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Q&A with Chris Archer


With a 7-1 record and 0.58 ERA through his first eight starts at Double-A Tennessee, right-hander Chris Archer is arguably the hottest pitcher in the Chicago Cubs' farm system. The 21-year-old North Carolina native made five starts at Double-A before surrendering his first earned run following a mid-season promotion from Class High-A Daytona.

Archer was one of three pitching prospects Chicago acquired from the Cleveland Indians for Mark DeRosa in December, 2008. He made his debut in the Cubs' system, spending his second straight season in full-season Low-A ball in the Midwest League for Peoria, going 6-4 with a 2.81 ERA in 26 starts. Archer began 2010 in the Florida State League and Daytona, winning his last five starts there and... Recommended Stories

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