Chris Archer
Name: Chris Archer
Occupation: Baseball Player
Current Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Gender: Male
Birth Day: September 26, 1988
Age: 32
Birth Place: Raleigh, United States
Zodiac Sign: Libra

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Chris Archer

Chris Archer was born on September 26, 1988 in Raleigh, United States (32 years old). Chris Archer is a Baseball Player, zodiac sign: Libra. Nationality: United States. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed. Chris Archer plays for the team Pittsburgh Pirates.


Before reaching the majors, he played for the minor leagues systems of the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.

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Before Fame

He played baseball at Clayton High School in North Carolina.


Chris Archer plays for the team Pittsburgh Pirates

Net Worth Comparison

Team Pittsburgh Pirates Net Worth / Salary
# Name Age Net Worth Salary Nationality
#1 Chris Archer 32 N/A N/A United States
#2 Hector Noesi 33 N/A N/A Dominican Republic
#3 Gregory Polanco 29 N/A N/A Dominican Republic
#4 Francisco Liriano 37 N/A N/A Dominican Republic
#5 Jameson Taillon 29 N/A N/A United States
#6 Jarrod Dyson 36 N/A 1.725 million USD (2016) United States
#7 Erik Gonzalez 29 N/A N/A Dominican Republic

Biography Timeline


Archer remained with the Gulf Coast Indians to start the 2007 season. In 2008, Archer had a 4–8 win–loss record in 27 games started for the Lake County Captains of the Class A South Atlantic League.

On December 31, 2008, he was traded with John Gaub and Jeff Stevens to the Chicago Cubs for Mark DeRosa.


In 2010, Archer had a 15–3 win-loss record with a 2.34 earned run average (ERA) and 149 strikeouts in 142.1 innings between the Daytona Cubs of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League and Tennessee Smokies of the Class AA Southern League. He was third among all minor league pitcher in wins, and seventh in ERA. With Daytona, he had a streak of 41 innings pitched without allowing an earned run. He was named the Cubs' Minor League Pitcher of the Year, and the Cubs added him to their 40-man roster to protect him from being selected by another team in the Rule 5 Draft. After the season, he pitched for the United States national baseball team in the qualifying tournament for the 2011 Pan American Games. Defeating the Cuban national baseball team, USA Baseball called Archer's game the International Performance of the Year.

Baseball America rated Archer the Rays' third-best prospect and the 89th-best prospect in baseball before the 2012 season. Archer pitched to a 4–8 win–loss record with a 4.81 ERA in 14 games started for Durham to start the 2012 season. He was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on June 20, starting in place of the injured Jeremy Hellickson. In his MLB debut, Archer allowed three hits and three runs (one earned) while recording seven strikeouts in six innings, becoming the first pitcher the Rays did not draft to start a game for the team since Matt Garza on September 30, 2010.


In January 2011, the Cubs traded Archer to the Tampa Bay Rays with Hak-ju Lee, Brandon Guyer, Robinson Chirinos, and Sam Fuld for Matt Garza, Fernando Perez, and Zac Rosscup. At the start of the season, he was rated the 27th-best prospect in baseball by Baseball America. Pitching for the Montgomery Biscuits of the Class AA Southern League, Archer had a 5.85 ERA through the first two months of the season and a 5.27 ERA at the end of the first half of the season. In the second half, he made a turnaround, going 5–4 with a 3.45 ERA. He received a promotion to the Durham Bulls of the Class AAA International League, making two starts for the Bulls at the end of the season, and allowing only one run. Between the two teams he was a combined 9-7 with a 4.09 ERA, and 130 strikeouts in 147.1 innings, and led the Southern League with 18 wild pitches.


Archer became the first pitcher to register an at-bat at Oriole Park at Camden Yards when he finished an at-bat for injured Ryan Roberts, striking out under orders not to swing. He recorded his first major league win on September 19, 2012, against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field after going five innings and giving up three earned runs.

In 2012 with the Bulls, he was 7–9 with a 3.66 ERA, and led the league with 139 strikeouts in 128 innings.


Archer began the 2013 season with Triple-A Durham. He was called up on June 1, 2013, to start against the Cleveland Indians. In his first extended action in the Majors, he went 9–7 with a 3.22 ERA in 23 starts. Among AL rookies, Archer ranked first in ERA, opponents' average (.226), complete games (two), shutouts (two), hits per nine innings (7.5) and WHIP (1.13). He was named the AL Pitcher of the Month and AL Rookie of the Month for July. He finished third in voting for AL Rookie of the Year, behind Detroit's Jose Iglesias and teammate Wil Myers.


On April 2, 2014, it was announced that Archer had agreed to a six-year extension with the Rays worth $25.5 million guaranteed. The two option years would pay Archer about $9 million and $11 million, with the total contract maxing out at $43.75 million for all eight seasons. For the season, he went 10–9 with a 3.33 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 173 strikeouts in 194 ⁄3 innings pitched.


Archer was a favorite among many baseball writers and fans to win the Cy Young Award before the season started after his strong 2015. Despite these expectations, Archer took a step back in 2016, posting a 4.66 ERA in the first half of the season. Archer rebounded strongly in the second half, however, and posted a 3.25 ERA. He finished the season with a 4.02 ERA, 233 strikeouts (tied for second in the American League behind Justin Verlander), and a 10.4 strikeouts per nine ratio, in 201.1 innings (8th). He also led the majors with 19 losses, which can be attributed to his giving up 30 home runs and poor 3.48 run support. Following the season, Archer once again served as a guest analyst for ESPN and ESPN Radio during the 2016 World Series.


Archer pitched for Team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. In his only start of the tournament, the first game for Team USA, Archer pitched four perfect innings against Colombia in a 3–2, extra-inning victory for the US.


On July 31, 2018, Archer was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Tyler Glasnow, Austin Meadows and a player to be named later, later revealed to be Shane Baz.


In a game on April 7, 2019, against the Cincinnati Reds, Archer gave up a second-inning, two-run home run to Derek Dietrich. As the ball flew over the wall, Dietrich stayed at home plate and admired the ball for a few seconds as it went over before he started running. When Dietrich returned to bat in the fourth inning, Archer intentionally threw a ball behind Dietrich’s back. Home plate umpire Jeff Kellogg issued Archer a warning, much to the irritation of Reds manager David Bell. As Bell argued with the umpire, benches cleared and Yasiel Puig attempted to throw punches at the Pirates players. In the end of the incident, five people were ejected, Bell, Puig, Reds southpaw Amir Garrett, Pirates setup man Keone Kela, and Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez. When play resumed, Archer struck out Dietrich. Archer received a five-game suspension on April 9. For the season, he was 3–9 with a career-worst 5.19 ERA.


On June 3, 2020, it was announced that Archer would be out until 2021 after he underwent surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.

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