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Chris Archer

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Pittsburgh Pirates Starting Pitcher Age: 31 Exp: 6.156 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 5 (#161 overall), 2006 College: Clayton HS Agent(s): (VC Sports Group)

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  • Current Contract

    Chris Archer signed a 6 year / $25,500,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $25,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $4,250,000. In 2020, Archer will earn a base salary of $9,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $9,000,000. Archer's adjusted salary with the Pittsburgh Pirates is $3,333,333

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $25,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $4,250,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2014 Contract details by year 25 $500,000 $166,666 $666,666 $666,666 $1,500,000($1,500,000)
    2015 Contract details by year 26 $1,000,000 $166,666 $1,166,666 $1,166,666 $1,000,000($2,500,000)
    2016 Contract details by year 27 $2,750,000 $166,666 $2,916,666 $2,916,666 $2,750,000($5,250,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 28 $4,750,000 $166,666 $4,916,666 $4,916,666 $4,750,000($10,000,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 29 $6,250,000 $166,666 $6,416,666 $2,083,324 $2,083,324($12,083,324)
    2019 Contract details by year 30 $7,500,000 $166,668 $7,666,668 $7,666,668 $7,500,000($19,583,324)
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $9,000,000 - $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $3,333,333 $3,333,333($22,916,657)
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $11,000,000 - $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000($33,916,657)
    2022 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2020 Option includes a $1.75 million buyout
    • 2021 Option includes a $250,000 buyout
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2018-2018Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,166,676
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,166,676
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 29 $4,166,676 $4,166,676 $4,166,676($4,166,676)

     

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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $161,000 - $161,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $480,000 - - $480,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $326,666 - - $326,666
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 $1,000,000 - $1,500,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $2,750,000 - - $2,750,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $4,750,000 - - $4,750,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,083,324 - - $2,083,324
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,166,676 - - $4,166,676
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,333,333 - - $3,333,333
    Est. Earnings
    (9 seasons)
    $26,889,999 $1,161,000 - $28,050,999
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    $37,889,999 $1,161,000 - $39,050,999
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    seasons Player Cash Earnings - $161,000 - $161,000
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,973,342 $1,000,000 - $14,973,342
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $12,916,657 - - $12,916,657
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    04/09/2019 Player contract details by year 5 games $201,615 Intentionally throwing at Derek Dietrich (CIN)
    5 $201,615
  • Transactions

    Nov 4 2019Pittsburgh (PIT) exercised a $9 million option for 2020
    Apr 9 2019Suspended 5 games for Intentionally throwing at Derek Dietrich (CIN), forfeiting $201,615 in 2019 salary with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Jul 31 2018Traded to Pittsburgh (PIT) from Tampa Bay (TB) for Austin Meadows, Tyler Glasnow and Shane Baz|23221
    Apr 2 2014Signed a 6 year $25.5 million extension with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Mar 3 2014Signed a 1 year $511,200 contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Jan 7 2011Traded to Tampa Bay (TB) from Chicago (CHC) with Sam Fuld , Brandon Guyer , Robinson Chirinos and Hak-Ju Lee for Matt Garza, Fernando Perez and Zac Rosscup
    Dec 31 2008Traded to Chicago (CHC) from Cleveland (CLE) with Jeff Stevens and John Gaub for Mark Derosa
    Jul 9 2006Signed a contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jun 6 2006Drafted by Cleveland (CLE): Round 5 (#161 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Chris Archer, and the financial implications.

  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Chris Archer ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2019 PIT 24 23 119.2 114 73 69 55 143 25 3 9 0 5.19 1.412 0.71
    2018 PIT 27 27 148.1 155 77 71 49 162 19 6 8 0 4.31 1.375 0.51
    2017 TB 34 34 201.0 194 101 92 60 249 27 10 12 0 4.12 1.264 1.29
    2016 TB 33 33 201.1 183 100 90 67 233 30 9 19 0 4.02 1.242 1.97
    2015 TB 34 34 212.0 176 85 77 66 252 19 12 13 0 3.27 1.142 4.13
    2014 TB 32 32 194.2 177 85 72 72 173 12 10 9 0 3.33 1.279 2.43
    2013 TB 23 23 128.2 107 49 46 38 101 15 9 7 0 3.22 1.127 2.1
    2012 TB 8 4 29.1 23 17 15 13 36 3 1 3 1 4.60 1.227 -0.05
    Totals 215 210 1235.0 1,129 587 532 420 1,349 150 60 80 1 3.88 1.254 13.09
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