Found June 10, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
The curiosity surrounding Chris Archer rises with each start because of his unseen assets. No question, he has physical tools. At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, the 24-year-old Tampa Bay Rays right-hander has the strength and talent to become a long-term presence within a starting rotation. But no discussion about Archer is complete without mention of the invisible traits, the markers that hint at a prolonged major league career. The confidence. The bravado. The bite found with trust in his head as well as his arm. "This kid is a different cat," manager Joe Maddon said. "He's kind of a unique case," right-hander Alex Cobb said. "So much of it has to do with how he is personally in his own mind," left-hander Matt Moore said. Archer has made two starts this season, after he was promoted June 1 from Triple-A Durham for his latest major league cameo in two years. His most recent outings serve as the yin and yang of his reality as someone growing within the game,...
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