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Alec Asher | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/4/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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.
Source: MILB.com
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Andres Blanco
3Darnell Sweeney
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
LF1Cody Asche
2Aaron Altherr
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Domonic Brown
2Jeff Francoeur
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Aaron Harang
2Aaron Nola
3Matt Harrison
4Adam Morgan
5Jerad Eickhoff
6Alec Asher
7Cliff Lee
8Chad Billingsley
9Jonathan Pettibone
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Justin De Fratus
3Luis Garcia
4Jeanmar Gomez
5Mario Hollands
6Elvis Araujo
7Hector Neris
8Adam Loewen
9Jerome Williams