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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Chris Archer racked up 11 strikeouts over six-plus innings of three-run ball in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Archer allowed just four hits and one walk in the contest. He entered the seventh inning with a 3-1 advantage when familiar foe Kendrys Morales tagged him for a game-tying two-run homer. Through seven starts, Archer owns a 3.57 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 48/16 K/BB ratio across 45 1/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column when he does battle against the Royals on Wednesday.
May 5 - 10:45 PM

Chris Archer allowed just one run over 7 1/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Rays.

Archer departed with a 1-0 lead, but it disappeared immediately after the runner he left on scored on a Jose Bautista double. It was still a nice outing for Archer after a couple of tough ones, including one six days ago in which he walked five and gave up three homers. He's 2-1 with a 3.43 ERA.
Apr 30 - 4:40 PM

Chris Archer allowed five earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Orioles.

Archer walked five batters and gave up six hits, including homers to Hyun Soo Kim, Jonathan Schoop, and Adam Jones. It was Jones' two-run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning that put the Orioles ahead for good. Archer has struggled now in two straight starts, though this poor outing Monday brought him his first official loss of 2017. He'll carry a 3.94 ERA into his next scheduled outing on the road against the Blue Jays.
Apr 24 - 10:45 PM

Chris Archer gave up four runs in five innings but escaped with a no-decision against the Tigers on Wednesday.

This was his first poor result in four tries this season. Even though he gave up seven hits he was still hard to hit, as evidenced by the nine strikeouts he registered. He was sailing along having given up just one run through four innings until he hit a roadblock in the fifth. He gave up a run-scoring double to Miguel Cabrera followed by a Victor Martinez single that plated two more runs. Archer's record holds at 2-0 as his ERA rises to 3.20 through four starts. Owners in weekly leagues are looking forward to his two-start week coming up.
Apr 20 - 12:22 AM

Chris Archer limited the Red Sox to just one run in 5 2/3 innings in Friday’s 10-5 victory.

Andrew Benintendi plate the only run with a single in the fifth inning. Archer struck out five and walked a pair in the victory. The 28-year-old got off to a rough start last year, but this year has been the complete opposite so far. He has a 2.21 ERA and 18/6 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings through his first three starts.
Apr 14 - 11:34 PM

Chris Archer gave up two runs on five hits while punching out eight batters in 7 2/3 innings as the Rays beat the Blue Jays 3-2 in 11 innings on Saturday.

He was perfect through four frames and unscored upon through the first six before giving up single runs in the seventh and eighth innings. His three free passes were the source of all his problems. He walked both Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista to lead off the seventh, coaxed Kendrys Morales to ground into a double play and then allowed a run-scoring single to Troy Tulowitzki. In the eighth inning he once again walked the leadoff batter before giving up an RBI single to Josh Donaldson with two outs. The Rays ace has pitched well in both of his starts to begin the season. He has a 2.45 ERA through 14 2/3 innings.
Apr 8 - 10:45 PM

Chris Archer limited the Yankees to two runs over seven innings as the Rays beat the Yankees on Opening Day.

Archer thoroughly out-dueled Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka, who surrendered seven earned runs over just 2 2/3 frames. Archer struck out five, issued just one walk, and gave up only one extra-base hit. He took a hard comebacker off his shin in the early innings, but it didn't seem to affect him at all. The ace right-hander will face the Blue Jays at home in his second start of the 2017 season.
Apr 2 - 5:40 PM

Chris Archer threw three scoreless innings and struck out four Tuesday against the Twins.

You'll notice that most starters will go fewer innings in their final starts of the spring, as was certainly the case here. Archer's next appearance will be in Sunday's regular-season opener against the Yankees. He had a 1.98 ERA in four spring starts, plus a scoreless, four-inning appearance for Team USA against Colombia.
Mar 28 - 4:16 PM

Chris Archer has been announced as the Rays' Opening Day starter.

He'll get the nod at home April 2 against the Yankees. This will be Archer's third straight Opening Day start. The rest of Tampa Bay's rotation will follow in this order: Jake Odorizzi, Alex Cobb, Blake Snell and Matt Andriese. Even in a down year, Archer still finished second in the AL with 233 strikeouts last season. Look for him to bounce back in 2017.
Mar 23 - 8:52 PM

Chris Archer posted an up-and-down Grapefruit League start against the Orioles on Wednesday, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Archer did strike out six, but on the whole, this wasn't the sharpest of outings. He yielded runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings, the loudest of those coming in the form of a two-run home run by Chris Johnson in the fourth. This past season, the 28-year-old Archer posted a 4.02 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 233/67 K/BB ratio across 201 1/3 innings (33 starts). It was something of a down campaign for the right-hander -- at least outside of the strikeouts -- but he remains a rock solid fantasy option in both mixed- and AL-only formats.
Mar 22 - 8:50 PM

Chris Archer has rejoined the Rays after a stint with Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

Archer notched three strikeouts and retired all 12 batters he faced in an opening round start against Columbia on Friday. Team USA ended up advancing to the next round, but Archer will start for the Rays on Thursday instead. This means that Drew Smyly, Marcus Stroman, and Danny Duffy are lined up to start this round for Team USA. Archer could rejoin Team USA if they advance to the championship on March 22.
Mar 14 - 2:26 PM

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Michael Martinez
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Diego Moreno
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Chase Whitley
10Jumbo Diaz
11Ryne Stanek
12Jose Alvarado
13Jose De Leon