Kyle Farmer
Kyle Farmer
29-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Cincinnati Reds
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Farmer spent most of the 2019 campaign in the majors, logging time at all four infield positions as well as behind the plate. He also showed some pop with his bat for the first time in his big-league career, slugging nine home runs and registering a .180 ISO in 197 plate appearances. That touch of power was a nice surprise, but it came at a price as Farmer's 67.8% contact rate was well below his his major- and minor-league career norms. Not coincidentally, the 29-year-old's strikeout rate jumped to an uncharacteristic 30.3% while both his batting average (.230) and xBA (.226) tumbled. Farmer wasn't expected to make the team out of spring training last season, but he solidified his spot on the club with his versatility -- he even logged a garbage-time outing as a relief pitcher. That versatility should keep Farmer on the roster in 2020, but he isn't likely to be more than a utility player. Read Past Outlooks
$Traded to the Reds in December of 2018.
Some shortstop work
2BCincinnati Reds
February 14, 2020
Farmer will get some work at shortstop this spring, with the hope that he can fill a super-utility role this season, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The Reds are thin at shortstop this year -- behind Freddy Galvis they only have Farmer and Alex Blandino on the depth chart. It's debatable whether Farmer can handle the position, however.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
11
3
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
5
4
6
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+15%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+33%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+3%
OPS vs RHP
2017
 
 
+50%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .729 117 8 3 15 4 .266 .316 .413
Since 2017vs Right .635 177 16 6 23 0 .216 .271 .364
2019vs Left .822 68 7 3 12 4 .274 .338 .484
2019vs Right .620 129 15 6 15 0 .207 .248 .372
2018vs Left .626 41 0 0 3 0 .256 .293 .333
2018vs Right .644 36 1 0 6 0 .207 .333 .310
2017vs Left .500 8 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2017vs Right .750 12 0 0 2 0 .333 .333 .417
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+7%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+42%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+136%
OPS on Road
2017
 
 
+5%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .697 139 12 6 19 3 .236 .288 .409
Since 2017Away .651 155 12 3 19 1 .236 .290 .361
2019Home .811 98 12 6 14 3 .258 .316 .494
2019Away .572 99 10 3 13 1 .202 .242 .330
2018Home .348 30 0 0 3 0 .148 .200 .148
2018Away .822 47 1 0 6 0 .293 .383 .439
2017Home .636 11 0 0 2 0 .273 .273 .364
2017Away .667 9 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
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Stat Review
How does Kyle Farmer compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.17
 
BB Rate
5.1%
 
K Rate
29.9%
 
BABIP
.284
 
ISO
.180
 
AVG
.230
 
OBP
.279
 
SLG
.410
 
OPS
.689
 
wOBA
.301
 
Exit Velocity
84.7 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
40.0%
 
Barrels/PA
3.6%
 
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Activated from injured list
2BCincinnati Reds
September 18, 2019
The Reds activated Farmer (oblique) from the injured list Wednesday.
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Out with oblique issue
2BCincinnati Reds
Oblique
September 4, 2019
Farmer was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain Wednesday.
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Starting at third base
2BCincinnati Reds
September 2, 2019
Farmer is starting at third base in place of Eugenio Suarez on Monday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
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Hits eighth homer
2BCincinnati Reds
August 25, 2019
Farmer went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a 9-8 loss against the Pirates on Sunday.
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Wood's personal catcher
2BCincinnati Reds
August 19, 2019
Farmer has caught Alex Wood's last four starts, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. He was college teammates with Wood and the two are best friends.
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