Graham Ashcraft

Graham Ashcraft

24-Year-Old PitcherSP
Cincinnati Reds
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Ashcraft's name sounds like it belongs more to a financial advisor than it does a major league pitcher, but financial advisors don't throw upper 90's fastballs like he does. Ashcraft has a reliever-like repertoire of sinker/slider/cutter that is far from a finished product. The slider was his primary putaway pitch generating swings and misses one-third of the time, but the league had little trouble with the cutters and sinkers as the two pitches had identical velocity and not much difference in their shape toward home. Ashcraft has a changeup, in theory, as he threw it 12 times in total last season, and yet did better against lefties (.232 average) than righties (.323 average.) It really is unusual to see a righty with his type of repertoire struggle so badly against righties as they also hit 10 of the 11 homers he allowed. It is tough to recommend such an incomplete product like Ashcraft no matter how hard he throws as he could quickly find himself out of the rotation if 2023 picks up where 2022 left off. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Reds in June of 2019.
Lit up for seven runs
PCincinnati Reds
October 5, 2022
Ashcraft (5-6) took the loss Wednesday, allowing seven runs on four hits and five walks over 5.1 innings against the Cubs. He struck out four.
ANALYSIS
After beginning the game with a 1-2-3 first inning, Ashcraft ran into trouble in the second, allowing three consecutive batters to reach base before giving up a three-run homer to David Bote. The right-hander mostly cruised through the next three innings before allowing four of the first five batters to reach base in the sixth and eventually being charged with four more runs. Ashcraft allowed four or more runs in each of his final three starts to go along with seven walks and seven strikeouts.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
92
Last 10 Games
95
Last 5 Games
84
How many pitches does Graham Ashcraft generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Graham Ashcraft generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-28%
BAA vs LHP
2021
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2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .232 212 36 14 45 3 0 1
Since 2020vs Right .323 252 35 16 74 16 0 10
2022vs Left .232 212 36 14 45 3 0 1
2022vs Right .323 252 35 16 74 16 0 10
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2021
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2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 4.71 1.40 57.1 3 4 0 6.1 2.8 1.1
Since 2020Away 5.10 1.45 47.2 2 2 0 6.0 2.3 0.8
2022Home 4.71 1.40 57.1 3 4 0 6.1 2.8 1.1
2022Away 5.10 1.45 47.2 2 2 0 6.0 2.3 0.8
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Graham Ashcraft compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.37
 
K/9
6.1
 
BB/9
2.6
 
HR/9
0.9
 
Fastball
97.2 mph
 
ERA
4.89
 
WHIP
1.42
 
BABIP
.324
 
GB/FB
2.49
 
Left On Base
65.9%
 
Exit Velocity
81.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.5%
 
Spin Rate
2395 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.3%
 
Swinging Strike
8.8%
 
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Tagged with six runs
PCincinnati Reds
September 30, 2022
Ashcraft (5-5) allowed six runs (five earned) on six hits and two walks over 2.2 innings Friday, striking out one and taking a loss against the Cubs.
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Allows four runs in loss
PCincinnati Reds
September 24, 2022
Ashcraft (5-4) took the loss Saturday, allowing four runs on eight hits over four innings against the Brewers. He struck out two.
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Activated prior to start
PCincinnati Reds
September 24, 2022
Ashcraft (biceps) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list prior to Saturday's start against the Brewers.
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Set to return Saturday
PCincinnati Reds
Biceps
September 20, 2022
Ashcraft (biceps) is scheduled to return from the 15-day injured list to start Saturday against the Brewers, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Next rehab outing set
PCincinnati Reds
Biceps
September 15, 2022
Ashcraft (biceps) allowed two runs on four hits with six strikeouts and a walk over three innings Thursday for Double-A Chattanooga, and he's scheduled to continue his rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Louisville, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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