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Chris Archer | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/26/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 6 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Chris Archer pitched well in relatively limited duty during a Saturday no-decision versus the Blue Jays, allowing one run on five hits over five innings
On Friday, Archer admitted that he was feeling a little soreness in his throwing arm. It didn't prevent him from starting on Saturday, though he was eventually pulled after throwing just 72 pitches in five innings. He struck out three and walked one on the afternoon. Despite the quiet end to his 2015 campaign, the 27-year-old right-hander posted a strong overall campaign. He finishes out with a 3.23 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 252/66 K/BB ratio across 212 innings. Sat, Oct 3, 2015 09:16:00 PM

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Chris Archer said that he's pitching at 85-90 percent and that he is feeling "a little fatigue."

There's no talk of shutting Archer down, but his 207 innings this season are a career high, so it's not a huge surprise that he's feeling it a little in the arm. The 27-year-old right-hander is scheduled to pitch against the Blue Jays on Saturday. He currently holds a 3.26 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 249/65 K/BB ratio.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Chris Archer was pounded in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays, giving up nine runs on 10 hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

The right-hander also issued an uncharacteristic five walks in the game while striking out three. The Jays jumped on him right out of the gate, with Jose Bautista slamming a three-run homer and Russell Martin adding a two-run blast in the opening frame. Even with this debacle, Archer will still carry an outstanding 3.26 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 249/65 K/BB ratio into a rematch against these same Blue Jays at home on Friday.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Chris Archer gave up a run in five innings, taking a no-decision in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

The Red Sox got on the board against Archer in the fourth inning on a Brock Holt RBI single. It was one of three hits the right-hander allowed, but he walked five and struck out only three. He currently owns a 2.92 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP and a 246/60 K/BB ratio over 203 1/3 innings. Archer will take on the fearsome Blue Jays in a road match next.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 11:16:00 PM

Chris Archer pitched six innings and gave up two runs in a losing effort versus the Yankees on Wednesday.

Results-wise, it would've been enough to win on most nights but the Rays couldn't muster much offense. Archer gave up four hits and four walks while striking out seven. His 12-12 record isn't impressive, but he has an excellent 2.95 ERA with a 1.07 WHIP and a 243/55 K/BB ratio over 198 1/3 innings. Archer has a date with the Red Sox at Fenway Park next.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:29:00 PM

Chris Archer punched out eight Red Sox over five-plus innings in a no-decision on Friday.

Archer coughed up three runs on five hits and a pair of walks in the ballgame. He carried a 3-1 lead into the sixth inning, but the Red Sox pushed a couple of runs across and chased him from the game before he could earn his 13th win. He is enjoying a tremendous season atop the Rays rotation, compiling a 2.95 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 236/51 K/BB ratio over 192 1/3 innings. He'll look to continue his stellar campaign when he does battle against the Yankees on Wednesday.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 10:58:00 PM

Chris Archer fell apart late Sunday, allowing five runs -- four earned -- over 6 1/3 frames in a loss to the Yankees.

Archer kept the Yanks off the scoreboard for the first five innings, but he hung a breaking ball with two on in the sixth to Brian McCann and McCann put it well over the right-field wall. A-Rod then deposited the next pitch over the same right-field fence. Archer has been a little hit-or-miss of late and now has 11 losses on the season despite a 2.88 ERA. He gets the Red Sox at home next.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Chris Archer kept the Orioles off the board over six innings, earning his 12th win on Monday.

In the first inning, Archer got an assist from center fielder Kevin Kiermaier as he robbed Manny Machado of what would have been a solo home run. The right-hander scattered four hits and three walks with six strikeouts on the evening. Archer heads into the final month with a 2.78 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP, and a 223/46 K/BB ratio over 181 innings. He'll face the Yankees in the Bronx next.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 10:28:00 PM

Chris Archer struck out 12 Rays on Wednesday, but he also gave up four runs in six innings in taking his 10th loss.

Archer is just 11-10 despite his 2.88 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. The 10-strikeout game tonight was his third in four starts and ninth of the year.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 10:56:00 PM

Chris Archer struck out 11 in a one-hit shutout as the Rays edged the Astros 1-0 on Thursday.

This might be the start of the year to date. Others have thrown no-hitters and others have struck out more batters, but no one has managed such a line while throwing just 98 pitches. Archer is the 12th pitcher since 2000 to strike out 10 in a shutout and throw fewer than 100 pitches. The last was Carlos Carrasco last September. Archer is now 11-9 with a 2.77 ERA this season.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 11:31:00 PM

Chris Archer was hammered for eight runs -- seven earned -- across 5 1/3 innings Saturday by the Rangers.

Archer gave up one run in the first inning, two runs in the second inning, and he helped the Rangers kick off a seven-run sixth inning. It was one of the worst outings of the year for the 26-year-old right-hander, who gave up 11 hits and three walks while striking out only four Texas hitters. Archer will look to bounce back next week against the Astros.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 11:20:00 PM

Chris Archer got a no-decision, allowing three runs in six innings, as the Rays pulled out a win over the Mets on Sunday.

All three runs scored in the second inning, when Archer issued four walks to force in a run, then gave up a two-run single to Daniel Murphy. He gave up four hits and four walks overall while striking out 10. The inning was certainly an aberration. Archer has otherwise turned in a terrific season, sporting a 2.62 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and a 190/38 K/BB ratio over 154 2/3 innings. He starts in Texas against the Rangers next.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 04:12:00 PM

Chris Archer limited the White Sox to two runs over seven innings in Tuesday's win.

Archer yielded six hits and a walk, striking out seven in the start. In an unlikely turn of events, Archer earned his first win since June 23 on Tuesday despite being opposed by Chris Sale. Archer is now 10-8 with a 2.54 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 180/34 K/BB ratio over 148 2/3 innings. His next start will come Tuesday against the Braves.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 11:50:00 PM

Chris Archer took a loss Wednesday despite striking out 11 and allowing just two unearned runs against the Tigers.

Archer was fantastic, yielding just three singles and not walking anyone. Unfortunately, Asdrubal Cabrera made an error in the seventh inning that led to the Tigers' only two runs and Detroit made it hold up. Archer is now sporting a 9-8 record despite a 2.54 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 173/33 K/BB ratio over 141 2/3 innings. He'll take on the White Sox on the road next.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 03:02:00 PM

Chris Archer delivered another strong outing in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, surrendering just one run on five hits over his six frames.

Archer whiffed nine in the impressive performance while walking two. The only thing forcing him from the game after six innings was an elevated pitch count of 110. The only damage against him came on an RBI double by Chris Davis in the fourth inning. Archer will carry a terrific 2.67 ERA and 1.02 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Tigers.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 10:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Hank Conger
2Curt Casali
3Rene Rivera
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Steve Pearce
3Kyle Roller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
2Richie Shaffer
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Desmond Jennings
3Jaff Decker
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Taylor Motter
DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Jacob Faria
9Taylor Guerrieri
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Alex Colome
3Danny Farquhar
4Xavier Cedeno
5Steve Geltz
6Enny Romero
7Matt Andriese
8Andrew Bellatti
9Dana Eveland
10Jhan Marinez
11Tyler Sturdevant
12Neil Wagner
13Jonny Venters
14Justin Marks