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22 Chris Archer SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/190 | Birthdate: 9/26/1988 | Birthplace: Clayton, NC | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 90/53 | Average Draft Position: 158.82
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Chris Archer to pitch Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer is set to start Sunday against the Red Sox.

The team will push back Archer one day in order to bring Jeremy Hellickson back. Hellickson was sent down in order to remain on normal rest, and will return to the lineup Saturday. Archer has a 3.31 ERA over 119 2/3 innings of work.


Chris Archer gets back on track Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer bounced back with a quality start Sunday afternoon against the Twins in Minnesota, improving to 6-5 on the year. The right-hander yielded three runs -- one earned -- on six hits and two walks while striking out four over 6 1/3 innings of a 5-3 victory.

Archer gave up one earned run or fewer for the first time since June 19. He owns 3.31 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 20 start (119 2/3 innings). He will look to improve to two games over .500 on Saturday at home against Boston.

Rays reveal rotation plans


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Rays announced their pitching rotation for the first series after the All-Star break. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Alex Cobb, David Price and Chris Archer will face the Twins.


Chris Archer unable to factor into decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer was unable to factor into the decision Friday night at home against the Blue Jays. The right-hander was charged with five runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings of work.

Over his last three starts covering 20 1/3 innings, Archer has allowed nine earned runs. He owns a 3.41 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 19 starts (113 1/3 innings). The Rays have yet to announce their pitching plans after the All-Star break, so his next start is still up in the air.

Chris Archer nearly goes the distance in win over Detroit


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer nearly went the distance Saturday against the Tigers in Detroit, notching his fifth win of the season. The right-hander yielded six hits and two runs, with four walks and four strikeouts over 8 1/3 innings of a 7-2 victory.

Archer has allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine of his last 10 starts. He owns a 3.16 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 18 starts (108 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Friday at home against Toronto.

Chris Archer surrenders two runs vs. Yankees Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer didn't factor into the decision Monday, giving up just two earned runs on five hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out four in his team's 4-3, 12-inning win over the Yankees.

Archer gave up a pair of runs in the third inning but completed the seventh inning with his team tied 2-2. His offense delivered a lead in the top of the eighth inning to put him in line for the win, but the bullpen blew his lead in the ninth. Archer owns a 3.24 ERA and 90:38 K:BB ratio in 100 innings. He's scheduled to face the Tigers Saturday.


Chris Archer falls below .500 in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer's struggles continued Tuesday, in a 6-5 loss to the Pirates.

Archer pitched seven innings in the game, but the Pirates got to him early in a game that he never had a chance to win. He was charged with five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and a pair of walks, while striking out seven batters on 106 pitches in the loss.

Archer opened the season 3-2, but has won just one of his last seven starts, and is now just 4-5. He has lowered his ERA to 3.29 heading into his next start, set for Monday against the Yankees. 


Chris Archer blanks Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer put together a dominant outing on Thursday against the Astros, scattering three hits over 6 2/3 scoreless frames to improve to 4-4 on the year.

Archer struck out eight and walked two. Of his 102 pitches, 62 were strikes. His ERA improved from 3.40 to 3.14 on the year. Over his last seven starts covering 36 2/3 innings, Archer has allowed only four earned runs.

Following a 5-0 home victory, Archer will look to keep rolling Tuesday at home against Pittsburgh.

Unearned runs doom Chris Archer in loss Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer was stuck with a loss Saturday after giving up six runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks in three innings and striking out two in his team's 7-3 defeat against the Astros.

Archer (3-4) watched all five unearned runs score in the third inning, with the first coming on his own error with two outs. He then pitched to one batter in the fourth before being removed, and that runner would come around to score and charge Archer with his only earned run in the loss. He owns a 3.40 ERA and 71:32 K:BB ratio in 79 1/3 innings. Archer is scheduled to face the Astros again Thursday.


Chris Archer unlucky again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Rays starter Chris Archer pitched well for the fifth straight outing Sunday but came away with another no-decision. Archer tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Mariners, who scored five runs in the ninth to win 5-0.

Archer allowed five hits and a walk while fanning two. After giving up three earned runs over his last five starts, Archer is 3-3 with a 3.42 ERA. He'll face the Astros on Saturday.


Chris Archer takes loss in pitchers' duel Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer was the hard-luck loser Tuesday, giving up one earned run on five hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out eight in his team's 1-0 loss to the Marlins.

Archer (3-3) has been excellent recently, giving up three earned runs in his last four starts, but his quality stretch has resulted in just one win. He owns a 3.73 ERA and 67:28 K:BB ratio in 70 innings. Archer is scheduled to face the Mariners Sunday.


Chris Archer settles for tough no-decision Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer threw the ball well Wednesday, but had to settle for a no-decision in a 3-2 loss to the Blue Jays.

Archer limited the Blue Jays to two runs in six innings of work, and both came in the first frame. He allowed six hits and a pair of walks, while striking out seven batters on 100 pitches.

Despite pitching well, Archer never had the lead, as he settled for his second no-decision in a row. He is 3-2 with a 4.00 ERA in 11 starts, but has lowered that mark more than a run over his last three. He will try to keep his solid run going in his next outing, set for Tuesday against the Marlins.


Chris Archer getting better at making hitters miss


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) It looks like Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer's up-and-down start to the season could have a little to do with bad luck. Through 10 starts, Archer is sporting a .329 BABIP, which is higher than his career average (.279) and higher than the league average for starters (.295), per FanGraphs.com.

Though, the most interesting numbers might be opponents' batting average on groundballs and line drives. Archer's groundball rate is 50.6 percent, which is a career high. Opponents are batting .264 on grounders against Archer, which is higher than the league average of .241. Opponents are also batting .737 on line drives against Archer, while the league average is .670, per Baseball-Reference.com.

Archer is definitely getting hit hard in 2014, giving up a career-high 9.2 hits per nine innings. Though, he has been better at missing bats in his last two starts. He's given up just six hits in his last 11 2/3 innings and 16 of his last 35 outs have come via strikeout. 

Archer averaged 20.7 Fantasy points in Week 1-3 and 18.5 Fantasy points from Week 7-8. I feel he's closer to that pitcher than the guy who averaged 3.3 Fantasy points from Week 4-6. He probably deserves to be started in more than 45 percent of Fantasy leagues, which is his current starting percentage in CBSSports.com formats.


Chris Archer Ks 11 in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2014) Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer extended his scoreless streak on Friday with another dominant outing, but failed to factor into the decision against the Red Sox. The right-hander permitted four hits and four walks while striking out 11 in six scoreless innings of a 1-0 win.

Archer has not surrendered a run over his last two starts (11 2/3 innings). He has limited hitters to just six hits and nine walks while striking out 16 over that span. He has improved his ERA from 5.16 to 4.11 over that span. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at Toronto.

Chris Archer targeting Friday for next start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) The Rays have tweaked their rotation for the weekend series against Boston. Chris Archer has been moved back from Thursday to Friday. That will allow Alex Cobb to make his return from injury Thursday in the final game of the series against Oakland.

Chris Archer gets back on track for win No. 3


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer got back on track Friday against the Angels and fell one out shy of a quality start, picking up his third win of the season. The right-hander surrendered only two hits and five walks while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings pitched.

It was Archer's first start since May 1 without allowing a home run. He owns a 4.59 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP and 41:20 K:BB ratio in 51 innings. He will make his next start Thursday at home against Oakland.

Two-strike woes an issue for faltering Chris Archer


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) An inability to put batters away with two strikes has played a huge role in the recent struggles of Rays starter Chris Archer, the Tampa Bay Times has reported. Opposing hitters in that situation are batting .277 against him this season as opposed to .152 in 2013. The major league league average is .175.

"I think the recurring thing the past three or four starts is not executing with two strikes and having one big inning, and not executing with two strikes is driving my pitch count up," Archer said. "With men on and two outs, the good pitchers, the exceptional pitchers in this league make pitches and get out of it."

Archer is 0-1 with a 7.36 ERA in his last three starts. He has walked 10 and fanned 11 in failing to pitch more than five innings in any of them.


Chris Archer continues to struggle in Sunday loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer continued to struggle on Sunday against the Indians, suffering his second loss of the season in a 6-5 defeat. He was charged with four runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out two in five innings of work.

Archer (2-2) has gone three straight starts without making it past the sixth inning. Over that span covering 14 2/3 innings, the right-hander has allowed 12 earned runs. He will make his next start Friday on the road against the Angels. In four starts away from home, Archer is 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA.

Chris Archer improves control in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer bounced back well in his start against the Orioles Tuesday, settling for a no-decision in a 5-3 loss.

Coming off a five-walk outing during his last trip to the mound, Archer was much sharper this time around. Unfortunately, he still lasted just five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk, while striking out three batters.

Archer remains 2-1 on the season, though he is winless over his last three starts, while watching his ERA rise almost a fun and a half. He has a 4.91 ERA in seven starts, heading into his next outing, Sunday against the Indians. 


Chris Archer hit hard in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer struggled through his second subpart outing in a row Thursday, in a 6-5 win over the Red Sox.

Archer settled for his second no-decision in a row, but he needed the offense to bail him out.  He was tagged for five runs on three hits and five walks, matching his total for the previous five starts in free passes. He also struck out three before being chased after 4 2/3 innings of work, having thrown 45 of 84 pitches for strikes.

Archer has struggled to open his sophomore season, posting an ERA more than 1.5 runs higher than his 2013 total. He is 2-1 with a 4.84 ERA through six starts, and will try to get back on track in his next outing, Tuesday against the Orioles. 


Rays announce pitching plans for Thursday doubleheader


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) The doubleheader between the Rays and Red Sox Thursday has been confirmed by the league. The Rays will start Cesar Ramos in the first game of the doubleheader, with Chris Archer following in the nightcap.

Chris Archer, Cesar Ramos set to start Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) Joe Maddon has announced that scheduled Wednesday starter Chris Archer and Cesar Ramos will pitch the Thursday doubleheader for the Rays in Boston. Maddon, however, has not announced which one will start the opener.

Red Sox-Rays game washed away Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) The Rays-Red Sox game can be added to the list of Wednesday rainouts. Right-hander Chris Archer was slated to start for Tampa Bay against Boston left-hander Felix Doubront.


Chris Archer hit hard in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer didn't have his best stuff Friday against the White Sox, but battled through six innings in a no-decision.  

Archer gave up nine hits in six innings of work, though he made it through the outing without walking a batter. He was charged with four runs, while striking out four hitters, as the Rays went on to lose, 9-6.

Archer hasn't been quite as sharp this season, posting a 4.11 ERA through five starts, though he is 2-1 heading into his next start, Wednesday in Boston. 


Chris Archer gets back on track in win over Yankees


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Rays pitcher Chris Archer, who allowed seven runs his last time out, bounced back with a quality start and the win Saturday night against the Yankees. The right-hander received more than enough run support, allowing one run on three hits and no walks while striking out four over 6 2/3 innings pitched.

Archer owns a 3.65 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP along with 21:5 K:BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings pitched. He will make his next start Friday against the White Sox in Chicago.