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Chris Archer

Chris Archer

SP - PIT
Age: 31Bats: RThrows: R

2020 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #88
Best / Worst #75 / #244
ADP #262

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Chris Archer tosses two scoreless innings in Spring debut

Chris Archer allowed one hit and one walk while striking out four across two scoreless innings in Friday's Grapefruit League contest against Toronto.

Fantasy Impact

Archer made his spring debut on Friday after battling neck soreness the past two weeks. He looked sharp and walked away from the game with no setbacks. Archer is currently competing with Joe Musgrove for the team’s Opening Day starter. Barring a setback and more strong spring showings, Archer could see his draft stock continue to rise during fantasy draft season.

Brad Camara5 weeks ago
Chris Archer (neck) confirmed for Friday's start

Chris Archer (neck) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Friday's spring game against the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact

Archer will start Friday's game against the Blue Jays after missing the last two weeks due to a stiff neck. It is unclear how much Archer will pitch, but expect the 31-year to be limited. Archer is looking to rebound from a disastrous 2019, where he owned a 3-9 record, 5.19 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 143:55 K:BB across 119 2/3 innings. A strong could raise Archer’s fantasy stock during draft season.

Brad Camara5 weeks ago
Chris Archer (neck) to make spring debut Friday

Chris Archer (neck) is scheduled to make his spring debut Friday.

Fantasy Impact

Archer was scratched two weeks ago with a stiff neck, but will make his first start on Friday. If he can avoid any setbacks after Friday’s start, Archer should be ready for Opening Day. The injury doesn’t appear to be serious, and a strong spring showing could raise Archer’s fantasy stock during draft season.

Brad Camara5 weeks ago
Chris Archer scratched on Monday due to neck tightness

Chris Archer has been scratched from Monday's start against the Yankees due to neck tightness.

Fantasy Impact

Consider him day-to-day until we get another update. Archer disappointed with a 5.19 ERA last year and is looking to bounce back in 2020.

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 Davis12 weeks ago
Chris Archer

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