Alec Asher
Alec Asher
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Colorado Rockies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Rockies in February of 2019.
Reaches deal with Colorado
PColorado Rockies  NRI
February 6, 2019
Asher agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rockies, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
ANALYSIS
The right-hander split the 2018 season between the Dodgers and Brewers organizations, logging all but two of his 24 appearances (17 starts) at the Triple-A level. While with the Brewers' Pacific Coast League affiliate at Colorado Springs, Asher posted a 6.05 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across 96.2 innings, numbers that don't portend well for him finding success at Coors Field if he should get a look with the Rockies at any point in 2019.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-29%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
2016
 
 
-24%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .227 192 35 15 39 10 1 4
Since 2016vs Right .264 197 27 13 46 7 0 7
2018vs Left .200 5 1 0 1 0 0 0
2018vs Right .143 8 1 1 1 1 0 0
2017vs Left .220 125 28 13 24 6 1 3
2017vs Right .301 140 19 10 37 5 0 7
2016vs Left .241 62 6 2 14 4 0 1
2016vs Right .182 49 7 2 8 1 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-21%
ERA at Home
2018
No Stats
2017
 
 
-45%
ERA at Home
2016
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.64 1.19 41.0 2 1 0 6.9 2.6 1.1
Since 2016Away 4.62 1.29 48.2 2 5 0 5.5 3.0 1.1
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0.00 1.00 3.0 0 0 0 6.0 3.0 0.0
2017Home 3.55 1.26 25.1 2 0 0 7.1 3.2 1.4
2017Away 6.49 1.50 34.2 0 5 0 7.0 3.6 1.6
2016Home 3.78 1.08 16.2 0 1 0 6.5 1.6 0.5
2016Away 0.00 0.73 11.0 2 0 0 0.8 0.8 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Alec Asher compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
2.00
 
K/9
6.0
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
88.7 mph
 
ERA
0.00
 
WHIP
1.00
 
BABIP
.236
 
GB/FB
0.60
 
Strand %
100.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Asher missed a significant amount of playing time due to injury and suspension last season. He suffered a shin fracture in late May at Triple-A Lehigh Valley which cost him a month of action and then was suspended 80 games for using a testosterone-related performance enhancing drug. He returned from suspension in time to be a September callup and went 2-1 with a 2.28 ERA in five starts for the Phillies. Asher credited his success to development of a two-seam fastball, which he used for the first time last season. He used the pitch frequently, throwing it more than twice as often as his cutter while holding batters to a .191 average on the pitch. Asher isn't going to generate a lot of strikeouts as a sinkerball pitcher, but if he can continue to command that pitch, he could carve out a successful career as a back-end starter in the majors. The Phillies will give him a shot to earn a rotation spot this spring.
The Phillies acquired Asher from the Rangers as part of the return in the Cole Hamels deal. Asher spent most of the year at Double-A and Triple-A before receiving a promotion to the majors at the end of August. His first taste of the majors was not great, as Asher went 0-6 with a 9.31 ERA in seven starts. He had some bad luck (.341 BABIP and 50% strand rate), but he was homer prone and also saw his strikeout rate drop from 7.6 K/9 with the Phillies Triple-A affiliate to 5.0 in the majors. Given his mediocre fastball, Asher's upside is probably as a back-of-the-rotation starter. He will likely begin the year back at Triple-A, but should get an opportunity to pitch in the majors again later on in the season.
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
August 17, 2018
Asher cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.
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Designated for assignment
PMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
August 14, 2018
Asher was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Tuesday.
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Sent back to Triple-A
PMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
July 17, 2018
Asher was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.
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Called up by Milwaukee
PMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
July 12, 2018
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Shuttled back to minors
PMilwaukee Brewers  NRI
May 12, 2018
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