Position: Pitcher

DOB: October 18, 1990

Height: 6’2″ / Weight: 200

Bats: Right / Throws: Right

40-man roster: No

How acquired: Drafted (21st round, 2013)

Profile: Drafted out of high school by the Oakland A’s in the 38th round in 2009, Archer opted to head to college at Tennessee Tech where he spent four years with the Golden Eagles. Milwaukee selected Archer in the 21st round in 2013 and he signed with the Brewers, beginning his professional career with Helena in the Pioneer League. He was promoted to Class-A Wisconsin in 2014, then moved up to High-A Brevard County a year later and spent all of 2016 with Double-A Biloxi. With a fastball, slider, changeup combo, Archer pounds the strikezone, limiting walks and using his plus slider as a put-away pitch. He’s steadily flown under the radar but has put up consistent results at each level and could find his way into the bullpen mix with another strong season in 2017.

2013: After inking a deal with the Brewers, Archer skipped over Maryvale and was sent to Helena to make his pro debut. He appeared in 15 games there, making three starts, and wound up going 2-1 with a 3.08 earned run average.

2014: The Brewers gave Archer a bump to Single-A Wisconsin to start the 2014 season, where he worked as part of a tandem with the Timber Rattlers, starting 13 of the 26 games he saw action in. He finished the year with a record of 7-6 to go with a 3.42 ERA while also notching five saves for the Rattlers.

2015: Archer took another step up Milwaukee’s organizational ladder in 2015 as he moved to High-A Brevard County, shifting more towards a bullpen role. He started just two of the 28 games he worked in, posting a 3.42 ERA over 71 innings of work.

2016: Making the jump to Double-A Biloxi in 2016, Archer put up an identical 3.42 ERA for the third straight season, appearing in 49 games for the Shuckers. His peripheral numbers improved however as he walked just nine batters all season, striking out a batter per inning while logging a WHIP of 1.13 and earning a spot on the Southern League All-Star team.

2017: Archer wound up splitting the 2017 season between Double-A Biloxi and Triple-A Colorado Springs, making 49 combined relief appearances.  He finished the season with a record of 7-3 and an earned run average of 4.54 between the two levels, working 71.1 innings.