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Chris Archer

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

W-L

10-9

ERA

3.33

WHIP

1.28

K

173

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.

September 26, 2014  –  Chris Archer News

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Archer posted another strong outing, allowing just one run on three hits while walking two and striking out six over 7.2 innings of a 1-0 loss to Cleveland on Friday night.

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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
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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)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 26 @Cle 7.7 3 1 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.33 1.28
Sep. 20 CWS 6.3 2 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.42 1.30
Sep. 14 @Tor 7.0 3 1 1 1 3 9 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.54 1.32
Sep. 9 @NYY 6.3 7 3 3 1 0 3 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.63 1.34
Sep. 3 Tor 6.0 10 6 6 2 1 2 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 3.60 1.34
Aug. 29 Bos 4.0 10 8 7 1 2 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.40 1.33
Aug. 24 @Tor 7.0 6 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.09 1.28
Aug. 19 Det 5.7 5 4 1 0 5 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.17 1.30
Aug. 13 @Tex 7.0 4 1 1 0 2 12 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.24 1.28
Aug. 8 @ChC 6.0 5 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.33 1.30
Aug. 2 LAA 6.0 6 3 3 0 2 9 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.42 1.31
Jul. 27 Bos 6.0 6 3 3 1 2 3 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.37 1.31
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 7.0 IP/G
21.0 8 2 2 2 9 18 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 0.86 0.81
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.2 IP/G
37.3 35 19 18 6 12 26 2 2 0 2-3 0 0 0 4.34 1.26
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.3 IP/G
75.0 67 33 28 7 25 68 3 3 0 4-4 0 0 0 3.36 1.23

Chris Archer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201447110046941725.228
201331464257314313.261
20125015912102.300

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143517326831107.262
2013211371334202.176
20127221411101.164

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201487.7550803564.001.38
201374.3530581893.031.01
201212.010017613.751.25

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2014107.0540933762.781.20
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 32 32 194.7 8.00 3.33 2.40 0.55 1.57 74.7% 94.6 MPH 3.33 3.46 .305
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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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2.40 K/BB
WEAK
8.00 K/9
GOOD
3.33 BB/9
POOR
94.6 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.6 HR/9
ELITE
1.57 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.33 ERA
GOOD
1.28 WHIP
WEAK
3.46 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.305 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
74.7% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Archer pitched scoreless ball through 6.1 innings, giving up only two hits and four walks while striking out three in a win over the White Sox on Saturday.

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Archer tossed seven strong innings versus the Blue Jays on Sunday, allowing just one run on three hits and three walks while racking up nine strikeouts.

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Archer (9-8) beat the Yankees on Tuesday, tossing 6.1 innings of three-run, seven-hit ball. He also struck out three and didn't issue a walk.

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Archer struggled on Wednesday night, allowing six runs on 10 hits, walking one and striking out two over six innings of a 7-4 loss to Toronto.

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Archer was blasted for eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits, walking two and striking out three over just four innings of an 8-4 loss to Boston on Friday night.

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Archer allowed one run on six hits, walking one and striking out six over seven innings, but did not earn a decision against Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

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Archer gave up four runs (one earned) over 5.2 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Tigers. He struck out six but yielded five hits and five walks while taking no decision.

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Archer (8-6) struck out a career-high 12 batters Wednesday, allowing a run on four hits en route to a 10-1 victory over the Rangers.

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Archer tossed six strong innings Friday afternoon versus the Cubs, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits and one walk while recording six strikeouts.

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Archer struck out nine and walked two while allowing three runs on six hits over six innings to earn his seventh win of the season Saturday 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.