One of the byproducts of the Phillies miserable season is an incredible array of new faces. Hopefully some of these folks will stick around and be part of the Phillies future. Cody Asche may be one of the candidates for Phils 2014.
Cody Asche has gotten himself into 30+ games in his first campaign as a major leaguer. The third baseman has looked good in the field and provided some pop at the plate. Asche hit his 5th homer of the season earlier tonight - He had 15 at AAA Lehigh Valley prior to getting called up.
The Phillies have struggled to find a solution for the hot corner. During the recent stretch of winning seasons they have settled on mediocre players at a position that is traditionally considered a premium offensive spot. Both Pedro Feliz and Placido Polanco were adequate, but it would be nice to get some production from a homegrown talent.
We recently featured a 2011 Bowman Chrome of Cesar Hernandez. For more info on that set click here. The 2011 Bowman Design looks pretty decent on both base and Chrome. I like the way the keep the photo in black/white beyond the border of the color photo. It helps the player photo pop a bit.
The Phillies Room featured the Bowman Card whenever Asche was first called up a month ago.
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