Alec Asher
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 240LBS | Age: 32
Draft: 2012 | Rd: 4, #156, Texas Rangers | Polk State CC
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 2 1 2.28 5 5 0 27.2 13 0.94
2017 2 5 5.25 24 6 0 60 47 1.40
2018 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 3 2 1.00
4 Seasons 4 12 5.42 38 18 0 119.2 78 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 5 2-1 2.28 27.2 13 0.94
2017 24 2-5 5.25 60 47 1.40
2018 2 0-0 0.00 3 2 1.00
4 Seasons 38 4-12 5.42 119.2 78 1.38
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 23 501 111 8 7.2 5.8 88.2 109.2 16.9 29.7 .276 .495 .430 .364 .384 30.6 11.6 7.2 9.31 5.70
2016 24 424 92 1 1.1 0.9 86.8 108.1 16.5 35.9 .253 .382 .243 .294 .309 32.6 11.7 3.6 2.28 3.61
2017 25 1069 188 12 6.4 4.5 86.9 114.4 15.9 37.8 .250 .428 .339 .328 .354 27.7 17.7 8.7 5.25 4.67
2018 26 37 10 0 0.0 0.0 91.4 107.9 23.1 30.0 .252 .330 .217 .290 .308 20.0 15.4 7.7 0.00 3.52
Player 2031 401 21 5.2 4.0 87.3 114.4 16.5 34.9 .258 .433 .339 .329 .351 29.4 14.8 7.2
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Asher relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(48.6%) ,
Four Seamer
(18.9%) ,
Cutter
(13.5%) ,
Slider
(10.8%) ,
Curveball
(5.4%) ,
Changeup
(2.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 39.6 23.4 27.0 9.9 26.1 45.0 28.8 2.7 27.0 31.5 22.5 6.3 7.2 5.8
2016 38.0 22.8 30.4 8.7 29.3 38.0 32.6 10.9 22.8 28.3 28.3 8.7 1.1 0.9
2017 38.3 21.8 28.7 11.2 36.7 37.2 26.1 3.7 30.3 31.4 22.3 5.3 6.4 4.5
2018 30.0 40.0 20.0 10.0 60.0 30.0 10.0 0.0 20.0 50.0 30.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Player 38.4 22.9 28.4 10.2 32.7 39.4 27.9 5.0 27.4 31.2 23.9 6.2 5.2 4.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2018 Changeup MIL R 1 83.7 29.0 -2.7 -9 12.5 -1.0 -7
2018 4-Seam Fastball MIL R 7 89.5 20.2 -2.4 -13 4.3 -2.3 -35
2018 Cutter MIL R 5 87.1 24.7 3.5 12 2.4 0.1 3
2018 Curveball MIL R 2 77.5 54.9 -2.8 -5 4.7 -4.4 -49
2018 Sinker MIL R 18 88.4 24.4 -0.7 -3 10.9 -3.0 -22
2018 Slider MIL R 4 82.6 40.1 0.4 1 3.4 -2.1 -39
2017 Changeup BAL R 89 82.7 26.7 -3.8 -12 14.6 1.4 11
2017 Sinker BAL R 467 90.7 20.1 -2.0 -9 16.3 1.8 13
2017 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 169 89.5 19.8 -3.1 -18 4.2 -3.5 -46
2017 Cutter BAL R 187 88.0 26.4 0.0 0 2.5 0.5 26
2017 Slider BAL R 2 81.7 45.1 5.2 13 7.7 1.9 32
2017 Curveball BAL R 153 79.1 50.7 -1.9 -4 6.3 -1.8 -22
2016 4-Seam Fastball PHI R 43 90.5 17.0 0.7 4 6.9 0.2 2
2016 Sinker PHI R 207 89.9 23.2 -0.5 -2 14.9 1.3 10
2016 Slider PHI R 10 82.9 38.5 -0.4 -1 3.5 -2.1 -37
2016 Changeup PHI R 73 81.7 29.7 -3.5 -11 12.5 0.5 4
2016 Curveball PHI R 89 80.5 47.8 -4.4 -8 5.9 -3.4 -37
2015 Sinker PHI R 80 91.2 19.3 -3.1 -14 13.6 0.0 0
2015 Curveball PHI R 17 79.8 47.8 -5.7 -11 4.7 -4.4 -48
2015 Changeup PHI R 60 83.8 23.5 -7.3 -24 8.6 -3.9 -31
2015 4-Seam Fastball PHI R 216 92.3 14.7 1.3 8 6.9 0.2 3
2015 Slider PHI R 117 85.5 32.7 -2.7 -8 4.2 -0.7 -15
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2018 Sinker 1.5 0 18 48.6 6 .333 .500 .358 12.5 0.0 0.0 .385 .488 .384 16.7
2018 4-Seam Fastball 6.8 0 7 18.9 4 .000 .000 .400 50.0 25.0 33.3 .204 .243 .328 50.0
2018 Cutter 4.0 0 5 13.5 1 .000 .000 .000 33.3 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
2018 Slider 5.9 0 4 10.8 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .093 .273 .146 0.0
2018 Curveball -2.5 0 2 5.4 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 Changeup 19.6 0 1 2.7 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 -- .013 .027 .017 0.0
2017 Sinker 0.1 0 467 43.7 131 .243 .396 .348 16.6 19.8 22.0 .239 .392 .333 29.4
2017 Cutter -2.3 -4 187 17.5 39 .333 .611 .406 22.8 15.4 11.5 .254 .523 .338 16.1
2017 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -3 169 15.8 38 .294 .500 .369 11.5 7.9 5.8 .327 .551 .394 34.4
2017 Curveball 1.2 2 153 14.3 34 .219 .406 .271 34.8 29.4 16.9 .195 .377 .247 30.4
2017 Changeup 0.8 1 89 8.3 21 .263 .421 .331 36.8 9.5 10.0 .259 .314 .290 23.5
2017 Slider -3.5 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 138 501 -7 -7 -1 -3 -19
2016 111 424 3 5 -4 -2 2
2017 263 1,067 5 4 -8 -6 -5
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 501 48.5 68.7 88.6 27.9 62.5 44.7 59.4 47.7 18.8 6.6 78.8
2016 424 46.0 61.0 90.8 33.6 77.9 45.5 55.9 46.2 13.3 6.1 76.9
2017 1,069 44.8 63.2 84.4 27.3 67.1 41.7 52.8 43.3 21.2 5.9 84.1
2018 37 45.9 70.6 75.0 35.0 85.7 40.5 76.9 51.4 21.1 10.8 75.0
Player 2,031 46.0 64.3 86.7 28.9 69.1 43.2 55.8 45.2 18.9 6.2 81.0
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 39 53 57
2016 13 47 29 79
2017 32 45 34 32 30 57 41 57 89 22 43 27 46 16 89 70 65
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 -- 1 0.8 0 0 2 0 0.0
2017 22.4 10 9.1 1 2 3 7 70.0
Player 22.4 11 9.9 1 2 5 7 63.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 1 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0
2017 10 10 9 8 11 10 10 8 10 7 10 10 8 8 10 9 8 8 10 10 8 11 10 8 7 8 10 10 9 10 9
Player 11 10 11 8 13 11 12 8 12 7 12 12 8 8 11 9 8 8 10 12 8 11 12 8 7 8 12 12 9 12 9
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.0 90.0 -2.0 89.9 -0.1 88.5 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 83.7 81.7 -2.0 82.7 1.0 83.7 1.0
Breaking Velocity 84.8 80.7 -4.1 79.2 -1.5 80.9 1.7
Exit Velocity 88.2 86.8 -1.4 86.9 0.1 91.4 4.5
Launch Angle 16.9 16.5 -0.4 15.9 -0.6 23.1 7.2
Barrel % 7.2 1.1 -6.1 6.4 5.3 0.0 -6.4
Hard Hit % 30.6 32.6 2.0 27.7 -4.9 20.0 -7.7
Sweet Spot % 29.7 35.9 6.2 37.8 1.9 30.0 -7.8
xBA .276 .253 -0.023 .250 -0.003 .252 0.002
BA .339 .216 -0.123 .263 0.047 .167 -0.096
xwOBA .364 .294 -0.070 .328 0.034 .290 -0.038
wOBA .430 .243 -0.187 .339 0.096 .217 -0.122
xSLG .495 .382 -0.113 .428 0.046 .330 -0.098
SLG .629 .294 -0.335 .448 0.154 .250 -0.198
K% 11.6 11.7 0.1 17.7 6.0 15.4 -2.3
BB% 7.2 3.6 -3.6 8.7 5.1 7.7 -1.0
Swing % 47.7 46.2 -1.5 43.3 -2.9 51.4 8.1
Whiff% 18.8 13.3 -5.5 21.2 7.9 21.1 -0.1
In Zone % 48.5 46.0 -2.5 44.8 -1.2 45.9 1.1
Out of Zone % 51.5 54.0 2.5 55.2 1.2 54.1 -1.1
Out of Zone Swing % 27.9 33.6 5.7 27.3 -6.3 35.0 7.7
First Pitch Swing % 31.9 15.3 -16.6 19.6 4.3 46.2 26.6
First Pitch Strike % 59.4 55.9 -3.5 52.8 -3.1 76.9 24.1
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 109 .239 47 6 12.8 62 19 30.6
2017 Shifts 263 .339 139 8 5.8 124 54 43.5
2018 Shifts 13 .217 8 0 0.0 5 0 0.0
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2015 142 15.9 43.0% 2.8% 80 23.6 2.5% 16.3%
2016 148 15.1 48.0% 0.0% 56 25.8 0.0% 25.0%
2017 308 15.5 39.6% 1.6% 219 24.6 0.0% 14.6%
2018 12 17.8 16.7% 8.3% 2 19.9 0.0% 0.0%
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Pitch Distribution