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Chris Archer
ERA W-L K
4.42 5-14 155
Team: Tampa BayHt / Wt: 6-3 / 190 NFBC ADP: 46.94
Position: SPBorn: 9/26/1988 Birthplace: Clayton, North Carolina
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 6th Round by Indians (2006)


Latest News
July 27 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET1:09 ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST12:39 AM VEN9:09 UAE12:09 AM CT-Archer certainly deserved better but the result was his major league-leading 14th loss. He allowed three runs - one earned - and four hits over seven innings with eight strikeouts in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.
Analysis: Archer has lost seven of his last eight decisions and his teammates have supported him with three runs or fewer in 10 of his last 13 starts. He's pitched at least six innings in all but one of his last 12 outings.
July 21 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Archer turned in a gem Wednesday against Colorado, amassing 11 strikeouts and limiting the Rockies to two runs and four hits over six innings to end a seven-start winless stretch.
Analysis: Archer had surrendered nine runs in losing his previous two starts and picked up his first victory since June 6. He's now 4-2 with a 2.22 ERA in eight career starts in National League parks and gets another one in Tuesday's visit to Dodger Stadium.
July 15 7:34 PM PT8:34 PM MT9:34 PM CT10:34 PM ET22:34 ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST10:04 PM VEN6:34 UAE (+1)9:34 PM CT-Archer tied his career high with his 13th loss Friday, allowing four runs in 7 1/3 innings against the Orioles.
Analysis: The right-hander has lost six straight decisions while posting a 4.60 ERA over that seven-start stretch.
July 8 8:27 PM PT9:27 PM MT10:27 PM CT11:27 PM ET23:27 ET3:27 GMT11:27 8:27 PM MST10:27 PM EST10:57 PM VEN7:27 UAE (+1)10:27 PM CT-Archer's disappointing season got a little worse Friday as he allowed five runs and seven hits over six innings in a 6-5 loss at Boston. Archer has lost nine straight decisions to the Red Sox, the longest such streak since Mike Moore dropped 10 in a row to Boston from 1987 to 1992.
Analysis: Archer is 0-5 with a 4.54 ERA in his last six starts but has been supported with just nine total runs in those games. He leads the majors with 12 losses.
July 4 7:14 AM PT8:14 AM MT9:14 AM CT10:14 AM ET10:14 ET14:14 GMT22:14 7:14 AM MST9:14 AM EST9:44 AM VEN18:14 UAE9:14 AM CT-Archer took a promising step forward Sunday when he allowed three hits and struck out 10 over 5 2/3 scoreless innings in a 5-1 loss to the Tigers.
Analysis: Archer had been 1-7 with a 5.14 ERA over his previous eight starts. He's been a major fantasy disappointment this season.
June 29 9:19 PM PT10:19 PM MT11:19 PM CT12:19 AM ET0:19 ET4:19 GMT12:19 9:19 PM MST11:19 PM EST11:49 PM VEN8:19 UAE11:19 PM CT-Archer struck out nine over 6 1/3 innings but was reached for four runs Tuesday against Boston to receive his major league-leading 11th loss.
Analysis: Consistency remains an issue for the Rays' expected ace, who's now lost four straight starts and is 1-7 with a 5.14 ERA over his last eight.
June 23 7:33 AM PT8:33 AM MT9:33 AM CT10:33 AM ET10:33 ET14:33 GMT22:33 7:33 AM MST9:33 AM EST10:03 AM VEN18:33 UAE9:33 AM CT-Archer lost his third straight start Wednesday, allowing four runs over six innings at Cleveland.
Analysis: The right-hander is 1-6 with a 5.06 ERA in his last seven outings.
June 17 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET22:57 ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST10:27 PM VEN6:57 UAE (+1)9:57 PM CT-Archer allowed four runs and six hits in six innings for the Rays in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Giants.
Analysis: Archer struck out seven to give him 27 over 19 2/3 innings in his last three starts but his 37 walks are tied for the most in the AL.
June 7 11:38 PM PT12:38 AM MT1:38 AM CT2:38 AM ET2:38 ET6:38 GMT14:38 11:38 PM MST1:38 AM EST2:08 AM VEN10:38 UAE1:38 AM CT-On Monday, Archer allowed three runs, five hits and three walks but fanned 12 over six innings in his first win since May 17.
Analysis: Archer is 4-7 with a 4.73 ERA this season.
June 2 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Archer lost again Wednesday.
Analysis: Archer is now 3-7 after he gave up five runs, four earned, eight hits and two walks over six innings. He's a fantasy bust.
May 28 11:58 AM PT12:58 PM MT1:58 PM CT2:58 PM ET14:58 ET18:58 GMT2:58 11:58 AM MST1:58 PM EST2:28 PM VEN22:58 UAE1:58 PM CT-Archer pitched well but was hurt by the long ball in Friday's loss to the Yankees.
Analysis: The Tampa ace allowed home runs to Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran, though only one of the four runs allowed was earned and he did strike out seven in seven innings. Archer has now served up 12 homers in 60 1/3 innings this season, just seven less than he gave up in 212 innings in 2015.
May 23 1:24 PM PT2:24 PM MT3:24 PM CT4:24 PM ET16:24 ET20:24 GMT4:24 1:24 PM MST3:24 PM EST3:54 PM VEN0:24 UAE (+1)3:24 PM CT-Archer suffered his first loss in six starts Sunday with a 9-4 defeat to Detroit.
Analysis: Archer (3-5, 5.16 ERA) was charged with six runs and eight hits in three innings. He was 3-0 with a 2.43 ERA in his prior five outings.
Apr. 26 3:54 PM PT4:54 PM MT5:54 PM CT6:54 PM ET18:54 ET22:54 GMT6:54 3:54 PM MST5:54 PM EST6:24 PM VEN2:54 UAE (+1)5:54 PM CT-Archer finally righted himself by tossing 6 2/3 scoreless innings in Monday's victory over Baltimore.
Analysis: Archer struck out 10 without a walk in easily his best effort of the season. He had pitched to a 7.32 ERA in losing his first four starts.
Apr. 9 3:43 PM PT4:43 PM MT5:43 PM CT6:43 PM ET18:43 ET22:43 GMT6:43 3:43 PM MST5:43 PM EST6:13 PM VEN2:43 UAE (+1)5:43 PM CT-Archer continued to struggle in his second start, allowing six earned runs on 10 hits in five innings during Friday's loss to Baltimore.
Analysis: He has a 7.20 ERA through his first two starts, both losses.
Apr. 4 10:19 PM PT11:19 PM MT12:19 AM CT1:19 AM ET1:19 ET5:19 GMT13:19 10:19 PM MST12:19 AM EST12:49 AM VEN9:19 UAE12:19 AM CT-Archer set a Tampa Bay record with 12 strikeouts in a season opener Sunday against Toronto but was outdueled by Marcus Stroman in a 5-3 defeat.
Analysis: Archer gave up three runs, five hits and three walks in five innings.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2012 TB 1 3 0 - 0 6 4 0 29.1 23 17 15 3 13 0 36 1.23 4.60
2013 TB 9 7 0 - 0 23 23 2 128.2 107 49 46 15 38 2 101 1.13 3.22
2014 TB 10 9 0 - 0 32 32 0 194.2 177 85 72 12 72 1 173 1.28 3.33
2015 TB 12 13 0 - 0 34 34 1 212.0 175 85 76 19 66 0 252 1.14 3.23
2016 TB 5 14 0 - 0 22 22 0 130.1 125 73 64 21 51 0 155 1.35 4.42
Career 37 46 0 - 0 117 115 3 695.0 607 309 273 70 240 3 717 1.22 3.54

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 TB 8 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000
2013 TB 23 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 TB 32 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 TB 34 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 TB 22 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .125 .000
Career 119 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 1 .000 .048 .000

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 TB Total 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
Career 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1126 98 90 94.2 49.98
Slider 856 92 82 87.9 37.99
Changeup 271 91 83 86.9 12.03

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