Chris Archer

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Chris Archer threw 18,512 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and The World Baseball Classic. In 2018, he relied primarily on his Slider (88mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Change using a Circle Change grip (88mph) and Sinker (95mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (82mph).

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Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other RHP:
His slider is thrown extremely hard, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sliders and has some two-plane movement. His fourseam fastball has slightly above average velo, has slightly less natural movement than typical and has some added backspin. His change is much firmer than usual. His sinker has well above average velo, has less armside run than typical and has little sinking action compared to a true sinker. His curve is basically never swung at and missed 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.