Last Game
Sat, Jun 25 |
vs Colorado Rockies (31-41)
  • Target Field

AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
40-33 4-6 W1
36-31 6-4 L3
33-37 4-6 L4
28-43 4-6 W2
26-44 6-4 L1

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 52.1 1 3 3.44 40 23

Top Chris Archer News

  • Twins' Chris Archer: Earns second victory

    Archer (2-3) earned the win against Colorado on Saturday, pitching five scoreless innings during which he allowed one hit and one walk while striking out five.

    It was another short start for Archer, as he tossed only 78 pitches. However, he was able to complete five innings for just the third time this season and was rewarded with his second win. Archer's lack of deep outings are more a product of a predetermined plan by Minnesota than ineffectiveness -- in fact, he's fared well with a 3.14 ERA and 1.22 WHIP on the campaign. He has been even better of late, posting a 1.57 ERA and 0.91 WHIP across 23 innings over his past five starts, though his 16:8 K:BB during that span is less inspiring.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Another short start Sunday

    Archer (1-3) took the loss Sunday versus the Diamondbacks. He allowed two runs on three hits and struck out three while walking none in four innings.

    This was just the second time in his last seven outings that Archer has allowed multiple runs, but he's only completed five innings in two of those outings. The right-hander's rarely been used for long outings this season, which makes it difficult for him to pitch deep enough to qualify for wins or earn quality starts. He's logged a 3.44 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 40:23 K:BB in 52.1 innings across 13 starts. He's lined up for a home start versus the Rockies next weekend.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Limited to just four innings

    Archer didn't factor in the decision against Seattle on Monday, allowing one unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings.

    Archer gave up only one run for the fifth time in his past six starts, and the tally against him Monday was unearned. Minnesota had a 2-1 lead after the fourth inning, but he wasn't allowed to come back out for the fifth and was thus denied a chance at a win. Short outings have been par for the course for Archer this season -- he's completed five frames only twice in 12 appearances despite a fine 3.35 ERA. It's clear that the brief starts are part of Minnesota's plan for the veteran after he logged just 19.1 big-league innings between 2020 and 2021 combined. That could help keep him healthy throughout the campaign, but it will prevent him from piling up enough counting stats to make him viable in most mixed fantasy formats.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Grabs first win of 2022

    Archer (1-2) earned the win Wednesday after he tossed five innings, giving up one run on two hits and four walks while striking out two against the Yankees.

    Archer allowed an RBI single to Gio Urshela in the fourth inning, accounting for all the damage against him Wednesday. It was the second consecutive start where the right-hander reached five innings after not having done so in his first nine outings. Archer has surrendered two runs over 10 frames in his last two outings, lowering his ERA from 4.19 to 3.65 in 11 starts this season.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Reaches five innings

    Archer allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out three across five innings Thursday against the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.

    Archer completed at least five innings for the first time this season, though he still threw only 57 pitches. He's quietly allowed only one earned run in three of his last four outings, though his extremely limited volume hurts his ability to rack up both strikeouts and wins. Overall, Archer owns a 3.89 ERA and a 32:17 K:BB across 39.1 innings on the campaign.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Ineffective against Royals

    Archer (0-2) was charged with the loss Saturday after he pitched four innings, allowing five runs (three earned) on seven hits while striking out one against the Royals.

    Archer surrendered one run in both the first and third innings before giving up three runs in the top of the fourth. He was once again unable to work deep into the game, failing to reach five innings pitched for the ninth consecutive start to begin the season. After giving up two runs over eight innings in his last two starts before Saturday, Archer allowed a season-high seven hits while being charged with three earned runs. His season-long numbers now stand at a 4.19 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 29 punchouts over 34.1 innings in nine starts.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Pitches well, not deep

    Archer pitched four innings, giving up one run on three hits and two walks while striking out four in Monday's win over the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.

    Once again Archer pitched well, but he didn't last long enough to qualify for a potential win. He has now pitched exactly four innings in four of his last five starts, giving up a total of five runs over 16 innings in those outings. The Twins seem satisfied limiting his innings, but Archer's success on the mound may force their hand and he could see deeper run as the season goes on. The 33-year-old now owns a 3.86 ERA and 1.38 WHIP with 28 punchouts in 30.1 innings over eight starts.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Records another short start

    Archer tossed four innings against Oakland on Monday, allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out two. He did not factor in the decision.

    It was a solid outing for the right-hander, as he opened with three scoreless frames and allowed just one run overall. Pitch count wasn't an issue -- he threw a modest 62 pitches (37 for strikes) -- but Minnesota seems intent on keeping Archer from going too deep into games. He hasn't thrown more than 4.1 innings in any appearance this season despite holding opponents to two runs or fewer in all but one of his starts. That makes him very difficult to roster in most fantasy formats, and it's unclear if the team will allow Archer to start pitching deeper into outings at any point moving forward. He's a regular part of the rotation, however, and is lined up to make his next start at home against Detroit early next week.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Struggles against Houston

    Archer (0-1) took the loss after allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks across three innings during Thursday's 11-3 loss to the Astros. He struck out two.

    After a one-two-three first inning, Archer allowed back-to-back singles to start the second and both came around to score, though he was only charged for one those runs. Archer was rattled in third inning, allowing a leadoff solo shot to Jose Altuve before eventually walking the bases loaded. However, he was able to escape the jam with only one additional run coming home. Archer has yet to make it through five innings during a start this year, and his next outing is tentatively scheduled for Monday's matchup in Oakland.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Decent in short outing

    Archer allowed two runs on five hits while striking out six in four innings in a 5-3 loss Thursday in Baltimore. He did not factor into the decision.

    Both runs against Archer came on solo home runs, one by Ryan Mountcastle in the second and the other by Cedric Mullins in the third. After only making two appearances in Spring Training, he has not made it out of the fifth inning or reached 80 pitches through five starts to begin the season. The righty has managed to put up decent numbers with a 3.26 ERA and 1.29 WHIP but has also allowed five home runs in his 19.1 innings. He'll likely make his next start early next week against Houston.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Effective in another short outing

    Archer didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 9-1 win over the Rays, allowing one run on two hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out four.

    It's tough to evaluate Archer's fantasy value right now. On the one hand, his 2.93 ERA over 15.1 innings is useful. On the other, his 5.53 FIP is alarming, and he has yet to complete five innings in any of his starts, preventing him from getting any wins even when he does receive plenty of run support. Archer will remain in the Twins rotation for now, but if his luck starts to run out, he could lose out once Sonny Gray (hamstring) gets healthy.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Goes three innings

    Archer allowed two runs on three hits and three walks over three innings in Sunday's win over the White Sox. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision. His short stint was by design, as the Twins planned to limit him to 60 pitches to keep him healthy, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    It was Archer's shortest outing of the 2022 season after going at least four innings in each of his first two appearances. Tim Anderson took him deep on the very first pitch of the game. He later allowed an RBI single to Andrew Vaughn in the third. After missing all of 2020 due to injury and making just six appearances last season, the Twins will work to manage his workload. The 33-year-old righty owns a 3.18 ERA with a 10:5 K:BB this season. He's expected to take the mound against his former team in Tampa Bay next week.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Strikes out five in no-decision

    Archer struck out five in 4.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks in a 4-3 loss Tuesday in Kansas City. He did not factor into the decision.

    Archer pitched well through the first four innings, allowing just a single, a walk and Salvador Perez's solo home run. After retiring the first batter of the fifth, the two-time All-Star allowed the next four batters to reach safely. Once thought of as one of the most promising young pitchers in the game, the now-33-year-old has not had an ERA under 4.00 in a season since 2015. He has a 2.16 ERA through his first two starts but has yet to get out of the fifth inning.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Bound for Opening Day rotation

    Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said Thursday that he expects Archer to start the team's fifth game of the season April 12 against the Dodgers in Minnesota, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Archer got off to a delayed start to spring training after he didn't sign with the Twins until Monday, but he was apparently able to build up his pitch count to some degree before reporting to Minnesota's big-league camp this week. He's slated to make what will be his lone Grapefruit League start Friday versus Atlanta, and the Twins will likely have him get further stretched out with another simulated game in the middle of next week before his first turn in the rotation comes around. Archer might still face a workload restriction in his regular-season debut, but it's not likely to be a significant one.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Twins' Chris Archer: Finds new home

    Archer (hip) signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Twins on Monday, Jeff Passan of reports.

    Archer is guaranteed $3.5 million over the next year, though Passan states that he could earn up to $9.5 million in performance bonuses. He also has a $10 million mutual option in play for 2023. The 33-year-old right-hander appeared in only six games during the 2021 campaign with Tampa Bay while recovering from thoracic outlet surgery and then suffering a completely different forearm injury before ultimately being shut down for the year due to a hip injury. In his limited action, he surrendered 10 runs while fanning 21 over 19.1 innings. Archer figures to slot in near the back of Minnesota's rotation and could slot into the fifth rotation slot, per Do-Hyoung Park of

    ... See More ... See Less

Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Clayton, NC
Age: 33
Experience: 8
Bats/Throws: R, R