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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 24)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
146.7 4.55 1.26 111 8 10 0 0.4
Birth Date10-4-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
Age24 years, 10 months, 20 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
-0.62015
0.42016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2015 PHI MLB 7 7 29.0 0 6 0 42 10 16 8 .264 102 13.0 3.1 2.5 5.0 40% .330 .351 1.79 6.78 9.31 125 6.77 -0.6
CareerMLB7729.00604210168.26410213.03.12.55.040%.330.3511.796.789.311256.77-0.6

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2012 SPO A- 20 0 35.0 2 3 5 29 11 50 4 .258 102 7.5 2.8 1.0 12.9 36% .316 .250 1.14 2.98 3.09
2013 MYR A+ 26 25 133.3 9 7 0 120 40 139 10 .255 105 8.1 2.7 0.7 9.4 42% .300 .242 1.20 3.27 2.90
2014 FRI AA 28 28 154.0 11 11 0 139 32 122 18 .262 102 8.1 1.9 1.1 7.1 36% .265 .243 1.11 3.74 3.80
2015 PHI MLB 7 7 29.0 0 6 0 42 10 16 8 .264 102 13.0 3.1 2.5 5.0 40% .330 .351 1.79 6.78 9.31
2015 FRI AA 8 8 43.0 1 4 0 39 18 43 3 .276 116 8.2 3.8 0.6 9.0 32% .308 .240 1.33 3.60 3.98
2015 LEH AAA 4 4 26.0 2 0 0 27 3 12 3 .246 101 9.3 1.0 1.0 4.2 36% .273 .236 1.15 4.08 2.08
2015 ROU AAA 12 12 64.7 3 6 0 71 19 54 16 .277 93 9.9 2.6 2.2 7.5 35% .293 .312 1.39 6.03 4.73
2016 REA AA 4 4 25.3 1 2 0 24 4 16 1 .255 106 8.5 1.4 0.4 5.7 54% .274 .232 1.11 3.07 3.20
2016 LEH AAA 4 4 29.3 3 0 0 15 3 19 4 .252 105 4.6 0.9 1.2 5.8 48% .136 .167 0.61 3.92 1.53
2016 PHL Rk 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 .257 101 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 67% .333 .172 1.00 1.33 0.00

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2015 501 0.4770 0.4691 0.8085 0.6695 0.2863 0.8813 0.6533 0.1915
Career5010.4770.46910.80850.66950.28630.88130.65330.1915

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 PHI $
2015 PHI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 36 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Philadelphia 3/16. Placed on restricted list 6/16/16 (80-game suspension for violating MLB PED policy).
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Philadelphia 8/30/15.
  • Acquired by Philadelphia in trade from Texas 7/31/15.
  • Drafted by Texas 2012 (4-156) (Polk County JC, Fla.). $0.15M signing bonus ($0.2776M slot).

2016 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/15/2015 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 9.8 9.9 0 31 31 165.8 138 40 125 21 .262 1.08 3.43 3.72 30.0 3.3
80o 9.1 10.1 0 30 30 159.1 140 41 120 21 .273 1.14 3.77 4.1 22.1 2.4
70o 8.6 10.2 0 29 29 154.3 142 41 116 22 .281 1.19 4.02 4.37 16.9 1.8
60o 8.1 10.2 0 28 28 150.3 143 42 113 22 .288 1.23 4.24 4.61 12.6 1.4
50o 7.7 10.3 0 27 27 146.6 144 42 111 22 .295 1.27 4.45 4.83 9.0 1.0
40o 7.4 10.4 0 27 27 142.9 144 42 108 22 .301 1.30 4.65 5.06 5.4 0.6
30o 7 10.4 0 26 26 139.1 145 42 105 22 .308 1.35 4.88 5.3 2.0 0.2
20o 6.5 10.5 0 25 25 134.6 146 43 102 22 .317 1.40 5.14 5.59 -1.9 -0.2
10o 5.9 10.5 0 24 24 128.5 146 43 97 22 .328 1.47 5.52 6 -6.7 -0.7
Weighted Mean7.810.302727146.61434211122.2941.264.434.819.31.0

2016 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 8/24/2016 11:14 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 8.8 9.8 0 29 29 155.0 138 40 114 21 .255 1.15 3.80 3.99 16.7 1.8
80o 8.1 9.9 0 28 28 148.5 140 41 109 21 .266 1.22 4.14 4.36 10.0 1.1
70o 7.7 10 0 27 27 144.0 142 41 106 22 .274 1.27 4.38 4.62 5.6 0.6
60o 7.3 10 0 26 26 140.1 143 42 103 22 .281 1.32 4.60 4.85 1.9 0.2
50o 6.9 10 0 26 26 136.5 144 42 100 22 .288 1.36 4.80 5.07 -1.4 -0.2
40o 6.6 10.1 0 25 25 133.0 144 42 98 22 .294 1.40 5.01 5.29 -4.6 -0.5
30o 6.2 10.1 0 24 24 129.3 145 42 95 22 .301 1.45 5.23 5.53 -7.9 -0.9
20o 5.8 10.1 0 23 23 125.0 146 43 92 22 .309 1.51 5.49 5.81 -11.4 -1.2
10o 5.2 10.1 0 22 22 119.2 147 43 88 22 .321 1.59 5.86 6.21 -16.1 -1.8
Weighted Mean6.91002626136.51434210022.2861.354.785.05-1.1-0.1

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
15% 24% 6% 16% 43%

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2016 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2017256802222131134411002135.3051.344.845.389.22.86.91.4-0.1
201826570181810310332811635.3011.314.695.229.02.87.11.40.1
2019275601717989929751735.2981.314.915.469.12.76.91.6-0.2
2020285601717989829751635.3011.304.775.309.02.76.91.5-0.0
2021294501212727123571135.2991.304.725.258.82.97.11.40.0
2022304501212737222571135.2991.284.675.198.82.77.01.30.1
2023313401111656519511035.3011.294.705.239.02.67.01.40.0
202432340101056561743935.3011.304.745.279.02.76.91.40.0
2025333309953531641835.3011.304.705.239.02.77.01.40.0

Upside By Year

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
out of baseball4.30.30.10.90.86.4

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
2015out of baseball4.30.30.10.90.86.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 90)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Bryan Augenstein 2011 11.12
2 93 Luke Hochevar 2008 5.86
3 92 Graham Taylor 2008 0.00 DNP
4 92 Cesar Valdez 2009 0.00 DNP
5 92 Tanner Peters 2015 0.00 DNP
6 92 Dillon Gee 2010 2.73
7 92 Ian Snell 2006 5.03
8 92 Ross Stripling 2014 0.00 DNP
9 92 Todd Redmond 2009 0.00 DNP
10 92 Jeff Manship 2009 5.97
11 91 Matt Buschmann 2008 0.00 DNP
12 91 Daryl Thompson 2010 0.00 DNP
13 91 Dan Straily 2013 4.37
14 91 Asher Wojciechowski 2013 0.00 DNP
15 90 Jason Windsor 2007 0.00 DNP
16 90 Daniel Wright 2015 0.00 DNP
17 90 Ryan Webb 2010 3.20
18 90 Yohan Pino 2008 0.00 DNP
19 90 Greg Smith 2008 4.35
20 90 J.R. Graham 2014 0.00 DNP
21 90 Carlos Carrasco 2011 4.91
22 90 A.J. Griffin 2012 3.17
23 90 David Phelps 2011 0.00 DNP
24 90 Justin Germano 2007 4.86
25 90 Kyle McPherson 2012 2.73
26 90 Roenis Elias 2013 0.00 DNP
27 90 John Ely 2010 5.67
28 90 Ben Snyder 2010 0.00 DNP
29 90 Paolo Espino 2011 0.00 DNP
30 90 Paul Oseguera 2008 0.00 DNP
31 90 Heath Rollins 2009 0.00 DNP
32 90 Logan Verrett 2014 0.00 DNP
33 90 Abe Alvarez 2007 0.00 DNP
34 90 Andrew Heaney 2015 3.49
35 90 Tim Cooney 2015 3.45
36 90 Sean Murphy 2013 0.00 DNP
37 89 Chris Mason 2009 0.00 DNP
38 89 Mike Rayl 2013 0.00 DNP
39 89 Kevin Pucetas 2009 0.00 DNP
40 89 Tyler Thornburg 2013 2.29
41 89 Blake Wood 2010 5.26
42 89 Mike Wright 2014 0.00 DNP
43 89 Seth Maness 2013 2.47
44 89 Tyler Wilson 2014 0.00 DNP
45 89 Drew Naylor 2010 0.00 DNP
46 89 Justin Grimm 2013 6.43
47 89 Matthew Flemer 2015 0.00 DNP
48 89 Michael Bowden 2011 4.05
49 89 Gus Schlosser 2013 0.00 DNP
50 89 Tanner Roark 2011 0.00 DNP
51 89 Juan Nicasio 2011 4.40
52 89 Barry Enright 2010 3.91
53 89 Esmil Rogers 2010 7.38
54 89 Casey Lawrence 2012 0.00 DNP
55 89 Josh Collmenter 2010 0.00 DNP
56 89 Darin Gorski 2012 0.00 DNP
57 89 James Simmons 2011 0.00 DNP
58 89 Brad Meyers 2010 0.00 DNP
59 89 Micah Owings 2007 4.78
60 89 Cory Riordan 2010 0.00 DNP
61 89 Eric Jokisch 2014 3.77
62 89 Edgar Gonzalez 2007 5.38
63 88 Daniel Winkler 2014 0.00 DNP
64 88 Adam Wainwright 2006 3.12
65 88 Liam Hendriks 2013 7.42
66 88 Anthony Swarzak 2010 0.00 DNP
67 88 Billy Buckner 2008 3.21
68 88 Luis Marte 2011 2.45
69 88 Steven Wright 2009 0.00 DNP
70 88 Paolo Espino 2011 0.00 DNP
71 88 Matt Loosen 2013 0.00 DNP
72 88 Steven Matz 2015 2.27
73 88 Brandon Workman 2013 4.97
74 88 Ryan Mullins 2008 0.00 DNP
75 88 Charles Brewer 2012 0.00 DNP
76 88 James McDonald 2009 4.86
77 88 Tobi Stoner 2009 4.00
78 88 Kyle Lobstein 2014 4.58
79 88 Ty Blach 2015 0.00 DNP
80 88 Michael Mariot 2013 0.00 DNP
81 88 Steven Hensley 2011 0.00 DNP
82 88 Pedro Villarreal 2012 0.00
83 88 Brayan Villarreal 2011 6.75
84 88 Adam Miller 2009 0.00 DNP
85 88 Garrett Richards 2012 5.83
86 88 Andrew Carraway 2011 0.00 DNP
87 88 Hung-Wen Chen 2010 0.00 DNP
88 88 George Kontos 2009 0.00 DNP
89 88 Shaun Marcum 2006 5.06
90 88 Michael Cisco 2011 0.00 DNP
91 88 Rob Scahill 2011 0.00 DNP
92 88 Zach Stewart 2011 5.88
93 88 Graham Stoneburner 2012 0.00 DNP
94 88 Sean Gilmartin 2014 0.00 DNP
95 88 Polin Trinidad 2009 0.00 DNP
96 88 Brett Oberholtzer 2014 4.57
97 88 Tyler Duffey 2015 3.10
98 88 Armando Rodriguez 2012 0.00 DNP
99 88 Chad Bell 2013 0.00 DNP
100 88 Nick Tepesch 2013 5.03

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .379 .408 .667 .383
11 vs R (Multi) .293 .369 .586 .317
18 Split (Multi) .086 .039 .080 .066
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .379 .408 .667 .383
31 vs R (2015) .293 .369 .586 .317
38 Split (2015) .086 .039 .080 .066
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 Asher's first seven major-league starts were a collective disaster, save for a late September outing against the Marlins, and the hope is he has nowhere to go but up. That's a hope worth clinging to more tightly than usual, as Asher's stuff doesn't exactly scream “Will Play Up As a Reliever,” and his value as a transitional starter is more valuable to the Phillies than another reliever at this point in time. Hey, the major leagues are hard, and Asher's wake up call to this fact was a bit ruder than most, to be sure. He will need to get ahead of hitters more often, and get one part of his secondary stuff up to put-away status to have a shot of making it past the transitional period. He'll get another look in 2016, but the leash won't be infinite, and it seems he'll need a breakthrough to progress past his current back-end-starter ceiling.
2015 Alec Asher is a 2012 fourth-rounder who lost some of his prospect luster last year as both his performance and raw stuff took a step back at Double-A, but you can never have too many up-and-down starter types.

BP Articles

Alec Asher is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessDraft Notes: Weekend of March 4-6Adam McInturff2016-03-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: A Refresher on ChangeupsJeff Long2016-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Appel RevisionRian Watt2015-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Appel RevisionChristopher Crawford2015-12-14
Transaction Analysis: How the AL Division Champs Got HereBP Staff2015-10-08
Fantasy Rounders: Sailing the C of SeagerDoug Thorburn2015-09-16
Raw Projection: Ep. 13: Probably for the BestCJ Wittmann2015-08-03
Raw Projection: Ep. 13: Probably for the BestTucker Blair2015-08-03
Raw Projection: Ep. 13: Probably for the BestMauricio Rubio2015-08-03
BP Unfiltered: The 2015 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis ThreadBaseball Prospectus2015-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Rangers Go HAMelsJeff Moore2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Rangers Go HAMelsColin Young2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Rangers Go HAMelsMatthew Trueblood2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Rangers Go HAMelsKate Morrison2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Rangers Go HAMelsMike Gianella2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 26, 2015Brendan Gawlowski2015-05-27
Eyewitness Accounts: May 14, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-05-14
Every Team's Moneyball: Texas Rangers: Shortstop DepthKate Morrison2015-03-31
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day Nine: FriscoJake Mintz2014-06-05
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day Nine: FriscoJordan Shusterman2014-06-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Sunday, August 4Zach Mortimer2013-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, May 7Zach Mortimer2013-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 12-14Zach Mortimer2013-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Backfields Notes: Texas RangersJason Cole2013-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Backfields Notes: Texas RangersJason Parks2013-03-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)hi Jordan, thanks for chatting. A lot of focus is on the Rangers big three SP prospects, Thompson, Chi Chi, and Jackson, but what about guys like Alec Asher and Jared Eickoff? Do they have a future in a rotation as well? If so, where do they fit?
(Kyled95 from New York)
Of the lower tier of guys, I like Faulker the best. 93-95 with funk from the left side is always fun. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-02-12 19:00:00 (link to chat)Is Alec Asher a possible rotation mate this year? Does his mound presence comp to a Holland who's makeup seems to have help grown Holland into a great MLB SP
(@MaineSkin from ME)
I wouldn't compare Asher's mound presence to Holland, but rather to Colby Lewis. As of right now, I think Asher starts in AAA. (Kate Morrison)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Alec Asher: MORP, BORP, Other?
(MonkeyEpoxy from Amarillo)
He was the one Myrtle Beach starting pitcher I missed this season. He had a good season and finished strong though. I think back-of-rotation is probably the safest bet there like a no. 4 type shows a plus fastball with decent secondaries and throws strikes. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Alec Asher as a major league starter?
(TPX2 from Taiwan)
Last answer should say "suspicions" and not "suspicious," obviously. On Asher, I see a major league quality arm with a chance to be a no. 4 starter or so. Big body with a decent delivery. Throws strikes and shows a plus fastball with okay secondaries. (Jason Cole)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Alec Asher threw 455 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2015, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph), Sinker (91mph) and Slider (85mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (79mph).