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Chris Archer

Christopher Alan Archer (twitter: @ChrisArcher42)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: September 26, 1988 in Raleigh, NC
High School: Clayton HS (Clayton, NC)
Drafted
by the Cleveland Indians in the 5th round of the 2006 amateur draft.
Signed July 9, 2006. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 20, 2012 (Age 23.268, 17,830th in MLB history)   vs. WSN 6.0 IP, 3 H, 7 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2013 season [*]
Team: Rays 2012-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 6 yrs/$25.5M (14-19) & 20-21 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 1.156, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: Relativity Baseball [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2012 23 TBR AL 1 3 .250 4.60 6 4 1 0 0 0 29.1 23 17 15 3 13 0 36 1 0 2 122 85 3.40 1.227 7.1 0.9 4.0 11.0 2.77
2013 24 TBR AL 9 7 .563 3.22 23 23 0 2 2 0 128.2 107 49 46 15 38 2 101 8 0 7 525 120 4.07 1.127 7.5 1.0 2.7 7.1 2.66 RoY-3
2014 25 TBR AL 10 9 .526 3.33 32 32 0 0 0 0 194.2 177 85 72 12 72 1 173 8 0 8 822 112 3.39 1.279 8.2 0.6 3.3 8.0 2.40
2015 26 TBR AL 2 1 .667 1.37 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.2 9 4 3 2 4 0 21 2 0 0 72 296 3.07 0.661 4.1 0.9 1.8 9.6 5.25
4 Yrs 22 20 .524 3.29 64 62 1 2 2 0 372.1 316 155 136 32 127 3 331 19 0 17 1541 115 3.61 1.190 7.6 0.8 3.1 8.0 2.61
162 Game Avg. 12 11 .524 3.29 35 33 1 1 1 0 201 171 84 73 17 69 2 179 10 0 9 832 115 3.61 1.190 7.6 0.8 3.1 8.0 2.61
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2012 23 TBR AL 29.1 6 4 17 5.22 4.41 0.06 0.07 96.8 4.28 -3 -0.3 1.2 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .448 .498
2013 24 TBR AL 128.2 23 23 49 3.43 4.36 0.03 0.17 93.8 4.22 9 1.0 -0.1 2.2 23 .545 .506 RoY-3
2014 25 TBR AL 194.2 32 32 85 3.93 4.17 -0.14 0.16 98.8 4.42 7 0.8 -0.1 2.5 28 .525 .505 $500,000
3 Seasons 352.2 61 59 151 3.85 4.26 -0.06 0.16 96.8 4.33 13 1.5 1.2 -0.3 4.7 52 .525 .505 $500,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2013 24 TBR AL ALDS L BOS 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.600 5.4 0.0 0.0 10.8
1 ALDS 0 0 0.00 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.600 5.4 0.0 0.0 10.8

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2012 23 TBR AL 6 122 107 17 23 2 0 3 1 2 13 36 .215 .306 .318 .624 .294 34 3 1 1 0 0 1
2013 24 TBR AL 23 525 473 49 107 16 3 15 16 2 38 101 .226 .292 .368 .660 .254 174 11 8 1 5 2 3
2014 25 TBR AL 32 822 729 85 177 28 2 12 14 5 72 173 .243 .314 .336 .650 .298 245 14 8 4 9 1 9
2015 26 TBR AL 3 72 66 4 9 2 0 2 0 1 4 21 .136 .208 .258 .466 .163 17 1 2 0 0 0 1
4 Yrs 64 1541 1375 155 316 48 5 32 31 10 127 331 .230 .301 .342 .643 .277 470 29 19 6 14 3 14
162 Game Avg. 35 832 742 84 171 26 3 17 17 5 69 179 .230 .301 .342 .643 .277 254 16 10 3 8 2 8
MLB Averages .253 .317 .396 .712 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2012 23 TBR AL -2.8 -0.3 126 -0.2 2.3 -2.5 1.02 0.3 -0.5 -2.9 -0.3 0.88 2.4 1 0 1
2013 24 TBR AL 9.2 1.0 551 1.1 9.5 -8.3 .97 0.9 0.3 10.9 1.2 0.90 10.3 0 0 0
2014 25 TBR AL 5.4 0.6 849 1.0 14.3 -13.3 1.02 1.2 -0.2 2.6 0.3 0.97 11.0 0 0 0
2015 26 TBR AL 5.5 0.6 73 0.6 1.3 -0.7 .89 0.6 0.1 5.1 0.6 0.80 6.8 0 0 0
4 Yrs 17.2 1.9 1599 2.5 27.4 -24.9 1.00 3.0 -0.5 15.7 1.7 0.93 30.6 1 0 1

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2012 23 TBR AL 6 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 3 .250 0 1 0 0 2 50% 57.5 70 47 0 0 0 4 4.8 4.1 5.9 93 0 4 0 0 99
2013 24 TBR AL 23 23 9 7 7 0 0 14 9 .609 0 5 2 2 12 52% 55.4 89 26 7 1 0 9 3.3 3.3 5.6 91 3 13 7 0 112
2014 25 TBR AL 32 32 10 9 13 1 3 17 15 .531 2 4 0 0 20 63% 54.4 75 13 16 2 0 17 4.3 4.0 6.1 99 1 14 17 0 119
2015 26 TBR AL 3 3 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 .667 0 0 0 0 2 67% 69.3 82 47 0 0 0 1 2.7 2.8 6.6 93 0 2 1 0 109
4 Yrs 64 62 22 19 21 2 4 34 28 .548 2 10 2 2 36 58% 56 89 13 23 3 0 31 3.9 3.7 5.9 95 4 33 25 0 119
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 102 -16 4.2 4.2 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2012 23 TBR AL 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1.021 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 8.5 60
1 Yr 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.021 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 8.5 60

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2012 23 TBR AL 122 59% 2.5% 29.5% 10.7% 4.1% 22% 0.78 0.85 56% 15% 9.1% 18% 20 3 15%
2013 24 TBR AL 525 40% 2.9% 19.2% 7.2% 6.5% 32% 0.90 1.10 69% 22% 8.6% 12% 72 11 15%
2014 25 TBR AL 822 43% 1.5% 21.1% 8.8% 5.1% 24% 0.89 1.01 67% 24% 4.6% 13% 164 14 9%
2015 26 TBR AL 72 64% 2.8% 29.2% 5.6% 5.6% 44% 1.37 1.64 60% 18% 12.5% 16% 8 1 13%
4 Yrs 1541 44% 2.1% 21.5% 8.2% 5.5% 27% 0.90 1.05 67% 22% 6.6% 13% 264 29 11%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 20.0% 7.8% 7.4% 33% 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2012 23 TBR AL 122 490 4.02 299 61.0% 34.4% 16.4% 25.1% 24.1% 65.6% 0.0% 40.0% 75.0% 62.3% 5.7% 7 6 23.8% 29 15 3 8 28 22.2% 5 1 0 0 0
2013 24 TBR AL 525 2100 4.00 1334 63.8% 27.8% 15.4% 28.5% 28.3% 72.2% 1.0% 46.0% 78.7% 58.1% 4.8% 25 14 22.5% 118 54 2 21 80 20.8% 12 9 0 0 0
2014 25 TBR AL 825 3160 3.83 1984 62.9% 30.9% 15.9% 24.4% 28.7% 69.1% 0.3% 43.4% 76.9% 57.3% 4.6% 38 26 21.9% 181 93 13 54 119 31.2% 29 11 0 0 0
2015 26 TBR AL 72 278 3.86 184 66.2% 29.3% 20.7% 25.5% 24.5% 70.7% 0.0% 46.8% 70.8% 68.1% 2.8% 2 1 27.8% 20 11 0 4 17 19.0% 3 1 0 0 0
4 Yrs 1544 6028 3.90 3801 63.2% 30.0% 16.0% 26.0% 28.0% 70.0% 0.5% 44.2% 77.1% 58.5% 4.7% 72 47 22.5% 348 173 18 87 244 26.3% 49 22 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.7% 16.1% 27.1% 29.2% 72.3% 1.4% 46.3% 77.8% 60.1% 4.5% 24.3% 24.2%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2012 23 TBR AL 122 23 1 0 3 1 4 1 2 1 2 7 2 2 29% 1 2 0 35 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0
2013 24 TBR AL 525 107 16 0 15 0 3 2 13 9 6 15 10 3 67% 3 7 0 167 16 2 89% 15 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2014 25 TBR AL 822 177 22 1 12 1 28 7 5 6 6 45 26 6 58% 9 8 0 290 14 5 74% 13 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 22 0
2015 26 TBR AL 72 9 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0% 1 0 0 18 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs 1541 316 40 1 32 2 35 11 21 18 14 68 38 12 56% 14 17 0 510 31 10 76% 29 10 2 0 0 0 2 2 37 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2012 23 1 3 .250 4.60 6 4 1 0 0 0 29.1 23 17 15 3 13 0 36 1 0 2 122 85 1.227 7.1 0.9 4.0 11.0 2.77 85
2013 24 10 10 .500 3.47 29 27 1 2 2 0 158.0 130 66 61 18 51 2 137 9 0 9 647 111 1.146 7.4 1.0 2.9 7.8 2.69 111
2014 25 20 19 .513 3.39 61 59 1 2 2 0 352.2 307 151 133 30 123 3 310 17 0 17 1469 111 1.219 7.8 0.8 3.1 7.9 2.52 111
2015 26 22 20 .524 3.29 64 62 1 2 2 0 372.1 316 155 136 32 127 3 331 19 0 17 1541 115 1.190 7.6 0.8 3.1 8.0 2.61 115

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2012 23 1 2 .333 4.97 29.0 24 18 16 3 14 36 1 1.310 7.4 4.3 11.2 2.57 0.9 6
2013 24 8 6 .571 3.35 129.0 113 53 48 16 40 101 8 1.186 7.9 2.8 7.0 2.53 1.1 23
2014 25 11 11 .500 3.83 195.0 189 92 83 13 77 173 9 1.364 8.7 3.6 8.0 2.25 0.6 32
2015 26 1 1 .500 1.80 20.0 10 5 4 2 4 21 2 0.700 4.5 1.8 9.5 5.25 0.9 3
4 Yrs 21 20 .512 3.64 373.0 336 168 151 34 135 331 20 1.263 8.1 8.0 2.45 0.8 64



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2013 July AL Rookie of the Month
2013 July AL Pitcher of the Month

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2015 AL  1.37 (8th)

Wins s c a p y
2015 AL  2 (1st)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2015 AL  0.661 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2015 AL  4.119 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2015 AL  9.610 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2015 AL  19.7 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2015 AL  21 (2nd)

Games Started s c a p y
2014 AL  32 (10th)
2015 AL  3 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
2013 AL  2 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2013 AL  2 (3rd)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2014 AL  72 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 AL  0.555 (5th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2015 AL  2 (3rd)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2015 AL  72 (5th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2015 AL  296 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2015 AL  6 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2015 AL  0.6 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2015 AL  5.10 (5th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2015 AL  0.6 (5th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2015 AL  0.6 (4th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2015 AL  0.6 (7th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 5 (453), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 22 (1037), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 1 (1941), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1268th), 4.6 career WAR/4.6 7yr-peak WAR/4.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Christopher Alan Chris christopher Archer

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