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Player Profile #134: Chris Archer | SP | TB

After a very successful 2013 in which Archer had a tidy 3.22 ERA and an even more impressive 1.13 WHIP — albeit over just 128 IP – he landed a contract that will keep his family set for life. Some people (certainly the Rays) were hopeful, if not expecting, that Archer was just getting started and would take his game to yet another level. The only sticking point was that Archer’s...
Via Baseball Professor
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Archer’s Innings, Boston’s Backstops, much more

Chris Archer‘s attitude toward stats is a mix of new-school and old-school. The 26-year-old righty realizes pitcher Wins and ERA are influenced by things he can’t control. The number he cares most about, from a personal perspective, is innings pitched. Archer threw 194-and-two-third innings for the Tampa Bay Rays in 2014. He did so effectively, […]
Via Fangraphs
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Archer: Strikeout Celebration Came In ‘Infant Stages Of My Career’

There were a lot of raised eyebrows around the baseball world when Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer called out David Ortiz for his bat flip Sunday night. Ortiz’s post-home run actions are far from universally beloved — Archer’s rotation mate, David Price, is an outspoken Papi critic — but many didn’t think the 25-year-old right-hander was one to talk regarding such matters...
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Archer Known To Showboat Despite Criticizing David Ortiz (Video)

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer is quite the hypocrite. Archer has criticized David Ortiz in recent days for showboating, as the Boston Red Sox slugger capped a three-run home run Sunday with an emphatic bat flip and a slow trot around the bases. But, as history shows, Archer isn’t exactly above showboating. In fact, he’s quite the ham. In the words of Randy “Macho Man”...
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Archer nearly goes distance in Rays' win over Tigers

DETROIT -- Tampa Bay's Chris Archer came within two outs of a complete game, holding the Detroit Tigers to six hits in the Rays' 7-2 victory Saturday. The Rays broke the game open with three runs in the fifth inning and four in the sixth, and the Tigers never mounted much of a rally against Archer (5-5). The 25-year-old right-hander allowed solo homers to Alex Avila in the seventh...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

DraftKings – A Young Stud Archer With Precision Longshots

A shameful start to the season will not be the result of a promising career and 2014 for Chris Archer. Yes, we all thought he would start to break through this year and, to be Frank or his best bud Ernest, there’s a good chance that still happens. His FIP is 3.14 and his BABIP is more than .040 over his norm. Sounds like it’ll improve for rest of season. But who cares right...
Via Razzball
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays at Red Sox game preview

  TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. Chris Archer has had an up-and-down season so far after signing a six-year deal with the Tampa Bay Rays worth $25.5 million. Archer, who has been dominant in his two home starts but spotty on the road, will try to help the struggling Rays end a three-game skid as they continue a three-game set against the Boston Red Sox...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays split series with Blue Jays

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 last night to pick up their second win of the season.  After receiving a six-year, $25.5 million contract extension, Chris Archer set out to prove to the Rays that he was worth that commitment.  Archer had an excellent start in which he pitched for six innings, allowing 2 earned runs and four hits.  He also struck out seven...
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Day after signing big deal with Rays, Chris Archer puts talent on display

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chris Archer's new career began Thursday night. He had 29 starts with the Tampa Bay Rays the past two seasons, so he's not completely new, of course. But he's something different now, fresh off signing an eight-year, $43.75 million contract Wednesday that guarantees him $25.5 million the next six years. This new phase will be good -- as long as Archer lets...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Archer signs big extension with Tampa Bay Rays

Chris Archer is a nice young pitcher, and I’m sure he’ll do great things for the Tampa Bay Rays. But on Wednesday, the 25-year-old righty signed a big contract that was yet another example of how baseball must be incredibly healthy money-wise. Archer and the Rays agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million contract that also includes two club options that could raise the total value...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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