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Chris Archer

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2017 Stats

W-L

10-12

ERA

4.07

WHIP

1.26

K

249

SV

0

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Even with Archer having surpassed 30 starts in four straight seasons, with strong numbers to boot, he continues to be dogged by concerns that he won't hold up. Is time running out on his arm? It's a r...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 195   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 30, 2017  –  Chris Archer News

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Archer (10-12) earned the win over the Orioles on Saturday, allowing just two hits and two walks over five scoreless innings. He struck out six.

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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 33 33 0 201.3 183 90 30 233 67 9 19 0 0 0 4.02 1.24
2017 28 MAJ TB 34 34 0 201.0 193 91 27 249 60 10 12 0 0 0 4.07 1.26
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3-Year Averages     33 33 0 204.8 183 85 25 244 64 10 14 0 0 0 3.74 1.21
Career  (View All)     162 160 3 967.0 858 390 106 1,044 316 51 63 0 3.63 1.21

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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. 30 Bal 5.0 2 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.07 1.26
Sep. 24 @Bal 3.7 8 6 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.18 1.27
Sep. 19 ChC 6.0 4 2 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.02 1.25
Sep. 13 NYY 4.0 6 3 3 0 3 5 0 2 0 L 0 0 0 4.06 1.26
Sep. 8 @Bos 3.0 9 8 6 1 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.00 1.24
Sep. 2 @CWS 0.0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.76 1.20
Aug. 27 @StL 7.0 5 1 1 1 1 8 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.66 1.19
Aug. 22 Tor 6.0 4 3 1 1 1 10 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.76 1.21
Aug. 17 @Tor 7.0 5 3 3 2 0 10 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.84 1.22
Aug. 12 Cle 5.3 7 3 3 0 2 8 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.84 1.24
Aug. 6 Mil 6.0 3 1 1 1 2 7 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.80 1.23
Aug. 1 @Hou 6.0 6 4 4 2 0 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.89 1.24
Jul. 27 @NYY 6.0 7 3 3 1 2 10 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.80 1.25
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.9 IP/G
14.7 14 8 7 2 4 14 0 0 0 1-2 0 0 0 4.30 1.23
Last 30 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.6 IP/G
21.7 31 21 18 5 8 24 0 2 0 1-5 0 0 0 7.48 1.80
Last 60 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
65.0 68 39 34 13 16 82 1 4 0 3-6 0 0 0 4.71 1.29

Chris Archer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017401119349617313.263
2016410114348516115.231
201545813229942009.222

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017451130269720114.232
2016440119339817115.244
2015410120378111010.218

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2017105.056014028103.261.13
2016102.0310012334102.651.13
2015110.03801443393.111.10

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201796.056010932174.971.40
201699.369011033205.441.36
2015102.095010833103.351.18
Chris Archer vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 33 33 201.3 10.42 3.00 3.48 1.34 1.50 72.7% 94.3 MPH 4.02 3.87 .314
2017 28 MAJ TB 34 34 201.0 11.15 2.69 4.15 1.21 1.33 71.7% 95.5 MPH 4.07 3.44 .343
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3-Year Averages     33 33 204.8 10.72 2.81 3.81 1.10 73% 3.74 3.34 .321
Career     162 160 967.0 9.72 2.94 3.30 0.99 73.4% 3.63 3.48 .309

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Chris Archer Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 212 2 19 2 0 104 0 0 0
2016 P 201.3 -1 18 -1 0 102 0 0 0
2017 P 201 -2 9 -2 0 105 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 -2 0 0 2 0 1
2016 P 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1
2017 P 0 -1 0 0 -2 0 -3

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2017 Stat Review for Chris Archer    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.15 K/BB
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11.15 K/9
ELITE
2.69 BB/9
AVERAGE
95.5 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.2 HR/9
WEAK
1.33 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.07 ERA
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1.26 WHIP
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3.44 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.343 BABIP
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71.7% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Chris Archer

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

Archer (9-12) allowed six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits and a walk while striking out two batters through just 3.2 innings to take the loss against Baltimore on Sunday.

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Archer (9-11) gave up just two runs over six innings against the Cubs on Tuesday, but that was enough to land him in the loss column. He struck out six while allowing four hits and a walk.

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Archer (9-10) gave up three runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five over four innings in a losing effort against the Yankees on Wednesday.

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Archer (9-9) allowed eight runs, six of which were earned, on nine hits and one walk while striking out five across three innings to take the loss Friday against the Red Sox.

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Archer (forearm) is officially in the lineup card and starting Friday's game against Boston, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Archer (forearm) will start Friday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Archer (forearm) will not start Friday's game against the Red Sox, though he said he's hoping to pitch Saturday or Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Archer had his forearm examined by team orthopedic surgeon Dr. Koco Eaton on Monday and received confirmation that there is no structural damage, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Archer's one-of-a-kind 2016 campaign included career-highs in losses (19) and homers surrendered (30), but also his second-highest strikeout total (233) and two starkly contrasting halves. His improvement virtually across the board after the All-Star break certainly gave the Rays and fantasy owners hope that the first three-plus months of the season were an extreme outlier for the 28-year-old, who also was victimized by a lack of run support from an anemic offense in several of his defeats. While the long-ball issues were certainly a concern, they too tailed off in the latter portion of the campaign, with his HR/9 rate dropping from 1.47 to 1.18 after the All-Star break. By season's end, Archer had tallied a double-digit K/9 rate (10.4) for the second consecutive campaign and dropped his ERA to a respectable 4.02. Many of the slightly elevated metrics that the hard-throwing righty finished with were largely composed of remnants of his disastrous first half.

2016

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) in 212 innings, also a new best. Plus, he spent the majority of the season in the 2.00s before his second-to-last start saw him get beat up for nine earned runs in Toronto, a team he dominated to that point. The key to his success all year was further reliance on his elite slider. He threw it 39 percent of the time, second-most in baseball behind only Tyson Ross (42%). The concern at that volume is potential injury, but Archer has been DL-free for three-plus seasons in the bigs. The elements are all there for more excellence: he misses bats, gets more groundballs than flyballs, handles rights and lefties, and has shown he can take 30-plus turns in a season more than once. These skills have a high floor, too, so even some regression wont ruin him.

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.