Buck Farmer

Age 29 RP
  • Born 02/20/1991
  • Bats L
  • Team: Detroit Tigers
2019 Statistics
W-L
-
IP
ERA
0.00
WHIP
0.00
K
K%
0.0
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2018
2019
Changeup
25.7% Thrown 88.1 MPH 23.4 CSW%
Curveball
25.7% Thrown 82.4 MPH 37.8 CSW%
Four-Seamer
48.7% Thrown 95.0 MPH 28.2 CSW%

Farmer’s change came in about seven ticks slower than his fastball. The pitch produced a 61.5% GB% and allowed a .195 average to batters.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Farmer’s slider hit the zone just 29.9% of the time, but he combined a 21% SwStr% and 37.1% O-Swing% to produce a 36.4% K%.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Rich Holman

Farmer’s average velocity on his fastball hit a career-best 95.3, but the results did not follow as he allowed a .406 wOBA on the pitch.

GIF made by Mark McElroy. Blurb written by Rich Holman
2018
2019
Four-Seamer
57.7% Thrown 94.4 MPH
Changeup
25.1% Thrown 86.8 MPH
Slider
17.3% Thrown 80.8 MPH

Farmer flashed solid upside with his four-seamer in 2018, topping out at 97 mph with good arm-side run. Hitters had no problem squaring it up, though, as Farmer surrendered a .414 slugging percentage when throwing the pitch with a below-average whiff rate.

Results-wise, the changeup was Farmer’s best pitch in 2018, holding opponents to a .176 average and .309 slugging percentage. It showed great movement horizontally and vertically, holding opponents to just a 68.1% contact rate.

Farmer’s slider had above-average drop but not much cut. It did manage an excellent 20.8% whiff rate and 42.7% chase rate, though when opponents made contact, they made it count, hitting .333 against the pitch.

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