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2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-20-1991
Height6' 4"
Weight232 lbs
Age28 years, 7 months, 29 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-1.12015
0.12016
-0.12017
-0.42018
0.02019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 DET MLB 4 2 9.3 0 1 0 12 5 11 2 112 11.6 4.8 1.9 10.6 0% .385 1.82 5.84 11.57 106 5.35 131.1 -0.1
2015 DET MLB 14 5 40.3 0 4 0 53 17 24 10 106 11.8 3.8 2.2 5.4 0% .326 1.74 6.62 7.36 127 7.31 170.7 -1.1
2016 DET MLB 14 1 29.3 0 1 0 25 20 27 4 110 7.7 6.1 1.2 8.3 52% .266 1.53 5.18 4.60 102 4.78 105.9 0.1
2017 DET MLB 11 11 48.0 5 5 0 55 20 49 9 110 10.3 3.8 1.7 9.2 34% .336 1.56 5.04 6.75 110 5.85 124.5 -0.1
2018 DET MLB 66 1 69.3 3 4 0 67 41 57 6 103 8.7 5.3 0.8 7.4 41% .300 1.56 4.49 4.15 111 5.49 122.6 -0.4
2019 DET MLB 73 1 67.7 6 6 0 62 24 73 8 102 8.2 3.2 1.1 9.7 49% .303 1.27 3.91 3.72 90 3.92 80.4 1.1
CareerMLB18221264.014210274127241391069.34.31.38.243%.3081.524.895.321075.35117.9-0.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2013 ONE A- NYP 12 11 32.0 0 3 0 32 7 33 1 96 9.0 2.0 0.3 9.3 0% .333 1.22 2.09 3.09 88 4.75 103.2
2014 DET MLB AL 4 2 9.3 0 1 0 12 5 11 2 112 11.6 4.8 1.9 10.6 0% .385 1.82 5.84 11.57 106 5.35 131.1
2014 WMI A MID 18 18 103.7 10 5 0 91 24 116 6 89 7.9 2.1 0.5 10.1 0% .314 1.11 2.77 2.60 82 3.80 80.5
2014 ERI AA EAS 2 2 12.0 1 0 0 10 4 11 1 107 7.5 3.0 0.8 8.3 0% .273 1.17 3.60 3.00 97 3.80 80.5
2014 TOL AAA INT 2 2 7.3 1 1 0 11 4 2 1 114 13.5 4.9 1.2 2.5 0% .345 2.05 6.21 9.82 129 6.66 140.9
2015 DET MLB AL 14 5 40.3 0 4 0 53 17 24 10 106 11.8 3.8 2.2 5.4 0% .326 1.74 6.62 7.36 127 7.31 170.7
2015 TOL AAA INT 16 16 86.7 7 3 0 85 25 76 6 99 8.8 2.6 0.6 7.9 0% .306 1.27 3.26 4.15 94 4.04 88.6
2016 DET MLB AL 14 1 29.3 0 1 0 25 20 27 4 110 7.7 6.1 1.2 8.3 52% .266 1.53 5.18 4.60 102 4.78 105.9
2016 TOL AAA INT 20 20 100.0 5 6 0 106 28 93 11 100 9.5 2.5 1.0 8.4 47% .326 1.34 3.67 3.96 100 4.86 107.3
2017 DET MLB AL 11 11 48.0 5 5 0 55 20 49 9 110 10.3 3.8 1.7 9.2 34% .336 1.56 5.04 6.75 110 5.85 124.5
2017 TOL AAA INT 21 21 123.7 6 4 0 133 31 114 9 96 9.7 2.3 0.7 8.3 43% .343 1.33 3.24 3.93 89 4.48 95.3
2018 DET MLB AL 66 1 69.3 3 4 0 67 41 57 6 103 8.7 5.3 0.8 7.4 41% .300 1.56 4.49 4.15 111 5.49 122.6
2019 DET MLB AL 73 1 67.7 6 6 0 62 24 73 8 102 8.2 3.2 1.1 9.7 49% .303 1.27 3.91 3.72 90 3.92 80.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2014 194 0.4639 0.4175 0.7160 0.5444 0.3077 0.7347 0.6875 0.2840
2015 687 0.5124 0.4469 0.8046 0.6080 0.2776 0.8645 0.6667 0.1954
2016 557 0.4632 0.4237 0.7288 0.6163 0.2575 0.8176 0.5455 0.2712
2017 900 0.4778 0.4444 0.7375 0.6186 0.2851 0.8158 0.5821 0.2625
2018 1252 0.4585 0.4473 0.7321 0.6307 0.2920 0.8260 0.5606 0.2679
2019 1154 0.4376 0.4575 0.7027 0.6475 0.3097 0.8165 0.5174 0.2973
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 DET $570,800
2018 DET $554,800
2017 DET $
2016 DET $509,500
2015 DET $
2014 DET $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,064,300
2019Current$570,800
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,635,100
3 yrTotal$1,635,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 83 d1 year/$570,800 (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Detroit 3/19.
  • 1 year/$0.5548M (2018). Re-signed by Detroit 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Detroit 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2016). Re-signed by Detroit 3/5/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Detroit 2/24/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Detroit 8/13/14.
  • Drafted by Detroit 2013 (5-156) (Georgia Tech). $0.225M signing bonus ($0.3004M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 0 0 0 13.6 11 5 12 1 .264 1.18 3.46 3.64 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 0 0 0 8.9 8 3 8 1 .277 1.26 3.81 4.04 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 0 0 0 5.6 5 2 5 1 .286 1.33 4.09 4.33 -0.1 0.0
60o 0 0 0 0 0 2.9 3 1 3 0 .295 1.38 4.32 4.58 -0.1 0.0
50o 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 0 0 0 0 .302 1.43 4.54 4.81 -0.1 0.0
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Buck Farmer. Do you think that he will remain a starter long term? I've watched him this spring and the fastball has been consistently around 95+, however, I've read a few reports saying the he lacks a true out pitch. Im no scout but the command also seems a little fringy. Is he better off in short stints from the bullpen where he stuff might perhaps play up a tick?
(Zack from Detroit)
I think he can be a swing man or 7th inning bullpen guy depending on the team's needs. He has good enough stuff to get people out second and time through the order, but the FB is somewhat flat. I think the CH is a 5+ pitch, so it could get guys out, but it's probably a role 4-4.5 type guy either way. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Buck Farmer. What do we have here and how close is he to being a rotation stalwart?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
Farmer is a swingman or 5th starter for me. I don't see much more than that, and there's a distinct chance that he fits better as a reliever as a result of suspect command and consistency. He can mix his arsenal and is a strong kid that can handle a robust workload, but the package just doesn't stack up in a rotation for me. I'm very skeptical of his ultimate future. (Mark Anderson)


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