Posted by Jay Floyd, Tue, March 05, 2013 07:00 AM Comments: 0
Fans, Phillies third base prospect Cody Asche is back once again to share his thoughts directly from inside big league spring training in Clearwater, FL.
Asche was a 4th round draft selection in 2011 out of the University of Nebraska. Since then, the 22-year-old has ascended quickly upward in the Phils’ system. Last year, in his first full professional season, the Missouri native posted a .324 batting average with 12 home runs, 72 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 130 combined games with Class A Advanced Clearwater and Double-A Reading. Asche also followed that up with a .281/.343/.438 line with Peoria in the Arizona Fall League.
This year, Asche has landed in Major League spring training and is doing his best to make a lasting impression. Thus far in seven contests, the youngster is 3-for-10 with a double and two runs scored.
In the latest edition of The Cody Chronicles, Asche discusses his first start with the big league club, being ranked highly on prospect lists, his concerns over cut days and plenty more.
On being ranked among the top Phils’ prospects…
“I’ve never really been one to delve into the whole prospect rankings area of baseball, but, you know, it’s always nice to be regarded highly and thought highly of. It’s a thing that you’ve just got to take it for what it is. It doesn’t mean anything along the lines of playing time or anything like that. You’ve just got to keep working hard. You’re always flattered when you hear or see good things about yourself, but you’ve got to be careful about always reading what is said about you, so I try not to look into stuff like that too much.” Continue reading The Cody Chronicles, Vol. 3: Asche Focused Strictly on Playing Ball