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Buck Farmer

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

2016 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

4.60

WHIP

1.53

K

27

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Farmer once again split time between Triple-A Toledo and Detroit in 2016, and once again he failed to find any real big league success. While he improved on his 7.36 ERA from 2015, that's not saying m...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 225   DOB: 2/2/1991   BORN: Conyers, GA   COLLEGE: Georgia Tech   DRAFTED: 5th Rd   

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Farmer was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, MLive.com reports.

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Buck Farmer Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2013 22 A CON 12 11 0 32.0 32 11 1 33 7 0 3 0 0 0 3.09 1.22
2014 23 A WES 18 18 0 103.2 91 30 6 116 24 10 5 0 0 0 2.60 1.11
2014 23 AA ERI 2 2 0 12.0 10 4 1 11 4 1 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.17
2014 23 AAA TOL 2 2 0 7.1 11 8 1 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 9.82 2.11
2014 23 MAJ DET 4 2 0 9.3 12 12 2 11 5 0 1 0 0 0 11.57 1.82
2015 24 AAA TOL 16 16 0 86.2 85 40 6 76 25 7 3 0 0 0 4.15 1.28
2015 24 MAJ DET 14 5 0 40.3 53 33 10 24 17 0 4 0 0 0 7.36 1.74
2016 25 AAA TOL 20 20 0 100.0 106 44 11 93 28 5 6 0 0 0 3.96 1.34
2016 25 MAJ DET 14 1 0 29.3 25 15 4 27 20 0 1 0 0 0 4.60 1.53
2017 Spring Training 26   DET 4 0 0 9.3 8 4 0 12 2 0 1 1 0 0 3.86 1.07
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3-Year Averages     10 2 0 26.3 30 20 5 20 14 0 2 0 0 0 6.84 1.67
Career  (View All)     32 8 0 79.0 90 60 16 62 42 0 6 0 6.84 1.67

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Buck Farmer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 26 Cle 5.0 4 4 4 1 4 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.60 1.53
Sep. 13 Min 4.3 3 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.07 1.52
Sep. 10 Bal 3.0 5 4 4 1 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.95 1.55
Sep. 6 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.71 1.41
Last 14 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 4 4 4 1 4 2 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 7.20 1.60
Last 30 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.3 IP/G
13.3 12 8 8 2 11 12 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 5.40 1.73
Last 60 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.3 IP/G
13.3 12 8 8 2 11 12 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 5.40 1.73

Buck Farmer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201674121214224.233
20158491128603.389
201424828112.364

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20165715811200.229
201510215625427.272
201422334210.235

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201617.7010181135.091.53
20154.00003216.751.50
20148.00008325.631.25

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201611.70009913.861.54
201536.3040211597.431.76
20141.301032047.255.25
Buck Farmer Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2013 22 A CON 12 11 32.0 9.28 1.97 4.71 0.28 73.7% 3.09 2.20 .351
2014 23 A WES 18 18 103.2 10.12 2.09 4.83 0.52 78% 2.60 2.49 .327
2014 23 AA ERI 2 2 12.0 8.25 3.00 2.75 0.75 76.9% 3.00 3.45 .283
2014 23 AAA TOL 2 2 7.1 2.54 5.07 0.50 1.27 50% 9.82 6.16 .357
2014 23 MAJ DET 4 2 9.3 10.61 4.82 2.20 1.93 0.75 33.3% 93.1 MPH 11.57 5.88 .395
2015 24 AAA TOL 16 16 86.2 7.94 2.61 3.04 0.63 67.3% 4.15 3.32 .321
2015 24 MAJ DET 14 5 40.3 5.36 3.79 1.41 2.23 1.40 61.7% 92.5 MPH 7.36 6.72 .324
2016 25 AAA TOL 20 20 100.0 8.37 2.52 3.32 0.99 73.2% 3.96 3.70 .335
2016 25 MAJ DET 14 1 29.3 8.28 6.14 1.35 1.23 1.62 73.2% 92.9 MPH 4.60 5.28 .274
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3-Year Averages     10 2 26.3 6.84 4.78 1.43 1.71 61.5% 6.84 5.74 .315
Career     32 8 79.0 7.06 4.78 1.48 1.82 62.1% 6.84 5.91 .315

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Buck Farmer Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 40.3 -3 7 -3 0 4 0 0 0
2016 P 29.3 1 4 1 0 18 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 -1 0 -1 -2 0 -4
2016 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2016 Stat Review for Buck Farmer    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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1.35 K/BB
TERRIBLE
8.28 K/9
WEAK
6.14 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.9 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.2 HR/9
WEAK
1.62 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.60 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.53 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.28 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.274 BABIP
AVERAGE
73.2% Strand Rate
LOW

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Buck Farmer

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Buck Farmer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Farmer will stretch out as a starter in spring training, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

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Farmer (0-1) went five innings, allowing four runs on four hits and four walks with two strikeouts in a loss against the Indians on Monday.

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Farmer will start Monday's series opener against the Indians, Matthew Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.

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Farmer's outing lasted just 2.2 innings Wednesday against the Twins due to rain. He allowed just one hit.

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Farmer will start Wednesday's game in Minnesota, MLive's Evan Woodberry reports.

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The Tigers have recalled Farmer from Triple-A Toledo.

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Farmer will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Friday.

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Farmer was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

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Farmer was recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

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Farmer was optioned back to Triple-A Toledo after Tuesday's game, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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Farmer was recalled by the Tigers on Tuesday.

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2016

Poor Farmer ó Google turns up more returns for male deer and deer farms than it does for the player himself. The Tigers saw Big Buck as a back-end starter when they drafted him in 2013, but their outlook has likely changed after 2015. Farmer throws with power, but he was eaten alive as an MLB starter last season. Converted to middle-relief, Farmer's heater became more dominant, but that led to the dreaded forearm tightness diagnosis in early September. His MRI came back clean, but that extra velocity could be an issue on that tender arm going forward. His 7.36 ERA, 1.74 WHIP and .323 OBA with the Tigers in 2015 all point to a conversion to the bullpen, but spring training will tell that tale.

2015

The Tigers selected Farmer in the fifth round of the 2013 first-year player draft. Farmer got off to a quick start with Low-A West Michigan last season, going 10-5 with a 2.60 ERA and 116:24 K:BB ratio in 103.2 innings. He was old (23) for the Low-A level at the time, but his success and a rash of injuries to the Tigersí rotation forced the teamís hand to call upon Farmer for a couple of spot starts. Unsurprisingly, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound righty struggled in his time with the Tigers, compiling an 11.57 ERA and 11:5 K:BB ratio in 9.1 innings. Despite the rocky debut, the Tigers still view Farmer as a potential backend starter in the future. His fastball usually sits in the low-90s, but he has shown the ability to touch 95 mph. He always has a changeup, curveball and slider in his repertoire, and all three pitches have the potential to be major-league quality with some work. In an ideal situation, Farmer would have spent more time in Double-A Erie and/or Triple-A Toledo last season. Most likely, the Tigers will make up for that lost development time and have Farmer work primarily at those two levels in 2015. Heíll once again be a spot-start option, but Farmerís first long-term look in the majors will likely be 2016 if he shows growth this year.

2013

Signed a contract with Detroit in June 2013.