June 4, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez (16) in the dugout prior to playing the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillis defeated the Marlins 7-3 in 11 innings. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Cesar Hernandez, Cody Asche Plot to Destroy Triple A All-Star Game

There’s no question about who the Phillies triple A All-Stars are going to be!  Because they’ve told us.

Half the IronPigs’ infield is headed to beautiful Reno, Nevada for a shot at the International League Midsummer Classic.  They are Current Phillies Already-Debuted Backup Second Baseman Cesar Hernandez and Definite Third Baseman of the Future Unless Maikel Franco Leapfrogs Him Cody Asche.

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Cesar Hernandez:

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2013 23 69 299 266 36 82 7 7 2 24 26 6 30 51 .308 .377 .410 .787
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Generated 7/3/2013.

Cody Asche:

Year G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
2013 81 349 313 38 89 20 4 8 48 7 2 29 78 .284 .347 .450 .797
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Generated 7/3/2013.

Both are 23, and currently playing positions the Phillies may possibly need filled in the near future.  Nobody is calling them Titans of the Game, because that is a term no one uses to describe things, but it’s a nice thought to have as we try to distract ourselves from the possibility of Chase Utley scarpering out of town.

Asche is seventh in the league in hits (89) and tied for third in triples, whereas Hernandez leads the league in three-baggers (7).  Hernandez is also third in stolen bases, but to be fair, he plays in the same league as Billy Hamilton, who is in first base by over 20 steals.

So get excited, because nobody’s within screaming distance of a reasonable All-Star Game start in the big leagues.

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