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22 Chris Archer SP

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
88%58%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
194.210-903.3317372
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014TB1093.3332320000194.21778572121272173

Player Updates

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Rays manager Kevin Cash tabs Alex Cobb as opening day starter
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Rays manager Kevin Cash announced Wednesday starting pitcher Alex Cobb will start the season opener on April 6 against Baltimore.

"There's a lot of things on your short list of career highlights that you can say you've done," Cobb said, per the Tampa Bay Times. "Obvioiusly, with being in the World Series and winning the World Series being at the top. Being an opening day starter falls somewhat shorter than that, but it's right up on that list."

Cash also announced Cobb will be followed in the rotation by Chris Archer, Drew Smyly and Jake Odorizzi. The team will choose a fifth starter this spring.

"He was extremely excited," Cash said of Cobb. "I kind of expected him to say, 'Yeah, OK, whatever,' but he was pumped. And you look back and you're like, 'Man, he's had some good pitchers here that maybe he's had to wait in turn for (James) Shields and (David) Price and those guys. I think he looks at it as being an honor, because there have been some good ones here in the past that have done it."

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Rays' Archer aims to refine changeup during spring training
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer is working this spring to refine his changeup and improve against the running game, per MLB.com.

"Last year at the end of spring training, I felt completely comfortable throwing my changeup," Archer said. "But when there are runners on base and it was a changeup situation, I didn't feel comfortable going to that because my other two pitches are my bread and butter.

"Hopefully I can get to the point where I can have my three pitches. Throw my slider less and my changeup more. That makes my slider better because they see it less frequently."

Rays manager Kevin Cash is all for Archer working on his changeup.

"It can be another weapon," Cash said. "He's got such a great feel with the other two, I don't think him working on a changeup or focusing on it a little bit more during spring training is going to hurt anything."

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Rays' Archer changes offseason program, already seeing benefits
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer has spent the early days of spring training picking the brain of manager Kevin Cash about how Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber transformed into the 2014 AL Cy Young winner, according to The Tampa Tribune. Before taking the job with the Rays, Cash was the Indians bullpen coach (2013-14).

“Kluber has always had stuff, he just hasn’t had the success on that level,” Archer said. “And I’m trying to apply those things, because he saw it firsthand.”

Thus far, Cash has raved about Archer's bullpen sessions and said Archer appears to be game-ready. Archer believes the change in his offseason program is contributing to his promising start to spring training.

“In September, I had success but the body was tired, so I paced myself better in the offseason and I feel really good now,” Archer said. “I would just cycle it a little better to pace myself, because I’m thinking those (less intense) weeks in the offseason are going to help me feel better on the back end (of this season).

“I got to pump the brakes a little bit, because I don’t want to overdo it right now. Because what good is February and March? I’m trying to be good April through October.”

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Chris Archer loses despite strong start
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Chris Archer dropped one Friday against Cleveland.

Archer allowed one run on three hits over 7 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two during the outing. Archer allowed his only run of the game in the first inning. After a Michael Bourn groundout to open the game, Archer allowed Jose Ramirez to belt a solo home run. Archer would settle in at that point, tossing nearly eight more scoreless innings before leaving the game. 

The Rays did not give Archer any run support during the contest. With the loss, Archer dropped to 10-9. 

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Chris Archer wins No. 10
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Chris Archer was able to pitch around his control issues Saturday.

Archer allowed two hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings. He struck out three and walked four during the outing. Archer was mostly unhittable during the appearance. He gave up a first inning single to Jose Abreu, but kept the White Sox from doing much else over the next two innings. Avisail Garcia added the other hit in the fourth inning, but that was it for Chicago. Walks became an issue late for Archer. After putting two men on via the free pass to start the seventh inning, Archer was pulled. 

With the win, Archer improved to 10-8. He’ll take on the Indians in his next start. 

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 52 171 46.46
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Cleveland 12.202 3.55068
vs LHB 111.100 2.67046100
vs RHB 83.100 4.2102673
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/24@TOR0007.06116
8/29BOS0104.010723
9/3TOR0106.010612
9/9@NYY1006.17303
9/14@TOR0007.03139
9/20CHW1006.12043
9/26@CLE0107.23126
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
Balt
3:10 pm
Tickets
7
Balt
7:10 pm
Tickets
8
Balt
7:10 pm
Tickets
9
10
@Miami
7:10 pm
Tickets
11
@Miami
4:10 pm
Tickets
12
@Miami
1:10 pm
Tickets
13
@Tor
7:07 pm
Tickets
14
@Tor
7:07 pm
Tickets
15
@Tor
7:07 pm
Tickets
16
@Tor
7:07 pm
Tickets
17
NYY
7:10 pm
Tickets
18
NYY
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
23

18

21

7

1

2

19

18

13

31

-3

29

6

41

4

22

5

21

17

30

28

-11

-3

41

24

18

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011TB00 ---000000 0.00000000
2012TB13 4.60640000 29.1231715311336
2013TB97 3.2223232200 128.2107494615838101
2014TB109 3.3332320000 194.2177857212872173
Total 2019 3.3961592200 352.23071511333017123310
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012TB8310000101 .000 .000 .000
2013TB23100000100 .000 .000 .000
2014TB32400000200 .000 .000 .000
Total 63810000401 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012TBP6461410 .833
2013TBP23232161321 .905
2014TBP323231101742 .871
Total  615958173473 .879
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2011TB000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2012TB02227 0.9312102 .215122 11.4 .3180
2013TB2139132 1.14162007 .226525 10.7 .3680
2014TB1197195 1.08145108 .243822 11.9 .3360
Total 3358354 1.093192017 .2351469 11.4 .3460
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013TB00 0.00200000 1.21000002
Total 00 0.00200000 1.21000002
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006 R-Burlington00 10.8010000 1.22221111
2006 R-Indians03 7.4576000 19.1172216131721
2007 A-Lake County00 9.0010000 4.05440135
2007 R-Indians17 5.641211000 52.2563633482148
2008 A-Lake County48 4.292727000115.192645581184106
2009AFX-Peoria64 2.812726000109.07841340766119
2010AFA-Daytona Cubs71 2.881514000 72.0542723432682
2010AA-Tennessee Smokies82 1.801313000 70.0481914223967
2011AAA-Durham Bulls10 0.6922000 13.0111100612
2011AA-Montgomery Biscuits87 4.432525000134.01367666111080118
2012AAA-Durham Bulls79 3.662525000128.09954526762139
2013AAA-Durham Bulls53 3.961010000 50.0502622622352
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/190
Birthdate:
9/26/1988
Age:
26
Hometown:
Clayton, NC
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
3
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