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Chris Archer

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2016 Stats

W-L

5-13

ERA

4.60

WHIP

1.39

K

147

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Archer only dropped 0.10 off of his ERA from 2014 and yet it was widely regarded as a breakout season because his strikeout rate surged to a career-best 29 percent (fifth-best among qualified starters...

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2016 ADP:  46.94

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 190   DOB: 9/26/1988   BORN: Clayton, NC   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 6th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Archer Contract Information:

Agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million contract with the Rays in April of 2014.

July 20, 2016  –  Chris Archer News

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Archer pitched six strong innings at Coors Field on Wednesday, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out 11 and walking just two en route to his fifth win of the season.

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Chris Archer Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 18 R GCL 12 11 0 52.7 56 33 4 48 21 1 7 0 5.64 1.46
2007 18 A LAK 1 0 0 4.0 5 4 0 5 3 0 0 0 9.00 2.00
2008 19 A LAK 27 27 0 115.1 92 55 8 106 84 4 8 0 4.29 1.53
2009 20 A PEO 27 26 0 109.0 78 34 0 119 66 6 4 0 2.81 1.32
2010 21 A+ DAY 13 14 0 72.1 54 23 4 82 26 7 1 0 0 0 2.86 1.11
2010 21 AA TEN 13 13 0 70.0 48 14 2 67 39 8 2 0 0 0 1.80 1.24
2011 22 AA MON 2 25 0 134.1 136 66 11 118 80 8 7 0 0 0 4.42 1.61
2011 22 AAA DUR 2 2 0 13.0 11 1 0 12 6 1 0 0 0 0 0.69 1.31
2012 23 AAA DUR 25 25 0 128.0 99 52 6 139 62 7 9 0 0 0 3.66 1.26
2012 23 MAJ TB 6 4 0 29.3 23 15 3 36 13 1 3 0 0 0 4.60 1.23
2013 24 AAA DUR 10 10 0 50.0 50 22 6 52 23 5 3 0 0 0 3.96 1.46
2013 24 MAJ TB 23 23 2 128.7 107 46 15 101 38 9 7 0 0 0 3.22 1.13
2014 25 MAJ TB 32 32 0 194.7 177 72 12 173 72 10 9 0 0 0 3.33 1.28
2015 26 MAJ TB 34 34 1 212.0 175 76 19 252 66 12 13 0 0 0 3.23 1.14
2016 27 MAJ TB 21 21 0 123.3 121 63 20 147 51 5 13 0 0 0 4.60 1.39
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3-Year Averages     29 29 1 178.4 153 64 15 175 58 10 9 0 0 0 3.23 1.18
Career  (View All)     116 114 3 688.0 603 272 69 709 240 37 45 0 3.56 1.23

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Chris Archer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 20 @Col 6.0 4 2 2 0 2 11 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.60 1.39
Jul. 15 Bal 7.3 7 4 4 2 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.68 1.41
Jul. 8 @Bos 6.0 7 5 5 1 2 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.66 1.44
Jul. 3 Det 5.7 3 0 0 0 3 10 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.43
Jun. 28 Bos 6.3 7 4 4 1 4 9 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.76 1.45
Jun. 22 @Cle 6.0 6 4 4 1 2 5 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.70 1.43
Jun. 17 SF 6.0 6 4 3 0 3 7 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.60 1.44
Jun. 11 Hou 7.7 6 3 3 1 0 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.61 1.44
Jun. 6 @Ari 6.0 5 3 3 2 3 12 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.73 1.51
Jun. 1 @KC 6.0 8 5 4 0 2 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.75 1.52
May. 27 NYY 8.0 4 4 1 2 3 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.62 1.51
May. 22 @Det 3.0 8 6 6 1 1 4 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 5.16 1.61
May. 17 @Tor 6.0 4 2 2 1 4 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.38 1.52
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.4 IP/G
19.3 18 11 11 3 5 20 0 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 5.12 1.19
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
37.3 34 19 19 5 14 44 1 3 0 1-4 0 0 0 4.58 1.29
Last 60 Days
13 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
80.0 75 46 41 12 30 93 1 5 0 3-9 0 0 0 4.61 1.31

Chris Archer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20162456626531418.248
201545813229942009.222
201447110046941725.228

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201629481256811012.256
2015410120378111010.218
20143517326831107.262

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201664.0170792482.951.17
2015110.03801443393.111.10
201487.7550803564.001.38

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201659.34606827126.371.63
2015102.095010833103.351.18
2014107.0540933762.781.20
Chris Archer Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 18 R GCL 12 11 52.7 8.20 3.59 2.29 0.68 60.3% 5.64 4.02 .341
2007 18 A LAK 1 0 4.0 11.25 6.75 1.67 0.00 50% 9.00 3.70 .443
2008 19 A LAK 27 27 115.1 8.29 6.57 1.26 0.63 72% 4.29 4.45 .278
2009 20 A PEO 27 26 109.0 9.83 5.45 1.80 0.00 76.4% 2.81 2.83 .293
2010 21 A+ DAY 13 14 72.1 10.24 3.25 3.15 0.50 75% 2.86 2.85 .292
2010 21 AA TEN 13 13 70.0 8.61 5.01 1.72 0.26 85.9% 1.80 3.41 .261
2011 22 AA MON 2 25 134.1 7.92 5.37 1.48 0.74 73.2% 4.42 4.52 .325
2011 22 AAA DUR 2 2 13.0 8.31 4.15 2.00 0.00 94.1% 0.69 2.74 .308
2012 23 AAA DUR 25 25 128.0 9.77 4.36 2.24 0.42 70.3% 3.66 3.25 .295
2012 23 MAJ TB 6 4 29.3 11.05 3.99 2.77 0.92 1.03 63.6% 93.9 MPH 4.60 3.51 .300
2013 24 AAA DUR 10 10 50.0 9.36 4.14 2.26 1.08 76.1% 3.96 4.18 .331
2013 24 MAJ TB 23 23 128.7 7.06 2.66 2.66 1.05 1.41 76.2% 95.0 MPH 3.22 4.22 .260
2014 25 MAJ TB 32 32 194.7 8.00 3.33 2.40 0.55 1.57 74.7% 94.6 MPH 3.33 3.46 .305
2015 26 MAJ TB 34 34 212.0 10.70 2.80 3.82 0.81 1.58 74.3% 95.2 MPH 3.23 2.96 .311
2016 27 MAJ TB 21 21 123.3 10.73 3.72 2.88 1.46 1.41 71.7% 94.1 MPH 4.60 4.19 .335
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.9 7.66 4.73 1.62 1.48 76.2% 4.16 5.21 .271
Rest Of Season     0 12 75.7 7.47 3.94 1.90 1.34 73.3% 4.18 4.79 .273
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3-Year Averages     29 29 178.4 8.83 2.93 3.02 0.76 75% 3.23 3.31 .296
Career     116 114 688.0 9.27 3.14 2.95 0.90 73.8% 3.56 3.52 .303

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2016 Stat Review for Chris Archer    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.88 K/BB
AVERAGE
10.73 K/9
ELITE
3.72 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.1 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.5 HR/9
POOR
1.41 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.60 ERA
POOR
1.39 WHIP
POOR
4.19 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.335 BABIP
HIGH
71.7% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Chris Archer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Archer (4-13) gave up four earned runs on seven hits and a walk over 7.1 innings in Friday's 4-3 loss to the Orioles. He struck out six.

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Archer (4-12) gave up five earned runs on seven hits and two walks in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Red Sox. He struck out three.

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Archer (4-11) came away with a no-decision despite striking out 10 over 5,2 scoreless innings in Sunday's loss to the Tigers. He allowed three hits and three walks.

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Archer (4-11) dropped his fourth straight start in Tuesday’s game against the Red Sox. He pitched 6.1 innings, allowing four runs, seven hits and four walks while striking out nine.

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Archer feels that his struggles this season stem mainly from his performance in small stretches within games, and that he is still throwing the ball well overall, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Archer fell to 4-10 after allowing four runs on six hits and a pair of walks in six innings Wednesday against Cleveland. He struck out five.

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Archer (4-9) allowed four runs, three of which were earned, on six hits and three walks while striking out eight over six innings to take the loss Friday against the Giants.

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Archer (4-8) pitched well but was tagged with a loss against the Astros on Saturday. He struck out eight and allowed three runs on six hits and zero walks in 7.2 innings.

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Archer (4-7) struck out 12 while allowing three runs on five hits and three walks over six innings in a win Monday over Arizona.

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2015

Archer showed some growth from year one to year two. His strikeout rate went up and he showed more confidence in his changeup, but he’s not a finished product. His walk rate rose nearly two percentage points from 2013, but he was able to control some of that damage by doing a better job of keeping the ball in the yard. He went at least seven innings in just nine of his 32 outings as pitch efficiency can be a problem for him as someone who works with fastballs and sliders nearly 95% of the time. The strikeouts and the ratios are good, but one area where he needs to improve is controlling the running game as runners are 31 of 40 in stealing bases when he is on the mound. He has the ceiling to be a No. 2 starter, but he performs more like a No. 3 starter these days.

2014

Archer began the 2013 season with Triple-A Durham before receiving the call to join the Rays' rotation at the start of June. He struggled a bit initially, then turned on the gas and rattled off a fantastic season, finishing with a 9-7 record and 3.22 ERA in 23 starts that included two shutouts. He showed solid control with a 2.66 K/BB ratio, displaying a dazzling fastball that averaged about 95 mph and a hard slider to keep opposing offenses off balance. A finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year Award, Archer established himself in the rotation for 2014 and will be a pitcher to pursue on draft day.

2013

Still a top pitching prospect for the Rays, Archer posted a solid season in 2012 between Triple-A Durham and the majors. At Triple-A, Archer he posted a 3.66 ERA in 25 starts and struck out 139 batters. He is very good at preventing the long ball, only allowing 0.4 HR/9. This is likely due to a solid fastball and hard slider he keeps down in the zone to prevent extra-base hits. Archer made two starts for the Rays in June before returning as a September callup and saw mixed success, but plenty of promise. He will be in the competition for a spot in the major league rotation in spring training and will be a key part in the future.

2012

One of the pieces in the Matt Garza deal, Archer pitched the majority of last season at Double-A Montgomery before getting a cup of coffee with Triple-A Durham. The young hurler features a sinker in the low-90s and a developing curve and slider. The problem with him has been his lack of control as the 130:86 K:BB rate over the two levels indicates. He's likely headed back to Durham to start the season and should get plenty of minor league time to work on his control considering the glut of starting pitching the Rays have in front of him.

2011

Archer pitched well at High-A and Double-A last season, using a low-90s sinker in combination with a solid slider and curve. He struck out more than a batter per inning at the two levels combined and allowed just six homers in 142.1 IP, thanks to that sinker. Archer could stand to improve his command - 39 walks in 70 Double-A innings - but he's still just 22 years old and has some promise as a middle-of-the-rotation starter. Expect him to start in the high minors with a big league debut in late 2011 or 2012, but the Rays have little reason to rush him after acquiring him as part of the Matt Garza deal with the Cubs in January.