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Alec Asher | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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 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. Aug 23 - 11:48 AM

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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.
Jun 16 - 1:08 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.
May 18 - 12:04 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.
Mar 15 - 8:35 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

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.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 06:34:00 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.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 04:56:00 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.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 08:29:00 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.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 04:08:00 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.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 04:39:00 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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 12:09:00 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

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