College Draft Profile: Buck Farmer

 

Buck Farmer, RHP, Georgia Tech

Class: Senior; Height: 6-4; Weight: 223

Updated: 06/04/13

After turning in a solid junior season (106.2 IP, 9.70 K/9, and 3.12 BB/9), the Milwaukee Brewers selected Farmer in the fifteenth round last season. The 6-foot-4 right-hander opted not to sign, heading back Georgia Tech and potentially risking injury as well.

Farmer turned in another, well, Farmer-like season, averaging more than a strikeout per inning with strong control (2.55 BB/9).

Projection: It’s a bit surprising that Farmer lasted until the fifteenth round last season given a rather lengthy track record of strong peripherals. According to CollegeSplits.com, once his numbers are adjusted for the home ballpark and strength of schedule they become even more impressive: 10.45 K/9, 2.39 BB/9, 2.47 ERA and 3.15 FIP. He also generates a lot of contact handled by infielders too.

A red flag for the senior, however, is the amount of extra-base hits he’s allowed: 19 doubles, one triple, and four homeruns. He looks like a backend starter, maybe a good relief arm.

Ceiling: 1.0- to 1.5-win player

Likelihood of Reaching His Ceiling: Low to Moderate

Drafted: Fifth Round or Later

 

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After serving as a video scout/analyst for Baseball Info Solutions, Joe Werner began writing at his original site, ReleasePoints.com. He’s since transitioned into his current niche, prospect analysis, at ProspectDigest.com. He has been fortunate — and incredibly blessed — to have some of his work published and mentioned by several major media outlets, including: ESPN, Cleveland.com and the Baseball Research Journal. He can be reached at: JosephMWerner@yahoo.com.


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