Phillies former top prospect Cody Asche outrighted by White Sox

Aug 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Cody Asche against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 12, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Cody Asche against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
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Another former Phillies prospect is losing the opportunity to play in the big leagues

Add Cody Asche to the list including Dominic Brown, Tyler Cloyd, and Tyson Gillies as Phillies prospects that never panned out at the next level.

After making the Chicago White Sox 25-man roster on opening day, the third baseman turned outfielder Asche is finding himself riding the minor league struggle bus.

Another disappointing season has resulted in Asche being outrighted from a team’s 40-man roster. This according to CSN Chicago White Sox reporter Dan Hayes, who says the Sox are done with the slumping Asche, for now.

Asche appeared in 19 games for the White Sox but hit a dismal .105 with only six hits, one of which a home run. Primarily playing first base, Asche also saw a return to the hot corner and left field for Chicago.

May 4, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas (8) tags out Chicago White Sox designated hitter Cody Asche (25) in a rundown in the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
May 4, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas (8) tags out Chicago White Sox designated hitter Cody Asche (25) in a rundown in the fourth inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

Once considered to be among the best prospects in a weak farm system, Asche made his Phillies debut in 2013 with comparisons to Chase Utley. While the swing was short like Utley’s, Ashce could never make as much consistent contact.

In 371 games over four seasons in Philadelphia, the fourth-round pick hit .240 with 70 doubles and 31 home runs.

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Triple-A Charlotte will be the home for the 26-year-old going forward as he looks to revive his troubled major league career.

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