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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 24)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
3 .258 0 0 0 0 .257 0.0
Birth Date6-30-1990
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
Age24 years, 3 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
0.62013
1.42014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 PHI 23 50 179 162 18 38 8 1 5 63 15 43 1 1 0 22 1 0 .235 .302 .389 .250 5.8 -0.7 0.6
2014 PHI 24 121 434 397 43 100 25 0 10 155 33 102 0 1 3 46 0 1 .252 .309 .390 .261 16.3 -3.3 1.4
Career1716135596113833115218481451236811.247.307.390.25722.1-4.12.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 WPT A- 68 268 .219 .250 .328 .352 .260 .234 96 -11.8 7.7 -0.5 3.8 -2.0 -7.6 -0.4 -7.6 -0.4
2012 CLR A+ 62 270 .276 .251 .320 .368 .244 .399 109 4.7 8.1 1 -3.1 -0.6 9.0 0.6 9.0 0.6
2012 REA AA 68 289 .303 .268 .329 .400 .263 .348 102 13 8.0 1 -1.3 -1.0 21.6 2.1 21.6 2.1
2012 PER Wnt 24 99 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 PHI MLB 50 179 .250 .249 .307 .390 .254 .287 107 -1.7 4.7 0.6 -0.7 0.9 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2013 LEH AAA 104 446 .285 .260 .328 .391 .255 .349 102 12.1 12.8 1.8 4.9 0.5 22.5 2.8 22.5 2.8
2014 PHI MLB 121 434 .261 .249 .306 .377 .258 .315 97 0.2 11.2 1.5 -3.3 -0.3 16.3 1.4 16.3 1.4
2014 LWD A 3 10 .614 .267 .382 .403 .287 .333 93 3.8 0.3 0 0.0 0.0 4.1 0.4 4.1 0.4
2014 LEH AAA 2 8 .723 .291 .364 .461 .273 .800 97 4.2 0.2 0 0.2 0.7 4.9 0.5 4.9 0.5

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 WPT A- 268 14 46 11 0 2 19 24 50 0 3 .192 .273 .264 .071 .219 -7.6 3.8 -0.4
2012 CLR A+ 270 31 89 13 3 2 25 12 37 10 2 .349 .378 .447 .098 .276 9.0 -3.1 0.6
2012 PER Wnt 99 14 25 11 0 1 12 8 16 0 1 .281 .343 .438 .157 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 REA AA 289 42 79 20 3 10 47 22 56 1 1 .300 .360 .513 .213 .303 21.6 -1.3 2.1
2013 PHI MLB 179 18 38 8 1 5 22 15 43 1 0 .235 .302 .389 .154 .250 5.8 -0.7 0.6
2013 LEH AAA 446 52 119 24 4 15 68 35 95 11 3 .295 .352 .485 .191 .285 22.5 4.9 2.8
2014 LEH AAA 8 3 5 1 0 1 4 1 0 0 0 .833 .875 1.500 .667 .723 4.9 0.2 0.5
2014 LWD A 10 3 3 1 0 2 5 3 2 1 0 .429 .600 1.429 1.000 .614 4.1 0.0 0.4
2014 PHI MLB 434 43 100 25 0 10 46 33 102 0 1 .252 .309 .390 .139 .261 16.3 -3.3 1.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2013 623 0.5056 0.4864 0.7591 0.6698 0.2987 0.8626 0.5217 0.2409
2014 1564 0.5045 0.4680 0.7664 0.6236 0.3097 0.8638 0.5667 0.2336
Career21870.50480.47320.76430.63680.30660.86350.55390.2357

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-23 2014-06-20 15-DL 28 27 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2014-04-09 2014-04-09 DTD 0 0 - Thigh Soreness Hamstring - -
2014-03-02 2014-03-06 Camp 4 0 Right Hand Contusion HBP - -
2013-09-30 2013-09-30 DTD 0 0 - Face Laceration HBP - -
2013-08-29 2013-09-01 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PHI $500,000
2013 PHI $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$500,000
1 yrTotal$500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 62 dJason Wood1 year/$0.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2014). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract selected by Philadelphia 7/30/13.
  • Drafted by Philadelphia 2011 (4-151) (Nebraska). $0.1683M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 597 75 165 33 4 20 77 39 130 7 2 .300 .348 .484 .295 34.0 3B -2 3.5
80o 575 69 151 30 4 18 72 36 128 7 2 .284 .332 .460 .281 25.0 3B -2 2.5
70o 559 65 142 28 4 17 67 33 127 6 2 .274 .320 .442 .271 18.9 3B -2 1.9
60o 546 62 134 27 3 16 64 32 126 6 2 .264 .310 .427 .262 14.0 3B -2 1.3
50o 533 58 126 25 3 15 61 30 125 6 2 .256 .300 .413 .254 9.5 3B -2 0.9
40o 520 55 120 24 3 15 58 28 123 5 2 .247 .290 .399 .246 5.3 3B -2 0.4
30o 507 52 113 22 3 14 55 27 122 5 2 .238 .280 .384 .238 0.9 3B -2 -0.1
20o 491 49 105 21 3 13 51 25 120 5 2 .227 .268 .367 .227 -3.8 3B -1 -0.6
10o 469 44 93 19 2 11 46 22 118 4 1 .213 .252 .343 .213 -10.0 3B -1 -1.2
Weighted Mean5396013026316623112562.259.304.419.25811.53B -21.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 21% 19% 29% 57%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
201525491571162421457281125.255.301.410.2571.212.9-0.3-0.214.9-1.6-1.8
201626618711422831771401377.251.302.404.2571.112.3-0.3-0.414.9-1.9-2.2
201727604691402931771351376.252.298.409.2571.112.5-0.4-0.614.9-1.5-2.2
201828606711452931872361366.259.307.417.2621.414.9-0.5-0.714.91.2-2.2
201929620731502931873391325.262.311.417.2641.515.6-0.7-0.914.92.3-2.2
202030639741513031874401385.256.306.409.2591.112.6-0.9-1.114.9-0.4-2.3
202131616721452831770411334.256.309.405.2591.112.4-0.9-1.314.9-0.4-2.2
202232602701432731669381313.258.308.407.2601.112.3-1.0-1.414.9-0.3-2.2
202333602701382831669411322.251.306.402.2570.910.6-1.1-1.614.9-1.7-2.2

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
3.40.45.83.72.83.816.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 Josh Bell 2011 .157
2 90 Ryan Wheeler 2013 .173
3 88 Brandon Laird 2012 .262
4 86 Adam Duvall 2013 .000 DNP
5 86 Allen Craig 2009 .000 DNP
6 86 Neil Walker 2010 .292
7 85 Danny Valencia 2009 .000 DNP
8 85 Jairo Perez 2012 .000 DNP
9 85 Joel Guzman 2009 .000 DNP
10 85 Mat Gamel 2010 .200
11 84 Brent Morel 2011 .243
12 84 Wes Hodges 2009 .000 DNP
13 84 Luke Hughes 2009 .000 DNP
14 83 Andy Marte 2008 .205
15 83 Lonnie Chisenhall 2013 .251
16 83 Vinnie Catricala 2013 .000 DNP
17 83 Daniel Murphy 2009 .258
18 82 Luis Jimenez 2012 .000 DNP
19 82 Alex Liddi 2013 .087
20 82 Zack Cox 2013 .000 DNP
21 81 Nick Evans 2010 .274
22 81 Jedd Gyorko 2013 .264
23 81 Matt Tuiasosopo 2010 .205
24 81 Ian Stewart 2009 .266
25 81 Kyle Reynolds 2008 .000 DNP
26 81 Marquez Smith 2009 .000 DNP
27 81 Eric Duncan 2009 .000 DNP
28 81 Moises Sierra 2013 .308
29 81 Nate Tenbrink 2011 .000 DNP
30 81 Brett Wallace 2011 .246
31 80 Joe Leonard 2013 .000 DNP
32 80 Russell Mitchell 2009 .000 DNP
33 80 Stefan Welch 2013 .000 DNP
34 80 Justin Bloxom 2012 .000 DNP
35 80 Josh Reddick 2011 .281
36 80 James Darnell 2011 .196
37 79 Stephen Parker 2012 .000 DNP
38 79 Zach Lutz 2010 .000 DNP
39 79 J.D. Martinez 2012 .238
40 79 Sean Rodriguez 2009 .234
41 79 Brandon Jones 2008 .248
42 78 Will Middlebrooks 2013 .240
43 78 Jason Kipnis 2011 .291
44 78 Todd Frazier 2010 .000 DNP
45 78 Scott Moore 2008 .223
46 78 Chris Marrero 2013 .094
47 78 Jared Goedert 2009 .000 DNP
48 78 Brandon Snyder 2011 .270
49 78 Eric Campbell 2010 .000 DNP
50 78 Joey Terdoslavich 2013 .230
51 78 Fernando Martinez 2013 .186
52 78 Nate Schierholtz 2008 .291
53 78 Travis Mattair 2013 .000 DNP
54 78 Jonathan Griffin 2013 .000 DNP
55 78 John Bowker 2008 .248
56 78 Mike Costanzo 2008 .000 DNP
57 77 Justin Huber 2007 .070
58 77 Ryan Kalish 2012 .199
59 77 Danny Espinosa 2011 .267
60 77 German Duran 2009 .000 DNP
61 77 Joey Votto 2008 .296
62 77 Tyler Townsend 2012 .000 DNP
63 77 C.J. Retherford 2010 .000 DNP
64 77 Chad Tracy 2010 .000 DNP
65 77 Neftali Soto 2013 .022
66 77 Mike McDade 2013 .000 DNP
67 77 Ian Desmond 2010 .262
68 77 Tommy Mendonca 2012 .000 DNP
69 77 Matthew Brown 2007 .163
70 77 Eric Thames 2011 .263
71 77 Chris Dominguez 2011 .000 DNP
72 77 David Winfree 2010 .000 DNP
73 77 Steve Pearce 2007 .247
74 77 Chih-Hsien Chiang 2012 .000 DNP
75 77 Corey Dickerson 2013 .269
76 77 Stefen Romero 2013 .000 DNP
77 77 Andy Wilkins 2013 .000 DNP
78 77 Wes Bankston 2008 .195
79 76 Josh Kroeger 2007 .000 DNP
80 76 Matthew Duffy 2013 .000 DNP
81 76 Josh Rutledge 2013 .229
82 76 Brandon Allen 2010 .294
83 76 Dean Green 2013 .000 DNP
84 76 Angelo Songco 2013 .000 DNP
85 76 Chris Lubanski 2009 .000 DNP
86 76 Ryan Adams 2011 .212
87 76 Jesus Guzman 2008 .000 DNP
88 76 Jeff Fiorentino 2007 .000 DNP
89 76 Shin-Soo Choo 2007 .293
90 76 Kellen Kulbacki 2010 .000 DNP
91 76 Reese Havens 2011 .000 DNP
92 76 Thomas Neal 2012 .169
93 76 Brandon Short 2013 .000 DNP
94 76 Mitch Moreland 2010 .284
95 76 Brock Peterson 2008 .000 DNP
96 76 Chun-Hsiu Chen 2013 .000 DNP
97 76 Michael Walker 2012 .000 DNP
98 76 Yamaico Navarro 2012 .176
99 76 Rich Poythress 2012 .000 DNP
100 76 Sergio Pedroza 2008 .000 DNP

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .219 .265 .344 .246
11 vs R (Multi) .238 .310 .400 .258
18 Split (Multi) .020 .046 .056 .012
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .219 .265 .344 .246
31 vs R (2013) .238 .310 .400 .258
38 Split (2013) .020 .046 .056 .012
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Asche enjoyed a breakout season by responding well to an aggressive assignment to High-A. He also acquitted himself well in Double-A before heading west for a strong showing in the Arizona Fall League, which he led in doubles. At 23, the college product should earn a Triple-A assignment to start the season and could reasonably wind up in Philly at some point during the season, though it should be noted that defense is easily the biggest hole in his game, and the Phillies will want him to work on that.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see M. Franco turning out?
(maxpowers from chicago)
Low-obp but above average power for third base to go with below average defense. Valuable player and better than Cody Asche, but not a star. Will lose a ton of value when he has to move to first in his late 20's. (Jeff Moore)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)What do you think Cody Asche does this season?
(Master P from Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica)
I'm not a big Asche fan for this year. The Phillies are talking about moving Maikel Franco to 1B but it wouldn't surprise me to see Asche lose the job by August. If Asche does stick, you're probably looking at 12-14 HR with a .240 or .250 batting average. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a vacuum whom do you prefer, Henry Urrutia or Cody Asche?
(MRubio52 from The eye of Snowpocalypse)
Give me Asche. I am intrigued by Urrutia but he'll be 27 this year and I'm not sure how much power there is. He's useful, but I'll take the third baseman. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Which rookies do you see making the biggest impact in 2014?
(floydwicker from NorCal)
Hi FloydWicker.

From a fantasy perspective, Billy Hamilton is probably #1 with a bullet. He's going to steal a lot of bases, and even if he only keeps his OBP around .300 he will still get on base enough to be a category monster. Xander Bogaerts is the other guy I really like in 2014. He should leave camp with the job and should be even better than he was last year. I expect more power from him. If you're looking for someone a little less obvious, I like Maikel Franco a lot. Cody Asche is likely a placeholder, and I could see Franco up with the big club in June. He isn't a fantasy beast, but could be a decent contributor at 3B for both the Phillies and his fantasy squads. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)What's your take on Cody Asche...is he the Phillies' regular third baseman in 2014?
(oldjim4920 from Los Angeles)
Hi oldjim.

There's a good chance that Asche is the Phillies starting 3B in 2014. The free agent crop at the position is weak, and while I suppose the Phillies could try make a move for someone like Chase Headley, given their already high payroll and the fact that their new TV deal doesn't kick in until 2015, the team is probably not going overpay a Michael Young again. From what I've seen, I like the bat so far. I think that the batting average might not be there, but a 15-20 HR season wouldn't surprise me. If Asche can hit .260, that's worth it for a standard mixed 3B; otherwise, he might be more of an injury replacement. In deeper leagues, he's definitely a worthy play at corner. (Mike Gianella)
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)2014 Phillies. Who gets the most-to-least big league plate appearances? Cody Asche, Maikel Franco, Freddy Galvis, Cesar Hernandez, Delmon Young, Michael Martinez?
(Broken Arrow from Far From Philly)
Cody Asche, just a hunch no real thing to back that up. (Zach Mortimer)
2012-11-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should Phillies fans be more thankful for Darin Ruf or Cody Asche? And will we ever get to be thankful for Tyson Gillies?
(Governator from Philly)
Ruf over Asche, but don't get too excited about either player. Gillies can really run and play some defense, but he's a fifth outfielder due to lack of plate discipline and power. (Jason A. Churchill)


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