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Chris Archer

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

3.65

WHIP

1.22

K

21

SV

0

2014 RotoWire 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.

April 19, 2014  –  Chris Archer News

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Archer bounced back nicely Saturday, tossing 6.2 innings of three-hit, one-run ball while striking out four in a 16-1 beatdown of the Yankees at Tropicana Field.

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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 4 4 0 24.7 25 10 0 21 5 2 1 0 0 0 3.65 1.22
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3-Year Averages MAJ   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
Apr. 19 NYY 6.7 3 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.65 1.22
Apr. 14 @Bal 5.0 12 7 7 0 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
Apr. 8 @KC 7.0 6 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.38 1.08
Apr. 3 Tor 6.0 4 2 2 0 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
18.7 21 8 8 0 3 14 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
24.7 25 10 10 0 5 21 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.65 1.22
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
24.7 25 10 10 0 5 21 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.65 1.22

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Chris Archer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

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

Vs. Right

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

Home

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

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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 4 4 24.7 7.66 1.82 4.20 0.00 1.95 66.7% 93.8 MPH 3.65 2.11 .340
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chris Archer
3-Year Averages MAJ   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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4.20 K/BB
ELITE
7.66 K/9
GOOD
1.82 BB/9
GREAT
93.8 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.95 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.65 ERA
AVERAGE
1.22 WHIP
GOOD
2.11 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.340 BABIP
HIGH
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Chris Archer (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brandon Belt SF 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.667 3.667
Brad Miller SEA 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 .400 1.600 2.000
Zoilo Almonte NY-A 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Justin Smoak SEA 5 3 1 3 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Brandon Crawford SF 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Jason Kipnis CLE 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Jacoby Ellsbury NY-A 10 7 0 2 2 2 1 .700 .800 1.550
Josh Hamilton ANA 7 3 1 3 0 4 2 .429 1.000 1.500
Chris Davis BAL 6 2 1 3 2 2 0 .333 1.000 1.500

Best Matchups for Chris Archer (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Nelson CIN 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Morneau COL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Michael Bourn CLE 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Adam LaRoche WAS 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brent Lillibridge TEX 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Roger Kieschnick AZ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
David Lough BAL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Corporan HOU 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Andy Dirks DET 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Carter HOU 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Archer had a rough day Monday, surrendering seven runs in five innings in a losing effort.

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Archer threw seven shutout innings Tuesday, surviving eight baserunners while striking out four Royals.

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Archer tossed six strong innings to earn the win against Toronto on Thursday, allowing two runs and four hits with seven strikeouts.

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Archer agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million contract with the Rays on Wednesday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. The new contract will kick in this season and includes team options for 2020 and 2021.

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Archer allowed just one hit over two scoreless innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox.

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Archer gave up one earned run on five hits and one walk with four strikeouts in just 2.1 innings (64 pitches) Saturday against the Blue Jays.

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Archer did not record a decision Monday against the Orioles as he pitched 4.1 innings and allowed four runs, five hits and two walks to go along with seven strikeouts.

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Archer pitched six innings allowing two runs on four hits in a no-decision Wednesday against the Rangers.

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Archer pitched six innings of shutout ball, allowing just three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts against the Twins on Friday.

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Archer gave up five runs over 3.2 innings in Monday's 11-2 loss to the Angels.

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Archer twirled seven innings of one-run ball only allowing five hits and notching five strikeouts Wednesday against the Angels.

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Archer allowed two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out four over seven innings as Tampa Bay defeated the Yankees, 7-2, Friday night.

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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.