Full name is Cody James Asche…he and wife, Angela, reside in Lincoln, Neb., during the offseason... Graduated from Fort Zumwalt West High School (O'Fallon, Mo.) in 2008... Attended the University of Nebraska, where he hit .327 with 12 homers and 56 RBI during his junior year (2011)… led the Big 12 Conference in homers and ranked second in RBI…named a second team All-American... Majored in economics and was named to the Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll... He and wife, Angela, helped raise over $415,000 by participating in the Greater Philadelphia Walk to Defeat ALS in 2015…they also designed a "Together We Fight" T-shirt to benefit The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the ALS Association... Led the Phillies front office ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in August, 2015.
Played in 19 games with the White Sox, before finishing the season with Charlotte (AAA)…started two games at first base and 14 as the designated hitter, while also making three pinch-hitting appearances... Made his first career appearance in left field on April 16 at Minnesota, after entering the contest as a pinch-hitter... Hit his only Major League home run of the season on May 6 at Baltimore, a solo shot off Dylan Bundy... Optioned to Charlotte on May 14 and was outrighted on May 16…hit .370/.466/.615 (50-for-135) in his first 43 games with the Knights... Batted .311/.389/.551 (70-for-225) against right-handed pitching in Triple-A…also batted .336 (49-for-146) with runners on base... Enjoyed a nine-game hitting streak (May 23-June 1), batting .483 (14-for-29) with seven extra-base hits (four homers), 13 RBI and four multi-hit contests... Matched a career-high with five hits on July 7 vs. Louisville…it marked his third career five-hit effort, also doing so on July 10, 2013 with Lehigh Valley (AAA) and June 14, 2012 with Clearwater (A).
Appeared in 71 games with the Phillies, including 54 starts in left field … went 2-14 (.143) as a pinch hitter … hit all four of his homers off right-handers...Hit .259/.317/.473 in the first half (35 games), compared to .153/.242/.188 after the break (36 games) ...Opened the season on the disabled list with a strained right oblique … appeared in 15 combined games with Class A Clearwater, Class AA Reading and Class AAA Lehigh Valley on a rehab assignment … was reinstated from the disabled list on 6/2...Went 3-4 with two doubles, a home run and two RBI on 6/15 vs. Toronto … was optioned to Lehigh Valley on 8/12 and recalled on 9/10 for the remainder of the season...Combined to hit .248 (36-145) with eight doubles, eight homers, 19 RBI, 24 runs scored and 14 walks in 38 games between Clearwater, Reading and Lehigh Valley...Batted .302 (26-86) with six doubles, four homers, 11 RBI, 10 walks, 14 runs scored and a .512 slugging percentage with the Iron Pigs before joining the Phillies for the remainder of 2016.
Made his second Opening Day roster in as many years and was the Opening Day third baseman...Set career highs in games (129), AB (425), hits (104), triples (3), HR (12), XBH (37) and total bases (168)...Hit .301 (22-73) in 21 April games...Optioned to Lehigh Valley (AAA) on 5/12 to work on playing LF...Recalled on 5/29 and was converted to LF...Became the first Phillie to hit a HR into McCovey Cove, 7/11 at SF; it was the 37th by a visiting player...Tied his career high with two doubles twice: 7/24 at CHI and 8/12 at ARI...Hit his first two career pinch HR: 8/20 at MIA (A.J. Ramos) and 9/12 vs CHI (Hector Rondon)...Slugged his second career walk-off HR, 9/12 vs CHI, exactly one year after his first career walk-off HR...Played his final 23 games (all starts) at third base, 9/4-10/3...Had his first career multi-HR game, 9/22 at MIA...Made 112 ML starts: 61 in LF and 51 at 3rd base...Had 5 HR in his final 18 games
Made his first Opening Day roster... Scored four runs on Opening Day, the most by a Phillie on Opening Day since Nap Lajoie in 1900 and first MLB player since Albert Pujols in 2010... Was the Phillies' first pure left-handed Opening Day third baseman since 1961 (Bob Sadowski); Dave Hollins (1992-94) and Abraham Nuñez (2006) were switch-hitters... Slugged his first career grand slam, 5/6 vs TOR, and set single-game career highs in hits (4) and RBI (4)... Was on the DL with a left hamstring strain, 5/25 (retroactive to 5/23)-6/19; rehabbed three games with Lakewood (A) and two with Lehigh Valley (AAA)... His game-tying HR, 8/15 at SF, was the first by a LHH off Jeremy Affeldt since 4/24/11 (Jason Heyward)... Hit his 1st career walk-off HR, 9/12 vs MIA (Dan Jennings)... Made 105 starts, all at third base
Was a non-roster invitee to Phillies spring training... Began the season with Lehigh Valley (AAA)... Was named to the International League midseason and postseason All-Star teams... Had a 27-game errorless streak, 6/1-29... Compiled a 12-game hitting streak, 6/4-16 (.340, 16-47, 3 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 4 RBI).... Tied a franchise record with 5 hits, 7/10 vs Pawtucket... Had his contract selected on 7/30 and made his ML debut that night as a pinch-hitter (0-1)... In 8 games prior to his call-up, batted .424 (14-33), 3 2B, 5 HR, 12 RBI, and was in the midst of a 10-game hitting streak (.381, 16-42)... At the time of his contract selection, ranked 2nd in the IL in hits (119), 3rd in total bases (196), 4th in RBI (68) & AB (404) and 6th in XBH (43)... Went 1-for-17 to start his ML career before batting .333 (28-84), 6 2B, 3B, 4 HR, 18 RBI in his next 24 games and then .148 (9-61), 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI in his final 20 games... Made 3 errors in his first 4 ML games and only 2 over his next/final 40 games... Singled for his 1st ML hit, 8/1 vs SF (bunt off Sergio Romo); collected his 1st ML RBI, 8/2 vs ATL (groundout); slugged his 1st ML HR, 8/8 vs CHI (Eduardo Sanchez)
Led all Phillies minor leaguers in AVG (.324) and hits (168)... Began the year with Clearwater (A)... Selected as a Florida State League midseason All-Star... Named Phillies Minor League Player of the Month for May (27 G, .363, 8 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI) and Player of the Week twice (5/7-13 & 8/13-19)... Posted a professional-high 15-game hitting streak, 4/29-5/15, raising his season AVG from .294 to .362... Was promoted to Reading (AA) on 6/23... In 31 August games, batted .369 (45-122), 17 2B, 5 HR, 26 RBI... Hit .429 (6-14) in 4 Eastern League playoff games... Played for Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League... Led the AFL in doubles (11)... Following the season, was named 7th-best prospect in Phillies minor league system by Baseball America
Made his pro debut with Williamsport (A)