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Buck Farmer

Born: 02/20/1991 (Age: 24)
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 225
Mechanics
3/4 rhp, above average arm speed; somewhat stiff, compact arm action. Upbeat delivery from side windup; high leg lift, slightly hunched torso, hand break at numbers; deceptive front side; flashes ball in back. Throws with effort; releases with head herk and falls off to first base side. Doesn't repeat delivery well; not athletic; release point drifts up. Big, durable frame and good size, but doesnt keep the ball down or pitch with plane consistently. Doesn't hold runners well.
Evaluator Al Skorupa
Report Date 06/16/2015
Affiliate Toledo Mud Hens (AAA, Tigers)
Dates Seen 02-20-1991
OFP 45
Realistic 40; #5 Starting Pitcher or Middle Reliever
MLB ETA 2015
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 45 45 90-93 94 Tail and some sink; fringe average movement. FB doesn't miss bats consistently, but will induce swings and misses when elevated. Below average command; misses target regularly; reluctant to pitch inside. FB often straightens out and rides up.
Slider 50 55 80-84   11-5 slurve; fringe average movement; inconsistent depth and spin. Plus feel; throws for strikes; locates back door to RHH; locates low and away as a chase.
Changeup 60 60 83-86   Big sinking action and some fade; plus action; sometimes too firm but thrown with good arm speed and deceptive. Plus feel and throws for strikes both behind and ahead in the count. Misses bats. Utilizes against both LHH & RHH. Good complement to FB.
Overall

40; #5 Starting Pitcher or Middle Reliever. Farmer is a durable back end starter with two above average to plus secondaries. His fastball is thrown with plus velo, but lacks life and is thrown with below average command in large part due to some bullpen mechanical traits. Farmer can be useful in the back of a rotation and can also handle the middle innings as a reliever.

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