater and Double A Reading in his first full season as a pro this year.
Thus far in five games, playing for the Javelinas, Asche is sporting a .375 average with four doubles, three RBI and two runs scored.
This week, Cody answered some questions, sharing his thoughts on the AFL, the Phillies’ new hitting coach Steve Henderson and plenty more. Read ahead to check out that full interview.
- What are your early thoughts on playing in the Arizona Fall League and the competition there?
It is a great experience. You get to play against organizations and players that you haven’t seen before. The competition is great. Everyone playing is here for a reason.
- Many players from last year’s Arizona Fall League made their MLB debuts this year. Clearly that ultimate goal must always be in the back of your mind, but does an experience like this make you feel legitimately closer to the big show?
Not really, no. I do know the track record of players in the AFL, but they weren’t called up because they played in this league. No matter what you do, you will have to go prove yourself everyday, no matter what league you are in. You have to go out and earn your call-up.
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