Alec Asher

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Alec Asher
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Asher with the Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies – No. 49
Pitcher
Born: (1991-10-04) October 4, 1991 (age 27)
Lakeland, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
August 30, 2015, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 0–6
Earned run average 9.31
Strikeouts 16
Teams

Alec Edward Asher (born October 4, 1991) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Career

Asher had Tommy John surgery when he was 14 years old.[1] He attended McKeel Academy of Technology through his sophomore year of high school. He then transferred to Charlotte High School during his Junior year, but later went on to graduate from Lakeland Senior High School.

Asher was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 23rd round of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft out of Lakeland Senior High School in Lakeland, Florida. He had agreed to an $80,000 signing bonus with the Giants, however the team decided not to sign Asher after a bone spur was revealed in his physical.[2] He attended Santa Fe College for a year before transferring to Polk Community College.[3] He was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the fourth round of the 2012 Major League Baseball draft.[4] He made his professional debut for the Spokane Indians that year.[1] He pitched in 20 games as a relief pitcher, finishing with a 3.09 earned run average (ERA), five saves and 50 strikeouts over 35 innings.

In 2013, Asher was a starting pitcher for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.[5] He appeared in 26 games with 25 starts and went 9–7 with a 2.90 ERA and 139 strikeouts over 133 13 innings.

On July 31, 2015, Asher was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies along with Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Jake Thompson, Matt Harrison, and Jerad Eickhoff in exchange for Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman.[6] He made his major league debut on August 30.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Brown, Jess (July 4, 2012). "Spokane Indians pitcher Asher proves resilient". spokesman.com. Spokane, WA: The Spokesman-Review. Retrieved August 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Zebold, Tom (April 17, 2011). "Former Lakeland Star Alec Asher Looks to Get Another Shot". theledger.com. Lakeland, Florida: The Ledger. Retrieved August 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Coffey, Lisa (March 23, 2012). "Asher Rebuilding Major League Dreams at PSC". theledger.com. Lakeland, Florida: The Ledger. Retrieved August 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Polk's Asher Selected by Texas Rangers in Fourth Round of 2012 MLB Draft". polkeagles.com. June 5, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Zell, Jeff (June 15, 2013). "Asher overcomes arm obstacles on way to Pelicans". WBTW.com. Retrieved August 30, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Badler, Ben (July 31, 2015). "Trade Central: Phillies Get Impact Talent, Depth In Hamels Deal". Baseball America. Retrieved July 31, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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