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Chris Archer

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Stats

W-L

12-10

ERA

2.78

WHIP

1.04

K

223

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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2015 ADP:  175.9

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (SP): Hidden

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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.

August 26, 2015  –  Chris Archer News

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Archer (11-10) fanned 12, but surrendered nine hits, four earned runs and a walk in six-plus innings in a loss to the Twins on Wednesday.

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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 28 28 1 181.0 142 56 15 223 46 12 10 0 0 0 2.78 1.04
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3-Year Averages     20 19 0 117.6 102 44 10 103 41 6 6 0 0 0 3.37 1.22

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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
Aug. 31 @Bal 6.0 4 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.78 1.04
Aug. 26 Min 6.0 9 4 4 1 1 12 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.88 1.03
Aug. 20 @Hou 9.0 1 0 0 0 1 11 0 0 1 W 0 0 0 2.77 1.01
Aug. 15 @Tex 5.3 11 8 7 1 3 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.93 1.06
Aug. 9 NYM 6.0 4 3 3 0 4 10 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.62 1.00
Aug. 4 @CWS 7.0 6 2 2 1 1 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.54 0.99
Jul. 29 Det 7.0 3 2 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.54 0.99
Jul. 24 Bal 6.0 5 1 1 0 2 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.67 1.02
Jul. 19 @Tor 7.0 5 2 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.73 1.01
Jul. 8 @KC 6.0 12 9 9 2 2 6 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.74 1.02
Jul. 3 @NYY 6.7 3 0 0 0 3 8 1 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.18 0.95
Jun. 28 Bos 6.0 5 5 5 3 1 10 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.31 0.95
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 14 4 4 1 5 29 0 0 1 2-1 0 0 0 1.71 0.90
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 6.6 IP/G
46.3 38 19 16 3 13 61 0 1 1 3-3 0 0 0 3.11 1.10
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
78.0 68 36 33 9 22 100 1 4 1 3-6 0 0 0 3.81 1.15

Chris Archer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201535211417721408.218
201447110046941725.228
201331464257314313.261

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20153461032666807.208
20143517326831107.262
2013211371334202.176

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201594.03701262693.061.06
201487.7550803564.001.38
201374.3530581893.031.01

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201581.0830911762.671.00
2014107.0540933762.781.20
201354.3440432063.481.29
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 28 28 181.0 11.09 2.29 4.85 0.75 1.61 76.3% 95.2 MPH 2.78 2.63 .306
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 6.5 9.30 2.42 3.85 0.72 75.3% 2.94 2.98 .291
Rest Of Season     0 5 34.9 9.30 2.49 3.73 0.80 76.3% 2.94 3.13 .289
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3-Year Averages     20 19 117.6 7.89 3.14 2.51 0.77 74.4% 3.37 3.60 .287

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2015 Stat Review for Chris Archer    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.85 K/BB
GREAT
11.09 K/9
ELITE
2.29 BB/9
GOOD
95.2 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
1.61 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.78 ERA
GREAT
1.04 WHIP
ELITE
2.63 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.306 BABIP
HIGH
76.3% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Archer (11-9) was spectacular on Thursday night, allowing just one hit and a walk while striking out 11 in a complete-game shutout over the Astros.

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Archer took a rough loss against the Rangers on Saturday, allowing seven earned runs and 11 hits in 5.1 innings.

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Archer allowed three runs on four hits and four walks while striking out 10 on Sunday against the Mets, but received no decision.

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Archer improved to 10-8 Tuesday against the White Sox as he allowed just two runs on one walk and six hits over seven innings. He struck out seven.

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Archer struck out 11 and allowed a pair of unearned runs on three hits over seven innings in a losing effort Wednesday.

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Archer allowed one run on five hits, walking two and striking out nine over six innings, but came away with a no-decision in the Rays' 3-1 win over Baltimore on Friday night.

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Archer (9-7) took a tough loss Sunday after surrendering just two runs on five hits while striking out six in seven innings against the Blue Jays.

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Archer (9-6) surrendered nine runs and 12 hits while striking out six and walking two over six innings in Wednesday's loss to the Royals.

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Archer was dazzling Friday night, tossing 6.2 shutout innings while allowing three hits and three walks to go with eight strikeouts. Unfortunately, the bullpen let him down, and he came away with a no-decision in a game the Yankees would win 7-5 in 12 innings.

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Archer gave up three homers in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox, leading him towards allowing five runs over six innings.

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Archer gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in eight innings Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.