Major League Baseball

Career W-L
25-23
 
Career ERA
3.25
Name  Chris Archer
Born  9/26/1988
Height  6-3
Weight  190
Number  22
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
5/17/2015 5:35:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer pitched well, going six innings and yielding four hits and a run.
Insight: Archer wasn't great, but didn't have to be as the Rays found their hitting shoes and posted 11 runs. he improves to 4-4, but with a stellar 2.47 ERA.
 
5/12/2015 9:47:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer pitched well, but took a no-decision Tuesday against the Yankees.
Insight: Archer allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk, while striking out eight over seven innings. He now has a 2.59 ERA overall.
 
5/7/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer gave up five runs Thursday against Texas.
Insight: Archer lasted just 3 1/3 innings, allowing four hits and four walks. He did strike out eight and owns a 2.59 ERA.
 
5/2/2015 9:12:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer allowed four runs Saturday versus Baltimore.
Insight: He went six innings and now has a 1.64 ERA. Archer allowed six hits, walked four, and struck out five.
 
4/26/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer threw seven shutout innings in the, 5-1, victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
Insight: Archer is off to a really good start even though his record is just 3-2. His other numbers are 0.84 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, 37 strikeouts and six walks in 32 2/3 innings in five starts. It looks like Archer is ready to break out this season at 26 years old.
 
4/21/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer pitched 5 2/3 innings, giving up just one unearned run on seven hits versus the Red Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Archer got some really bad luck on Tuesday as he didn't allow an earned run and didn't get any run support. The Rays lost, 1-0. Archer is 2-2 despite having a 1.07 ERA this season.
 
4/16/2015 10:26:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer pitched seven shutout innings, allowing two hits, walking two batters and striking out 11.
Insight: It was a very impressive night for Archer, who now supports a 1.37 ERA in three starts this season. He hasn't allowed a run in 14 innings as he pitched seven shutout innings in his last start as well. Fantasy owners who drafted Archer late are looking pretty smart right now.
 
4/11/2015 6:54:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer pitched nearly seven perfect innings, allowing just one hit and one walk.
Insight: Archer didn't allow a run and struck out five. He struggled in his first start, so this is reassuring that Archer is indeed worth owning in fantasy this season.
 
4/6/2015 6:52:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer had a bit of a rough start to begin the 2015 season on Monday versus the Orioles.
Insight: Archer pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits. He struck out five and only walked one but also tossed up two home runs. Tampa Bay lost, 6-2.
 
9/26/2014 9:50:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer pitched seven 2/3 innings and allowed a lone run on three hits and struck out six but lost to Corey Kluber as the Indians defeated the Rays, 1-0.
Insight: Archer threw 75 of his 111 pitches for strikes and walked two batters. He finishes the year 10-9 with a 3.33 ERA and 173 strikeouts.
 
9/20/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer defeated Hector Noesi and the White Sox 3-1 on Saturday.
Insight: He is now 10-8 after going 6 1/3 innings, including three strikeouts. Archer did not allow a run, and now owns a 3.42 ERA. Jake McGee shut the door for his 18th save, allowing the one earned run in the process.
 
9/14/2014 6:27:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer tossed seven innings and allowed one run as the Rays beat the Blue Jays, 6-5, on Sunday.
Insight: Unfortunately, the Tampa Bay bullpen blew the lead, so Archer did not get the victory. Rays second baseman Sean Rodriguez's sacrifice fly in the 10th proved to be the game winner. Archer is 9-8 with a 3.54 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 180 and 2/3 innings this season.
 
Hot8/24/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer has recorded a 1.99 ERA and 39 strikeouts over 31 2/3 innings this month.
Insight: Archer walks a lot of batters (3.43 BB/9), but he has given up just six homers all year and struck out 147 batters in 157 1/3 innings. The right-hander held the Blue Jays to one run on six hits and struck out six over seven innings Sunday.
 
8/8/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer struck out six and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits in six innings Friday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Insight: Archer was a Cubs farmhand in 2009-10 before being included in the Matt Garza deal. He's followed up a strong rookie year with a 3.33 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and 123 Ks in 137 2/3 innings.
 
Hot6/19/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer held Houston to three hits and struck out eight over 6 2/3 scoreless innings Thursday night.
Insight: Archer is now 4-4 and has recorded a 0.86 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his last 40 2/3 innings.
 
Hot6/19/2014 11:52:00 AM
Description: Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer has posted a 1.06 ERA in his last six starts.
Insight: Since mid-May Archer has been excellent, yielding just four earned runs in his last 34 innings pitched. Don't be fooled by his 3-4 record, he should post good numbers against Houston on Thursday.
 
Hot6/3/2014 9:49:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer pitched well Tuesday in a loss to Miami.
Insight: He only allowed one run in seven innings. Archer got off to a rocky start this year but he's really picked it up over his last four starts (1.09 ERA, 31 K's in 24 2/3 IP). Make sure he's in your lineup next time out against the Mariners.
 
5/23/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Rays right-hander Chris Archer tied a career-high with 11 punchouts Friday in a no-decision against the Red Sox.
Insight: He did it at a snail's pace, often taking 30 seconds in between pitches. Archer (3-2, 4.11 ERA) hasn't allowed a run in his last two starts but he's walked nine batters over that span. Overall, he's allowed 19 free passes in his last 26 1/3 innings.
 
4/19/2014 10:33:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer was roughed up by the Orioles in his last start but he gave up just one run on three hits in 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: Archer has tossed three quality starts in four chances this year, but he gave up seven earned runs on 12 hits over five innings in his one non-quality outing. The 25-year-old is 2-1 with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in 24 2/3 innings.
 
4/3/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay right-hander Chris Archer has agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million contract extension.
Insight: Archer was excellent last year in his first full year in the major leagues (9-7, 3.22 ERA in 23 starts). He went for only a dollar or two in most auction drafts and could wind up being one of the year's biggest fantasy bargains.