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Chris Archer | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (0) / CLE
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Chris Archer struck out 11 Rangers over seven innings but allowed four runs -- only one earned -- in taking the loss Saturday.
Archer yielded a solo homer to Elvis Andrus in the fourth inning, but it was an egregious drop of a catchable fly ball by center fielder Mallex Smith in the sixth inning that allowed two runs to score. Things got worse for Archer when a wild pitch then brought in the go-ahead run, saddling the 28-year-old with his sixth loss. Archer owns a 3.77 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 167/44 K/BB ratio over 136 innings this year, and he'll look for a better result Thursday against the Yankees. Jul 22 - 10:34 PM

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Chris Archer allowed two runs on five hits over six innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's loss to Angels.

Archer had wicked stuff in this one -- he struck out nine -- but he also walked five while throwing just 63 of his 107 pitches for strikes. Despite this wildness, he limited the Angels to just a pair of solitary runs in the fifth and sixth innings. Through 20 starts covering 129 innings this season, Archer is pitching to a 3.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 156/43 K/BB ratio. A home start against the Rangers shows next on his schedule.
Jul 16 - 6:43 PM

Chris Archer surrendered eight hits and three runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.

He finished the afternoon with eight strikeouts and two walks. Archer held the Red Sox in check for large stretches but ran out of gas in the seventh when he served up a two-run blast to Dustin Pedroia. He also allowed a home run to Mookie Betts in the game’s opening at-bat. Despite starting Sunday, Archer should be available to pitch an inning in Tuesday’s All-Star Game, where he’ll represent the American League for the second time in his career.
Jul 9 - 4:52 PM

Major League Baseball has announced that Chris Archer, Robinson Cano, Chris Devenski, Brandon Kintzler, Roberto Osuna, Justin Upton and Alex Wood have been added to the All-Star Game as replacements.

There are a handful of players that are either injured or are scheduled to pitch Sunday and will not participate in next Tuesday's Midsummer Classic. Archer's 3.95 ERA underwhelms, but he's behind only Chris Sale in the American League with his 139 strikeouts. It's the second All-Star team Archer has made.
Jul 7 - 11:48 AM

Chris Archer allowed three earned runs over six innings Tuesday in a win over the Cubs.

Archer gave up eight hits and issued three walks, but he struck out eight batters while moving to 7-5 on the year. The 28-year-old right-hander now has a 3.95 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 139/36 K/BB ratio in 116 1/3 innings this season. A home matchup against the Red Sox comes next, in the Rays' final game before the All-Star break.
Jul 4 - 6:15 PM

Chris Archer allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings in a loss to the Pirates on Thursday.

It was in bits and pieces for Archer on Thursday, as the Pirates scratched out single runs in the third, fourth and sixth innings. He did manage not to issue a free pass while striking out five. The loss dropped him to 6-5 with a 3.92 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 131/33 K/BB ratio over 17 starts this year. An interleague date with the defending World Champion Cubs will present a challenge on Wednesday.
Jun 29 - 11:25 PM

Chris Archer earned his sixth victory of the season on Friday despite allowing five runs on eight hits over his six innings of work.

The Rays provided a boatload of run support in this one, so all Archer needed to do was throw strikes and keep the game moving along. He struck out four and walked two on the evening. Archer will carry a 3.97 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 126/33 K/BB ratio into Thursday's start against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Jun 23 - 10:41 PM

Chris Archer allowed two runs in six innings and came away with a 3-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

He punched out eight batters and walked just one. He gave up six hits, including a solo home run by Miguel Cabrera. Archer held the Tigers scoreless through four innings before allowing single runs in the fifth and sixth. He gets over the .500 mark at 5-4 with a 3.75 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. His 122 strikeouts in 98 1/3 innings give him a career-high 11.17 K/9.
Jun 17 - 8:46 PM

Chris Archer surrendered four runs on seven hits over six innings while taking a no-decision in Sunday's win over the A's.

Archer was twice burned by Stephen Vogt, who hit him for two runs via a single in the second inning and one more via a fourth-inning double. He struck out eight and walked three on the afternoon. Up next on the docket, a road start against the Tigers. Archer will carry a 3.80 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 114/30 K/BB ratio (92 1/3 innings) into that one.
Jun 11 - 6:44 PM

Chris Archer was saddled with a tough-luck loss Tuesday, striking out 11 while holding the White Sox to two runs.

Archer out-pitched Jose Quintana, who allowed just one run but walked four and lasted just 5 1/3 frames. But, he still fell to 4-4. He gave up just five hits, but two of them were solo homers. Archer has now struck out 106 over 86 1/3 innings but holds a pedestrian 3.65 ERA. He gets the A's on Sunday.
Jun 6 - 11:18 PM

Chris Archer surrendered four runs in seven innings against the Rangers but escaped a loss as his club rallied late to win the game.

He allowed seven hits and two walks while punching out seven batters in the outing. The Rangers didn't hit him hard but found some unusual ways to score. He gave up runs on a sacrifice fly, a double-play grounder and a fielder's choice grounder. The fourth run scored on a double in the seventh inning. Archer has a 3.74 ERA with 95 strikeouts in 79 1/3 innings through 12 starts. He is poised for a tasty two-start week coming up.
Jun 1 - 1:00 AM

Chris Archer fanned 11 while allowing two runs over 7 2/3 innings Friday in a victory over the Twins.

That's four games this month with 11 or 12 strikeouts for Archer. He's had some days this year in which his command has let him down and he hasn't been very efficient in hi stronger outings, but 4-3 with a 3.61 ERA and 88 strikeouts in 11 starts has still made him pretty valuable from a fantasy perspective.
May 27 - 12:54 AM

Chris Archer allowed three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Yankees.

Archer struck out 12 batters and made it into the seventh inning, but he issued two walks and gave up six hits (including a two-run homer to Brett Gardner). Archer stands 3-3 on the year with a 3.76 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 77/24 K/BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings. He'll get the Twins on the road next.
May 21 - 4:59 PM

Chris Archer was lit up for seven runs -- six earned -- over five innings Monday as the Rays fell to the Indians.

It's somewhat miraculous that Archer made it five innings given that he surrendered five runs on three walks, a single, and a home run in the bottom of the first. The right-hander issued six walks in all and allowed five hits while watching his ERA rise from 3.04 to 3.70. He struck out six. Archer will get the Yankees at home in his next turn through the Tampa Bay rotation.
May 15 - 9:51 PM

Chris Archer was dominant on Wednesday, firing eight shutout innings in a 12-1 thrashing of the Royals.

He punched out 11 batters while allowing five hits -- all singles -- and no walks. He let only two runners reach second base. The stellar outing moves his record to 3-1 with a 3.04 ERA through eight starts. He has 59 strikeouts and 16 walks in 53 1/3 innings. It was his first win in nearly a month. His owners are looking forward to next week, when Archer will make two starts (Indians and Yankees).
May 10 - 10:39 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mallex Smith
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Jacob Faria
6Blake Snell
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Tommy Hunter
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Kevin Gadea
7Chase Whitley
8Sergio Romo
9Adam Kolarek
10Shawn Tolleson
11Andrew Kittredge