CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #92
Uni-Lions News: Alec Asher
With the Uni-Lions officially out of the first-half season title race, the team finally decided to do something about their foreign player gap by adding a new pitcher. On June 19, the Uni-Lions announced the signing of the former Baltimore Orioles’ right-hander Alec Asher from the Atlantic League.
The 27-year-old Alec Asher has four major league seasons under his belt. From 2015 to 2018 he pitched for the Phillies, Orioles and Brewers with a combined record of 5.42 ERA and 1.37 WHIP across 119.2 innings.
After leaving the MLB system, Asher went on and pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters and Long Islander Ducks in the Atlantic League. Prior to his signing with the Uni-Lions, he posted a 3.58 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 37.2 innings.
According to the Uni-Lions’ general manager, Alec Asher is expected to arrive in Taiwan and report to the team on Sunday. The team are still in the market for one more foreign pitcher as the fourth backup in the farm team.
Alec Asher’s Pitching Repertoire
As per Alec Asher’s scouting reports on Brooks Baseball, he relies primarily on his sinker and occasionally mixes in with other breaking pitches.
- Sinker (143kph)
- Cutter (143kph)
- Four-seam fastball (146kph)
- Slider (133kph)
- Curveball (125kph)
- Changeup (136kph)
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2019 CPBL season.