Chris Archer

Nick 24 Jun,2017

Facts of Chris Archer

Birth Name
Christopher Alan Archer
Famous Name
Chris Archer
Affair with


Career & Net worth

2.75 m (2016)
Net Worth
$25.5 million
Baseball pitcher
Currently Club


Affair with

Chris Archer is an American professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates of the Major League Baseball (MLB). He played college baseball for Clayton High School in Clayton, North Carolina.


On June 20, 2012, he made his MLB debut with Tampa Bay Rays and was also selected to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. He joined Pirates in 2018 where he wore jersey no. 24. His jersey number for Tampa is 22.

Relationship Status - Single

When it comes to his private life, Chris Archer has easily managed to keep his private life entirely secret. He has not revealed any details about whether he has a girlfriend or he is already married.

So, information about his wife, affair, married life, and girlfriend still remains unaddressed by the MLB star. As per some different sources, he is unmarried and doesn't have a girlfriend at current. He lives with his mentor and his family in an extended family. 

Chris Archer with his fans
SOURCE: Instagram

Being a down to earth personality, he is often spotted clicking pictures and spending time with his fans and followers.  

Facts and Stats

Chris Archer is currently at the age of 30. He is 6’ foot and 3 inches tall in height i.e 1.91 meters tall and weighs 200 pounds i.e 91 kgs. He has the ability to throw a ball between 93 to 96 miles per hour.

Net Worth - $15 Million

Chris Archer is currently earning an attractive salary. As of 2018, his salary is $2.75 million annually. His total salary boosted his net worth. Reportedly, he has a net worth of $15 million, collected via playing 8 seasons in the MLB.  

On April 2, 2014, he agreed to a six-year contract worth of $25,500,000 with the Tampa Bay Rays which includes $1,000,000 as a signing bonus and $25,500,000 as a guaranteed amount. Furthermore, he earns $4,250,000 as an annual average salary. 

Some of his career cash earnings are tabulated below:

2012 Tampa Bay Rays $480,000
2013 Tampa Bay Rays $326,666
2014 Tampa Bay Rays $1,500,000
2015 Tampa Bay Rays $1,000,000
2016 Tampa Bay Rays $2,750,000
2017 Tampa Bay Rays $4,750,000
2018 Pittsburgh Pirates $2,083,324
2018 Tampa Bay Rays $4,166,676
2019 Pittsburgh Pirates $7,500,000

In addition, Chris has accumulated $24,717,666 as entire career earnings. Besides, he is the 2nd best player of Pirates while Starling Marte is the best-paid player of the team with an annual salary of $10,333,334.   

Life Before Fame

Chris Archer was born on Sep 26, 1988, in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. He is an American baseball player with mixed ethnic backgrounds. Further, his birth sign is Libra. From an early age, he was passionate about baseball. He used to practice baseball in the backyards of this house.

Chris Archer mother Sonya Clark is a Caucasian and his biological father was a firefighter of African-American descent.

Also Read: Andrew McCutchen Biography

Chris has two other half-siblings after his parents separated, Chris' maternal grandparents named Donna and Ron Archer raised him.

Chris Archer went to Clayton High School, North Carolina, where he played baseball for his school’s team. Upon high school graduation, he attended the University of Miami and played baseball.


Upon playing with the University of Miami, Chris Archer was picked by the Cleveland Indians in the fifth round of 2006 Major League Baseball Draft. Upon signing, he joined the Rookie team of Gulf Coast Indians. He remained with Gulf Coast Indians till 2007.

Chris Archer
SOURCE: Instagram

In 2008, he played with the Lake County Captains of the Class A South Atlantic League. On Dec 31, the Chicago Cubs acquired him. Upon playing four seasons as a pitcher in the minor league, Chris Archer started his professional MLB career with Tampa Bay Rays.

He also worked as a guest analyst for ESPN and ESPN Radio during the 2016 World Series. Chris Archer also performed for team USA in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. His career stats are incredible.

View this post on Instagram

Gum or ball? Tough decision for this little one. What would you do? (She chose the gum).

A post shared by Chris Archer (@chrisarcher24) on


In 2018, Pittsburg Pirates Archer missed his final scheduled against the Reds due to left groin discomfort, Adam Berry reports. He was chosen as the opening day starter for the fourth consecutive year.

Also Read: How Much is Pittsburgh Pirates' Esteban Loaiza WORTH?


Latest Bio