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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA
0 0.00
Birth Date10-4-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight230 lbs
Age25 years, 1 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
-0.62015
-0.12016
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 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 6.77 132.9 -0.6
2016 PHI MLB 5 5 27.7 2 1 0 22 4 13 1 .276 88 7.2 1.3 0.3 4.2 38% .231 .232 0.94 3.37 2.28 124 5.74 121.0 -0.1
CareerMLB121256.72706414299.2699510.22.21.44.639%.284.2981.385.115.881256.26127.1-0.7

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 cFIP DRA DRA-
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 67 1.12 75.5
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 79 2.00 85.0
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 3.80 102 3.16 92.4
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 6.77 132.9
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 96 3.89 99.4
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 2.08 118 6.45 118.8
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 4.73 102 4.69 107.7
2016 PHI MLB 5 5 27.7 2 1 0 22 4 13 1 .276 88 7.2 1.3 0.3 4.2 38% .231 .232 0.94 3.37 2.28 124 5.74 121.0
2016 REA AA 5 5 29.3 1 2 0 29 5 21 1 .253 115 8.9 1.5 0.3 6.4 53% .292 .235 1.16 2.88 3.38 88 3.03 92.0
2016 LEH AAA 4 4 29.3 3 0 0 15 3 19 4 .252 101 4.6 0.9 1.2 5.8 48% .136 .168 0.61 3.95 1.53 95 3.60 98.9
2016 PHL Rk 3 3 6.0 0 0 0 4 2 6 1 .249 96 6.0 3.0 1.5 9.0 54% .167 .225 1.00 4.98 1.50 93 3.37 98.8
2016 GIG Wnt 8 8 42.0 2 1 0 27 5 21 2 .000 5.8 1.1 0.4 4.5 0% .197 .000 0.76 2.66 2.14 0 0.00 0.0

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
2016 421 0.5107 0.4513 0.8632 0.6140 0.2816 0.9091 0.7586 0.1368
Career9220.49240.4610.83350.64420.28420.8940.70140.1665

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 61 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).

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

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 Fantasy or Premium accessExpert FAAB Review: Week 24Mike Gianella2016-09-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep League Report: Week 24Scooter Hotz2016-09-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 23Scooter Hotz2016-09-09
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 RevisionChristopher Crawford2015-12-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Appel RevisionRian Watt2015-12-14
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 HAMelsKate Morrison2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Rangers Go HAMelsMike Gianella2015-07-30
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 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: FriscoJordan Shusterman2014-06-05
This is Not Your Father's Baseball Road Trip: Day Nine: FriscoJake Mintz2014-06-05
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


Alec Asher has thrown 876 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2016, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (90mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph), Fourseam Fastball (90mph), Slider (81mph) and Curve (80mph).