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Buck Farmer
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 232LBS | Age: 29

Draft: 2013 | Rd: 5, #156, Detroit Tigers | Georgia Tech
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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 0 3.80 23 0 0 21.1 14 1.17
7 Seasons 15 21 5.20 205 21 0 285.1 255 1.49
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 23 1-0 3.80 21.1 14 1.17
7 Seasons 205 15-21 5.20 285.1 255 1.49

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 697 142 12 8.5 89.2 12.6 31.7 .276 .497 .416 .375 .400 36.6 12.9 9.1 7.36 5.87
2016 505 83 6 7.2 86.9 11.7 19.3 .202 .337 .335 .313 .324 31.3 20.6 15.3 4.60 3.94
2017 900 146 9 6.2 88.9 20 31.5 .236 .393 .360 .314 .357 34.9 22.4 9.1 6.75 4.04
2018 1255 209 7 3.3 88.1 14.9 35.4 .244 .367 .332 .321 .335 35.9 18.5 13.3 4.15 4.21
2019 1157 186 14 7.5 89.5 10 31.2 .238 .426 .312 .314 .383 40.0 25.3 8.3 3.72 4.18
2020 341 70 6 8.6 90.2 7 30.0 .273 .459 .285 .336 .379 41.4 15.7 5.6 3.80 5.25
ALL 4855 836 54 6.5 88.8 13.4 31.1 .244 .410 .342 .326 .363 36.8 20.0 10.4
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Farmer relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(52.8%) ,
Changeup
(32.6%) ,
Slider
(14.7%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 4-Seam Fastball 180 64 116 52.8 93.2 45 42 9 6 3 0 0 4 39 .214 .301 .286 .464 .233 .333 90.5 10 2276 10.5 10.8
2020 Changeup 111 20 91 32.6 87.3 29 26 9 8 0 0 1 3 24 .346 .311 .462 .477 .354 .393 87.8 -2 1696 29.8 6.8
2020 Slider 50 36 14 14.7 81.7 15 14 2 0 0 0 2 7 7 .143 .123 .571 .409 .305 .235 89.1 17 2761 30.4 43.8
2019 4-Seam Fastball 564 307 257 48.8 95.0 139 117 36 17 11 2 6 27 93 .308 .294 .590 .572 .409 .402 91.7 16 2346 18.5 18.0
2019 Changeup 300 127 173 26.0 88.1 87 78 16 12 3 0 1 25 55 .205 .228 .282 .355 .243 .283 89.2 1 1800 30.8 22.1
2019 Slider 291 259 32 25.2 82.4 58 54 10 8 0 1 1 20 37 .185 .136 .278 .229 .195 .158 84.7 9 2657 52.8 30.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2020 Changeup DET R 111 87.3 32.2 2.7 9 14.2 0.4 3
2020 Slider DET R 50 81.7 40.6 0 0 2.3 -4.8 -67
2020 4-Seamer DET R 180 93.2 16 -0.7 -5 11.5 4.6 68
2019 Slider DET R 290 82.4 38 -2.7 -7 1.6 -5.2 -77
2019 Changeup DET R 300 88.1 33 3.9 13 15.8 1.6 11
2019 4-Seamer DET R 564 95 14.3 0.9 6 12 4.1 51
2018 Changeup DET R 317 86.8 37.4 6.8 22 16.7 2.8 20
2018 Slider DET R 216 80.8 40.9 -1.8 -4 1.8 -5.6 -76
2018 4-Seamer DET R 719 94.4 16.8 -1.3 -8 12.9 5 64
2017 4-Seamer DET R 440 92.1 16.4 -0.9 -6 12.2 4 49
2017 Sinker DET R 118 90.3 23.9 1.2 5 17.1 2.5 17
2017 Slider DET R 188 80.3 38.5 -3.9 -9 1.7 -6.1 -79
2017 Changeup DET R 148 84.9 34.2 4.3 14 15.6 2 15
2017 Curveball DET R 6 73.6 46.7 -14.4 -24 1.1 -10 -90
2016 4-Seamer DET R 292 93.5 14.7 -0.9 -6 10 1.4 17
2016 Curveball DET R 54 81.4 41.3 -7.3 -15 2.4 -4.3 -64
2016 Changeup DET R 122 86.3 33.2 4.9 17 14.7 1.5 11
2016 Cutter DET R 20 88.2 26 -1.1 -4 0.8 -1.1 -369
2016 Sinker DET R 14 92.2 23.8 4.2 22 16.3 1.9 13
2015 Curveball DET R 124 80.8 41.5 -8.3 -17 2.3 -4.9 -68
2015 Cutter DET R 6 89.4 28.4 -4 -16 2.2 -2.2 -4472
2015 Changeup DET R 141 86 34.4 5.8 20 14.5 1.1 8
2015 4-Seamer DET R 372 93.2 15.6 -1.3 -9 11 2.6 31
2015 Sinker DET R 38 92.7 22.8 2.7 13 17.1 2.4 16
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2020 Slider -0.9 0 50 14.7 15 .143 .571 .313 30.4 46.7 43.8 .123 .409 .235 57.1
2020 Changeup 1.0 1 111 32.6 29 .346 .462 .366 29.8 10.3 6.8 .311 .477 .393 29.2
2020 4-Seamer -1.3 -2 180 52.8 45 .214 .286 .245 10.5 8.9 10.8 .301 .464 .333 46.2
2019 Slider -1.3 -4 291 25.2 58 .185 .278 .202 52.8 34.5 30.3 .136 .229 .158 27.0
2019 Changeup -0.2 -1 300 25.9 87 .205 .282 .260 30.8 28.7 22.1 .228 .355 .284 30.9
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 3 564 48.7 139 .308 .590 .427 18.5 19.4 18.0 .294 .572 .403 50.5
2018 Slider 2.0 4 216 17.2 47 .333 .500 .381 45.1 17.0 12.5 .306 .461 .358 37.1
2018 Changeup 0.0 0 317 25.3 80 .174 .304 .298 31.7 17.5 15.6 .188 .267 .270 23.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.2 -2 719 57.3 180 .270 .414 .362 18.5 19.4 15.3 .252 .385 .335 41.2
2018 N/A 0.0 0 1 0.1
2017 Curveball 2.7 0 6 0.7 2 .000 .000 .450 0.0 0.0 .074 .075 .066 0.0
2017 Sinker 5.1 6 118 13.1 29 .481 .778 .513 7.3 6.9 9.1 .315 .519 .355 38.5
2017 Changeup 1.9 3 148 16.4 34 .296 .370 .403 35.3 26.5 18.0 .223 .310 .327 33.3
2017 Slider 0.1 0 188 20.9 49 .289 .467 .341 38.3 26.5 18.8 .279 .466 .338 33.3
2017 4-Seamer 0.9 4 440 48.9 105 .228 .446 .336 21.4 23.8 16.6 .201 .354 .293 35.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Slider 50 81.7 14 3.3 8:00 8:45 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 176 93.2 97 19.1 1:15 1:30 15
2020 Changeup 107 87.3 85 15.5 2:45 2:00 -45
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 129 500 1 -7 5 3 2
2017 215 891 -3 4 8 5 13
2018 306 1250 -10 -5 10 7 3
2019 279 1149 -1 -13 8 5 -1
2020 89 341 -2 -3 2 1 -2
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 697 47.2 65.0 84.6 26.6 72.4 40.9 60.2 44.8 19.2 8.6 68.3
2016 505 40.8 63.6 84.7 27.1 56.8 40.6 60.3 42.0 25.9 5.0 68.0
2017 900 46.4 66.5 78.8 25.5 62.6 39.2 63.9 44.6 26.2 6.9 66.1
2018 1255 46.2 65.6 80.8 26.9 57.5 39.0 64.9 44.8 26.9 6.5 74.1
2019 1157 45.3 67.5 79.3 28.2 52.2 40.4 60.8 46.1 29.8 5.4 77.4
2020 341 43.7 70.5 84.8 31.8 72.1 43.7 55.1 48.7 19.9 5.0 76.5
ALL 4855 45.4 66.3 81.2 27.3 60.2 40.2 61.8 45.0 25.8 6.3 71.7
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 47.9 19.0 26.8 6.3 41.5 39.4 19.0 2.8 35.9 22.5 21.1 5.6 8.5
2016 51.8 20.5 18.1 9.6 42.2 33.7 24.1 6.0 37.3 26.5 15.7 4.8 7.2
2017 33.6 31.5 25.3 9.6 37.7 34.9 27.4 0.7 26.7 37.7 24.0 4.1 6.2
2018 41.1 23.9 26.8 8.1 40.2 32.5 27.3 1.9 32.1 29.2 26.3 6.2 3.3
2019 48.9 23.7 22.0 5.4 38.2 40.9 21.0 0.5 38.2 23.1 24.2 4.3 7.5
2020 52.9 15.7 27.1 4.3 41.4 38.6 20.0 4.3 40.0 15.7 24.3 5.7 8.6
ALL 44.7 23.3 24.6 7.3 39.8 36.6 23.6 2.2 34.3 26.8 23.3 5.1 6.5
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 57 79 26
2016 54 82 52
2017 57 68 63 56 54 71 44 11 34 56 35 63 57 34 47 35
2018 40 49 71 82 14 89 96 56 44 24 4 63 40 74 75
2019 55 60 45 34 57 56 39 25 20 65 46 78 55 79 67
2020 22 20 23 31 46 46 30 17 23 9 86 10 22 53 48
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 22.2 8 8.3 -0.3 3 6 4 50.0
2020 22.6 3 3.9 -0.9 0 3 2 66.7

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 10 6 9 9 9 7 9 9 7 9 10 7 5 8 8 5 10 8 8 5 8 8 10 10 9 10 8 10 8 10
2020 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 5 4 3 3 4 4 2 3 3 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 4 3 5
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.1 93.1 0 91.7 -1.4 94.4 2.7 95 0.6 93.2 -1.8
Offspeed Velocity 86 86.3 0.3 84.9 -1.4 86.8 1.9 88.1 1.3 87.3 -0.8
Breaking Velocity 80.8 81.4 0.6 80.1 -1.3 80.8 0.7 82.4 1.6 81.7 -0.7
Exit Velocity 89.2 86.9 -2.3 88.9 2 88.1 -0.8 89.5 1.4 90.2 0.7
Launch Angle 12.6 11.7 -0.9 20 8.3 14.9 -5.1 10 -4.9 7 -3
Barrel % 8.5 7.2 -1.3 6.2 -1 3.3 -2.9 7.5 4.2 8.6 1.1
Hard Hit % 36.6 31.3 -5.3 34.9 3.6 35.9 1 40 4.1 41.4 1.4
Sweet Spot % 31.7 19.3 -12.4 31.5 12.2 35.4 3.9 31.2 -4.2 30 -1.2
xBA .276 .202 -0.074 .236 0.034 .244 0.008 .238 -0.006 .273 0.035
BA .323 .231 -0.092 .285 0.054 .255 -0.03 .247 -0.008 .244 -0.003
xwOBA .375 .313 -0.062 .314 0.001 .321 0.007 .314 -0.007 .336 0.022
wOBA .416 .335 -0.081 .36 0.025 .332 -0.028 .312 -0.02 .285 -0.027
xSLG .497 .337 -0.16 .393 0.056 .367 -0.026 .426 0.059 .459 0.033
SLG .591 .417 -0.174 .482 0.065 .399 -0.083 .422 0.023 .39 -0.032
K% 12.9 20.6 7.7 22.4 1.8 18.5 -3.9 25.3 6.8 15.7 -9.6
BB% 9.1 15.3 6.2 9.1 -6.2 13.3 4.2 8.3 -5 5.6 -2.7
Swing % 44.8 42 -2.8 44.6 2.6 44.8 0.2 46.1 1.3 48.7 2.6
Whiff% 19.2 25.9 6.7 26.2 0.3 26.9 0.7 29.8 2.9 19.9 -9.9
In Zone Swing % 47.2 40.8 -6.4 46.4 5.6 46.2 -0.2 45.3 -0.9 43.7 -1.6
Out of Zone Swing % 52.8 59.2 6.4 53.6 -5.6 53.8 0.2 54.7 0.9 56.3 1.6
First Pitch Swing % 26.3 23.7 -2.6 24.7 1 29.5 4.8 30.6 1.1 36 5.4
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 60.3 0.1 63.9 3.6 64.9 1 60.8 -4.1 55.1 -5.7
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 130 .337 57 1 1.8 73 15 20.5
2017 219 .360 98 3 3.1 121 19 15.7
2018 306 .331 168 12 7.1 138 39 28.3
2019 286 .312 170 14 8.2 116 62 53.4
2020 89 .285 38 8 21.1 51 39 76.5

Pitch Distribution