James Kyle Farmer (born August 17, 1990) is an American professional baseball shortstop and catcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Farmer made his major league debut on July 30, 2017.
Farmer graduated from the Marist School in Atlanta, Georgia, where he played baseball and football. While at Marist, Farmer appeared in the major Hollywood film The Blind Side (2009), playing a high school quarterback.
On December 21, 2018, the Dodgers traded Farmer to the Cincinnati Reds, along with Yasiel Puig, Alex Wood, Matt Kemp, and cash considerations in exchange for Homer Bailey, Jeter Downs, and Josiah Gray.
In 2019, Farmer hit .230 with 9 home runs and 27 RBIs in 97 games. The following season, he hit .266 in 32 games. On December 2, 2020, Farmer was non-tendered by the Reds and resigned on a 1-year contract. In 2021, Farmer played in his first full season, hitting .263/.316/.416 with 16 home runs and 63 RBIs in 147 games.
During the early season of 2022, Farmer had 0 hits in 34 at-bats, which is the longest streak by a reds position player since 1954. Farmer then ended that streak with a 3-run home run in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Farmer proposed to Courtney Sayre, his girlfriend, in July 2017, and they married in 2018. They live in Atlanta and have one child.