Third Basemen of the Future
The Phillies have two intriguing prospects at third base on their way up. One is Cody Asche, who you’ve read about before on this blog. After an excellent year at AA last year, he’s having another good one in AAA. His approach to the game has drawn comparisons to Chase Utley, which is never a bad thing. He’s just 22. Just promoted to AA Reading is another third base prospect, Maikel Franco who hit 16 home runs along with a .299 batting average runs at Clearwater before his promotion. Franco is just 20. Asche will almost certainly be in the mix for third base in spring training next year.