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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 23)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-20-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age24 years, 1 months, 7 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2011
2012
2013
-0.12014
-0.22015
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2014 DET 23 4 2 9.3 6.3 3.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 46 12 12 12 2 25 5 5 2 11 11.57 5.84 6.14 -0.6 -0.1
Career429.36.33.0010000461212122255521111.575.846.14-0.6-0.1

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2013 ONE A- 12 11 32.0 3.08 122 .260 .243 .317 .337 .261 .333 96 7.2 0.8 7.2 0.8
2014 DET MLB 4 2 9.3 6.14 69 .340 .261 .327 .397 .267 .385 113 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2014 WMI A 18 18 103.7 3.62 112 .246 .248 .314 .361 .256 .314 90 13.3 1.4 13.3 1.4
2014 ERI AA 2 2 12.0 3.59 123 .218 .247 .307 .371 .249 .273 106 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3
2014 TOL AAA 2 2 7.3 8.37 41 .287 .265 .331 .379 .243 .345 111 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2013 ONE A- 0 3 0 12 11 32.0 32 7 33 1 44% .333 9.0 2.0 0.3 9.3 1.22 3.09 7.2 0.8
2014 DET MLB 0 1 0 4 2 9.3 12 5 11 2 32% .385 11.6 4.8 1.9 10.6 1.82 11.57 -0.6 -0.1
2014 WMI A 10 5 0 18 18 103.7 91 24 116 6 48% .314 7.9 2.1 0.5 10.1 1.11 2.60 13.3 1.4
2014 ERI AA 1 0 0 2 2 12.0 10 4 11 1 50% .273 7.5 3.0 0.8 8.2 1.17 3.00 2.5 0.3
2014 TOL AAA 1 1 0 2 2 7.3 11 4 2 1 53% .345 13.5 4.9 1.2 2.5 2.05 9.82 -1.2 -0.1

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 0.4845 0.4227 0.7683 0.5426 0.3100 0.8039 0.7097 0.2317
Career1940.48450.42270.76830.54260.310.80390.70970.2317

Injury History

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 DET $
2014 DET $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 45 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 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) .364 .417 .773 .386
11 vs R (Multi) .235 .409 .471 .289
18 Split (Multi) .128 .008 .302 .097
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .364 .417 .773 .386
31 vs R (2014) .235 .409 .471 .289
38 Split (2014) .128 .008 .302 .097
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Articles

Buck Farmer is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
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 CentralPatrick Ebert2015-01-27
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: AL CentralDavid Rawnsley2015-01-27
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsChris Mellen2015-01-21
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-01-21
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

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Buck Farmer has thrown 194 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (94mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph).