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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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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

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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

Orioles optioned RHP Alec Asher to Triple-A Norfolk.

Asher was traded to the Orioles from Philadelphia two days ago for cash or a player to be named later. He had a rough go of it in the Grapefruit League, compiling a 7.11 ERA over seven outings. The 25-year-old will get a chance with the big club at some point, but not right away.
Mar 30 - 6:02 PM

Orioles acquired RHP Alec Asher from the Phillies for cash considerations or a player to be named later.

Asher had a poor spring and wasn't going to make the Phillies' Opening Day roster. Despite his Grapefruit League struggles, Asher fared well in a small sample size in the big leagues last season, contributing a 2.28 ERA over five starts for Philadelphia. He'll start out in Triple-A but should make a few cameos in Baltimore later in the year.
Mar 28 - 3:40 PM

Alec Asher started versus the Red Sox on Saturday and allowed two runs in three innings.

He now owns an unwieldy 7.80 ERA across 15 innings this spring. The 25-year-old was destined for the Triple-A rotation regardless of his results in camp and he hasn't done anything to change management's mind. He started five games for the Phillies last year and notched a 2.28 ERA with 13 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings.
Mar 25 - 5:45 PM

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

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

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