College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2013 college baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be adding players day-by-day until we get to number one!
Number 11 on our Top 100 Countdown is Georgia Tech’s Buck Farmer. The 6’4 right-handed pitcher from Conyers, Georgia was selected in the 15th round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers.
During his freshman season, Farmer posted an ERA of 3.63 while going 5-1 in nineteen appearances. In his 52 innings pitched, he struck out 49 batters while holding opponents to a batting average of .209.
As a sophomore, Farmer moved into the starting rotation for the Yellow Jackets, going 11-3 in 16 starts. Farmer struck out 106 and walked 31 in his 108.1 innings pitched, posting an ERA of 2.91. His success earned him Second Team All-ACC honors.
Farmer’s success continued into his junior year as he struck out 115 batters in his 106.2 innings pitched while walking 37. He posted an ERA of 3.54 while going 8-4 highlighted by a complete game shutout at Duke that earned him ACC Pitcher of the Week and National Pitcher of the Week honors. His success on the season earned him First Team All-ACC honors.
From a scouting perspective, Farmer continues to make a name for himself on the mound. Last year he was selected in the 15th round by the Brewers before electing to return to Georgia Tech for his senior season, and with success in 2013 his stock has the potential to continue to rise. His repertoire includes three excellent pitches in his fastball, slider and changeup all of which he has solid command of. His proven success in past seasons in combination with the potential for even more in 2013 makes him one of the top players to watch this season.