In one video, Chris Archer proved that he’s up earlier than you and that there’s no offseason
When the Rays report to camp in February, a lot of focus will likely be on their young and talented pitching staff. Though Spring Training may seem like a long way off, Chris Archer took to social media to set his expectations for their offseason preparation:
While you were sleeping, @ChrisArcher22 delivered a little PSA
Via IG // chrisarcher22 pic.twitter.com/66yeZOO3tM
— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 30, 2017
In a message delivered at 5:28 a.m. EST from the gym, Archer called out Jake Faria, Blake Snell, Brent Honeywell, Nate Eovaldi, Matt Andriese and Jake Odorizzi by name.
Jose de Leon was perhaps the only person unimpressed by Archer’s offseason dedication to the early-morning workout. The organization’s second-ranked pitching prospect was up long before Archer:
4:30AM alarm every weekday over here. That’s 3:30AM in Florida, so I was awake ????
— Jose De León (@JDL_87) November 30, 2017
If the entire Rays rotation embodies even a fraction of their ace’s dedication this offseason, the rest of baseball better watch out.