George Runie “Buck” Farmer (born February 20, 1991) is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds (MLB). He formerly played for the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Farmer began his college career in 2010 at Georgia Tech. During his rookie season, he went 5–1 with a 3.63 ERA in 19 outings. On March 14, he earned his first career victory in four innings of relief against Wake Forest, allowing no runs on two hits.
Farmer had an 11–3 record with a 2.82 ERA in 16 starts as a sophomore. In conference play, he went 8–1. In 2011, no pitcher in the league had more than eight conference victories.
Following the 2011 season, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Cape Cod Baseball League’s Chatham Anglers. Farmer was taken in the fifth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft by the Detroit Tigers and signed a minor league contract.
Farmer began the 2014 season with the Class A West Michigan Whitecaps, making 18 starts before being promoted to the Double-A Erie SeaWolves, where he made two starts.
Farmer was 11–5 with a 2.65 ERA between Class A and Double-A, allowing 101 hits over 11523 innings with 127 strikeouts and 28 walks. Farmer was named Midwest League Pitcher of the Year at the end of the season.
How Much Does Buck Farmer Make?
Buck currently earns a salary of $700,000 per year.