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Chris Archer

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

W-L

6-5

ERA

3.31

WHIP

1.31

K

105

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 fant...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 185   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, 2014  –  Chris Archer News

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Archer turned in a solid 6.1 innings Sunday afternoon, allowing three runs (one earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out four in a 5-3 win over the Twins.

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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 20 20 0 119.7 110 44 5 105 47 6 5 0 0 0 3.31 1.31
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3-Year Averages     14 13 1 79.0 65 30 9 68 25 5 5 0 0 0 3.42 1.14

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Chris Archer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 20 @Min 6.3 6 3 1 0 2 4 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.31 1.31
Jul. 11 Tor 5.0 6 5 5 0 3 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.41 1.31
Jul. 5 @Det 8.3 6 2 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.16 1.29
Jun. 30 @NYY 7.0 5 2 2 0 2 4 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.24 1.30
Jun. 24 Pit 7.0 7 5 4 0 2 7 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.29 1.32
Jun. 19 Hou 6.7 3 0 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.14 1.33
Jun. 14 @Hou 3.0 3 6 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.40 1.37
Jun. 8 Sea 6.3 5 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.42 1.35
Jun. 3 @Mia 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.73 1.39
May. 28 @Tor 6.0 6 2 2 0 2 7 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.00 1.43
May. 23 Bos 6.0 4 0 0 0 4 11 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.11 1.44
May. 16 @LAA 5.7 2 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.59 1.45
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.6 IP/G
19.7 18 10 8 2 9 15 0 1 0 2-0 0 0 0 3.66 1.37
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.7 IP/G
40.3 33 17 14 2 15 34 1 2 0 3-1 0 0 0 3.12 1.19
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
74.3 58 26 18 2 32 69 4 3 0 4-3 0 0 0 2.18 1.21

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Chris Archer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20142705432511011.220
201331464257314313.261
20125015912102.300

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014210471353804.279
2013211371334202.176
20127221411101.164

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201453.7320541923.191.23
201374.3530581893.031.01
201212.010017613.751.25

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201459.7230472633.621.39
201354.3440432063.481.29
201217.303019725.191.21
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 20 20 119.7 7.90 3.53 2.23 0.38 1.71 74.3% 94.5 MPH 3.31 3.29 .311
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.1 7.56 3.62 2.09 0.71 74.5% 3.49 3.75 .290
Rest Of Season     0 12 63.9 7.56 3.60 2.10 0.67 74.2% 3.49 3.69 .291
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3-Year Averages     14 13 79.0 7.75 2.85 2.72 1.03 74.1% 3.42 3.91 .266

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2014 Stat Review for Chris Archer    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.23 K/BB
WEAK
7.90 K/9
GOOD
3.53 BB/9
POOR
94.5 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.4 HR/9
ELITE
1.71 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.31 ERA
GOOD
1.31 WHIP
WEAK
3.29 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.311 BABIP
HIGH
74.3% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Archer struck out seven and walked three while giving up five runs on six hits over five innings Friday night.

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Archer tossed 8.1 strong innings Saturday afternoon versus the Tigers, allowing two runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four en route to his fifth win of the season.

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Archer tossed seven strong innings Monday, allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four versus the Yankees.

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Archer gave up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in seven innings Tuesday, taking the loss against the Pirates.

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Archer scattered three hits over 6.2 scoreless innings to earn the win against Houston on Thursday. He issued two walks and struck out eight.

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Archer had his shortest outing in 14 starts this season, lasting just three innings while giving up one earned run on six hits and three walks in a loss to the Astros.

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Archer tossed 6.1 scoreless innings Sunday afternoon, surrendering just five hits and a walk while striking out two versus the Mariners.

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Archer was good Tuesday, giving up just a single run on five hits while fanning eight and walking two in seven innings against the Marlins. Unfortunately for him, Henderson Alvarez tossed a complete-game shutout for the home team, handing Archer his third loss of the season.

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Archer allowed six hits, two earned runs and two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

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Archer worked six scoreless frames Friday night, racking up 11 strikeouts while allowing four hits and four walks versus the Red Sox.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.