Chris Archer
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 33

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 5, #161, Cleveland Indians | Clayton HS
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 0 1 4.43 6 6 0 22.1 22 1.48
10 Seasons 61 82 3.88 224 221 0 1276.2 1392 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 6 0-1 4.43 22.1 22 1.48
10 Seasons 224 61-82 3.88 1276.2 1392 1.26

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 26 3449 547 25 4.6 2.9 89.6 116.0 10.9 30.9 .223 .347 .272 .281 .361 39.1 29.0 7.6 3.23 3.22
2016 27 3409 546 46 8.4 5.4 90.2 112.5 10.3 29.7 .229 .404 .304 .302 .382 40.5 27.4 7.9 4.02 3.85
2017 28 3406 538 32 5.9 3.8 89.5 116.0 12.6 34.8 .233 .386 .306 .296 .385 40.2 29.2 7.0 4.08 3.73
2018 29 2505 421 27 6.4 4.2 89.7 112.7 11.9 33.7 .249 .413 .330 .317 .393 38.7 25.4 7.7 4.31 4.27
2019 30 2098 324 34 10.5 6.5 89.4 112.1 14.4 40.7 .259 .476 .334 .346 .441 39.5 27.2 10.5 5.19 5.41
2021 32 327 54 7 13 8.4 92.1 111.6 20.3 33.3 .265 .527 .316 .367 .461 50.0 25.3 9.6 4.66 5.96
2022 33 430 66 8 12.1 8 89.3 109.6 15.3 43.9 .285 .552 .365 .387 .460 45.5 22.0 12.0 4.43 5.57
Player 15624 2496 179 7.2 4.6 89.7 116.0 12.1 33.6 .238 .404 .307 .308 .391 40.0 27.6 8.1
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.3 169.8 12.0 32.9 .246 .408 .317 .316 .369 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Archer relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(49.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(40%) ,
Changeup
(7%) ,
Curveball
(3.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2022 Slider 212 141 71 49.3 88.8 62 52 11 5 4 0 2 14 39 .212 .290 .404 .530 .324 .390 86.9 9 2452 6.1 28.6 16.3
2022 4-Seam Fastball 172 89 83 40.0 93.2 26 24 8 4 0 0 4 4 20 .333 .341 .833 .760 .519 .472 93.5 22 2167 6.3 16.7 10.5
2022 Changeup 30 1 29 7.0 87.1 10 10 2 1 1 0 0 4 6 .200 .150 .300 .217 .218 .156 92.0 28 1730 6.2 40.0 40.0
2022 Curveball 16 8 8 3.7 82.2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .026 .000 .042 .347 .362 80.9 50 2443 5.9 0.0 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 147 105 42 45.0 92.0 30 24 7 2 3 0 2 5 19 .292 .327 .667 .786 .455 .506 96.6 22 2120 6.4 15.8 15.2
2021 Slider 137 111 26 41.9 87.2 39 37 9 7 1 0 1 13 24 .243 .270 .351 .495 .277 .342 90.7 20 2432 6.2 38.6 22.8
2021 Changeup 42 5 37 12.8 85.6 14 14 2 2 0 0 0 3 11 .143 .145 .143 .167 .126 .138 87.2 17 1868 6.3 31.8 50.0
2021 Curveball 1 1 0 0.3 83.9 2275 6.2 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 47.3 19.7 26.0 6.9 30.2 41.1 28.0 2.0 36.4 22.7 26.7 6.4 4.6 2.9
2016 48.7 22.5 22.3 6.4 33.0 39.6 27.3 2.9 35.7 23.3 23.8 4.6 8.4 5.4
2017 43.1 23.6 27.0 6.3 30.5 37.4 31.2 2.8 30.1 24.2 28.3 7.6 5.9 3.8
2018 46.3 22.3 24.9 6.4 35.6 38.7 24.9 1.9 32.5 20.4 28.5 9.5 6.4 4.2
2019 38.0 25.0 30.2 6.8 34.6 36.1 29.3 3.1 26.5 25.6 27.5 4.9 10.5 6.5
2021 31.5 35.2 25.9 7.4 27.8 48.1 24.1 0.0 24.1 29.6 20.4 13.0 13.0 8.4
2022 34.8 31.8 27.3 6.1 34.8 34.8 30.3 3.0 24.2 27.3 24.2 9.1 12.1 8.0
Player 44.7 23.0 25.8 6.6 32.4 38.9 28.2 2.5 32.4 23.4 26.6 6.8 7.2 4.6
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Changeup MIN R 30 87.1 25.3 -3.5 -12 13.5 -0.6 -4
2022 Slider MIN R 212 88.8 30.0 -1.3 -4 4.9 1.4 41
2022 Curveball MIN R 16 82.2 45.1 -5.0 -10 5.1 -1.4 -21
2022 4-Seamer MIN R 172 93.2 12.2 2.2 15 6.0 -0.4 -7
2021 Changeup TB R 42 85.6 27.0 -2.4 -8 13.9 0.4 3
2021 4-Seamer TB R 147 92.0 13.4 2.0 13 5.9 -0.6 -9
2021 Slider TB R 137 87.2 32.8 -0.6 -2 5.4 1.4 36
2021 Curveball TB R 1 83.9 35.4 -12.7 -26 5.6 -0.9 -13
2019 Slider PIT R 746 88.7 33.8 1.0 3 5.4 1.8 51
2019 Sinker PIT R 225 93.9 15.7 -5.7 -27 11.7 -2.9 -20
2019 Curveball PIT R 42 82.3 48.9 -2.4 -5 4.1 -2.5 -38
2019 Changeup PIT R 253 87.7 27.8 -1.1 -4 12.3 -1.4 -10
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 831 94.1 13.4 2.0 13 7.0 -0.3 -4
2018 Curveball PIT R 37 81.9 50.9 -1.0 -2 5.1 -1.9 -27
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 911 94.6 13.1 1.9 12 6.1 -1.2 -16
2018 Changeup PIT R 248 87.6 27.1 -1.6 -5 12.6 -0.9 -6
2018 Slider PIT R 1,043 87.9 36.8 3.2 9 4.9 1.2 31
2018 Sinker PIT R 264 94.8 16.1 -4.1 -20 11.9 -2.5 -17
2017 Slider TB R 1,512 88.9 34.9 4.8 16 3.2 0.2 7
2017 Changeup TB R 273 85.9 29.5 1.4 5 14.6 1.3 10
2017 4-Seamer TB R 1,609 95.5 12.4 0.4 3 6.5 -1.6 -20
2016 4-Seamer TB R 1,644 95.0 12.5 0.2 2 5.2 -3.6 -41
2016 Changeup TB R 368 87.4 28.7 2.0 8 11.8 -1.4 -11
2016 Slider TB R 1,377 88.8 34.0 4.6 16 5.3 2.8 114
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 Slider -0.4 -1 212 49.3 62 .212 .404 .334 28.6 22.6 16.3 .290 .530 .391 43.6
2022 4-Seamer 3.5 6 172 40.0 26 .333 .833 .500 16.7 15.4 10.5 .341 .760 .472 55.0
2022 Changeup -5.0 -2 30 7.0 10 .200 .300 .215 40.0 40.0 40.0 .150 .217 .156 33.3
2022 Curveball 1.4 0 16 3.7 2 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 .026 .042 .365 0.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.9 1 147 45.0 30 .292 .667 .458 15.8 16.7 15.2 .327 .786 .507 68.4
2021 Slider 0.4 0 137 41.9 39 .243 .351 .304 38.6 33.3 22.8 .270 .495 .342 45.8
2021 Changeup -5.6 -2 42 12.8 14 .143 .143 .129 31.8 21.4 50.0 .145 .167 .138 27.3
2021 Curveball -4.9 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2019 4-Seamer -0.7 -6 831 39.6 168 .245 .462 .346 18.7 23.8 21.1 .276 .553 .383 48.1
2019 Slider 0.6 4 746 35.6 239 .231 .375 .310 42.2 36.8 27.5 .221 .347 .291 29.0
2019 Changeup 0.6 2 253 12.1 58 .214 .482 .335 29.5 17.2 16.7 .256 .497 .325 41.3
2019 Sinker 3.3 7 225 10.7 54 .370 .761 .536 10.3 9.3 14.7 .379 .784 .512 48.8
2019 Curveball 0.5 0 42 2.0 5 .400 1.000 .570 28.6 0.0 0.0 .294 .547 .339 20.0
2018 Slider -0.1 -1 1,043 41.6 314 .231 .390 .301 36.2 35.4 24.2 .217 .341 .268 33.2
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 6 911 36.4 183 .306 .512 .402 18.3 16.9 14.2 .286 .540 .393 50.8
2018 Sinker 0.4 1 264 10.5 59 .327 .490 .399 19.0 13.6 14.8 .272 .442 .370 40.5
2018 Changeup -0.7 -2 248 9.9 71 .309 .441 .336 32.9 16.9 21.1 .282 .410 .307 29.8
2018 Curveball -1.8 -1 37 1.5 7 .167 .333 .179 18.2 0.0 0.0 .319 .391 .286 28.6
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 5 1,609 47.2 303 .284 .515 .388 21.3 21.1 19.8 .281 .506 .374 50.2
2017 Slider -1.3 -19 1,512 44.4 487 .214 .347 .275 37.1 37.2 28.6 .196 .313 .246 32.6
2017 Changeup 1.2 3 273 8.0 58 .352 .407 .377 32.5 6.9 14.3 .308 .410 .335 40.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 42 85.6 92 17.3 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 147 92.0 96 19.5 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 137 87.2 36 6.4 10:30 9:30 60
2022 Changeup 30 87.1 94 17.2 1:15 1:45 -30
2022 Curveball 16 82.2 38 8.9 8:00 7:15 45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 172 93.2 96 19.9 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Slider 210 88.8 38 6.6 10:45 10:00 45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 122 490 -2 0 2 3 2
2013 529 2,116 -13 -18 8 9 -14
2014 821 3,155 -8 -18 15 12 2
2015 868 3,449 -20 -21 13 10 -18
2016 850 3,408 -12 -26 17 12 -8
2017 849 3,395 -15 -25 16 13 -11
2018 635 2,504 -5 -14 13 10 4
2019 524 2,097 -4 -10 10 11 8
2021 83 327 -1 -2 1 2 -1
2022 100 430 2 -4 5 1 4
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 3,449 49.9 63.4 80.4 31.0 47.9 43.7 64.1 47.2 29.7 7.3 72.6
2016 3,409 49.9 63.6 80.3 27.5 46.4 41.8 58.7 45.5 29.6 7.2 71.5
2017 3,406 50.0 68.9 77.2 27.1 48.7 43.1 62.3 47.9 30.3 7.1 79.3
2018 2,505 50.1 66.8 80.3 30.2 50.4 43.5 62.2 48.5 28.6 8.0 73.5
2019 2,098 46.1 64.0 79.2 30.5 52.8 41.6 61.4 45.9 29.5 7.2 70.7
2021 327 48.6 69.2 82.7 23.8 37.5 39.4 61.4 45.9 29.3 5.5 77.8
2022 430 48.8 72.9 81.0 22.7 52.0 41.4 57.0 47.2 25.6 5.6 87.5
Player 15,624 49.4 65.7 79.5 28.8 48.8 42.7 61.6 47.0 29.5 7.3 74.1
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 77 75 75 70 78 19 62 10 5 92 47 89 77 90 47
2016 62 73 49 26 76 1 8 6 8 86 49 88 62 83 41
2017 70 68 62 55 78 10 50 5 5 88 73 86 70 88 58
2018 38 35 33 35 44 24 49 12 22 68 58 75 38 79 44
2019 16 30 17 10 19 13 7 28 23 74 18 76 16 67 51
2021 30 24
2022 13 22 13 11 20 12 14 41 20 48 18 49 13 48 32
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.8 25 23.2 2.0 7 19 10 40.0
2021 24.8 3 3.7 -1.0 1 2 2 66.7
2022 24.5 6 5.6 0.0 0 8 1 16.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 25 23 27 24 28 23 24 28 20 20 28 26 15 17 22 28 15 25 24 25 12 24 22 23 25 27 25 22 23 24 27
2021 3 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 5 2 3 3 4 3 5 3 4 2 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5
2022 6 6 5 6 9 3 5 7 5 5 6 7 2 5 6 9 2 6 5 6 2 6 6 7 7 6 8 3 5 5 8
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.8 95 -0.8 95.5 0.5 94.7 -0.8 -0.7 undefined 92 93.2 1.2
Offspeed Velocity 86.5 87.4 0.9 85.9 -1.5 87.6 1.7 0.1 undefined 85.6 87.1 1.5
Breaking Velocity 88.4 88.8 0.4 88.9 0.1 87.7 -1.2 0.7 undefined 87.2 88.4 1.2
Exit Velocity 89.6 90.2 0.6 89.5 -0.7 89.7 0.2 -0.3 undefined 92.1 89.3 -2.8
Launch Angle 10.9 10.3 -0.6 12.6 2.3 11.9 -0.7 2.5 undefined 20.3 15.3 -5
Barrel % 4.6 8.4 3.8 5.9 -2.5 6.4 0.5 4.1 undefined 13 12.1 -0.9
Hard Hit % 39.1 40.5 1.4 40.2 -0.3 38.7 -1.5 0.8 undefined 50 45.5 -4.5
Sweet Spot % 30.9 29.7 -1.2 34.8 5.1 33.7 -1.1 7 undefined 33.3 43.9 10.6
xBA .223 .229 0.006 .233 0.004 .249 0.016 0.01 undefined .265 .285 0.02
BA .22 .238 0.018 .246 0.008 .268 0.022 -0.019 undefined .24 .241 0.001
xwOBA .281 .302 0.021 .296 -0.006 .317 0.021 0.029 undefined .367 .387 0.02
wOBA .272 .304 0.032 .306 0.002 .33 0.024 0.004 undefined .316 .365 0.049
xSLG .347 .404 0.057 .386 -0.018 .413 0.027 0.063 undefined .527 .552 0.025
SLG .331 .403 0.072 .407 0.004 .437 0.03 0.024 undefined .413 .506 0.093
K% 29 27.4 -1.6 29.2 1.8 25.4 -3.8 1.8 undefined 25.3 22 -3.3
BB% 7.6 7.9 0.3 7 -0.9 7.7 0.7 2.8 undefined 9.6 12 2.4
Swing % 47.2 45.5 -1.7 47.9 2.4 48.5 0.6 -2.6 undefined 45.9 47.2 1.3
Whiff% 29.7 29.6 -0.1 30.3 0.7 28.6 -1.7 0.9 undefined 29.3 25.6 -3.7
In Zone % 49.9 49.9 0 50 0.1 50.1 0.1 -4 undefined 48.6 48.8 0.2
Out of Zone % 50.1 50.1 0 50 -0.1 49.9 -0.1 4 undefined 51.4 51.2 -0.2
Out of Zone Swing % 31 27.5 -3.5 27.1 -0.4 30.2 3.1 0.3 undefined 23.8 22.7 -1.1
First Pitch Swing % 30.5 27.8 -2.7 29.5 1.7 30.1 0.6 0.7 undefined 30.1 29 -1.1
First Pitch Strike % 64.1 58.7 -5.4 62.3 3.6 62.2 -0.1 -0.8 undefined 61.4 57 -4.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 840 .304 434 35 8.1 406 108 26.6
2017 850 .306 450 21 4.7 400 110 27.5
2018 635 .330 359 12 3.3 276 82 29.7
2019 524 .334 291 63 21.6 233 114 48.9
2021 83 .316 54 11 20.4 29 17 58.6
2022 100 .365 59 6 10.2 41 28 68.3

Pitch Distribution