• Full name Douglas Graham Ashcraft
  • Born 02/11/1998 in Huntsville, AL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 248 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Alabama-Birmingham
  • Debut 05/22/2022
  • Drafted in the 6th round (174th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2019 (signed for $247,500).
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    When Ashcraft turned down the Dodgers as a 12th-round pick out of high school, it was reasonable to surmise that he might turn himself into a first- or second-rounder with a strong career at Mississippi State. After all, he was a strong, powerful pitcher who had touched 99 mph in high school, and he had also shown plenty of power at the plate—he hit 16 home runs to lead the state of Alabama as a high school junior. Nothing has been easy for Ashcraft since then. He showed a blazing, mid-90s fastball as a freshman with the Bulldogs, but his season ended early because he needed hip surgery. Ashcraft then missed all of the 2018 season recovering from surgery on his other hip. He decided to transfer for his redshirt sophomore year, and began this season in Alabama-Birmingham’s rotation. But his stuff has lacked the same consistency this year. He occasionally showed a mid-90s fastball, but his command was lacking. He lost his rotation spot and had a 16.20 ERA and 13 hits allowed in just 6.2 innings in six appearances over the final month of the season. Ashcraft still has plenty of potential, but he may be better off returning to school—he has two years of eligibility remaining—to prove he’s better than his late-season swoon.

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Career Transactions

  • Cincinnati Reds recalled RHP Graham Ashcraft from Louisville Bats.
  • Cincinnati Reds optioned RHP Graham Ashcraft to Louisville Bats.
  • Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Graham Ashcraft from the 15-day injured list.
  • Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Graham Ashcraft on the 15-day injured list. Left calf contusion.
  • Cincinnati Reds activated RHP Graham Ashcraft from the bereavement list.
  • Cincinnati Reds placed RHP Graham Ashcraft on the bereavement list.

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