Chris Archer
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 2" 195LBS | Age: 34

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 8 4.56 25 25 0 102.2 84 1.31
10 Seasons 63 89 3.93 243 240 0 1357.0 1454 1.26
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 25 2-8 4.56 102.2 84 1.31
10 Seasons 243 63-89 3.93 1357.0 1454 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 .405 .304 .302 .383 40.5 27.4 7.9 4.02 3.82
2017 28 3406 538 32 5.9 3.8 89.6 116.0 12.7 34.8 .233 .387 .306 .296 .386 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 .414 .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 13.0 8.4 92.1 111.6 20.3 33.3 .265 .524 .316 .366 .460 50.0 25.3 9.6 4.66 5.92
2022 33 1787 301 26 8.6 5.9 89.5 111.6 11.0 34.2 .260 .410 .312 .337 .372 44.5 19.2 11.0 4.56 4.81
Player 16981 2731 197 7.2 4.6 89.7 116.0 11.9 33.4 .239 .402 .307 .309 .388 40.4 26.9 8.3
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Archer relies on 4 pitches.
Slider
(44.3%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(35.7%) ,
Changeup
(14.7%) ,
Curveball
(5.3%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



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 30.0 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 2.6 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 43.9 26.9 24.9 4.3 33.2 37.9 28.9 3.3 30.2 23.9 25.6 7.6 8.6 5.9
Player 44.8 23.2 25.7 6.3 32.4 38.9 28.2 2.5 32.3 23.4 26.5 6.8 7.2 4.6
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.6 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 4.7
! 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 Slider MIN R 792 88.7 30.5 -1.2 -4 5.2 1.5 41
2022 Changeup MIN R 263 87.0 26.9 -2.3 -8 13.0 -0.8 -6
2022 4-Seamer MIN R 638 93.0 13.1 1.8 12 6.4 -0.2 -2
2022 Curveball MIN R 94 81.7 46.6 -5.0 -10 5.0 -1.6 -24
2021 Curveball TB R 1 83.9 35.4 -12.8 -27 5.6 -0.8 -12
2021 Slider TB R 137 87.2 32.8 -0.6 -2 5.4 1.4 36
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 -10
2019 Sinker PIT R 225 93.9 15.7 -5.7 -27 11.7 -2.9 -20
2019 Changeup PIT R 253 87.7 27.8 -1.1 -4 12.3 -1.4 -10
2019 Slider PIT R 746 88.7 33.8 1.0 3 5.4 1.8 51
2019 4-Seamer PIT R 831 94.1 13.4 2.0 13 7.0 -0.3 -4
2019 Curveball PIT R 42 82.3 48.9 -2.4 -5 4.1 -2.5 -38
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 -1.5 -5 12.6 -0.9 -7
2018 Curveball PIT R 37 81.9 50.9 -1.0 -2 5.1 -1.9 -27
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 4-Seamer TB R 1,609 95.5 12.4 0.4 3 6.5 -1.6 -20
2017 Slider TB R 1,512 88.9 34.9 4.8 16 3.2 0.2 8
2017 Changeup TB R 273 85.9 29.5 1.5 5 14.6 1.2 9
2016 Changeup TB R 368 87.4 28.7 2.0 8 10.3 -2.1 -17
2016 Slider TB R 1,377 88.8 34.0 4.6 16 8.1 3.3 68
2016 4-Seamer TB R 1,644 95.0 12.5 0.2 2 3.2 -4.2 -57
! 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 -1.2 -9 792 44.3 241 .202 .337 .298 26.5 21.2 17.2 .241 .380 .320 43.8
2022 4-Seamer 1.9 12 638 35.7 117 .311 .524 .398 15.1 12.0 9.6 .330 .525 .408 50.6
2022 Changeup 0.5 1 263 14.7 67 .183 .367 .287 35.5 28.4 26.0 .187 .284 .264 31.0
2022 Curveball 0.2 0 94 5.3 12 .200 .300 .296 6.9 0.0 0.0 .377 .585 .464 60.0
2021 4-Seamer 0.9 1 147 45.0 30 .292 .667 .458 15.8 16.7 15.2 .326 .779 .505 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 .143 .166 .137 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 .255 .496 .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 .343 .269 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 .314 .247 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 261 87.0 96 15.9 1:30 2:00 -30
2022 Curveball 94 81.7 40 9.6 8:15 7:15 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 635 93.0 96 19.2 12:45 12:45 0
2022 Slider 776 88.7 38 6.6 11:00 10:00 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 -3 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 -25 17 12 -8
2017 849 3,395 -15 -26 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 437 1,787 -10 -5 11 8 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 50.0 63.6 80.5 30.8 47.5 43.6 64.1 47.2 29.7 7.3 72.7
2016 3,409 49.8 63.8 80.6 27.4 45.7 41.8 58.7 45.5 29.6 7.2 71.3
2017 3,406 50.0 68.8 77.2 27.1 48.7 43.0 62.3 47.9 30.3 7.2 79.3
2018 2,505 50.0 66.9 80.3 30.1 50.4 43.3 62.2 48.5 28.6 8.0 73.5
2019 2,098 46.0 64.1 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 1,787 47.3 66.9 82.8 24.6 56.9 42.1 57.0 44.6 24.2 6.9 78.2
Player 16,981 49.2 65.7 79.9 28.5 49.3 42.6 61.3 46.7 29.1 7.3 74.2
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 77 75 75 70 78 19 62 10 5 92 47 89 64 90 47 35
2016 62 73 49 26 76 1 8 6 8 86 49 88 31 83 41 30
2017 70 67 62 54 78 10 50 3 5 88 73 86 44 88 58 37
2018 38 35 32 35 43 24 49 12 22 68 58 75 76 79 44 35
2019 16 30 16 10 19 13 7 28 24 74 18 76 65 67 51 29
2021 30 24 55
2022 14 19 30 41 8 30 27 23 9 25 11 37 7 42 33 44 45
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.3 30 31.3 -1 11 23 15 50.0
2017 23.2 27 26.7 0 16 21 11 40.7
2018 22.8 19 18.6 0 11 23 4 21.1
2019 22.8 25 22.2 3 7 21 8 32.0
2021 24.8 3 3.8 -1 0 3 1 33.3
2022 24.4 12 12.3 0 6 18 1 8.3
Player 23.5 116 114.9 1 51 109 40 34.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 30 37 30 32 26 27 33 33 20 25 27 34 34 30 31 34 21 27 33 31 34 31 41 41 33 33 25 40 40 35 22
2017 27 24 21 29 28 29 34 23 21 21 26 36 27 25 25 28 23 25 26 25 27 27 34 29 28 24 23 38 30 29 16
2018 19 25 12 21 17 17 22 16 15 8 11 28 26 15 19 23 18 17 19 21 21 15 30 23 16 11 13 23 23 22 11
2019 25 25 18 26 25 24 25 26 15 16 18 24 25 19 24 23 21 22 18 24 22 22 31 24 21 21 17 26 26 22 16
2021 3 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3
2022 12 10 9 11 13 11 16 8 8 6 13 11 14 13 15 17 12 9 12 13 14 12 21 18 6 6 17 16 15 11 12
Player 116 125 93 122 112 112 134 110 81 79 99 137 130 106 118 129 99 104 112 118 122 111 161 139 108 99 99 147 138 123 80
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 -0.8 95.5 0.5 94.7 -0.8 -- -0.7 -- -- 92.0 -- 93.0 1.0
Offspeed Velocity 86.5 87.4 0.9 85.9 -1.5 87.6 1.7 -- 0.1 -- -- 85.6 -- 87.0 1.4
Breaking Velocity 88.4 88.8 0.4 88.9 0.1 87.7 -1.2 -- 0.7 -- -- 87.2 -- 88.0 0.8
Exit Velocity 89.6 90.2 0.6 89.6 -0.6 89.7 0.1 -- -0.3 -- -- 92.1 -- 89.5 -2.6
Launch Angle 10.9 10.3 -0.6 12.7 2.4 11.9 -0.8 -- 2.5 -- -- 20.3 -- 11.0 -9.3
Barrel % 4.6 8.4 3.8 5.9 -2.5 6.4 0.5 -- 4.1 -- -- 13.0 -- 8.6 -4.4
Hard Hit % 39.1 40.5 1.4 40.2 -0.3 38.7 -1.5 -- 0.8 -- -- 50.0 -- 44.5 -5.5
Sweet Spot % 30.9 29.7 -1.2 34.8 5.1 33.7 -1.1 -- 7.0 -- -- 33.3 -- 34.2 0.9
xBA .223 .229 0.006 .233 0.004 .249 0.016 -- 0.010 -- -- .265 -- .260 -0.005
BA .220 .238 0.018 .246 0.008 .268 0.022 -- -0.019 -- -- .240 -- .228 -0.012
xwOBA .281 .302 0.021 .296 -0.006 .317 0.021 -- 0.029 -- -- .366 -- .337 -0.029
wOBA .272 .304 0.032 .306 0.002 .330 0.024 -- 0.004 -- -- .316 -- .312 -0.004
xSLG .347 .405 0.058 .387 -0.018 .414 0.027 -- 0.062 -- -- .524 -- .410 -0.114
SLG .331 .403 0.072 .407 0.004 .437 0.030 -- 0.024 -- -- .413 -- .391 -0.022
K% 29.0 27.4 -1.6 29.2 1.8 25.4 -3.8 -- 1.8 -- -- 25.3 -- 19.2 -6.1
BB% 7.6 7.9 0.3 7.0 -0.9 7.7 0.7 -- 2.8 -- -- 9.6 -- 11.0 1.4
Swing % 47.2 45.5 -1.7 47.9 2.4 48.5 0.6 -- -2.6 -- -- 45.9 -- 44.6 -1.3
Whiff% 29.7 29.6 -0.1 30.3 0.7 28.6 -1.7 -- 0.9 -- -- 29.3 -- 24.2 -5.1
In Zone % 50.0 49.8 -0.2 50.0 0.2 50.0 0.0 -- -4.0 -- -- 48.6 -- 47.3 -1.3
Out of Zone % 50.0 50.2 0.2 50.0 -0.2 50.0 0.0 -- 4.0 -- -- 51.4 -- 52.7 1.3
Out of Zone Swing % 30.8 27.4 -3.4 27.1 -0.3 30.1 3.0 -- 0.4 -- -- 23.8 -- 24.6 0.8
First Pitch Swing % 30.5 27.8 -2.7 29.5 1.7 30.1 0.6 -- 0.7 -- -- 30.1 -- 26.3 -3.8
First Pitch Strike % 64.1 58.7 -5.4 62.3 3.6 62.2 -0.1 -- -0.8 -- -- 61.4 -- 57.0 -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 437 .312 256 67 26.2 181 126 69.6

Pitch Tempo