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Chris Archer

Chris Archer

Age: 31Bats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #104
Best / Worst #91 / #120
ADP #285




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Has the Chris Archer distaste gone too far?

Chris Archer's NFBC ADP over the last month is 277, which has dipped from 272 since the beginning of December, rendering him an 18th round pick on average with a min pick of 228 and max pick of 332.

Fantasy Impact

In the second half of 2019 Archer boasted an elite 14.4% swinging strike rate and 30.9% strikeout rate that was paired with a solid 7.9% walk rate. That 23.0% K-BB% is currently being scoffed at during drafts. Ratios are always the concern with Archer but he also had a decent xERA of 3.84 and xWHIP of 1.13. His second half numbers, albeit only 46 innings suggest there could be some positive regression in 2020 and if that's the case Archer would provide a nice ROI.

Matthew Davis2 weeks ago
Chris Archer has 2020 option picked up by Pirates

The Pirates are exercising the $9 million 2020 club option on Chris Archer.

Fantasy Impact

Archer posted a 5.19 ERA in 23 starts this season but it still made sense to pick up this option in hopes of a turnaround. The 31-year-old has mostly been a disappointment since the Pirates acquired him, especially considering who they sent to Tampa Bay when acquiring him. Both Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows have shown star potential with the Rays.

Chris Archer's 2020 option expected to be picked up by Pirates

Pirates starter Chris Archer will likely have his $8.25M 2020 option picked up by the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a report from MLB insider Jon Heyman.

Fantasy Impact

Even for the cost-conscious Pirates, this move makes a lot of sense. Archer did not have a good 2019, but he has been a front-of-the-rotation starter in the past, $8.25M is not an enormous price tag for a quality starter, and they dealt significant pieces to acquire him in the first place.

Mike Maher12 weeks ago
Chris Archer shut down for rest of season

Chris Archer (shoulder) has been shut down for the remainder of the season.

Fantasy Impact

After going on the injured list on August 21 with shoulder inflammation, Archer was cleared to begin a throwing program less than two weeks later. However, the team decided that Archer likely wouldn't be able to build up to a starter's workload in time for a 2019 return. He had a disappointing 2019, posting a 5.19 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, and 143:55 K:BB across 119.2 innings.

Connor Rooney19 weeks ago
Chris Archer lands on IL with shoulder inflammation

Chris Archer was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation, Adam Berry of reports.

Fantasy Impact

Archer was pulled from Tuesday's game versus the Nationals with right shoulder discomfort after pitching one inning. There is no timetable on a return for Archer but he will definitely be missing one start. Keep an eye on updates.

John Aubin23 weeks ago
Chris Archer


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