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Alec Asher | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Polk (FL) CC

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Alec Asher lasted only two-thirds of an inning and allowed five runs, but took a no-decision as the Phillies still beat the Mets on Wednesday.
Asher allowed three hits but also walked two and uncorked two wild pitches. Two of those three hits were home runs: a three-run shot to David Murphy, and a two-run blast by Michael Conforto. Asher hasn't looked major league-ready in six starts, as he ends his 2015 season with a 9.00 ERA, a 1.70 WHIP, and a 15/10 K/BB ratio over 27 innings. He'll get a chance to redeem himself in spring training, but Asher will likely start next season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Sep 30 - 11:17 PM

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Alec Asher limited the Marlins to one run in seven innings and even went 2-for-2 at the plate Thursday, yet still took a 1-0 loss.

His double was the Phillies' only extra-base hit of the game. Asher stands at 0-5 with a 7.52 ERA. There's no arguing that he was unlucky prior to this one, but it would have been nice if the offense gave him just a little help.
Sep 24 - 11:31 PM

Alec Asher allowed four runs in five innings, picking up the loss on Wednesday versus the Nationals.

Though it's a low bar, Wednesday's effort was arguably the best of his first for major league starts. Asher gave up seven hits and a walk and struck out four. Three of the four runs came in his final two frames. The right-hander has an ugly 9.78 ERA with a 1.91 WHIP and an 11/7 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings. Asher will try for better results next week in Miami against the Marlins.
Sep 16 - 10:05 PM

Alec Asher was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Cubs, allowing six runs on seven hits over five innings.

Asher walked three and struck out two in the contest. His biggest problem was his inability to keep the ball in the yard, with Kyle Schwarber slaughtering a pair of home runs and Kris Bryant adding a two-run shot. He has really struggled through his first two big league starts, registering a 10.67 ERA and 2.02. He should be avoided in all fantasy formats for Wednesday's start against the Nationals.
Sep 11 - 11:32 PM

Alec Asher was lit up for seven earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Asher also struggled in his major league debut Sunday against the Padres, yielding four runs in 5 2/3 innings. He was even worse on Saturday at Fenway Park. The 23-year-old right-hander is not fantasy relevant.
Sep 5 - 6:34 PM

Alec Asher lost his major league debut against the Padres on Sunday, yielding four runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Asher served up a two-run home run to Matt Kemp in the first inning and a solo home run to Justin Upton in the third. He settled in nicely, but allowed an RBI single to opposing starter James Shields before exiting the game. Overall, the right-hander gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out three. Asher, one of the Phillies' gains in the Cole Hamels trade, will start in Boston against the Red Sox next.
Aug 30 - 4:56 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of RHP Alec Asher from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Asher will make his major league debut on Sunday versus the Padres. Acquired last month from the Rangers in the Cole Hamels deal, Asher has put up a 3.97 ERA and 109/40 K/BB ratio over 133 2/3 frames between Double- and Triple-A.
Aug 30 - 8:29 AM

Phillies pitching prospect Alec Asher will be called up to make his major league debut on Sunday versus the Padres.

He's taking the rotation spot of Jerome Williams, who will head to the bullpen. Acquired last month from the Rangers in the Cole Hamels deal, Asher has put up a 3.97 ERA and 109/40 K/BB ratio over 133 2/3 frames between Double- and Triple-A. He has the ceiling of a mid-rotation starter.
Aug 28 - 4:08 PM

Phillies RHP prospect Alec Asher delivered seven shutout innings Saturday in a win for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

62 of his 93 pitches went for strikes. It was his longest outing since June 23 against New Orleans. The right-hander was acquired from Texas last week in the Cole Hamels trade. He's posted a 2.77 ERA in two starts since joining Lehigh Valley after going 3-6 in 12 starts for Round Rock.
Aug 9 - 4:39 PM

RHP Alec Asher was sent from Texas to Philadelphia in the Cole Hamels deal.

The 23-year-old Asher is 4-10 with a 4.43 ERA and a 97/37 K/BB ratio in 107 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this year. He has the arm to excel in the majors, but hasn't yet come up with consistent enough secondary pitches to dominate minor league hitters. He's still a nice pickup by the Phillies here. Something might click with different coaching, and if it does, he could be one of the team's better starting pitchers come mid-2016.
Jul 31 - 12:09 PM

Rangers right-handed pitching prospect Alec Asher struck out four batters, scattering two hits in seven shutout innings for Double-A Frisco on Friday.

Asher has been dominant over his last three starts, holding opposing batters to a .190/.235/.270 line. His best case scenario is a solid #4 starter with good command, but he could see time with the Rangers before the end of the season if there is a need.
Sat, Jun 7, 2014 11:50:00 AM

Rangers right-handed pitching prospect Alec Asher bounced had his best outing of the season on Saturday, tossing seven shutout innings for Double-A Frisco while striking out seven batters and allowing only four hits.

Asher has struggled as of late, so it's good to see a dominant outing. His ERA dropped from 5.61 to 4.41. The Rangers pitching staff is suddenly thin, so if he continues to pitch well he could see some time in Arlington before the end of the 2014 season.
Sun, May 4, 2014 12:41:00 PM

Rangers right-handed pitching prospect Alec Asher got shelled on Monday, allowing seven runs (all earned) over five innings for Double-A Frisco.

Asher allowed seven hits, which included a double, a triple, and a home run, as well as two walks, while striking out five. His ERA ballooned from 3.92 to 5.61 as a result of the poor outing. Asher has the potential to be a solid #3 pitcher, but his most likely outcome is a back-end innings-eater.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 12:04:00 PM

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