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Alec Asher | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Polk (FL) CC
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Alec Asher was tagged for three runs in two innings of relief Wednesday against the Rays.
Jesus Sucre hit a two-run homer off him. Asher looked to be in strong position to claim a 2017 rotation spot after posting a 2.28 ERA in five starts last September, but the Phillies left no room for him after retaining Jeremy Hellickson and adding Clay Buchholz over the winter. It'll take an injury to put him back into the mix. Mar 1 - 4:44 PM

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Alec Asher surrendered three runs through six-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Mets.

Asher didn’t allow a baserunner over the first three innings, but the Mets plated two runs off him in the fourth before Jay Bruce slugged a solo homer to begin the seventh. He struck out four and walked none in the loss. The 24-year-old probably would have arrived to the majors sooner if it wasn’t for an 80-game PED suspension, but he finished strong with a 2.28 ERA and 13/4 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings over five starts. He figures to be in the mix for a rotation spot next spring.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 10:14:00 PM

Alec Asher allowed four runs -- all unearned -- over five innings in a win over the Mets on Saturday.

Two errors that contributed to a four-run fifth inning -- with the Phillies ahead 10-0 at that point -- marred Asher's final line, but he gave up just five hits without walking a batter in the victory. Asher has now allowed just four earned runs in four starts this year, posting a 1.66 ERA and 0.92 WHIP while going 2-0 in those starts. A rematch with the Mets on Friday looms in Asher's final start of 2016.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 01:03:00 AM

Alec Asher held the Pirates to two runs over 6 1/3 innings but was stuck with a no-decision on Tuesday.

The rookie right-hander walked three but gave up only four hits on the night, striking out four. Asher departed the outing with a 2-1 lead but that quickly went away when Michael Mariot walked a batter and let a run score on a wild pitch. While he's struck out just four, Asher has also yielded only six hits and walked four over his first 12 1/3 big league innings. He'll try to keep it going Sunday versus the Marlins.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 12:45:00 AM

Alec Asher held the Nationals scoreless over six innings in his 2016 debut Thursday, helping the Phillies to a 4-1 victory.

Asher gave up just two hits and a walk over his six innings but didn't strike out a batter, enjoying some favor from the BABIP gods. Asher recently served an 80-game suspension for PED use but owned a 2.37 ERA in 12 minor league starts this year and could be an interesting NL-only flier over the final weeks of the season. His next start will come next week against the Pirates.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 10:17:00 PM

Phillies recalled RHP Alec Asher from Double-A Reading.

Asher is done serving an 80-game PED suspension and will make his first major league appearance of the season in a start Thursday night against the Nationals. The 24-year-old right-hander has put up some strong minor league numbers both this season and in seasons past, but he's not a very good fantasy bet at Washington. His next start, if he gets one, would be at home versus the struggling Pirates.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 02:16:00 PM

Alec Asher will make his first major league start of the season Thursday versus the Nationals.

Asher was suspended 80 games for a testosterone-related PED back in June and just returned to action August 23 with a string of outings in the Gulf Coast League. He was putting up tremendous numbers in the minors before that PED suspension and he's been good since his return, but it's probably best to avoid the 24-year-old right-hander for fantasy purposes against a sometimes-dangerous Washington offense.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 10:30:00 PM

Alec Asher will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with the Phillies' Gulf Coast League affiliate.

Asher was suspended 80 games in June after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug and won't be eligible to return until mid-September. He's on the Phillies' 40-man roster, so there's an outside chance he could get a call-up for the final two weeks. The 24-year-old had a 2.30 ERA and 35/7 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings in Double-A this year prior to the suspension.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 11:48:00 AM

Phillies right-hander Alec Asher has been suspended 80 games for a testosterone-related PED.

Yikes. Asher, 24, had registered a stellar 2.30 ERA and 0.84 WHIP in 54 2/3 innings this season between Double-A Reading and Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He made his major league debut with the Phillies last summer, but we probably won't see him again until 2017.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 01:08:00 PM

Phillies RHP prospect Alec Asher took a perfect game into the seventh inning Tuesday in a no-decision for Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

This one didn't end well for Asher. He retired the first 18 batters but was lifted after allowing four hits and four runs to Syracuse in the seventh inning. The 24-year-old hasn't lost in four outings since his promotion from Double-A Reading last month. Opponents have hit a mere .193 against him with 35 punch-outs in 54 2/3 innings. Asher got a chance with the Phillies last year but didn't have much success. He went 0-6 with a 9.31 ERA over seven outings.
Wed, May 18, 2016 12:04:00 PM

Phillies optioned RHP Alec Asher to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Asher, 24, had an ugly 9.31 ERA over seven starts with the Phillies last season. He'll serve as minor league rotation depth for now.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 08:35:00 AM

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.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 11:17:00 PM

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.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 11:31:00 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.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:05:00 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.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 11:32:00 PM

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