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Alec Asher

Alec Asher 51 P

Baltimore Orioles

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Alec Edward Asher
  • Age: 26 (October 4, 1991)
  • Birthplace: Lakeland, FL
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 4" Wt: 230
  • Draft: Round 4 (2012, TEX)
  • MLB Debut: 08/30/2015
  • School: Polk State CC
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Alec Asher Career Stats

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Alec Asher Awards and Honors

Alec Asher  51 P

Alec Asher
  • Full Name: Alec Edward Asher
  • Born: October 4, 1991
  • Age: 26
  • Birthplace: Lakeland, FL
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 230
  • Draft: Round 4 (2012, TEX)
  • School: Polk State CC
  • MLB Debut: 08/30/2015

2016 Highlights

Began the season with Reading (AA) and made 5 starts before being promoted to Lehigh Valley (AAA), 4/29...Placed on the DL on 5/18 with a right calf contusion...Received an 80-game suspension on 6/15 in violation of MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program...Made 3 starts for Gulf Coast League Phillies (R) and 1 for Reading before being reinstated from the restricted list on 9/8...Was recalled by the Phillies on 9/8...Held opponents to a .551 OPS in 5 starts (9/8-remainder of season) which ranked 3rd-best among all NL starters in that span...His 2.28 ERA and 0.94 WHIP ranked 4th-best among all NL starters in the same span...Made 8 starts for Cibao of the Dominican Winter League (2-1, 2.14 ERA, 42.0 IP, 27 H, 5 BB, 21 SO).

2015: Was a non-roster invitee to spring training with TEX...Began the season with Frisco (AA)...Averaged 9.00 SO/9.0 IP (43 SO, 43.0 IP) over 8 starts...Promoted to Round Rock (AAA) on 5/23...Traded to the Phillies on 7/31 and assigned to Lehigh Valley...Had a 10.0-inning scoreless streak for Lehigh Valley, 8/3-14...Had his contract selected on 8/30 and made his ML debut that night vs SD (L, 5.2 IP, 4 ER, 3 SO).

2014: Pitched for Frisco...Ranked 2nd in the Texas League in WHIP (1.11), T-3rd in wins (11), 4th in innings (154.0) and 5th in SO (122)...Held RHH to a .213 AVG (70-329) and .605 OPS...Posted a 3.81 SO/BB ratio (122 SO, 32 BB)...Named Rangers Pitcher of the Month for June (2-2, 1.93 ERA)...Went 3-0, 1.80 ERA (5 ER, 25.0 IP) over his final 5 starts.

2013: Spent the season with Myrtle Beach (A)...Led the Carolina League in SO (139) and ranked 4th in ERA (2.90) & WHIP (1.20), T-7th in wins (9) and 8th in innings (133.1)...Named a CL midseason All-Star...Won Rangers Pitcher of the Month honors for May (2-2, 2.31 ERA)...Went 5-2, 2.12 ERA (14 ER, 59.1 IP) over his final 11 starts...Ended the season with a 25.0-inning scoreless streak (8/4-26).

2012: Began his pro career with Spokane (A)...Averaged 12.86 SO/9.0 IP (50 SO, 35.0 IP)...Posted a 0.87 ERA (3 ER, 31.0 IP) in 18 of his 20 appearances; allowed 9 ER in 4.0 IP in his other 2 games.

PERSONAL: Full name is Alec Edward Asher…2010 graduate of Lakeland Senior High School (FL)…Also attended Polk State (FL) where he was named Suncoast Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2012…Underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow at age 14 (Dr. James Andrews)…His father, Bob, is the public address announcer at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL, the spring training home of the Detroit Tigers and the regular season home of the single-A Lakeland Flying Tigers.