Chris Archer

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2020, Chris Archer threw 20,607 pitches that were 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 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 threw a Curve (82mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other RHP:
His fourseam fastball has slightly above 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 has primarily 12-6 movement, is much harder than usual and results in more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves.