Cody James Asche (born June 30, 1990) is an American professional baseball third baseman and left fielder in the New York Mets organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox. He is 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall, and weighs 205 pounds (93 kg). After growing up in O'Fallon, Missouri, he attended the University of Nebraska, where he played college baseball for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, majored in economics and achieved recognition for both his athletic and academic performance. He was drafted by the Phillies in 2011. He quickly progressed through the minor league system, briefly dabbling at second base before predominantly sticking at third base and left field. At both positions, minor league scouts regarded his defensive ability as sub-optimal.
The Phillies called him up to the major leagues and he became the team's starting third baseman in 2014. Many compare his playing style, particularly his demeanor and work ethic, to that of former Phillies' teammate Chase Utley. As a hitter, he is better as a contact hitter than a power hitter; defensively, he has improved, which has drawn accolades from former Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg.
He is also known as Cody James Asche.