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Birth Date2-20-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age25 years, 5 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2012
2013
0.02014
-0.32015
0.02016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2014 DET MLB 4 2 9.3 12 5 11 2 .266 114 11.6 4.8 1.9 10.6 32% .385 .341 1.82 5.84 11.57 104 4.66 0.0
2015 DET MLB 14 5 40.3 53 17 24 10 .260 103 11.8 3.8 2.2 5.4 48% .326 .335 1.74 6.63 7.36 113 5.49 -0.3
Careermlb28765.778315014.2618010.74.21.96.946%.322.3161.666.067.131094.99-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2013 ONE A- 12 11 32.0 32 7 33 1 .261 96 9.0 2.0 0.3 9.3 44% .333 .260 1.22 2.10 3.09
2014 DET MLB 4 2 9.3 12 5 11 2 .266 114 11.6 4.8 1.9 10.6 32% .385 .341 1.82 5.84 11.57
2014 WMI A 18 18 103.7 91 24 116 6 .257 89 7.9 2.1 0.5 10.1 48% .314 .247 1.11 2.78 2.60
2014 ERI AA 2 2 12.0 10 4 11 1 .249 107 7.5 3.0 0.8 8.2 50% .273 .217 1.17 3.60 3.00
2014 TOL AAA 2 2 7.3 11 4 2 1 .241 113 13.5 4.9 1.2 2.5 53% .345 .284 2.05 6.22 9.82
2015 DET MLB 14 5 40.3 53 17 24 10 .260 103 11.8 3.8 2.2 5.4 48% .326 .335 1.74 6.63 7.36
2015 TOL AAA 16 16 86.7 85 25 76 6 .253 101 8.8 2.6 0.6 7.9 44% .306 .250 1.27 3.27 4.15
2016 DET mlb 10 0 16.0 13 9 15 2 .262 7.3 5.1 1.1 8.4 49% .268 .247 1.38 4.74 3.94
2016 TOL aaa 13 13 58.3 71 14 55 9 .260 104 11.0 2.2 1.4 8.5 41% .354 .293 1.46 4.08 5.25

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 194 0.4639 0.4175 0.7160 0.5444 0.3077 0.7347 0.6875 0.2840
2015 687 0.5124 0.4469 0.8046 0.6080 0.2776 0.8645 0.6667 0.1954
2016 252 0.4444 0.4325 0.7615 0.6607 0.2500 0.8378 0.6000 0.2385
Career11330.4890.43870.77980.60880.27660.83630.65540.2202

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 DET $509,500
2015 DET $
2014 DET $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$509,500
1 yrTotal$509,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 128 d1 year/$0.5095M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2016). Re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Detroit 8/13/14.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2013 (5-156) (Georgia Tech). $0.225M signing bonus ($0.3004M slot).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .386 .463 .620 .365
11 vs R (Multi) .269 .341 .577 .311
18 Split (Multi) .117 .122 .043 .054
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .389 .470 .597 .362
31 vs R (2015) .272 .333 .587 .313
38 Split (2015) .117 .137 .010 .048
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Articles

Buck Farmer is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
TDGX Transactions: Embracing DarknessGeorge Bissell2016-05-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPlaying Time Battles: American League CentralJ.J. Jansons2016-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Starting Pitching Depth, RankedJeff Long2016-03-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Pelf On The ShelfR.J. Anderson2015-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Pelf On The ShelfWilson Karaman2015-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Pelf On The ShelfRian Watt2015-12-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Pelf On The ShelfChristopher Crawford2015-12-07
2016 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-11-18
2016 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2015-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 23, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 28, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-08-28
Expert FAAB Review: Week 21Mike Gianella2015-08-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 17Jeff Quinton2015-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 17Keith Cromer2015-07-31
Eyewitness Accounts: July 10, 2015Al Skorupa2015-07-10
Expert FAAB Review: Week NineMike Gianella2015-06-02
West Coast By Us: YoJordan Shusterman2015-05-29
West Coast By Us: YoJake Mintz2015-05-29
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 55: For The Love Of DudaBret Sayre2015-05-28
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 55: For The Love Of DudaGeorge Bissell2015-05-28
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 55: For The Love Of DudaMike Gianella2015-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Topsy-Turvy CentralIan Frazer2015-05-28
Expert FAAB Review: Week EightMike Gianella2015-05-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: 10 Players to Pick in May Supplemental DraftsIan Lefkowitz2015-05-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: 10 Players to Pick in May Supplemental DraftsJared Weiss2015-05-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: 10 Players to Pick in May Supplemental DraftsBen Murphy2015-05-22
Staff Review: Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP) 16Tucker Blair2015-05-08
Staff Review: Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP) 16Matt Sussman2015-05-08
Staff Review: Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP) 16Mauricio Rubio2015-05-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Fourth Edition, 2015Bret Sayre2015-04-30
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Mysterious Blob Will Attempt To Eat Yoan Moncada NextDaniel Rathman2015-02-10
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL CentralDavid Rawnsley2015-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL CentralPatrick Ebert2015-01-27
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-01-21
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2015-01-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Angels Add Post-Post-Post-Post-Post Hype All-StarR.J. Anderson2014-08-25


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Buck Farmer. Do you think that he will remain a starter long term? I've watched him this spring and the fastball has been consistently around 95+, however, I've read a few reports saying the he lacks a true out pitch. Im no scout but the command also seems a little fringy. Is he better off in short stints from the bullpen where he stuff might perhaps play up a tick?
(Zack from Detroit)
I think he can be a swing man or 7th inning bullpen guy depending on the team's needs. He has good enough stuff to get people out second and time through the order, but the FB is somewhat flat. I think the CH is a 5+ pitch, so it could get guys out, but it's probably a role 4-4.5 type guy either way. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Buck Farmer. What do we have here and how close is he to being a rotation stalwart?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
Farmer is a swingman or 5th starter for me. I don't see much more than that, and there's a distinct chance that he fits better as a reliever as a result of suspect command and consistency. He can mix his arsenal and is a strong kid that can handle a robust workload, but the package just doesn't stack up in a rotation for me. I'm very skeptical of his ultimate future. (Mark Anderson)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Buck Farmer has thrown 1,145 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2016, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Change (87mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph) and Slider (80mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (94mph).