11. Chris Archer
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: September 26, 1988 in Raleigh, NC USA
  • Weight: 190 lbs.
  • Height: 6'3"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: June 20, 2012
  • Final Game: September 29, 2016

A bona fide flamethrower during his time with Tampa, Chris Archer debuted with Tampa in 2012, a year after he was in the minors and traded from the New York Mets.  Archer would begin an inconsistent career as he was often brilliant and often shellacked. 

Finishing third in American League Rookie of the Year voting in 2013, Archer would become an All-Star in 2015, leading the AL in Games Started (34).  That year, he recorded 252 Strikeouts, a career-high, and followed that with years of 233 and 249 Ks.  In those seasons, he finished second, second, and third respectively in that statistic.  Archer was an All-Star again in 2017.  He would be dealt to the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 2018 season.

He may have had a losing record for Tampa (54-68), but he did fan 1,146 batters and was coveted among all of the teams in the Majors.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the Chicago Cubs with Hak-Ju Lee, Robinson Chirinos, Sam Fuld, and Brandon Guyer for Matt Garza, Fernando Perez, and Zac Rosscup 1/8/11.
  • Departed: Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows, and a Player to be Named Later (which would be Shane Baz) 7/31/18.
  • Games Played: 179
  • Notable Statistics: 54 Wins
    68 Losses
    177 Games Started
    3.69 ERA
    3 Complete Games
    1,063.0 Innings Pitched
    1,146 Strikeouts
    3.48 FIP
    1.230 WHIP
    11.9 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2015 & 2017)
    Most Games Started (2015 & 2017)

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