JAMES ARCHIBALD
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
  Born: May 23, 1990
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Drafted: 36th Round, 1077th Overall, 2010
How Acquired: Draft
College: McLennan CC
Agent: N/A

WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES

About the only thing I could find on Archibald when he was drafted was that he goes by “Cliff.”  He doesn’t throw hard, only around 87, which makes me think the Pirates view him as an organizational pitcher.  He played just one year of JC ball and signed a few weeks after the draft.

2010
R:  0-3-0, 5.40 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 35 IP, 1.3 BB/9, 4.4 K/9

Struggled in the GCL.  He didn’t walk many, but got hit hard, especially by LH batters, who hit .377 against him.

2011
A-:  0-1-1, 4.11 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, 30.2 IP, 5.0 BB/9, 6.5 K/9 

The Pirates moved Archibald up to State College and he fared a little better, but he still had a very high WHIP.  He got his K rate up, but his walk rate increased significantly.  This time right-handed hitters hit him much harder.

Archibald could appear at West Virginia or State College, or both, in 2012.

STATS
Baseball Reference–Minors
Fangraphs
MiLB.com

NJCAA
W-L-Sv
G
IP
H
BB
K
BB/9
K/9
WHIP
ERA
2010
3-1-3
26
27.0
25
12
27
4.0
9.0
1.37
3.00
CONTRACT INFORMATION
2012: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 7/3/2010
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2016
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2013
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
TRANSACTIONS
June 9, 2010: Drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 36th round, 1077th overall pick; signed on June 24.