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Chris Archer

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2016 Stats

W-L

8-19

ERA

4.02

WHIP

1.24

K

228

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.

September 24, 2016  –  Chris Archer News

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Archer (8-19) gave up two earned runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Red Sox. He struck out seven.

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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 32 32 0 194.7 177 87 29 228 65 8 19 0 0 0 4.02 1.24
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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)     127 125 3 759.3 659 296 78 790 254 40 51 0 3.51 1.20

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Chris Archer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Sep. 23 Bos 6.0 7 2 2 1 2 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.02 1.24
Sep. 16 @Bal 6.3 7 3 3 2 1 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.05 1.23
Sep. 10 @NYY 7.0 4 3 3 2 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.05 1.23
Sep. 4 Tor 6.3 5 2 2 0 1 9 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 4.06 1.25
Aug. 28 @Hou 7.0 4 3 3 1 2 10 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.10 1.27
Aug. 23 Bos 5.0 5 2 1 0 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.11 1.28
Aug. 17 SD 7.3 4 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.18 1.28
Aug. 12 @NYY 6.0 7 5 5 1 0 9 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.39 1.31
Aug. 6 Min 6.0 3 1 1 0 3 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.26 1.32
Aug. 1 KC 7.3 6 3 3 1 1 6 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 4.38 1.33
Jul. 26 @LAD 7.0 4 3 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.42 1.35
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
12.3 14 5 5 3 3 11 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 3.65 1.38
Last 30 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
32.7 27 13 13 6 7 36 1 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 3.58 1.04
Last 60 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
71.3 56 27 24 9 14 81 2 2 0 3-6 0 0 0 3.03 0.98

Chris Archer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016392112328015114.227
201545813229942009.222
201447110046941725.228

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016431116339717015.247
2015410120378111010.218
20143517326831107.262

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2016102.0310012334102.651.13
2015110.03801443393.111.10
201487.7550803564.001.38

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201692.759010531195.541.37
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 32 32 194.7 10.54 3.01 3.51 1.34 1.50 72.8% 94.3 MPH 4.02 3.84 .316
Today's Projections     0 1 5.9 7.32 3.03 2.42 0.85 69.2% 3.99 0.61 .284
Next 7 Days     0 1 5.9 7.32 3.03 2.42 0.85 69.2% 3.99 3.81 .284
Rest Of Season     0 1 5.9 7.32 3.03 2.42 0.85 69.2% 3.99 3.81 .284
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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     127 125 759.3 9.36 3.01 3.11 0.92 73.9% 3.51 3.49 .301

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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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3.51 K/BB
GOOD
10.54 K/9
ELITE
3.01 BB/9
WEAK
94.3 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.3 HR/9
POOR
1.50 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.02 ERA
WEAK
1.24 WHIP
GOOD
3.84 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.316 BABIP
HIGH
72.8% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Archer didn't factor into the decision against the Orioles on Friday, giving up three earned runs on seven hits and a walk over 6.1 innings. He struck out four.

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Archer (8-18) gave up three earned runs on four hits and a walk over seven innings in Saturday's 5-1 loss to the Yankees. He struck out six.

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Archer (8-17) gave up two runs on five hits and a walk over 6.1 innings while striking out nine in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Sunday.

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Archer (8-17) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out 10 over seven innings to earn the win Sunday against the Astros.

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Archer (7-17) pitched five innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out six Red Sox in Tuesday's loss.

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Archer (7-16) pitched 7.1 shutout innings, allowing just four hits, striking out nine and walking one in a 2-0 victory over the Padres on Wednesday.

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Archer (6-16) mowed down nine Yankees in Friday's 6-3 loss, but also gave up five earned runs on seven hits over six innings.

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Archer (6-15) mowed down seven Twins while giving up an earned run on three hits and three walks over six innings in Saturday's 7-3 victory.

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Archer (5-15) allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with six strikeouts over 7.1 innings in a loss Monday to the Royals.

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Archer (5-14) allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits over seven innings, taking the loss Tuesday against the Dodgers despite striking out eight without a walk.

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Archer is one of several Rays pitchers drawing strong trade interest around the majors, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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 hes 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.