|Cody Asche with Reading in 2012|
Through 104 games with the IronPgs this season, Asche, who represented Lehigh Valley in the Triple-A All-Star Game earlier this month, is batting .295 with 15 home runs and 68 RBI. Last year, the six-foot-one 180-pounder posted a .324 average with 12 home runs and 72 RBI in 130 combined games with Class A Advanced Clearwater and Double-A Reading. In his draft year, the lefty batting youngster broke into the pro ranks with short-season A level Williamsport as a second baseman, although Asche played third base throughout college.
It's unclear exactly how much playing time Asche could get with the Phillies, as the team still has seven-time All-Star Michael Young on its roster, although trade rumors related to Young have been a hot topic around baseball of late. The 36-year-old Young is batting .277 with seven home runs and 32 RBI this season for the Phils.
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