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Chris Archer

Christopher Alan Archer (twitter: @ChrisArcher22)

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, 17,828th 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 2012-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2019, 6 yrs/$25.5M (14-19) & 20-21 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 3.156, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: ISE 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 12 13 .480 3.23 34 34 0 1 1 0 212.0 175 85 76 19 66 0 252 3 0 13 868 121 2.90 1.137 7.4 0.8 2.8 10.7 3.82 AS,CYA-5
2016 27 TBR AL 9 19 .321 4.02 33 33 0 0 0 0 201.1 183 100 90 30 67 0 233 3 0 11 850 101 3.81 1.242 8.2 1.3 3.0 10.4 3.48
5 Yrs 41 51 .446 3.51 128 126 1 3 3 0 766.0 665 336 299 79 256 3 795 23 0 41 3187 110 3.48 1.202 7.8 0.9 3.0 9.3 3.11
162 Game Avg. 11 14 .446 3.51 34 34 0 1 1 0 205 178 90 80 21 69 1 213 6 0 11 853 110 3.48 1.202 7.8 0.9 3.0 9.3 3.11
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 1.21 -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 212.0 34 34 85 3.61 4.63 0.11 0.18 97.6 4.59 21 2.4 -0.1 4.3 43 .570 .515 $1,166,667 AS,CYA-5
2016 27 TBR AL 201.1 33 33 100 4.47 4.48 0.06 0.18 98.5 4.53 -1 -0.1 -0.1 1.8 21 .497 .499
5 Seasons 766.0 128 126 336 3.95 4.42 0.02 0.17 97.5 4.46 33 3.8 1.21 -0.5 10.8 116 .530 .506 $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 7
2015 26 TBR AL 34 868 795 85 175 31 0 19 7 8 66 252 .220 .282 .331 .613 .297 263 10 3 2 2 0 7
2016 27 TBR AL 33 850 769 100 183 33 2 30 13 5 67 233 .238 .300 .403 .703 .300 310 12 3 6 4 0 9
5 Yrs 128 3187 2873 336 665 110 7 79 51 22 256 795 .231 .298 .357 .655 .290 1026 50 23 14 20 3 27
162 Game Avg. 34 853 769 90 178 29 2 21 14 6 69 213 .231 .298 .357 .655 .290 275 13 6 4 5 1 7
MLB Averages .254 .318 .402 .720 .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 9.6 1.0 551 1.2 9.5 -8.3 .97 1.0 0.3 11.2 1.2 0.90 10.7 0 0 0
2014 25 TBR AL 5.4 0.6 849 1.0 14.3 -13.3 1.02 1.2 -0.3 2.5 0.3 0.97 10.9 0 0 0
2015 26 TBR AL 15.7 1.6 892 2.2 15.9 -13.7 1.00 2.4 -0.2 18.6 2.0 0.91 24.6 0 0 0
2016 27 TBR AL -1.0 -0.1 877 -0.4 14.1 -14.5 .94 0.2 -0.6 3.1 0.3 0.90 0.9 0 0 0
5 Yrs 26.8 2.8 3295 3.6 56.1 -52.4 .98 5.0 -1.3 32.4 3.5 0.92 49.4 1 0 1

Starting Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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 3.8 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 3.0 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 34 34 12 13 9 2 3 18 16 .529 4 3 1 1 19 56% 58.8 95 3 19 9 0 10 4.2 3.5 6.2 101 1 12 20 1 122
2016 27 TBR AL 33 33 9 19 5 0 7 10 23 .303 3 1 0 0 19 58% 54.7 78 22 13 5 0 17 3.5 3.5 6.1 103 1 8 24 0 118
5 Yrs 128 126 41 50 35 4 14 60 66 .476 9 14 3 3 72 57% 56 95 3 55 17 0 57 3.9 3.5 6.0 99 6 51 68 1 122
MLB Averages .500 51% 52 104 -16 4.3 4.1 5.8 94

Reliever Pitching*

Data only available back to 1913
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 868 47% 2.2% 29.0% 7.6% 5.8% 29% 0.88 0.99 61% 26% 7.7% 13% 140 10 7%
2016 27 TBR AL 850 52% 3.5% 27.4% 7.9% 7.7% 36% 0.92 1.15 60% 22% 12.2% 12% 139 12 9%
5 Yrs 3187 47% 2.5% 25.0% 8.0% 6.2% 30% 0.89 1.05 63% 23% 8.2% 13% 535 50 9%
MLB Averages 46% 2.6% 20.3% 7.9% 7.6% 33% 0.84 1.11 68% 24% 8.0% 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 871 3449 3.96 2241 65.0% 27.4% 21.6% 26.6% 24.4% 72.6% 0.0% 47.2% 70.3% 63.8% 3.1% 27 18 24.6% 214 105 9 45 207 17.9% 35 9 0 0 0
2016 27 TBR AL 853 3409 4.00 2145 62.9% 27.6% 21.4% 25.5% 25.5% 72.4% 0.0% 45.5% 70.4% 58.5% 4.8% 41 27 22.2% 189 99 9 52 181 22.3% 34 14 0 0 0
5 Yrs 3196 12608 3.94 8003 63.5% 28.7% 18.9% 26.0% 26.4% 71.3% 0.3% 45.3% 73.5% 59.7% 4.3% 138 91 22.9% 731 366 36 180 615 22.6% 115 44 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.2% 16.5% 27.3% 29.0% 72.8% 1.3% 46.6% 77.3% 60.3% 4.5% 24.5% 23.8%

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% 7 8 0 290 14 5 74% 13 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 22 0
2015 26 TBR AL 868 175 28 3 19 0 13 10 9 9 10 23 10 5 43% 7 13 2 293 7 8 47% 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 0
2016 27 TBR AL 850 183 14 0 30 0 11 15 15 10 20 35 16 10 46% 9 11 1 293 13 5 72% 12 4 1 0 0 1 1 1 21 0
5 Yrs 3187 665 81 4 79 2 59 35 44 35 44 125 64 26 51% 27 41 3 1078 51 22 70% 48 21 3 0 0 1 3 3 74 0
MLB Averages 52% 72%

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 32 32 .500 3.33 95 93 1 3 3 0 564.2 482 236 209 49 189 3 562 20 0 30 2337 115 1.188 7.7 0.8 3.0 9.0 2.97 115
2016 27 41 51 .446 3.51 128 126 1 3 3 0 766.0 665 336 299 79 256 3 795 23 0 41 3187 110 1.202 7.8 0.9 3.0 9.3 3.11 110

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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 4.66 29.0 23 17 15 3 13 36 1 1.241 7.1 4.0 11.2 2.77 0.9 6
2013 24 8 6 .571 3.14 129.0 110 50 45 15 39 101 8 1.155 7.7 2.7 7.0 2.59 1.0 23
2014 25 11 11 .500 3.69 195.0 185 89 80 13 75 173 8 1.333 8.5 3.5 8.0 2.31 0.6 32
2015 26 13 11 .542 3.23 212.0 176 85 76 19 66 252 3 1.142 7.5 2.8 10.7 3.82 0.8 34
2016 27 11 11 .500 3.94 201.0 182 98 88 30 67 233 3 1.239 8.1 3.0 10.4 3.48 1.3 33
5 Yrs 44 41 .518 3.57 766.0 676 339 304 80 260 795 23 1.222 7.9 9.3 3.06 0.9 128



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* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1930 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

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2015 AL (5, 14%)
0.14 Career Shares (194th)

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  4.3 (5th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2015 AL  3.23 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2015 AL  1.137 (10th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2015 AL  7.429 (4th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2015 AL  10.698 (2nd)
2016 AL  10.416 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2015 AL  212.0 (6th)
2016 AL  201.3 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2015 AL  252 (2nd)
2016 AL  233 (2nd)

Games Started s c a p y
2014 AL  32 (10th)
2015 AL  34 (1st)
2016 AL  33 (4th)

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

Shutouts s c a p y
2013 AL  2 (3rd)
2015 AL  1 (6th)
Active  3 (42nd)

Home Runs s c a p y
2016 AL  30 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2014 AL  72 (6th)
2015 AL  66 (9th)
2016 AL  67 (8th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2015 AL  3.818 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2014 AL  0.555 (5th)
2015 AL  0.807 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
2015 AL  13 (5th)
2016 AL  19 (1st)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2015 AL  13 (4th)
2016 AL  11 (5th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2015 AL  868 (6th)
2016 AL  850 (9th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2015 AL  121 (10th)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
2015 AL  2.90 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2015 AL  18.60 (10th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2015 AL  2.4 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2015 AL  2.0 (9th)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 (868), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 27 (899), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 8 (1090), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 12 (725), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (866th), 10.5 career WAR/10.5 7yr-peak WAR/10.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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