Chris Archer

Minnesota Twins

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although they have not thrown an MLB pitch in 2023, Chris Archer threw 22,726 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2012 and 2022, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2022, they relied primarily on their Slider (89mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Change using a Circle Change grip (87mph) and Curve (82mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (93mph).


In 2022, compared to other RHP:
His slider is thrown extremely hard. His fourseam fastball has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His change using a circle change grip is much firmer than usual. His curve is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' curves, is much harder than usual, has little depth, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His sinker (take this with a grain of salt because he's only thrown 2 of them in 2022) is basically never swung at and missed compared to other pitchers' sinkers, is an extreme flyball pitch compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has surprisingly little armside run, has little sinking action compared to a true sinker and has slightly above average velo.