Phillies Frank’s Monday Mailbag: Cody Asche, International Free Agents, and Pete Mackanin
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Can Cody Asche play second base?
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The Phillies actually devoted one season to Cody Asche playing second base already, and they were not too fond of the results. When Asche was drafted out of Nebraska, he profiled to be a first baseman or outfielder. The position he played in college, third base, was occupied at Short-Season Williamsport by Harold Martinez and then by someone named Maikel Franco, who were both in the organization first. So, Asche played second base for Williamsport for that 2011 season. At second base, Asche committed 15 errors in just 64 games.