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Buck Farmer

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Detroit Tigers

2018 Stats

W-L

3-3

ERA

4.79

WHIP

1.72

K

39

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Farmer began the 2017 campaign toiling at Triple-A Toledo. He was summoned for a couple first-half spot starts, tossing 13 scoreless frames, fanning 16 with only three walks in a pair of victories. Af...

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2018 ADP:  456.41

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LEAGUE: Majors   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   

June 17, 2018  –  Buck Farmer News

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Farmer (3-3) was the winning pitcher Saturday against the White Sox, working around a hit and two walks to toss a scoreless inning of relief.

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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 26 AAA TOL 21 21 0 123.2 133 54 9 114 31 6 4 0 0 0 3.93 1.33
2017 26 MAJ DET 11 11 0 48.0 55 36 9 49 20 5 5 0 0 0 6.75 1.56
2018 27 MAJ DET 44 0 0 41.3 46 22 6 39 25 3 3 0 0 7 4.79 1.72
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3-Year Averages     13 5 0 39.2 44 28 7 33 19 1 3 0 0 0 6.42 1.61
Career  (View All)     87 19 0 168.3 191 118 31 150 87 8 14 0 6.31 1.65

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Buck Farmer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 14 @Hou 1.0 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.79 1.72
Jul. 9 @TB 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.46 1.71
Jul. 8 Tex 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.58 1.70
Jul. 5 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.62 1.67
Jul. 2 @Tor 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.74 1.71
Jun. 29 @Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.74 1.68
Jun. 26 Oak 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.86 1.68
Jun. 22 @Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.14 1.77
Jun. 19 @Cin 1.3 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.29 1.82
Jun. 16 @CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.51 1.81
Jun. 15 @CWS 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.68 1.77
Jun. 13 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.74 1.79
Jun. 10 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.93 1.81
Jun. 9 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.14 1.84
Jun. 6 @Bos 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.35 1.84
Jun. 5 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.26 1.83
Jun. 1 Tor 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.49 1.90
May. 29 LAA 1.0 4 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.89
May. 28 LAA 0.7 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.92 1.81
May. 25 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.32 1.69
May. 22 @Min 2.0 4 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.56 1.76
May. 20 @Sea 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.79 1.74
May. 18 @Sea 0.0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.35 1.65
May. 17 @Sea 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.48 1.55
May. 13 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.54 1.48
Last 14 Games (Team)
5 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
3.3 5 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.40 2.10
Last 30 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
11.0 9 2 2 1 7 8 1 0 0 2-0 0 0 0 1.64 1.45
Last 60 Games (Team)
25 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
22.0 27 14 14 4 14 16 1 0 0 3-2 0 0 2 5.73 1.86

Buck Farmer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201881121611402.169
2017121231530605.291
201674121214224.233

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201810927935904.361
20179826525504.278
20165715811200.229

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201823.3110201244.241.37
201722.0140228711.051.91
201617.7010181135.091.53

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201818.0220191325.502.17
201726.0410271223.121.27
201611.70009913.861.54
Buck Farmer vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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
2017 26 AAA TOL 21 21 123.2 8.33 2.26 3.68 0.66 71% 3.93 3.10 .347
2017 26 MAJ DET 11 11 48.0 9.19 3.75 2.45 1.69 0.79 59.1% 91.7 MPH 6.75 5.10 .348
2018 27 MAJ DET 44 0 41.3 8.49 5.44 1.56 1.31 1.13 75.4% 94.5 MPH 4.79 5.09 .340
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.3 7.83 3.29 2.38 1.22 65.1% 5.33 4.32 .326
Rest Of Season     0 5 38.4 8.60 3.51 2.45 1.21 67.6% 5.11 4.21 .336
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3-Year Averages     13 5 39.2 7.57 4.36 1.74 1.61 62.5% 6.42 5.29 .323
Career     87 19 168.3 8.02 4.65 1.72 1.66 64.8% 6.31 5.41 .330

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Buck Farmer Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 48 0 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2018 41.3 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Buck Farmer    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.56 K/BB
TERRIBLE
8.49 K/9
WEAK
5.44 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.5 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.3 HR/9
WEAK
1.13 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.79 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.72 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.09 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.340 BABIP
HIGH
75.4% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Farmer (1-3) grabbed the win Friday against the White Sox by tossing a scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts.

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Farmer pitched two innings of relief in Tuesday's loss to the Twins, allowing three earned runs on four hits. He struck out four.

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Farmer (0-2) took the loss Friday against the Mariners, walking two batters who would come around to score after Farmer was pulled.

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Farmer exited Monday's game against the Indians after experiencing a left hip spasm.

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Farmer left Monday's game against the Indians with what appeared to be a leg injury, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

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Farmer (0-1) was tagged with the loss in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Pirates. He allowed five earned runs on four hits and a walk over two innings of work.

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Farmer has tossed nine scoreless innings in spring training and has allowed four hits and four walks while striking out 10 batters.

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Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio confirmed Wednesday that Farmer is no longer under consideration for a rotation spot and will work out of the bullpen for the remainder of Grapefruit League play, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

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Farmer looks to be a longshot to make Detroit's starting rotation for the 2018 season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

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 much. Farmer earned just one spot start in 2016 and yielded four runs in five innings. He struggled mightily with his command at the major league level, allowing a 6.1 BB/9. On the bright side, Farmer held a 3.96 ERA and much better 2.5 BB/9 over 20 starts in Toledo in 2016. His four-pitch arsenal suggests that he might still have the potential to become a back-of-the-rotation starter one day, although he'll need to demonstrate the ability to command the strike zone better at the major league level in order to get another starting opportunity for the Tigers.

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.