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Buck Farmer
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 232LBS | Age: 30

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 10.80 16 0 0 15.0 16 2.13
8 Seasons 15 21 5.48 221 21 0 300.1 271 1.52
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 16 0-0 10.80 15.0 16 2.13
8 Seasons 221 15-21 5.48 300.1 271 1.52

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % 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 89.2 109.7 12.4 31.7 .268 .486 .416 .365 .385 35.9 12.9 9.1 7.36 6.02
2016 25 505 83 6 7.2 86.9 112 11.6 19.3 .197 .331 .335 .306 .312 31.3 20.6 15.3 4.60 4.08
2017 26 900 146 9 6.2 88.9 113.6 20 31.5 .229 .377 .360 .302 .338 34.9 22.4 9.1 6.75 3.98
2018 27 1255 209 7 3.3 88.4 110.1 14.9 35.4 .238 .358 .332 .313 .324 35.9 18.5 13.3 4.15 4.21
2019 28 1157 186 14 7.5 89.7 111.9 10.2 30.6 .231 .418 .312 .308 .374 40.3 25.3 8.3 3.72 4.26
2020 29 341 70 6 8.6 90.2 112.9 7 30 .267 .446 .290 .341 .384 41.4 15.7 5.6 3.80 5.07
2021 30 353 49 6 12.2 91.5 116.6 14.6 40.8 .282 .546 .451 .410 .461 42.9 20.3 13.9 10.80 7.47
5208 885 61 6.9 89.1 116.6 13.5 31.5 .240 .408 .349 .325 .358 37 20 10.6
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Farmer relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(49%) ,
Slider
(28.3%) ,
Changeup
(22.7%) ,


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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 Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 173 118 55 49.0 93.8 32 25 8 4 1 0 3 6 19 .320 .248 .720 .577 .492 .418 95.0 18 2335 6.0 22.2 11.3
2021 Slider 100 85 15 28.3 82.2 23 21 6 4 0 0 2 6 15 .286 .281 .571 .514 .391 .367 87.3 18 2728 5.9 28.3 18.2
2021 Changeup 80 32 48 22.7 87.5 24 19 7 6 0 0 1 4 15 .368 .329 .526 .539 .453 .440 91.3 7 1635 5.9 23.3 16.7
2020 4-Seam Fastball 180 64 116 52.8 93.2 45 42 9 6 3 0 0 4 39 .214 .291 .286 .441 .237 .331 90.5 10 2276 6.0 10.5 10.8
2020 Changeup 111 20 91 32.6 87.3 29 26 9 8 0 0 1 3 24 .346 .308 .462 .472 .360 .405 87.8 -2 1696 5.9 29.8 6.8
2020 Slider 50 36 14 14.7 81.7 15 14 2 0 0 0 2 7 7 .143 .120 .571 .410 .310 .248 89.1 17 2761 5.8 30.4 43.8
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 47.9 19 26.8 6.3 41.5 39.4 19 4.2 35.9 22.5 21.1 4.9 9.2
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
2017 33.6 31.5 25.3 9.6 37.7 34.9 27.4 0.7 26.7 37.7 24 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 5.4 38.7 40.3 21 0.5 36.6 22.6 24.2 3.8 7.5
2020 52.9 15.7 27.1 4.3 41.4 38.6 20 4.3 40 15.7 24.3 5.7 8.6
2021 36.7 32.7 22.4 8.2 36.7 42.9 20.4 0 32.7 26.5 20.4 8.2 12.2
44.3 23.8 24.5 7.3 39.8 36.8 23.4 2.4 33.9 26.7 23.2 5.1 6.9
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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
2021 Changeup DET R 79 87.6 33 3.9 13 15.5 1.1 8
2021 4-Seamer DET R 173 93.8 15 -0.4 -3 12.8 5.7 79
2021 Slider DET R 98 82.2 39.8 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 -0.8 -5 11.5 4.6 67
2020 Slider DET R 50 81.7 40.6 0.1 0 2.3 -4.7 -67
2019 Slider DET R 281 82.4 38 -2.6 -6 1.6 -5.1 -77
2019 Changeup DET R 299 88.1 33 3.9 13 15.8 1.6 12
2019 4-Seamer DET R 555 95 14.3 0.9 6 12 4.1 52
2018 Slider DET R 216 80.8 40.9 -1.7 -4 1.8 -5.6 -75
2018 4-Seamer DET R 719 94.4 16.8 -1.3 -9 12.9 5 64
2018 Changeup DET R 317 86.8 37.4 6.9 22 16.7 2.8 20
2017 Changeup DET R 148 84.9 34.2 4.4 15 15.6 2 15
2017 Curveball DET R 6 73.6 46.7 -14.4 -24 1.1 -10 -90
2017 Slider DET R 188 80.3 38.5 -3.8 -9 1.7 -6 -78
2017 4-Seamer DET R 440 92.1 16.4 -1 -7 12.2 4 49
2017 Sinker DET R 118 90.3 23.9 1.2 5 17.1 2.5 17
2016 Cutter DET R 20 88.2 26 -1.1 -4 0.8 -1.1 -378
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 -7.1 -15 2.4 -4.3 -64
2016 Changeup DET R 122 86.3 33.2 4.9 17 14.7 1.5 11
2016 Sinker DET R 14 92.2 23.8 4.2 22 16.3 1.9 13
! 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 %
2021 Slider 0.9 1 100 28.3 23 .286 .571 .391 28.3 26.1 18.2 .281 .514 .368 33.3
2021 Changeup 7.5 6 80 22.7 24 .368 .526 .454 23.3 16.7 16.7 .329 .539 .438 46.7
2021 4-Seamer 1.7 3 173 49 32 .32 .72 .492 22.2 18.8 11.3 .248 .577 .419 47.4
2020 Slider -0.8 0 50 14.7 15 .143 .571 .313 30.4 46.7 43.8 .12 .41 .248 57.1
2020 Changeup 0.7 1 111 32.6 29 .346 .462 .366 29.8 10.3 6.8 .308 .472 .405 29.2
2020 4-Seamer -1.3 -2 180 52.8 45 .214 .286 .24 10.5 8.9 10.8 .291 .441 .331 46.2
2019 Slider -1.4 -4 291 25.2 58 .185 .278 .202 52.4 34.5 30.3 .137 .234 .161 29.4
2019 Changeup 0.3 1 300 25.9 87 .205 .282 .268 30.8 28.7 22.1 .206 .324 .271 29.6
2019 4-Seamer 0.7 4 564 48.7 139 .308 .59 .427 18.5 19.4 18 .294 .572 .403 50.5
2018 Slider 1.9 4 216 17.2 47 .333 .5 .381 45.1 17 12.5 .297 .452 .347 37.1
2018 Changeup 0.3 1 317 25.3 80 .174 .304 .294 31.5 17.5 15.6 .178 .256 .261 23.6
2018 4-Seamer -0.3 -2 719 57.3 180 .27 .414 .362 18.5 19.4 15.3 .249 .378 .33 41.2
2018 N/A 1 0.1
2017 Curveball 2.5 0 6 0.7 2 0 0 .45 0 0 .092 .105 .086 0
2017 Sinker 5 6 118 13.1 29 .481 .778 .526 7.1 6.9 9.1 .285 .479 .327 38.5
2017 Changeup 2.7 4 148 16.4 34 .296 .37 .424 35.3 26.5 18 .218 .301 .341 33.3
2017 Slider 0.3 1 188 20.9 49 .289 .467 .341 37.5 26.5 18.8 .281 .459 .33 33.3
2017 4-Seamer 0.9 4 440 48.9 105 .228 .446 .336 21.2 23.8 16.6 .193 .336 .281 35.8
! 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 75 87.6 86 16.7 2:00 2:45 -45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 171 93.8 96 20.5 1:30 1:15 15
2021 Slider 98 82.2 16 3.3 8:30 8:15 15
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2014 46 194 2 1 1 2 6
2015 184 677 7 -1 6 4 16
2016 130 502 1 -7 6 2 2
2017 219 900 -3 4 8 6 15
2018 307 1252 -10 -5 9 8 3
2019 280 1136 -1 -14 7 8 0
2020 89 341 -2 -3 2 1 -2
2021 79 353 -1 0 6 5 10
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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 47.3 65.2 84.4 27.1 72.4 41 60.2 44.8 19.2 8.7 68.3
2016 505 40.4 63.2 84.5 27.9 57.1 40.6 60.3 42.2 25.8 4.8 66.7
2017 900 46.4 67 78.2 26.1 61.1 39.2 63.9 45.1 25.9 6.9 69.4
2018 1255 46.2 65.6 80.8 27 57.1 39 64.9 44.9 26.8 6.5 74.1
2019 1157 45.5 67.5 78.8 27.8 51.7 40.3 60.8 46.2 29.8 5.5 77.4
2020 341 43.7 70.5 84.8 31.8 72.1 43.7 55.1 48.7 19.9 5 76.5
2021 353 44.5 68.8 76.9 25 71.4 39.1 59.5 44.5 24.2 8.5 70
5208 45.4 66.5 80.7 27.3 60.6 40.1 61.7 45.1 25.6 6.5 72
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.4 58.7 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 58 78 27
2016 55 83 53
2017 60 70 66 59 56 72 44 11 34 56 35 63 60 35 48 36
2018 40 49 68 82 14 89 96 47 44 24 4 64 40 75 75
2019 51 61 44 30 56 56 39 21 19 65 46 78 51 79 68
2020 26 23 28 36 50 46 29 17 23 9 86 11 26 54 49
2021 58 61
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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 8.4 0 4 6 4 50
2020 22.6 3 3.9 -1 0 3 2 66.7
2021 25.6 6 4.2 2 2 2 3 50

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 8 12 6 9 9 9 7 9 9 8 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
2021 6 3 6 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 5 5 3 3 5 5 3 4 4 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 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 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 93.1 93.1 0 91.7 -1.4 94.4 2.7 95 0.6 93.2 -1.8 93.8 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 87.5 0.2
Breaking Velocity 80.8 81.4 0.6 80.1 -1.3 80.8 0.7 82.4 1.6 81.7 -0.7 82.2 0.5
Exit Velocity 89.2 86.9 -2.3 88.9 2 88.4 -0.5 89.7 1.3 90.2 0.5 91.5 1.3
Launch Angle 12.4 11.6 -0.8 20 8.4 14.9 -5.1 10.2 -4.7 7 -3.2 14.6 7.6
Barrel % 9.2 7.2 -2 6.2 -1 3.3 -2.9 7.5 4.2 8.6 1.1 12.2 3.6
Hard Hit % 35.9 31.3 -4.6 34.9 3.6 35.9 1 40.3 4.4 41.4 1.1 42.9 1.5
Sweet Spot % 31.7 19.3 -12.4 31.5 12.2 35.4 3.9 30.6 -4.8 30 -0.6 40.8 10.8
xBA .268 .197 -0.071 .229 0.032 .238 0.009 .231 -0.007 .267 0.036 .282 0.015
BA .323 .231 -0.092 .285 0.054 .255 -0.03 .247 -0.008 .244 -0.003 .323 0.079
xwOBA .365 .306 -0.059 .302 -0.004 .313 0.011 .308 -0.005 .341 0.033 .41 0.069
wOBA .416 .335 -0.081 .36 0.025 .332 -0.028 .312 -0.02 .29 -0.022 .451 0.161
xSLG .486 .331 -0.155 .377 0.046 .358 -0.019 .418 0.06 .446 0.028 .546 0.1
SLG .591 .417 -0.174 .482 0.065 .399 -0.083 .422 0.023 .39 -0.032 .615 0.225
K% 12.9 20.6 7.7 22.4 1.8 18.5 -3.9 25.3 6.8 15.7 -9.6 20.3 4.6
BB% 9.1 15.3 6.2 9.1 -6.2 13.3 4.2 8.3 -5 5.6 -2.7 13.9 8.3
Swing % 44.8 42.2 -2.6 45.1 2.9 44.9 -0.2 46.2 1.3 48.7 2.5 44.5 -4.2
Whiff% 19.2 25.8 6.6 25.9 0.1 26.8 0.9 29.8 3 19.9 -9.9 24.2 4.3
In Zone % 47.3 40.4 -6.9 46.4 6 46.2 -0.2 45.5 -0.7 43.7 -1.8 44.5 0.8
Out of Zone % 52.7 59.6 6.9 53.6 -6 53.8 0.2 54.5 0.7 56.3 1.8 55.5 -0.8
Out of Zone Swing % 27.1 27.9 0.8 26.1 -1.8 27 0.9 27.8 0.8 31.8 4 25 -6.8
First Pitch Swing % 26.3 23.7 -2.6 25.6 1.9 29.5 3.9 30.9 1.4 36 5.1 34.2 -1.8
First Pitch Strike % 60.2 60.3 0.1 63.9 3.6 64.9 1 60.8 -4.1 55.1 -5.7 59.5 4.4
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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 281 .310 165 14 8.5 116 62 53.4
2020 89 .290 38 8 21.1 51 39 76.5
2021 79 .451 54 9 16.7 25 20 80.0

Pitch Distribution