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Alec Asher | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Polk (FL) CC
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 4 (0) / TEX
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Alec Asher was roughed up by the White Sox on Tuesday, allowing six runs in five-plus innings to fall to 2-5.
The Orioles are short of rotation options, so they'll probably stick with Asher, even though he now has a 6.97 ERA in six starts. He was better in relief, amassing a 1.62 ERA in 16 2/3 innings out of the pen. Jun 13 - 11:22 PM

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Alec Asher allowed five runs on seven hits over four innings in a loss to the Nationals on Thursday.

Asher's command also left him, as he walked four on top of the seven hits allowed. The poor outing followed a good one against the Red Sox his last time out, and he's now gotten hit in two of his last three starts. It adds up to a 4.35 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through 41 1/3 innings of work this year. His position in the rotation is tenuous, so it's unclear whether Thursday's turn has affected his standing going forward.
Jun 8 - 10:17 PM

Alec Asher pitched well in Friday's win over the Red Sox, allowing two runs on three hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Asher struck out five and didn't walk a batter in the ballgame. It was a terrific bounce-back effort for the right-hander after he was shelled by the Astros on Sunday. He'll carry a 3.62 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Nationals in Washington.
Jun 2 - 10:44 PM

Alec Asher will start for the Orioles on Friday against the Red Sox.

Asher got lit up for six runs over just two innings Sunday versus the Astros, but the Orioles are desperate for starters. The right-hander makes for a very poor fantasy streaming option versus a dangerous Boston offense.
May 30 - 5:43 PM

Alec Asher was demolished for six runs on six hits over two innings in Sunday's loss to the Astros.

Asher -- who drew the start in place of Ubaldo Jimenez -- was working with a 3-0 advantage when he took the mound in the bottom of the second inning. That lead evaporated and then some, as the Astros plated six runs against him in the frame. He exited stage left having struck out one and walked one. Asher had been doing excellent work out of the pen prior to receiving Sunday's starting call. It remains to be seen whether he will be given another start after this rough outing, but if he does, it would come at home against the Red Sox.
May 28 - 5:15 PM

Alec Asher will start for the Orioles on Sunday in Houston.

It's unclear whether it's just a spot start or whether he's auditioning for a longer look. Asher has been terrific out of the Orioles' bullpen with a 2.17 ERA and 22/7 K/BB ratio over 29 innings. While it would take him a bit to get stretched back out, Asher has been a starter almost exclusively throughout his pro career so it shouldn't take long. It was Ubaldo Jimenez's turn Sunday, so he could be headed to the bullpen.
May 26 - 5:47 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Alec Asher from Triple-A Norfolk.

Asher was sent to the minors on Thursday but the Orioles were allowed to bring him back because of injuries to Zach Britton (forearm) and Gabriel Ynoa (hamstring). Under normal circumstances, they would have had to wait 10 days to recall him. Asher holds a 3.14 ERA in four appearances for the O's including two starts this season.
May 6 - 6:29 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Alec Asher to Triple-A Norfolk.

Asher has pitched pretty well in two different spot starts this year for the Orioles. He'll be back up eventually.
May 4 - 3:45 PM

Alec Asher posted a quality start but took a loss Tuesday, yielding three runs over six frames against the Red Sox.

Hanley Ramirez took Asher deep twice, but both of the blasts were solo shots. The right-hander struck out four on the night and didn’t walk anyone. It’s a nice showing for Asher, who has now pitched pretty well in Toronto and in Boston in his two starts. Chris Tillman (shoulder) is due back soon, but the Orioles might give Asher another start. They should leave him in the rotation and boot Ubaldo Jimenez. If he does get another turn, it will come versus the White Sox.
May 2 - 10:35 PM

Alec Asher will start for the Orioles on Tuesday against the Red Sox.

The O's had been hopeful that Chris Tillman would be ready to make that start, but he'll make one final tune-up in the minors first before rejoining the rotation. Asher has pitched well this season, posting a 2.16 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 6/3 K/BB ratio in 8 1/3 innings. He probably isn't worth a look as a streaming option against the Red Sox though.
Apr 30 - 6:36 PM

The Orioles are expected to option Alec Asher to Triple-A Norfolk.

Asher was superb in his Orioles debut Saturday against Toronto (6 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 ER) but the Orioles don't need a fifth starter for a while and could probably use a fresh arm out of the bullpen. The fifth spot in Baltimore's rotation has been a revolving door this season with Chris Tillman (shoulder) sidelined.
Apr 15 - 5:28 PM

Alec Asher pitched well in a no-decision against the Blue Jays in his Orioles' debut on Saturday, allowing just one run on three hits over his 6 1/3 innings of work.

The right-hander struck out a career-high five on the afternoon while issuing only one free pass. The one run that was charged to him came home after Asher had left the game in the seventh inning. Given how strong this outing was, there's a chance that he could remain in the O's rotation for another start.
Apr 15 - 3:51 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Alec Asher from Triple-A Norfolk.

The right-hander will start for the O's on Saturday against the Blue Jays. He looked good in his season debut at Triple-A, firing 4 1/3 shutout innings, but he isn't a recommended streaming option in most fantasy formats.
Apr 15 - 10:51 AM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed Alec Asher will start Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

Saturday will be Asher's first start in an Orioles uniform after spending the first few years of his career with Philadelphia. The right-hander hurled 4 1/3 scoreless frames Monday in his season debut for Triple-A Norfolk. Even with Toronto struggling, we wouldn't recommend Asher as a steaming option on Saturday.
Apr 13 - 6:06 PM

Alec Asher is expected to start for the Orioles on Saturday in Toronto.

Asher worked 4 1/3 scoreless innings in his first start with Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, but the 25-year-old right-hander holds a 5.88 career ERA at the major league level and will make for a poor streaming option at Rogers Centre. He probably isn't going to be up for long given that Chris Tillman (shoulder) is making steady progress with his rehab.
Source: MASN
Apr 13 - 1:42 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Ruben Tejada
3Paul Janish
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Craig Gentry
3Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Wade Miley
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Alec Asher
6Richard Bleier
7Mike Wright
8Donnie Hart
9Stefan Crichton