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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 8 822 113 3.39 1.279 8.2 0.6 3.3 8.0 2.40
2015 ★ 26 TBR AL 12 10 .545 2.78 28 28 0 1 1 0 181.0 142 64 56 15 46 0 223 3 0 9 724 140 2.55 1.039 7.1 0.7 2.3 11.1 4.85 AS
4 Yrs 32 29 .525 3.19 89 87 1 3 3 0 533.2 449 215 189 45 169 3 533 20 0 26 2193 120 3.27 1.158 7.6 0.8 2.9 9.0 3.15
162 Game Avg. 12 11 .525 3.19 34 34 0 1 1 0 206 173 83 73 17 65 1 206 8 0 10 847 120 3.27 1.158 7.6 0.8 2.9 9.0 3.15
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
2015 ★ 26 TBR AL 181.0 28 28 64 3.18 4.49 0.17 0.17 97.4 4.38 23 2.7 -0.1 4.3 41 .596 .517 $1,166,667 AS
4 Seasons 533.2 89 87 215 3.63 4.34 0.02 0.16 97.0 4.35 37 4.2 1.2 -0.4 9.0 93 .547 .509 $1,666,667

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

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2015 TBR AL 26 0 0 0 6.75 0 0 0 0 1.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 1.500 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8 1.00

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 28 724 672 64 142 23 0 15 7 7 46 223 .211 .265 .313 .577 .292 210 9 3 2 1 0 8
4 Yrs 89 2193 1981 215 449 69 5 45 38 16 169 533 .227 .292 .335 .627 .285 663 37 20 8 15 3 21
162 Game Avg. 34 847 765 83 173 27 2 17 15 6 65 206 .227 .292 .335 .627 .285 256 14 8 3 6 1 8
MLB Averages .253 .316 .397 .714 .298

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 20.9 2.2 743 3.5 13.9 -10.4 1.01 3.4 0.0 22.5 2.5 0.89 28.3 0 0 0
4 Yrs 32.6 3.5 2269 5.4 40.0 -34.6 1.00 5.8 -0.4 33.2 3.6 0.92 52.1 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 28 28 12 10 6 2 2 16 12 .571 2 3 1 1 18 64% 61.8 95 16 13 6 0 8 3.9 3.3 6.5 102 0 10 17 1 122
4 Yrs 89 87 32 28 27 4 6 48 39 .552 4 13 3 3 52 60% 57 95 13 36 9 0 38 4.0 3.6 6.1 98 4 41 41 1 122
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 102 -16 4.2 4.1 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 724 49% 2.1% 30.8% 6.4% 5.3% 27% 0.89 1.01 60% 26% 7.4% 14% 111 9 8%
4 Yrs 2193 45% 2.1% 24.3% 7.7% 5.4% 27% 0.89 1.02 65% 24% 6.7% 13% 367 37 10%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 20.1% 7.8% 7.4% 33% 0.84 1.11 68% 23% 7.6% 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 727 2863 3.94 1884 65.8% 27.1% 22.6% 26.3% 24.0% 72.9% 0.0% 48.0% 69.0% 63.5% 2.3% 17 12 24.3% 177 87 8 35 188 15.7% 31 5 0 0 0
4 Yrs 2199 8613 3.92 5501 64.0% 29.0% 18.1% 26.1% 26.7% 71.0% 0.4% 45.4% 74.5% 59.8% 4.0% 87 58 23.0% 505 249 26 118 415 22.1% 77 26 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 64.1% 27.4% 16.2% 27.2% 29.2% 72.6% 1.4% 46.5% 77.7% 60.3% 4.5% 24.4% 24.0%

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 724 142 22 3 15 0 12 7 8 9 6 19 9 5 47% 8 9 1 235 7 7 50% 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0
4 Yrs 2193 449 61 4 45 2 47 17 28 25 20 86 47 16 55% 21 26 1 727 38 16 70% 36 16 2 0 0 0 2 2 47 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 112 1.219 7.8 0.8 3.1 7.9 2.52 112
2015 26 32 29 .525 3.19 89 87 1 3 3 0 533.2 449 215 189 45 169 3 533 20 0 26 2193 120 1.158 7.6 0.8 2.9 9.0 3.15 120

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 3.78 195.0 187 91 82 13 76 173 8 1.349 8.6 3.5 8.0 2.28 0.6 32
2015 26 12 8 .600 3.08 181.0 150 69 62 16 49 223 3 1.099 7.5 2.4 11.1 4.55 0.8 28
4 Yrs 32 27 .542 3.51 534.0 474 231 208 48 179 533 20 1.223 8.0 9.0 2.98 0.8 89



* - 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

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2015 Jun 7th AL Player of the Week

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2015 AL  4.4 (4th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2015 AL  2.78 (5th)

Wins s c a p y
2015 AL  12 (9th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2015 AL  1.039 (5th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2015 AL  7.061 (4th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2015 AL  11.088 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2015 AL  181.0 (6th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2015 AL  223 (2nd)

Games Started s c a p y
2014 AL  32 (10th)
2015 AL  28 (1st)

Complete Games s c a p y
2013 AL  2 (9th)
2015 AL  1 (9th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2013 AL  2 (3rd)
2015 AL  1 (5th)
Active  3 (48th)

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

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2015 AL  4.848 (6th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 AL  0.555 (5th)
2015 AL  0.746 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
2015 AL  10 (7th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2015 AL  9 (8th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2015 AL  724 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2015 AL  140 (5th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2015 AL  2.55 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2015 AL  21 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2015 AL  2.3 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2015 AL  22.51 (4th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2015 AL  3.5 (5th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2015 AL  3.4 (3rd)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2015 AL  2.5 (4th)


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 - 1 (861), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 25 (959), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1188), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 16 (464), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (941st), 8.9 career WAR/8.9 7yr-peak WAR/8.9 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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