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2018 Dodgers Review: Kyle Farmer

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Farmer was on the Opening Day roster for first time in his career

MLB: Game One-Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Farmer had a great start to his 2018 season as he was on the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career. Partially this was due to Justin Turner’s injury late in spring training and Farmer became one Dave Roberts’ choices to start at third base.

Farmer played in 20 games until he was optioned to Oklahoma City on May 14, 2018. Farmer would make a short return in June but outside of that stay, he played for Oklahoma City until he was recalled on September 1, 2018.

What went right

Farmer was consistent at Oklahoma City, posting a .781 OPS in the first half and a .788 OPS in the second half. He had 24 doubles, a triple and seven home runs in 79 games at Oklahoma City.

What went wrong

While Farmer caught 29 games at Oklahoma City, he only caught two innings for the Dodgers in 2018. And when Farmer was recalled in September 2018, the Dodgers also added catcher Rocky Gale to the team, thus carrying four catchers in the final month of the season.

2018 particulars

Age: 27 (he turned 28 on August 17th)

Stats: In 77 plate appearances at Los Angeles, Farmer hit .235/.312/.324 with four doubles and a triple.

Game of the year

Farmer had three stays with the Dodgers with the second one being the shortest. However, he made that time count when he came up against the Cubs at Wrigley on June 19th.

Farmer’s pinch-hit double sparked a rally to give the Dodgers a one-run win against the Cubs.

Roster status

Farmer has accrued service time in the amount of 129 days and he has one option remaining.