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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
2021 1 1 4.66 6 5 0 19.1 21 1.34
9 Seasons 61 81 3.87 218 215 0 1254.1 1370 1.25
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 6 1-1 4.66 19.1 21 1.34
9 Seasons 218 61-81 3.87 1254.1 1370 1.25

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 27 3449 547 25 4.6 89.6 116 10.9 30.9 .221 .344 .272 .279 .357 39.1 29 7.6 3.23 3.33
2016 28 3409 546 46 8.4 90.2 112.5 10.3 29.7 .229 .403 .304 .301 .381 40.5 27.4 7.9 4.02 3.93
2017 29 3406 538 33 6.1 89.5 116 12.6 34.8 .232 .389 .306 .296 .384 40 29.2 7 4.08 3.81
2018 30 2505 421 27 6.4 89.7 112.7 11.9 33.7 .248 .411 .330 .316 .391 38.7 25.4 7.7 4.31 4.30
2019 31 2098 324 34 10.5 89.4 112.1 14.4 40.7 .257 .473 .334 .344 .437 39.5 27.2 10.5 5.19 5.45
2021 33 327 54 7 13 92.1 111.6 20.3 33.3 .265 .525 .316 .366 .460 50 25.3 9.6 4.66 5.96
15194 2430 172 7.1 89.8 116 12 33.3 .236 .400 .306 .305 .387 39.8 27.8 8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Archer relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(45%) ,
Slider
(42.2%) ,
Changeup
(12.8%) ,


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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%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 147 105 42 45.0 92.0 30 24 7 2 3 0 2 5 19 .292 .326 .667 .779 .455 .504 96.6 22 2120 6.4 15.8 15.2
2021 Slider 138 112 26 42.2 87.2 39 37 9 7 1 0 1 13 24 .243 .270 .351 .495 .277 .342 90.7 20 2430 6.2 39.4 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
2019 4-Seam Fastball 831 495 336 39.6 94.1 168 143 35 20 7 0 8 40 108 .245 .276 .462 .553 .337 .382 90.9 19 2264 5.9 18.7 21.1
2019 Slider 746 461 285 35.6 88.7 239 208 48 32 9 0 7 88 124 .231 .218 .375 .344 .300 .288 86.1 12 2613 5.4 42.2 27.5
2019 Changeup 253 29 224 12.1 87.7 58 56 12 6 1 1 4 10 46 .214 .256 .482 .497 .295 .325 90.3 9 1642 6.0 29.5 16.7
2019 Sinker 225 102 123 10.7 93.9 54 46 17 11 0 0 6 5 41 .370 .371 .761 .767 .495 .501 90.4 12 2239 5.8 10.3 14.7
2019 Curveball 42 25 17 2.0 82.3 5 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 5 .400 .294 1.000 .547 .549 .339 89.7 33 2678 5.3 28.6 0.0
! 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 %
2015 47.3 19.7 26 6.9 30.5 41.5 28 2 36.4 22.7 26.7 6.4 4.6
2016 48.7 22.5 22.3 6.4 33 39.6 27.3 2.9 35.7 23.3 23.8 4.6 8.4
2017 43.1 23.6 27 6.3 30.5 37.4 31.2 2.8 30.1 24 28.3 7.6 6.1
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
2019 38 25 30.2 6.8 34.6 36.1 29.3 3.1 26.5 25.6 27.5 4.9 10.5
2021 31.5 35.2 25.9 7.4 27.8 48.1 24.1 0 24.1 29.6 20.4 13 13
44.9 22.7 25.8 6.6 32.4 39.1 28.1 2.5 32.6 23.3 26.7 6.7 7.1
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Changeup TB R 42 85.6 27 -2.4 -8 13.9 0.4 3
2021 4-Seamer TB R 147 92 13.4 2 13 5.9 -0.6 -9
2021 Slider TB R 138 87.2 32.8 -0.6 -2 5.4 1.4 36
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 831 94.1 13.4 2 13 7 -0.3 -4
2019 Slider PIT R 746 88.7 33.8 1 3 5.4 1.8 51
2019 Changeup PIT R 253 87.7 27.8 -1.1 -4 12.3 -1.4 -10
2019 Curveball PIT R 42 82.3 48.9 -2.4 -5 4.1 -2.5 -38
2019 Sinker PIT R 225 93.9 15.7 -5.8 -27 11.7 -3 -21
2018 Sinker PIT R 264 94.8 16.1 -4.1 -20 11.9 -2.5 -17
2018 Changeup PIT R 248 87.6 27.1 -1.6 -5 12.6 -0.9 -6
2018 4-Seamer PIT R 911 94.6 13.1 1.9 12 6.1 -1.2 -16
2018 Curveball PIT R 37 81.9 50.9 -1 -2 5.1 -1.9 -27
2018 Slider PIT R 1043 87.9 36.8 3.2 9 4.9 1.2 31
2017 Changeup TB R 273 85.9 29.5 1.4 5 14.6 1.3 10
2017 Slider TB R 1512 88.9 34.9 4.8 16 3.2 0.2 7
2017 4-Seamer TB R 1609 95.5 12.4 0.4 3 6.5 -1.6 -20
2016 4-Seamer TB R 1644 95 12.5 0.2 2 5.2 -3.6 -41
2016 Changeup TB R 368 87.4 28.7 2 8 11.8 -1.4 -11
2016 Slider TB R 1377 88.8 34 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 %
2021 Changeup -5.3 -2 42 12.8 14 .143 .143 .129 31.8 21.4 50 .145 .167 .138 27.3
2021 4-Seamer 0.9 1 147 45 30 .292 .667 .458 15.8 16.7 15.2 .326 .779 .505 68.4
2021 Slider 0.3 0 138 42.2 39 .243 .351 .304 39.4 33.3 22.8 .27 .495 .342 45.8
2019 Curveball 0.5 0 42 2 5 .4 1 .57 28.6 0 0 .294 .547 .339 20
2019 Sinker 2.4 5 225 10.7 54 .37 .761 .526 10.3 9.3 14.7 .371 .767 .502 48.8
2019 Changeup 0.7 2 253 12.1 58 .214 .482 .335 29.5 17.2 16.7 .256 .497 .325 41.3
2019 4-Seamer -0.6 -5 831 39.6 168 .245 .462 .346 18.7 23.8 21.1 .276 .553 .383 48.1
2019 Slider 0.5 3 746 35.6 239 .231 .375 .308 42.2 36.8 27.5 .218 .344 .288 29
2018 Curveball -1.8 -1 37 1.5 7 .167 .333 .179 18.2 0 0 .319 .391 .286 28.6
2018 Sinker 0.4 1 264 10.5 59 .327 .49 .399 19 13.6 14.8 .272 .442 .37 40.5
2018 Changeup -0.6 -1 248 9.9 71 .309 .441 .332 32.9 16.9 21.1 .278 .404 .303 29.8
2018 4-Seamer 0.7 7 911 36.4 183 .306 .512 .402 18.3 16.9 14.2 .286 .54 .393 50.8
2018 Slider -0.1 -1 1043 41.6 314 .231 .39 .297 36.2 35.4 24.2 .216 .34 .267 33.2
2017 Changeup 1.3 3 273 8 58 .352 .407 .377 32.5 6.9 14.3 .308 .41 .335 40
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 6 1609 47.2 303 .284 .515 .387 21.3 21.1 19.8 .281 .508 .375 49.8
2017 Slider -1.3 -19 1512 44.4 487 .214 .347 .276 37.1 37.2 28.6 .196 .318 .248 32.6
! 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 96 19.5 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Slider 138 87.2 36 6.4 10:30 9:30 60
! 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 -1 2 3 2
2013 529 2116 -13 -17 8 9 -13
2014 821 3155 -8 -20 15 12 -1
2015 868 3449 -20 -21 13 10 -18
2016 850 3408 -11 -26 17 12 -8
2017 849 3395 -15 -24 15 13 -10
2018 635 2504 -4 -15 14 10 4
2019 524 2097 -4 -12 10 11 6
2021 83 327 -1 -2 1 2 -1
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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 3449 49.9 63.4 80.4 31 47.9 43.7 64.1 47.2 29.7 7.3 72.6
2016 3409 49.9 63.6 80.3 27.5 46.4 41.8 58.7 45.5 29.6 7.2 71.5
2017 3406 50 68.9 77.2 27.1 48.7 43.1 62.3 47.9 30.3 7.1 79.3
2018 2505 50.1 66.8 80.3 30.2 50.4 43.5 62.1 48.5 28.6 8 73.5
2019 2098 46.1 64 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
15194 49.4 65.5 79.5 29 48.7 42.7 61.7 47 29.6 7.3 73.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 75 72 73 67 73 19 61 10 5 92 47 89 75 89 47
2016 58 70 44 24 74 1 8 6 8 86 49 88 58 82 40
2017 67 65 57 49 78 10 47 5 5 88 73 86 67 87 57
2018 36 33 33 35 43 24 49 12 21 68 58 75 36 78 43 72
2019 16 30 16 11 19 13 7 28 23 74 18 76 16 69 51 76
2021 29 23
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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 7 19 10 40
2021 24.8 3 4.1 -1 1 2 0 0

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
! 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.8 95 -0.8 95.5 0.5 94.7 -0.8 -0.7 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 86.5 87.4 0.9 85.9 -1.5 87.6 1.7 0.1 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 88.4 88.8 0.4 88.9 0.1 87.7 -1.2 0.7 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 89.6 90.2 0.6 89.5 -0.7 89.7 0.2 -0.3 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 10.9 10.3 -0.6 12.6 2.3 11.9 -0.7 2.5 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.6 8.4 3.8 6.1 -2.3 6.4 0.3 4.1 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 39.1 40.5 1.4 40 -0.5 38.7 -1.3 0.8 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 30.9 29.7 -1.2 34.8 5.1 33.7 -1.1 7 undefined undefined
xBA .221 .229 0.008 .232 0.003 .248 0.016 0.009 undefined undefined
BA .22 .238 0.018 .246 0.008 .268 0.022 -0.019 undefined undefined
xwOBA .279 .301 0.022 .296 -0.005 .316 0.02 0.028 undefined undefined
wOBA .272 .304 0.032 .306 0.002 .33 0.024 0.004 undefined undefined
xSLG .344 .403 0.059 .389 -0.014 .411 0.022 0.062 undefined undefined
SLG .331 .403 0.072 .407 0.004 .437 0.03 0.024 undefined undefined
K% 29 27.4 -1.6 29.2 1.8 25.4 -3.8 1.8 undefined undefined
BB% 7.6 7.9 0.3 7 -0.9 7.7 0.7 2.8 undefined undefined
Swing % 47.2 45.5 -1.7 47.9 2.4 48.5 0.6 -2.6 undefined undefined
Whiff% 29.7 29.6 -0.1 30.3 0.7 28.6 -1.7 0.9 undefined undefined
In Zone % 49.9 49.9 0 50 0.1 50.1 0.1 -4 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 50.1 50.1 0 50 -0.1 49.9 -0.1 4 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 31 27.5 -3.5 27.1 -0.4 30.2 3.1 0.3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 30.5 27.8 -2.7 29.5 1.7 30.1 0.6 0.7 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 64.1 58.7 -5.4 62.3 3.6 62.1 -0.2 -0.7 undefined undefined
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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

Pitch Distribution