Buck Farmer
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 243LBS | Age: 32

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 2 2 3.83 44 0 2 47.0 54 1.30
9 Seasons 17 23 5.14 285 21 2 367.2 346 1.49
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 44 2-2 3.83 47.0 54 1.30
9 Seasons 285 17-23 5.14 367.2 346 1.49

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
Sweet
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 24 697 142 13 9.2 7.0 89.2 109.7 12.4 31.7 .272 .495 .416 .371 .393 35.9 12.9 9.1 7.36 5.96
2016 25 505 83 6 7.2 4.6 86.9 112.0 11.7 19.3 .199 .334 .335 .308 .316 31.3 20.6 15.3 4.60 3.99
2017 26 900 146 9 6.2 4.1 88.9 113.6 20.0 31.5 .230 .379 .360 .303 .341 34.9 22.4 9.1 6.75 3.92
2018 27 1255 209 7 3.3 2.3 88.1 110.1 14.9 35.4 .239 .359 .332 .314 .326 35.9 18.6 13.0 4.15 4.18
2019 28 1157 186 14 7.5 4.9 89.5 111.9 10.2 31.2 .235 .424 .312 .312 .381 40.0 25.5 7.7 3.72 4.29
2020 29 341 70 6 8.6 6.7 90.2 112.9 7.0 30.0 .270 .451 .290 .345 .390 41.4 15.7 5.6 3.80 5.16
2021 30 726 108 11 10.2 6.5 91.2 116.6 14.7 36.1 .270 .502 .380 .379 .436 45.4 21.8 11.8 6.37 6.43
2022 31 855 119 6 5.0 3.0 88.2 109.5 14.4 29.4 .212 .324 .280 .292 .339 40.0 27.1 12.6 3.83 3.51
Player 6436 1063 72 6.8 4.5 89.0 116.6 13.6 31.4 .240 .404 .339 .324 .363 37.9 21.1 10.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Farmer relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(44.6%) ,
Slider
(31.4%) ,
Changeup
(24%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 47.9 19.0 26.8 6.3 41.5 39.4 19.0 4.2 35.9 22.5 21.1 4.9 9.2 7.0
2016 51.8 20.5 18.1 9.6 42.2 33.7 24.1 7.2 37.3 26.5 15.7 4.8 7.2 4.6
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 4.1
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 2.3
2019 48.9 23.7 22.0 5.4 38.2 40.9 21.0 0.5 37.6 23.1 24.2 4.3 7.5 4.9
2020 52.9 20.0 22.9 4.3 41.4 38.6 20.0 4.3 40.0 15.7 24.3 5.7 8.6 6.7
2021 37.0 32.4 24.1 6.5 34.3 46.3 19.4 0.9 28.7 26.9 25.9 7.4 10.2 6.5
2022 43.7 20.2 24.4 11.8 42.0 37.0 21.0 5.0 27.7 26.9 26.9 5.0 5.0 3.0
Player 43.8 24.2 24.3 7.7 39.5 37.6 22.9 2.6 32.9 26.8 24.0 5.3 6.8 4.5
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Slider CIN R 262 83.3 37.4 -1.2 -3 7.5 0.2 2
2022 Changeup CIN R 199 88.7 34.5 4.9 17 14.0 -0.5 -4
2022 4-Seamer CIN R 368 94.6 15.3 -0.9 -6 10.1 2.7 37
2021 Slider DET R 194 82.5 39.1 -0.2 0 2.0 -4.7 -70
2021 4-Seamer DET R 346 94.0 15.4 -0.6 -4 11.8 4.6 64
2021 Changeup DET R 186 87.7 32.1 2.8 10 14.9 0.7 5
2020 Slider DET R 50 81.7 40.6 0.1 0 2.3 -4.5 -66
2020 Changeup DET R 111 87.3 32.2 2.8 9 14.2 0.4 3
2020 4-Seamer DET R 180 93.2 16.0 -0.8 -5 11.5 4.6 67
2019 4-Seamer DET R 564 95.0 14.3 0.9 6 12.0 4.1 51
2019 Changeup DET R 300 88.1 33.0 3.9 13 15.8 1.6 11
2019 Slider DET R 290 82.4 38.0 -2.6 -6 1.6 -5.1 -76
2018 Slider DET R 216 80.8 40.9 -1.7 -4 1.8 -5.5 -75
2018 Changeup DET R 317 86.8 37.4 6.9 22 16.7 2.8 20
2018 4-Seamer DET R 719 94.4 16.8 -1.3 -9 12.9 5.0 64
2017 4-Seamer DET R 440 92.1 16.4 -1.0 -6 12.2 4.0 49
2017 Changeup DET R 148 84.9 34.2 4.4 15 15.6 2.0 15
2017 Sinker DET R 118 90.3 23.9 1.2 5 17.1 2.4 17
2017 Curveball DET R 6 73.6 46.7 -14.4 -24 1.1 -10.0 -90
2017 Slider DET R 188 80.3 38.5 -3.8 -9 1.7 -6.0 -78
2016 Curveball DET R 54 81.4 41.3 -7.2 -15 5.4 -3.7 -41
2016 4-Seamer DET R 292 93.5 14.7 -0.9 -6 7.9 0.7 9
2016 Changeup DET R 122 86.3 33.2 4.9 17 12.9 0.4 3
2016 Sinker DET R 14 92.2 23.8 4.2 21 14.9 1.1 8
2016 Cutter DET R 20 88.2 26.0 -1.0 -4 2.1 -0.1 -5
! 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 %
2022 4-Seamer 0.0 0 374 43.7 87 .197 .366 .319 28.3 26.4 20.9 .226 .420 .350 49.0
2022 Slider -0.3 -1 263 30.8 59 .200 .218 .240 40.2 37.3 25.3 .182 .214 .196 17.6
2022 Changeup 0.8 2 201 23.5 48 .250 .300 .319 28.4 16.7 14.0 .235 .313 .316 50.0
2021 4-Seamer 1.5 5 346 47.7 79 .323 .600 .437 20.0 20.3 15.2 .270 .515 .388 52.0
2021 Slider -0.3 -1 194 26.7 47 .220 .390 .316 29.5 21.3 15.6 .272 .489 .370 32.3
2021 Changeup 2.0 4 186 25.6 44 .263 .447 .378 33.3 25.0 19.6 .268 .495 .374 48.1
2020 4-Seamer -1.1 -2 180 52.8 45 .214 .286 .266 10.5 8.9 10.8 .297 .452 .338 46.2
2020 Changeup 0.7 1 111 32.6 29 .346 .462 .366 29.8 10.3 6.8 .308 .472 .405 29.2
2020 Slider -0.9 0 50 14.7 15 .143 .571 .313 30.4 46.7 43.8 .120 .410 .248 57.1
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 3 564 48.7 139 .308 .590 .427 18.5 19.4 18.0 .294 .572 .403 50.5
2019 Changeup 0.8 3 300 25.9 87 .205 .282 .278 30.8 28.7 22.1 .214 .336 .278 30.9
2019 Slider -1.5 -4 291 25.2 58 .185 .278 .202 52.4 34.5 30.3 .141 .239 .164 27.0
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 719 57.3 180 .270 .414 .362 18.5 19.4 15.3 .249 .378 .330 41.2
2018 Changeup 0.2 1 317 25.3 80 .174 .304 .298 31.5 17.5 15.6 .180 .260 .264 23.6
2018 Slider 1.9 4 216 17.2 47 .333 .500 .381 45.1 17.0 12.5 .297 .452 .347 37.1
2017 4-Seamer 0.9 4 440 48.9 105 .228 .446 .336 21.2 23.8 16.6 .193 .337 .281 35.8
2017 Slider 0.2 0 188 20.9 49 .289 .467 .341 37.5 26.5 18.8 .280 .458 .330 33.3
2017 Changeup 2.7 4 148 16.4 34 .296 .370 .424 35.3 26.5 18.0 .218 .301 .341 33.3
2017 Sinker 4.9 6 118 13.1 29 .481 .778 .513 7.1 6.9 9.1 .295 .497 .338 38.5
2017 Curveball 2.5 0 6 0.7 2 .000 .000 .450 0.0 0.0 -- .092 .105 .086 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 97 87.3 86 15.5 2:00 2:45 -45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 175 93.2 97 19.1 1:30 1:15 15
2020 Slider 49 81.8 13 3.3 9:00 8:00 60
2021 Changeup 178 87.7 90 16.2 2:00 2:45 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 344 94.0 96 19.4 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Slider 192 82.5 13 2.9 8:45 8:30 15
2022 Changeup 173 88.7 77 15.0 2:15 3:00 -45
2022 4-Seam Fastball 366 94.6 91 18.1 1:30 1:15 15
2022 Slider 261 83.3 22 8.3 8:30 9:15 -45
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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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 40.7 60.2 44.8 19.2 8.6 68.3
2016 505 40.8 63.6 84.7 27.4 56.1 40.6 60.3 42.2 25.8 5.0 68.0
2017 900 46.4 67.0 78.2 26.1 61.1 39.2 63.9 45.1 25.9 6.9 69.4
2018 1,255 46.2 65.5 80.7 27.2 57.4 39.0 65.1 44.9 26.8 6.3 73.4
2019 1,157 45.0 67.7 79.3 28.3 52.2 40.3 61.2 46.2 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
2021 726 44.4 69.6 79.0 25.5 62.1 39.8 59.4 45.0 26.0 7.0 74.5
2022 855 41.8 67.1 75.7 29.5 56.3 43.3 62.8 45.4 31.2 5.7 87.5
Player 6,436 44.8 66.8 80.2 27.6 59.6 40.5 61.8 45.2 26.4 6.3 74.3
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.7 7.2 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 58 79 21 48
2016 56 83 50 48
2017 63 72 67 62 52 72 44 11 34 55 28 63 33 35 48 48
2018 41 51 71 83 12 89 96 56 44 24 3 64 40 76 76 43
2019 50 58 41 30 57 56 39 25 20 65 51 78 41 79 68 32
2020 24 22 27 35 45 46 30 17 23 8 83 11 84 55 52 19
2021 65 61 23
2022 67 72 29
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 21.9 4 4.8 -1 2 4 2 50.0
2017 23.1 9 8.7 0 5 5 5 55.6
2018 24.0 6 7.6 -2 4 3 5 83.3
2019 22.2 8 9.1 -1 4 5 5 62.5
2020 22.6 3 4.3 -1 2 3 2 66.7
2021 24.8 9 9.2 0 4 4 6 66.7
2022 21.7 2 3.2 -1 1 3 1 50.0
Player 23.2 41 46.8 -6 22 27 26 63.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 4 5 4 5 5 5 3 5 4 4 5 6 3 4 4 5 4 7 3 5 6 3 4 6 5 4 8 5 5 5 7
2017 9 9 10 9 7 11 7 8 9 8 11 9 7 8 7 10 10 9 6 8 13 7 7 10 9 9 10 7 8 8 11
2018 6 8 9 5 7 9 7 9 8 7 7 6 6 7 7 9 7 10 7 8 8 6 6 8 9 9 8 6 8 6 10
2019 8 12 9 9 8 9 8 10 10 6 9 10 7 5 8 9 7 12 8 9 11 9 8 10 11 9 10 8 11 10 10
2020 3 4 5 4 4 4 0 4 5 4 6 4 3 3 4 5 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 6 4 5
2021 9 8 10 8 9 10 9 11 9 10 7 8 6 8 8 10 12 9 10 10 10 8 8 10 10 9 10 9 11 8 10
2022 2 4 2 3 3 4 3 3 4 3 3 2 2 2 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 2 3 2 4 3 3 3 5
Player 41 50 49 43 43 52 37 50 49 42 48 45 34 37 41 52 49 54 41 48 57 41 41 50 51 47 54 41 52 44 58
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.1 93.1 0 91.7 -1.4 94.4 2.7 95 0.6 93.2 -1.8 94 0.8 94.6 0.6
Offspeed Velocity 86 86.3 0.3 84.9 -1.4 86.8 1.9 88.1 1.3 87.3 -0.8 87.7 0.4 88.7 1
Breaking Velocity 80.8 81.4 0.6 80.1 -1.3 80.8 0.7 82.4 1.6 81.7 -0.7 82.5 0.8 83.3 0.8
Exit Velocity 89.2 86.9 -2.3 88.9 2 88.1 -0.8 89.5 1.4 90.2 0.7 91.2 1 88.2 -3
Launch Angle 12.4 11.7 -0.7 20 8.3 14.9 -5.1 10.2 -4.7 7 -3.2 14.7 7.7 14.4 -0.3
Barrel % 9.2 7.2 -2 6.2 -1 3.3 -2.9 7.5 4.2 8.6 1.1 10.2 1.6 5 -5.2
Hard Hit % 35.9 31.3 -4.6 34.9 3.6 35.9 1 40 4.1 41.4 1.4 45.4 4 40 -5.4
Sweet Spot % 31.7 19.3 -12.4 31.5 12.2 35.4 3.9 31.2 -4.2 30 -1.2 36.1 6.1 29.4 -6.7
xBA .272 .199 -0.073 .23 0.031 .239 0.009 .235 -0.004 .27 0.035 .27 0 .212 -0.058
BA .323 .231 -0.092 .285 0.054 .255 -0.03 .247 -0.008 .244 -0.003 .278 0.034 .211 -0.067
xwOBA .371 .308 -0.063 .303 -0.005 .314 0.011 .312 -0.002 .345 0.033 .379 0.034 .292 -0.087
wOBA .416 .335 -0.081 .36 0.025 .332 -0.028 .312 -0.02 .29 -0.022 .38 0.09 .28 -0.1
xSLG .495 .334 -0.161 .379 0.045 .359 -0.02 .424 0.065 .451 0.027 .502 0.051 .324 -0.178
SLG .591 .417 -0.174 .482 0.065 .399 -0.083 .422 0.023 .39 -0.032 .5 0.11 .298 -0.202
K% 12.9 20.6 7.7 22.4 1.8 18.6 -3.8 25.5 6.9 15.7 -9.8 21.8 6.1 27.1 5.3
BB% 9.1 15.3 6.2 9.1 -6.2 13 3.9 7.7 -5.3 5.6 -2.1 11.8 6.2 12.6 0.8
Swing % 44.8 42.2 -2.6 45.1 2.9 44.9 -0.2 46.2 1.3 48.7 2.5 45 -3.7 45.4 0.4
Whiff% 19.2 25.8 6.6 25.9 0.1 26.8 0.9 29.8 3 19.9 -9.9 26 6.1 31.2 5.2
In Zone % 47.2 40.8 -6.4 46.4 5.6 46.2 -0.2 45 -1.2 43.7 -1.3 44.4 0.7 41.8 -2.6
Out of Zone % 52.8 59.2 6.4 53.6 -5.6 53.8 0.2 55 1.2 56.3 1.3 55.6 -0.7 58.2 2.6
Out of Zone Swing % 26.6 27.4 0.8 26.1 -1.3 27.2 1.1 28.3 1.1 31.8 3.5 25.5 -6.3 29.5 4
First Pitch Swing % 26.3 23.7 -2.6 25.6 1.9 29.6 4 31.1 1.5 36 4.9 29.4 -6.6 31.7 2.3
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 60.3 0.1 63.9 3.6 65.1 1.2 61.2 -3.9 55.1 -6.1 59.4 4.3 62.8 3.4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 129 .332 55 0 0.0 74 15 20.3
2017 219 .360 98 3 3.1 121 19 15.7
2018 307 .332 168 12 7.1 139 39 28.1
2019 286 .312 170 14 8.2 116 62 53.4
2020 89 .290 38 8 21.1 51 39 76.5
2021 170 .380 112 17 15.2 58 43 74.1
2022 194 .283 115 11 9.6 79 46 58.2

Pitch Tempo

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