• Full name George Runie Farmer
  • Born 02/20/1991 in Conyers, GA
  • Profile Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 243 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Georgia Tech
  • Debut 08/13/2014
  • Drafted in the 5th round (156th overall) by the Detroit Tigers in 2013 (signed for $225,000).
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    Farmer ranked No. 92 in BA's preseason draft rankings in 2012 and No. 117 at the time of the draft, but in spite of his strong junior season, he fell to the Brewers at pick No. 485. As expected, Farmer returned to Georgia Tech for his senior season and put in another strong season as the Friday starter, showing subtle improvements under a new pitching coach, Jason Howell. Farmer's stuff remains similar to last season and his 6-foot-3, 228-pound frame helps him profiles as an innings-eating workhorse. He pitches off an 88-92 mph fastball that runs up to 95 at times and complements it with a solid-average slider and changeup. The slider has been sharper this year, one reason why his strikeout rate is up and his home run rate is down. Some scouts don't like his arm action and see him as a better fit in the bullpen, believing he'll have too much trouble repeating his breaking ball. His signability as a senior will determine how high he goes in the draft.

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  • Rated Best Control in the Midwest League in 2014
  • Rated Best Breaking Pitch in the Midwest League in 2014

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