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45 Buck Farmer RP

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June 15, 2019 02:40 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Allows three runs in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer allowed three runs (one earned) over two innings in Friday's 13-4 loss to Cleveland. He struck out two and gave up four hits and a walk.

After Detroit starter Ryan Carpenter was blasted for eight runs in three innings of work, Farmer didn't fare much better. A fielding error by second baseman Harold Castro spared Farmer's ERA a bit, but the righty was still hittable in this one. Farmer has a 4.94 ERA and 1.43 WHIP across 27.1 innings this season.

June 8, 2019 03:52 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Opening Saturday's contest
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer will be the first pitcher on the mound for the Tigers in Saturday's game against the Twins.

Farmer hasn't thrown more than two innings in any appearance thus far this season, so there's little reason to believe he'll be a true starting pitcher on this occasion. He owns an unimpressive 5.01 ERA in 23.1 innings.

April 17, 2019 11:16 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Takes loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer (1-1) was charged with the loss Wednesday against the Pirates, as he allowed one run on three hits and a walk, while retiring just two batters.

Farmer started off the top of the 10th inning by allowing a double and two singles. He was able to minimize the damage some by inducing a double play, but the 28-year-old still took the loss when the Tigers failed to score in the bottom half of the inning. Despite the hiccup, Farmer still has a solid 1.69 ERA across his first 5.1 innings of work this season.

April 4, 2019 02:28 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Picks up first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer (1-0) retired two batters, both by strikeout, and earned the win in Wednesday's game against the Yankees.

Detroit starter Matthew Boyd was brilliant, striking out 13 and allowing just one run through 6.1 innings, but the Tigers turned to Farmer to finish off the seventh inning with the score tied 1-1. He vultured the win when Detroit pulled ahead in the top of the eighth. After flopping as a starter at the MLB level in 2017, Farmer worked almost exclusively in relief last season, posting a 4.15 ERA and 57 strikeouts across 69.1 innings. The 28-year-old should continue working in middle relief for the Tigers, which gives him limited fantasy utility.

August 20, 2018 01:36 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Works 2.1 innings in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer started Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Twins and did not factor into the decision, as he allowed two runs on two hits and a walk over 2.1 innings. He struck out two.

It was originally believed that Jacob Turner would get the call from Triple-A Toledo to start for the Tigers, but manager Ron Gardenhire decided to go with Farmer instead. The 27-year-old hadn't thrown more than three innings or 49 pitches in a game this season, so he wasn't expected to last too long Sunday. Farmer departed with two runners on base after tossing 41 pitches, and he figures to slide back into a middle relief role moving forward.

August 19, 2018 11:12 AM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Scheduled to open Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer will serve as the Tigers' opening pitcher for Sunday's game against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

The Tigers initially planned to call up Jacob Turner from Triple-A Toledo to fill the opening in their rotation, but manager Ron Gardenhire apparently called an audible on that plan. Though Farmer was developed as a starter and picked up 11 turns through the Detroit rotation in 2017, he's worked exclusively in relief for the big club this season, submitting a 4.33 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 52 appearances. Considering Farmer hasn't worked more than three innings in any of those relief outings, he'll likely face a strict pitch count Sunday in what amounts to a bullpen game.

August 4, 2018 07:52 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Takes loss Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer (3-4) took the loss in Friday's 1-0 decision against the Athletics, allowing an earned run on two hits and a walk over 1.2 innings.

Farmer had zero margin for error when he entered a 0-0 game in the bottom of the 12th inning. He made quick work of things there, but the 13th proved unlucky. Farmer allowed a leadoff walk before retiring the next two hitters. However, the third out was elusive, as he gave up back-to-back singles, with the second one bringing home the winning run. Farmer has a 4.88 ERA this season, but he will likely continue working in long relief for the rebuilding Tigers.

June 17, 2018 10:52 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Picks up win Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer (3-3) was the winning pitcher Saturday against the White Sox, working around a hit and two walks to toss a scoreless inning of relief.

Farmer made the seventh inning interesting, walking two batters with two outs to load the bases before getting the dangerous Jose Abreu to ground out. The 27-year-old now has a 5.51 ERA and a 1.81 WHIP, though, and has simply been allowing too many baserunners to be a consistent option for the Tigers.

May 25, 2018 11:08 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Picks up first win Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer (1-3) grabbed the win Friday against the White Sox by tossing a scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts.

Farmer needed just nine pitches to retire Chicago in order in the top of the eighth inning, then became the pitcher of record when the Tigers went ahead in the bottom of the inning with three runs. The 27-year-old has been struggling lately, so it was nice to see him rebound, though he still has an unsightly 5.32 ERA for the season and will need to string together more outings like this one to show he's turned a corner.

May 22, 2018 11:24 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Struggles again in relief Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer pitched two innings of relief in Tuesday's loss to the Twins, allowing three earned runs on four hits. He struck out four.

Farmer exhibited his swing-and-miss stuff with the four strikeouts, though he also showed once again that he's often prone to giving up hits and runs in bunches. The 27-year-old has 27 strikeouts in 22.2 innings this season, but he's also allowed runs in three straight appearances to bump his ERA up to 5.56, which has him mostly off the fantasy radar at the moment.

May 19, 2018 03:36 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Takes loss Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer (0-2) took the loss Friday against the Mariners, walking two batters who would come around to score after Farmer was pulled.

Farmer relieved Detroit starter Michael Fulmer with one out in the seventh inning and a runner on first with the Tigers up 4-2. Farmer walked Mike Zunino and Guillermo Heredia on five pitches each to load the bases before getting the hook. Each baserunner scored as the Mariners rallied for five runs in the inning. Farmer now has a 4.35 ERA and 1.65 WHIP after the tough outing.

April 9, 2018 08:44 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Hindered by hip spasm Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer exited Monday's game against the Indians after experiencing a left hip spasm.

At this point in time, the severity of Farmer's injury is unclear. Although it wouldn't be a surprise if the team held him out of a couple games, more details pertaining to his availability will likely be released in the near future.

April 9, 2018 08:28 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Exits Monday's game early
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer left Monday's game against the Indians with what appeared to be a leg injury, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Farmer landed awkwardly on his leg shortly after entering the game. Although he managed to stay in for a bit after he seemed to hurt himself, the Tigers opted to err on the side of caution with the righty. More specific information regarding Farmer's status should be available soon.

April 1, 2018 11:56 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Takes loss Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer (0-1) was tagged with the loss in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Pirates. He allowed five earned runs on four hits and a walk over two innings of work.

Farmer entered the game in the fourth inning and got off to a great start by striking out the side. However, he struggled mightily in the fifth inning, with the big blow delivered on a two-run homer by David Freese. Farmer has an electric fastball, but at this point in his career, he hasn't found much success at the MLB level. He should get opportunities with the Tigers in a rebuilding mode, though he could also get sent to Triple-A Toledo at some point to stretch out as a starter.

March 20, 2018 03:00 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Staking claim to bullpen job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer has tossed nine scoreless innings in spring training and has allowed four hits and four walks while striking out 10 batters.

Farmer initially reported to camp with the intent to compete for a rotation spot, but it wasn't long before the Tigers moved him to the bullpen. He has responded well to the demotion and has emerged as one of the Tigers' most electrifying arms in camp, with manager Ron Gardenhire relaying that Farmer is sporting a fastball clocked around 95-to-96 miles per hour and displaying a sharp breaking ball, according to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News. Given the dearth of power arms in the Detroit bullpen, Farmer looks in good position not only to make the Opening Day roster, but to also challenge for a key setup role in front of closer Shane Greene.

March 7, 2018 02:04 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Removed from starting consideration
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tigers pitching coach Chris Bosio confirmed Wednesday that Farmer is no longer under consideration for a rotation spot and will work out of the bullpen for the remainder of Grapefruit League play, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Daniel Norris and Francisco Liriano have been the heavy favorites for the No. 5 starting role since the latter's signing in late February, so Farmer's demotion to the bullpen isn't unexpected. If Farmer fails to beat out Chad Bell, Blaine Hardy (shoulder) or non-roster invitee James Russell for a spot as Detroit's second lefty reliever, he'll likely be stretched back out as a starter at Triple-A Toledo to begin the season.

February 26, 2018 12:48 AM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Faces uphill battle for starting spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer looks to be a longshot to make Detroit's starting rotation for the 2018 season, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Farmer has just one minor-league option remaining after bouncing between the minors and big leagues throughout his short career. Although Farmer finished last season as a member of the rotation, the Tigers have brought in Mike Fiers and Francisco Liriano during the offseason to bolster their pitching staff. The 27-year-old will need to show consistency and improved command to have any shot of making the Opening Day roster. Farmer could also start the year in the bullpen if he fails to win a spot in the rotation.

October 1, 2017 06:13 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Bounces back with victory Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer (5-5) claimed the victory against the Twins on Saturday, allowing just one run on four hits and four walks across five innings of work. He struck out three.

It wasn't a spectacular outing, but the right-hander managed to limit the damage to just one run notched in the bottom of the first -- a bases-loaded walk, no less. All in all, 2017 was a shaky season for Farmer, as his ERA and WHIP now sit at 6.75 and 1.56, respectively. Given the dearth of options ready for the majors heading into next season, however, the 26-year-old will likely get a fair shake at landing one of the final spots in Detroit's 2018 rotation if he can show improvement during spring training.

September 24, 2017 11:16 PM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Struggles continue Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer (4-5) took the loss in Sunday's game against the Twins. He allowed five runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings.

Following Sunday's ugly performance, Farmer has now allowed 13 earned runs over his previous three starts. The 26-year-old got off to a strong start with the Tigers this season -- tossing 13 scoreless innings in his first two outings -- but has now failed to record a quality start in each of his past eight appearances. He lines up for another start against the Twins on Saturday but should be kept out of fantasy lineups for the remainder of the season.

September 22, 2017 10:56 AM
Tigers' Buck Farmer: Cleared for Sunday start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Farmer (shoulder) has been cleared to make his next scheduled start Sunday against the Twins, Evan Woodbery of reports.

Farmer was battered for five runs (four earned) over 2.2 innings to take the loss in Monday's start to the Athletics and exited the contest with tightness in his trapezius muscle. The injury looked like it could prevent Farmer from completing a two-start week, but he's apparently resumed throwing without pain, prompting manager Brad Ausmus to call upon the right-hander to take the hill for the series finale. Even if he proves to be 100 percent healthy for Sunday's turn, Farmer is probably worth avoiding in most settings, as he's been lit up for 19 runs (17 earned) over 20.1 innings in his five starts since rejoining the Tigers' rotation.

Situational Stats
vs Cleveland 3.100 2.70013
vs LHB 11.000 4.09069
vs RHB 24.200 4.380732
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
2014DET01 11.57420000 9.112121222511
2015DET04 7.361450000 40.15335331031724
2016DET01 4.601410000 29.1251515412027
2017DET55 6.7511110000 48.0553836942049
2018DET34 4.156610000 69.1673432614157
2019DET44 4.064110002 37.2401917421342
Total 1219 5.58150210002 234.02521531453513116210
Batting Stats
2014DET4000000000 --- --- ---
2015DET14401000300 .250 .250 .250
2016DET14000000000 --- --- ---
2017DET11000000000 --- --- ---
2018DET66000000000 --- --- ---
2019DET41000000000 --- --- ---
Total 150401000300 .250 .250 .250
Fielding Stats
2014DETP4200000 ---
2015DETP14582510 .875
2018DETP661123810 .917
2019DETP41192521 .778
Total  1502142132541 .905
More Pitching Stats
2014DET0610 0.7000000 .30846 18.3 .6410
2015DET24643 1.2112001 .323186 16.3 .5910
2016DET13325 1.4420002 .231131 14.1 .4170
2017DET03457 0.6511101 .285219 14.8 .4820
2018DET16478 0.9243002 .255308 14.1 .3990
2019DET24126 1.8520001 .276164 13.1 .4622
Total 6224239 1.05106107 .2761054 14.7 .4742
Minor League Pitching Stats
2013ASX-Connecticut Tigers03 3.091211000 32.032131110733
2014AFX-West Michigan Whitec105 2.601818000103.29137306324116
2014AAA-Toledo Mud Hens11 9.8222000 7.111981042
2014AA-Erie Seawolves10 3.0022000 12.0104410411
2015AAA-Toledo Mud Hens73 4.151616000 86.2854540632576
2016AAA-Toledo Mud Hens56 3.962020000100.010648441132893
2017AAA-Toledo Mud Hens64 3.932121000123.213358549231114

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Georgia Tech
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