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Thomas Farr

#15 | RHP | RedsCIN
Dayton Dragons Dayton Dragons
Thomas Farr
Name: Thomas Morris Farr
Born: Apr 29, 1999 in Atlanta, GA
College: South Carolina
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 203 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 5th round (150th overall) by the Cincinnati Reds in 2021 (signed for $297,500)
Farr spent two seasons at Northwest Florida JC, where he showed big-time pure stuff before a shoulder injury limited him during his second year. He transferred to South Carolina and showed a fastball that was up to 97 mph in the shortened 2020 season and in his first full year in the SEC this spring posted a 3.87 ERA over 15 starts and 83.2 innings, with 90 strikeouts (9.7 K/9) and 38 walks (4.1 BB/9). A 6-foot, 203-pound righthander, Farr throws with above-average velocity in the 93-95 mph range fairly consistently. He’s touched 97-98 mph again this spring, though he gets less whiffs with the pitch than you would expect given the velocity. His go-to secondary is a power breaking ball in the low 80s that has slurvy shape. Scouts think the pitch has improved over the last few years and now grade it as a solid, above-average offering, while his low-to-mid-80s changeup gives him a third pitch that could allow him to find success in a starting role at the next level. The pitch features solid drop and arm-side fading life at its best, but he has a tendency to slow his arm down at times. The pitch has been hit hard this spring, so he’ll need to continue refining it moving forward to get to an average offering, though some evaluators think it has above-average potential. Farr has a fairly simple, repeatable delivery with good balance in his finish, though his arm action has a decent amount of length, and his control has been spotty and inconsistent in the past. He has a chance to start in pro ball, with the stuff to succeed as a reliever.
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