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22 Chris Archer SP

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
86%74%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
201.19-1904.0223367
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015TB12133.2334341100212.0175857619366252
2016TB9194.0233330000201.11831009030367233

Player Updates

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Rays' Chris Archer: Dominant in first Grapefruit League appearance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Archer, who fired two scoreless innings in Sunday's 7-3 Grapefruit League win over the Red Sox, was very pleased with his performance, Bill Chastain and Corey Long of MLB.com report. "I felt good. I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish," Archer said. "Just out there having fun, it was really fun to be out there in the spectrum with the umpire, the fans, the batter. It was fun."

Archer closed out his outing with a 95 mph fastball that disposed of Bryce Bentz, an exclamation point on what was a dominant outing overall. The 28-year-old ace of the Rays staff is looking to bounce back from a career-worst campaign in 2016, and the fact that he was immediately able to build on what have been impressive bullpen and batting practice sessions was certainly an encouraging sign.

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Rays' Chris Archer: Pleased with Tuesday batting practice session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Archer, who threw a 30-pitch live batting practice session Tuesday, was very satisfied with the results, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports. "I was happy overall," Archer said. "First time facing hitters. First time working with Sucre. It was overall a really, really good day."

The Rays' ace took a slightly different approach to his session, sitting halfway through his 30-pitch tally so as to simulate a break between innings and then returning to throw his final 15 pitches. Archer is readying himself for both his first action of the spring and his participation in the first round of the World Baseball Classic as a designated pitcher for Team USA.

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Rays' Chris Archer: To depart for World Baseball Classic on Mar. 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Archer, who'll pitch for Team USA in the first round of the World Baseball Classic, states that his spring training regimen won't be affected by his participation, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports. "I've known I was going to play for six months now. When I initially got asked, I said, 'I'm going to play, but we're going to have to make it work.' Just because the pitch count is 65, I don't have to throw 65 pitches. It's just wherever I'm at. However, I'm feeling, we'll get close to that, maybe not all the way to [that count]."

Archer is slated to throw four innings and a maximum of 60 pitches in the tournament's opening round, but confirms that the advance notice he received helped insure that it wouldn't alter his normal spring preparation for the regular season. The 28-year-old right-hander was honored by his selection to Team USA, but is also heading into a pivotal campaign following a career-high 19 losses in 2016. While he's happy for Archer's opportunity, manager Kevin Cash is realistic about the impact that participation in the high-intensity environment of the WBC can have, especially given the competitive nature of players the caliber of Archer. "You just worry that they're competing against All-Stars all over the country, all over the world. And it's very tough to tell committed pitchers or athletes to control yourself in those settings. Because that [World Baseball Classic] will be talked about. It will probably take away from Spring Training because it's such a hyped event. So you worry about that."

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Rays' Chris Archer: To play for Team USA in WBC
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Archer will play for Team USA in the WBC, Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports.

The hard-throwing righty, who logged a team-high 201.1 innings last season, figures to get some extra work in heading into what he and the Rays hope will be a resurgent 2017 campaign. Archer's forgettable 2016 first half included a 4-12 record and 4.66 ERA, but he bounced back to generate a 5-7 tally and 3.25 ERA after the All-Star break, along with 103 whiffs over 91.1 innings. Archer will join a talented Team USA pitcher pool that includes the Royals' Danny Duffy and the Nationals' Tanner Roark -- the squad's two designated pitchers for the first round -- as well as the Athletics' Sonny Gray and the Blue Jays' Marcus Stroman and J.A. Happ.

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Rays' Chris Archer: Subject of interest at winter meetings
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Archer has reportedly been the subject of interest of several teams at the MLB winter meetings, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The 28-year-old right-hander might be coming off the worst season of his career statistically, but his relative youth and blistering fastball still make him an appealing candidate for teams looking to upgrade their starting rotation. Additionally, although he tallied a career-high 19 losses in 2016, Archer finished the season on a strong note, posting a solid 3.25 ERA and .215 average against while recording 103 whiffs over 91.1 second-half innings. As per Topkin's report, the Astros, Braves and Cubs have been the teams most linked to a possible Archer trade. While it's unclear what he could fetch in a trade, the Rays are looking for a catcher, relievers and an outfielder/DH this offseason.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 98.000 4.32034114
vs RHB 103.100 3.75033119
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/23BOS0105.05126
8/28@HOU1007.043210
9/4TOR0006.15219
9/10@NYY0107.04316
9/16@BAL0006.17314
9/23BOS0106.07227
9/29@CHW1006.26325
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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
2015TB1213 3.2334341100 212.0175857619366252
2016TB919 4.0233330000 201.11831009030367233
Total 4151 3.511281263300 766.06653362997923256795
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012TB8310000101 .000 .000 .000
2013TB23100000100 .000 .000 .000
2014TB32400000200 .000 .000 .000
2015TB34500000300 .000 .000 .000
2016TB33710001300 .125 .000 .000
Total 13020200011001 .048 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012TBP6461410 .833
2013TBP23232161321 .905
2014TBP323231101742 .871
2015TBP34342952223 .931
2016TBP333335141920 .943
Total  1281261223675116 .910
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
2015TB0186186 1.05780013 .220868 10.4 .3310
2016TB0193170 1.211351011 .238850 11.3 .4030
Total 3737710 1.1151223041 .2313187 11.1 .3570
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:
28
Hometown:
Clayton, NC
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
5