By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It has been a busy past 15 months for third baseman Cody Asche.
A fourth-round pick of the Phillies in the 2011 MLB Draft, Asche started the 2012 season in Clearwater with the Single-A Threshers. After hitting .349 there, he was promoted to Double-A Reading in June where he proceeded to hit .300. That earned him the opportunity to start 2013 with the AAA Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs and the 23-year-old University of Nebraska product hasn’t missed a beat, hitting .280 in 63 games this season.
“I’ve felt comfortable everywhere I’ve been,” Asche tells KYW Newsradio about his rapid move up the organizational ladder. “We’ve got a lot of great players in this organization, a lot of great coaches and a lot of great upper-level staff guys that help you out a lot and make the transition real easy.”