Cody James Asche
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.
- School University of Nebraska
- High School Fort Zumwalt West High School
- Debut July 30, 2013
Cody Asche made it to the majors in 2013.
Asche set his high school's career records in average (.425) and hits (88). He batted .512/.580/.884 as a senior, winning All-State and being named a high school All-American by Collegiate Baseball. He hit .290/.338/.411 as a college freshman then improved to .311/.374/.522 with 58 RBI in 55 games as a sophomore. He tied for 9th in the Big 12 Conference in RBI. As a junior in 2011, he batted .327/.424/.639 with 27 doubles and 56 RBI. He led the Big 12 in slugging and OPS, was second in doubles, fourth in RBI and third in home runs (12). The Philadelphia Phillies took him in the 4th round of the 2011 amateur draft, between Riccio Torrez and Tyler Glasnow. The scout was David Seifert.
Cody struggled in his pro debut with the Williamsport Crosscutters (.192/.273/.264 in 68 G) and had more errors as a second baseman (15) than runs (14). In 2012, he hit .349/.378/.447 in 62 games for the Clearwater Threshers and .300/.360/.513 with 47 RBI in 68 contests. He finished the year with a .324 average, 73 runs, 33 doubles, 6 triples and 72 RBI. Among Phillies minor leaguers, he was first in average, first in hits (168, 13 more than Darin Ruf and Cesar Hernandez), fourth in runs, fourth in RBI, tied for 4th in doubles (with Kelly Dugan) and tied for 7th in triples. Baseball America rated him as Philadelphia's #7 prospect. In 24 games for the Peoria Javelinas of the Arizona Fall League, he hit .281/.343/.438 with a league-high 11 doubles (one ahead of Anthony Rendon and Jeudy Valdez).
Asche began 2013 with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and was producing at a .295/.352/.485 clip with 15 home runs after 104 games. He was called up right before the trading deadline, leading to rumors that Michael Young was going to be dealt.