Tampa Bay Rays
Career W-L
11-11
 
Career ERA
3.58
Name  Chris Archer
Born  9/26/1988
Height  6-3
Weight  200
Number  22
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.
 
8/29/2013 10:07:00 AM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer has thrown three straight starts of seven innings after giving up five earned runs in five innings on Aug. 13 against Seattle.
Insight: He allowed one earned runs on five hits, struck out five and walked none over seven innings Wednesday in a win over the Angels and is 8-5 with a 2.81 ERA this season. Walks were the main concern for Archer in the minors, but he has walked 2.81 batters per nine innings over 102 1/3 innings this season.
 
8/23/2013 10:24:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay righthander Chris Archer beat the Yankees for the third time on Friday.
Insight: By doing so, he became the first rookie to defeat New York three times in a season since Kevin Brown in 1989. The victory was Archer's first since July 27th. That win also came against the Yankees.
 
8/18/2013 6:37:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer had his best outing of the month Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Archer left his start on Aug. 7 with forearm tightness and gave up five runs on nine hits over five innings on Aug. 13 against Seattle, but he fired seven innings, gave up four hits and one run, didn't walk a batter and struck out five in a no decision Sunday.
 
8/9/2013 8:47:00 PM
Description: Rays righthander Chris Archer says he's no longer feeling tightness in his forearm. SOURCE: Marc Topkin, Tampa Bay Times
Insight: He'll make his scheduled start Tuesday against Seattle. Archer left his last start early but apparently the injury was nothing serious. The 24-year-old is 2-1 with a 2.19 ERA since the All-Star break.
 
8/7/2013 10:47:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer left Wednesday's game against Arizona with right forearm tightness, the team announced.
Insight: That's bad news, as forearm tightness is often indicative of an elbow issue. Archer was both the AL Rookie of the Month and the AL Pitcher of the Month for July and had gone 5-1 with a 1.80 ERA in his last eight starts prior to Wednesday.
 
8/7/2013 10:35:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer left Wednesday's game against Arizona with an undisclosed injury.
Insight: Archer was both the AL Rookie of the Month and the AL Pitcher of the Month for July and had gone 5-1 with a 1.80 ERA in his last eight starts prior to Wednesday.
 
Hot7/27/2013 4:01:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer created a masterpiece Saturday against the Yankees, firing a two-hit shutout with zero walks and six strikeouts.
Insight: Archer has tossed two shutouts in his last three starts and is 5-0 with a 1.31 ERA over his last seven starts. It could come down to Archer and teammate Wil Myers for AL Rookie of the Year.
 
Hot7/21/2013 5:37:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer won his third straight start and fourth straight decision Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Insight: Archer struggled in his first four starts this season, going 1-3 with a 5.03 ERA and a 6.40 BB/9, but he's 4-0 with a 1.62 ERA and a 2.54 BB/9 over his last six. It looks like Tampa Bay has developed another impact pitching prospect.
 
Hot7/14/2013 6:10:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay starter Chris Archer tossed his first major league complete game Sunday against Houston.
Insight: That's a pretty nice way to finish the first half. The young phenom is 3-0 with a 1.69 ERA in his past five starts. The Rays haven't set their rotation yet for after the All-Star break so it's unknown when Archer will make his next start.
 
7/9/2013 10:03:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer only allowed three hits and his lone run was unearned Tuesday against the visiting Twins.
Insight: The hard-throwing Archer came in having issued 21 free passes in 36 2/3 innings this season but he didn't walk anyone in six innings Tuesday. He's 3-3 with a 3.59 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP so far.
 
6/23/2013 8:00:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer limited the Yankees to six hits and one earned run over six innings Sunday.
Insight: Archer, who is one of Tampa Bay's top prospects, walked one and struck out four. The right-hander has had two good starts and three poor ones since being recalled.
 
6/7/2013 9:59:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer limited Baltimore to two hits and one run while walking two and striking out two over seven innings Friday for his first win of the season.
Insight: Archer, who is one of Tampa Bay's top prospects, should remain in the rotation until David Price returns. He should be added in deeper mixed leagues.
 
6/1/2013 6:57:00 PM
Description: Rays starter Chris Archer allowed seven hits and five earned runs, walked three and struck out four over four innings in his 2013 debut Saturday against the Indians.
Insight: Archer is one of the Rays' top prospects. He should get a few more starts to prove himself while David Price is out.
 
5/31/2013 3:32:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay pitching prospect Chris Archer has been called up from Triple-A Durham and will start Saturday against Cleveland.
Insight: Archer is 24-years-old and has been developing in the minors since 2006. He has a 3.96 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 50 innings for the Bulls this season. He's a viable fantasy option with positive upside.
 
5/29/2013 6:38:00 PM
Description: Rays pitching prospect Chris Archer is one of the options the team is considering to replace Jake Odorizzi in the rotation Saturday, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Odorizzi was chosen to replace David Price (triceps) in the rotation but allowed nine runs in nine innings over two starts. Archer is 24 and has been developing in the minors since 2006. He has a 3.53 ERA and 203 strikeouts in 191career innings at Triple-A and should be added in all leagues if he is called up Saturday. The other option is 25-year-old lefty Alex Torres, who has a 3.52 ERA and 61 strikeouts in 46 innings with Triple-A Durham this season.
 
5/16/2013 3:54:00 PM
Description: Rays pitching prospect Chris Archer made his scheduled start for Durham Thursday afternoon, making it likely that the team will go with Jake Odorizzi Monday to replace David Price (triceps).
Insight: Odorizzi and Archer are ranked by MLB.com as the No. 42 and 43 prospects, respectively, in baseball this season. Archer brought a 3.97 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 34 innings into Thursday's start and is someone to keep an eye on, but Odorizzi is likely the guy the team will choose to fill in for Price Monday and beyond.
 
9/8/2012 10:47:00 PM
Description: Tampa Bay righthander Chris Archer pitched well filling in for David Price Saturday night against Texas. In seven innings, he let in two runs on four hits, striking out a career-high 11 batters, while walking just two.
Insight: Opponents are only hitting .182 versus Archer this season. It looks like the 23-year-old has a bright future ahead of him.
 
9/8/2012 3:53:00 PM
Description: Rays righty Chris Archer will start Saturday against the Rangers in place of David Price (shoulder).
Insight: Archer has posted a 3.66 ERA and a 139/62 K/BB in 128 innings with Triple-A Durham and he fanned 14 in 11 2/3 innings over two starts at the big league level in late June. With Jeff Niemann out with a shoulder injury and Alex Cobb getting shut down after three more starts, Archer could pick up a couple more turns over the final few weeks of the season.
 
6/21/2012 11:17:00 AM
Description: Rays righthander Chris Archer was impressive in his major league debut Wednesday against the Nationals. He allowed three hits and three runs (one earned) in six innings. Archer walked one and struck out seven.
Insight: Archer's win/loss record (4-8) and ERA (4.81) were actually pretty poor in 14 starts for Triple-A Durham but his 90 strikeouts in 76.2 innings show that he still has tons of potential. That was evident again on Wednesday as Archer (0-1, 1.50 ERA) didn't allow a run after the first inning. The 23-year-old will make his next start Monday against Kansas City.