Chris Archer

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Chris Archer has thrown 20,094 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 (89mph), 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 is thrown extremely hard, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sliders and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders. His change is much firmer than usual. His sinker has surprisingly little armside run, has well above average velo, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers. His curve generates a high number of swings & misses 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.