Kyle Farmer

Kyle Farmer

31-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Cincinnati Reds
Day-To-Day
Injury Abdomen
2021 Fantasy Outlook
In 2019, Farmer traded away contact in exchange to add power, but in 2020 he reversed the equation, going homerless in 70 plate appearances, but lowering his K% from 29.9 to 18.6. Sample size caveats aside, is the trade-off worth it? While it's generally true that OBP is undervalued and SLG overvalued, with Farmer the offense hasn't risen enough to the level for it to matter. He's the definition of a replacement-level utility player, one who can play multiple positions in a pinch, but one that you wouldn't want to start for your roto team unless you're in a pinch. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#506
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Reds in December of 2020.
Played through hernia
2BCincinnati Reds
Abdomen
November 28, 2021
Farmer played through a sports hernia injury over the second half of the season, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reported in October. He eventually sat out the final games of the season and found out he will not need surgery this offseason.
ANALYSIS
So far the Reds have not signed one of the many quality free agent shortstops out there, nor is it anticipated that they will do so. Farmer still has to beat out Jose Barrero for the job, if the Reds don't opt to put Barrero in center field first.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
4
7
28
23
30
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
4
3
2
5
7
3
11
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+20%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+10%
OPS vs LHP
2020
 
 
+87%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+33%
OPS vs LHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019vs Left .812 214 30 10 25 4 .278 .332 .480
Since 2019vs Right .676 580 56 15 69 3 .245 .299 .377
2021vs Left .789 122 22 7 10 0 .257 .311 .478
2021vs Right .715 407 38 9 53 2 .265 .318 .397
2020vs Left .895 24 1 0 3 0 .391 .417 .478
2020vs Right .478 44 3 0 1 1 .179 .273 .205
2019vs Left .822 68 7 3 12 4 .274 .338 .484
2019vs Right .620 129 15 6 15 0 .207 .248 .372
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2019
 
 
+14%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+12%
OPS at Home
2020
 
 
+57%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+42%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2019Home .760 405 47 15 54 5 .264 .322 .439
Since 2019Away .664 389 39 10 40 2 .244 .293 .371
2021Home .771 280 33 9 38 1 .276 .330 .441
2021Away .690 249 27 7 25 1 .249 .301 .389
2020Home .468 27 2 0 2 1 .167 .259 .208
2020Away .734 41 2 0 2 0 .316 .366 .368
2019Home .811 98 12 6 14 3 .258 .316 .494
2019Away .572 99 10 3 13 1 .202 .242 .330
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Stat Review
How does Kyle Farmer compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.23
 
BB Rate
4.2%
 
K Rate
18.3%
 
BABIP
.296
 
ISO
.153
 
AVG
.263
 
OBP
.316
 
SLG
.416
 
OPS
.732
 
wOBA
.322
 
Exit Velocity
80.1 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
36.5%
 
Barrels/PA
4.6%
 
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71 days ago
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71 days ago
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Farmer spent most of the 2019 campaign in the majors, logging time at all four infield positions as well as behind the plate. He also showed some pop with his bat for the first time in his big-league career, slugging nine home runs and registering a .180 ISO in 197 plate appearances. That touch of power was a nice surprise, but it came at a price as Farmer's 67.8% contact rate was well below his his major- and minor-league career norms. Not coincidentally, the 29-year-old's strikeout rate jumped to an uncharacteristic 30.3% while both his batting average (.230) and xBA (.226) tumbled. Farmer wasn't expected to make the team out of spring training last season, but he solidified his spot on the club with his versatility -- he even logged a garbage-time outing as a relief pitcher. That versatility should keep Farmer on the roster in 2020, but he isn't likely to be more than a utility player.
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Done for season
2BCincinnati Reds
Abdomen
October 2, 2021
Farmer (abdomen) will not play in either of the Reds' final two games, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports.
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Not starting Saturday
2BCincinnati Reds
Oblique
October 2, 2021
Farmer (oblique) isn't starting Saturday's game against Pittsburgh.
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Could miss rest of season
2BCincinnati Reds
Oblique
October 1, 2021
Farmer could miss the remainder of the season after he tweaked his oblique prior to the series opener against the Pirates, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Scratched from Friday's lineup
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Abdomen
October 1, 2021
Farmer was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Pirates due to left abdominal soreness, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Knocks grand slam
2BCincinnati Reds
September 26, 2021
Farmer went 1-for-5 with a grand slam in Sunday's 9-2 win over the Nationals.
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