Chris Archer

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Chris Archer has thrown 19,148 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and The World Baseball Classic. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Slider (88mph), also mixing in a Change using a Circle Change grip (88mph) and Sinker (94mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (82mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo. His slider generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and is much harder than usual. His change is much firmer than usual. His sinker is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker and has slightly above average velo. His curve (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 12 of them in 2019) generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves and has primarily 12-6 movement.