LOS ANGELES — Dodgers minor league catcher Kyle Farmer was named Texas League Player of the Week after an especially productive week at the plate for Double-A Tulsa.
Farmer was 12-for-20 on the week, with three doubles, four walks, five RBI, and seven runs scored, hitting an absurd .600/.640/.750 in five games. The versatile catcher who was a college infielder at Georgia also made two starts at third base.
The team that took the brunt of Farmer’s damage was the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, an Royals affiliate. Farmer was 12-for-17 against them with four straight multi-hit games, and a double in each of his last three games of the week.
Farmer, the Dodgers’ eighth-round pick in 2013, is hitting .330/.419/.430 on the season for Tulsa, with seven doubles, a home run, and 16 walks. This is his third season with the Drillers, and Farmer spoke with Sam Dykstra of MiLB.com.
"I have to chalk that up to age more than anything," he said. "I'm not old at 26, but I've gotten more seasoned when it comes to looking for a pitch to hit and a pitch to take. I can see the ball deeper in the zone better, I think, and I'm not trying to force a hit. I'm not trying to overpower it either."
Farmer is the second Drillers player to earn Player of the Week honors, joining Edwin Rios, who took home the award for the week of Apr. 24-30.