Chris Archer
SP TB
5 days ago

Archer (7-6) allowed four runs, one of which was earned, on four hits and one walk while striking out 11 across seven innings to take the loss Saturday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Archer entered the sixth inning with a 3-1 lead, but his defense let him down, allowing the Rangers to take the lead and causing him to drop his sixth decision of the year. He's fanned at least eight batters in each of his June and July starts while posting a respectable 3.77 ERA on the year, making him a fairly reliable fantasy option. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Yankees.

Chris Archer
SP TB
2 weeks ago

Archer allowed two runs on five hits with five walks and nine strikeouts in Sunday's no-decision against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Archer issued no more than three free passes in any of his previous 10 starts, but was able to successfully pitch around his control problems for the most part. Despite logging his fourth consecutive quality start, the right-hander was positioned to take the loss until Logan Morrison tied the game with a two-run homer in the seventh. Archer will look to snap a streak of 12 consecutive outings with at least two runs allowed Saturday against the Rangers.

Chris Archer
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Archer allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks across 6.2 innings in Sunday's no-decision against the Red Sox. He struck out eight.

EDGE Analysis

Archer was quite solid for much of the afternoon, but a leadoff home run from Mookie Betts and a two-run shot from Dustin Pedroia in the seventh inning bookended his performance, costing him a shot at his eighth win of the season. Despite the long ball issues, he missed bats at a high rate once again and will carry a career-high 10.8 K/9 into the All-Star break. Archer has failed to produce as many shutdown performances in 2017 as we are accustomed to, which his 3.91 ERA reflects, but he has already posted 12 quality starts and will look to bring some additional consistency after the All-Star break.

Chris Archer
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Archer, who is scheduled to start Sunday's game against the Red Sox, has been selected as an All-Star Game replacement, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Archer is confident he'll be able to pitch an inning in Tuesday's Midsummer Classic if needed despite taking the ball just two days earlier. The hard-throwing right-hander has had an uneven first half while producing a 7-5 record and 3.95 ERA, but his 139 strikeouts rank second in the American League, while his 116.1 innings are the third-most of any AL hurler.

Chris Archer
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Archer (7-5) allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks across six innings in Tuesday's win over the Cubs. He struck out eight.

EDGE Analysis

Archer put an uncomfortable number of men on base in this one, but he escaped several jams to mitigate the damage against him, which amounted to a run in the second inning and two more in the fifth. He labored through 116 pitches over six frames, but he threw an impressive 69 percent for strikes, including 24 in swinging fashion. Archer hasn't enjoyed many stellar performances of late, but he has gone at least six innings in nine straight starts and has won three of his last four. He will carry a 3.95 ERA into Sunday's start against the Red Sox.

Chris Archer
SP TB
4 weeks ago

Archer (6-5) allowed three runs on eight hits while striking out five batters through six innings during Thursday's loss to Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Archer entered the outing with a 3-3 record and 4.76 ERA over his previous eight outings. He has continued to pile up strikeouts and sports an elite 10.7 K/9 for the campaign, but his game-to-game inconsistency caps his upside, as he's now allowed four runs or more in five of his past nine games. There is talk that Tampa Bay plans to start Archer twice before the All-Star break, which means he'll probably face the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday.

Chris Archer
SP TB
1 month ago

Archer, who'll pitch Thursday's series finale versus the Pirates, may have his following start moved up to Tuesday to get him an extra turn before the All-Star break, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

That development would entail Archer going on three days' rest on July 4 against the Cubs, which would then afford him the chance to start the Rays' final game before the All-Star break on Sunday, July 9 versus the Red Sox. The hard-throwing right-hander is still trying to find a measure of consistency after giving up four earned runs in three of his last five starts, as well as issuing multiple walks in 10 of his 16 outings this season.

Chris Archer
SP TB
1 month ago

Archer (6-4) allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four across six innings to earn the win Friday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Archer was provided 14 runs of offensive support before leaving the contest, enabling him to win his sixth game of the season despite a fairly ineffective outing. He's failed to post quality starts in two of his last three outings, but his best fantasy value comes from the fact that he strikes out more than a batter per inning. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Pirates.

Chris Archer
SP TB
1 month ago

Archer (5-4) allowed two runs on six hits and one walk through six innings in Saturday's win over the Tigers. He whiffed eight batters.

EDGE Analysis

After struggling through his last outing (four runs across six innings), Archer rebounded to notch his fourth quality start in six tries. While he has been somewhat inconsistent as of late, the 28-year-old boasts a solid 3.75 ERA to go with his impressive 11.4 K/9 through 15 starts (96.1 innings) this season. Archer's next scheduled start will come Friday against the Orioles, who tagged him for five runs in 6.2 innings of work earlier in the year.

Chris Archer
SP TB
2 months ago

Archer allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks across six innings in a no-decision Sunday against the A's. He struck out eight.

EDGE Analysis

Archer allowed a constant stream of baserunners in this one and failed to work around them as he was scored upon in the second, fourth and sixth innings. He reached three walks for the first time in five starts and saw his pitch count elevate further due to 29 foul balls by a pesky Oakland lineup, which ended his day after just six frames. Archer's results have been a mixed bag of late, as he has now allowed four or more runs in three of his last six outings, posting a 4.84 ERA during that span. A positive has been his impressive K/9, which now sits at 11.1 for the season, and he will look to get back on track Saturday against the Tigers.