Buck Farmer

Cincinnati Reds, Relief Pitcher
Age: 33-127d (Feb 20, 1991)
Exp: 6.14 Years
Country: US
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: Round 5 (#156 overall), 2013
Agent(s): Excel Sports Management
2024 Payroll Salary

$2,250,000

2024 Cash

$2,250,000

Career Earnings

$8,781,703

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $2,250,000 contract with the Cincinnati Reds, including $2,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,250,000. In 2024, Farmer will earn a base salary of $2,250,000, while carrying a total salary of $2,250,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,250,000
Average Salary:
$2,250,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 33 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 0.95% $2,250,000 $2,250,000
2025 34
UFA
Year Age Service Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 33 6.140 $2,250,000 - - $2,250,000 $2,250,000
2025 34 --
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 33 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000
Contract Notes
  • Appearances Incentives ($350,000 max)
    $50,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65
Source: AP

2023-2023 Arbitration

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $1,750,000 contract with the Cincinnati Reds, including $1,750,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,750,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,750,000
Average Salary:
$1,750,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2022-2022

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $850,000 contract with the Cincinnati Reds, including $850,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $850,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $850,000
Average Salary:
$850,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2021-2021 Arbitration

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $1,850,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $1,850,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,850,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,850,000
Average Salary:
$1,850,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2020-2020 Arbitration

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $1,150,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $1,150,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,150,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,150,000
Average Salary:
$1,150,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Pre-Arb

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $570,800 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $570,800 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $570,800.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $570,800
Average Salary:
$570,800
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Pre-Arb

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $554,800 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $554,800 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $554,800.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $554,800
Average Salary:
$554,800
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Pre-Arb

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $535,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $535,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $535,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $535,000
Average Salary:
$535,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2016-2016 Pre-Arb

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $509,500 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $509,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $509,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $509,500
Average Salary:
$509,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2015 Pre-Arb

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $507,500 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $507,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $507,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $507,500
Average Salary:
$507,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2014-2014 Pre-Arb

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $480,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $480,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $480,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $480,000
Average Salary:
$480,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2013-2013 Signing Bonus

Buck Farmer signed a 1 year , $225,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $225,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $225,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $225,000
Average Salary:
$225,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$8,781,703

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2013 22
Signing Bonus
$225,000
$225,000
2015 24
Active
$221,857
$446,857
2016 25
Active
$211,584
$658,441
2017 26
Active
$151,996
$810,437
2018 27
Active
$554,800
$1,365,237
2019 28
Active
$570,800
$1,936,037
2020 29
Active / Arb Avoided
$425,926
$2,361,963
2021 30
Retained
$1,850,000
$4,211,963
2022 31
Active
$569,740
$4,781,703
2023 32
Active / Arb Avoided
$1,750,000
$6,531,703
2024 33
Active
$2,250,000
$8,781,703
Total      
$8,781,703
$8,781,703
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2013
22
$225,000
$225,000
$225,000
2015
24
$221,857
$221,857
$446,857
2016
25
$211,584
$211,584
$658,441
2017
26
$151,996
$151,996
$810,437
2018
27
$554,800
$554,800
$1,365,237
2019
28
$570,800
$570,800
$1,936,037
2020
29
$425,926
$425,926
$2,361,963
2021
30
$1,850,000
$1,850,000
$4,211,963
2022
31
$569,740
$569,740
$4,781,703
2023
32
$1,750,000
$1,750,000
$6,531,703
2024
33
$2,250,000
$2,250,000
$8,781,703
Total
$8,556,703
$225,000
$8,781,703
$8,781,703

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
8 $3,986,963 $225,000 - $4,211,963
3 $4,569,740 - - $4,569,740

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2020 DET Aug 11, 2020 - Aug 20, 2020 Groin
  • Dec 28, 2023 Signed a 1 year $2.25 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Nov 17, 2022 Signed a 1 year $1.75 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN), avoiding arbitration
  • Jul 09, 2022 Promoted from the Minors by Cincinnati (CIN)
  • May 10, 2022 Released by Cincinnati (CIN) after player refused minor league assignment and elected Free Agency
  • May 10, 2022 Re-signed a minor league contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
  • May 09, 2022 Outrighted to the Minors by Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Apr 07, 2022 Contract purchased by Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Mar 16, 2022 Signed a contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Mar 01, 2022 Signed a 1 year $850,000 contract with Cincinnati (CIN)
  • Aug 21, 2021 Signed a minor league contract with Texas (TEX)
  • Aug 17, 2021 Released by Detroit (DET)
  • Jan 15, 2021 Signed a 1 year $1.85 million contract with Detroit (DET), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 10, 2020 Signed a 1 year $1.15 million contract with Detroit (DET), avoiding arbitration
  • Mar 05, 2019 Signed a 1 year $570,800 contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Mar 18, 2018 Signed a 1 year $554,800 contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Mar 04, 2016 Signed a 1 year $509,500 contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Mar 01, 2015 Signed a 1 year contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Jun 14, 2013 Signed a contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Jun 07, 2013 Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 5 (#156 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 CIN 25 0 27 9 9 14 25 2 0 0 0 32.7 2.48 3.86 0.82
2023 CIN 70 0 58 36 35 29 70 11 4 5 3 75.0 4.20 3.48 1.01
2022 CIN 44 0 36 21 20 25 54 2 2 2 2 47.0 3.83 4.79 0.69
2021 DET 36 0 40 25 25 21 37 9 0 0 0 35.3 6.37 5.35 -0.25
2020 DET 23 0 20 9 9 5 14 3 1 0 0 21.3 3.80 2.11 0.28
2019 DET 73 1 62 32 28 24 73 8 6 6 0 67.7 3.72 3.19 1.56
2018 DET 66 1 67 34 32 41 57 6 3 4 0 69.3 4.15 5.32 0.00
2017 DET 11 11 54 38 36 20 49 9 5 5 0 48.0 6.75 0.27 -0.28
2016 DET 14 1 25 15 15 20 27 4 0 1 0 29.3 4.60 0.16 0.24
2015 DET 14 5 53 35 33 17 24 10 0 4 0 40.3 7.36 0.26 -0.97
2014 DET 4 2 12 12 12 5 11 2 0 1 0 9.3 11.57 0.21 -0.47
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