Kyle Farmer
17 Kyle Farmer
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Marist

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205

Position:
SS

Birthdate:
08/17/1990

Experience:
3L

UGA Career: Appeared in 212 games with 211 starts at shortstop and batted .308 with 63 doubles, 7 triples, 18 home runs, 11 stolen bases and 168 RBI

*Ended career with the highest fielding percentage by a Georgia shortstop at .968 in 1,045 total chances and the single season record for a Bulldog shortstop with a .978 mark in 2013

*Ranked in Georgia's career top 10 for Games Played, Total Bases, At Bats, Hits, Doubles and RBI

2013 (Senior): Started 52 games at shortstop and batted .290 with three home runs and team-high 44 RBI as squad went 21-32

*Named one of the team captains and set single season school record for highest fielding percentage by a shortstop at .978 in 134 total chances

*Collected 16 multiple-hit games and a team-best 11 multiple RBI games

*Posted a 5-for-6 performance in a win over UAB on March 1 and had four-RBI games against UAB, Liberty and #2 Vanderbilt

*Led the NCAA in Sacrifice Flies with a school record 12

*Hit .692 (9-for-13) with three runs scored, four doubles and six RBI in series sweep of UAB in March

*Batted .385 (5-13) with seven RBI in Liberty series in March

*Batted .385 (5-13) with two doubles and four RBI in Alabama series in March

*Hit .444 (4-9) with two home runs and 5 RBI in series versus #2 Vanderbilt in April, hitting both home runs off Tyler Beede

*Went 3-for-5 with a double and RBI in final game, a 9-2 victory over Florida on May 18 to clinch the season series

*Named to 2013 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll and to SEC Academic Honor Roll

2012 (Junior): Appeared in 56 games with 56 starts at shortstop as team went 31-26

*A 35th round pick of the New York Yankees in the 2012 MLB draft

*Batted .302 with four home runs and a team-high 41 RBI, 74 hits and 111 total bases; also ended regular season ranked second in the SEC with a team-best 19 doubles

*Tied for team's longest hitting streak during season at 14 games and had a stretch of reaching base 18 consecutive contests plus had a team-high 20 multiple-hit games and 10 multiple RBI games

*Delivered two-out, RBI-single for a 6-5 walk-off win over Auburn in 11 innings on May 5 and a one-out, RBI-single for a 3-2 walk-off victory over Kennesaw State at Coolray Field on March 6

*Matched career-high with 4 RBI game, going 3-for-5 versus #18 Ole Miss on April 12

*Batted .313-3-21 with a .973 Fielding Percentage in SEC action

*Hit .600 (6-12) in the Tennessee series and .467 (7-15) with 5 RBI in the Auburn series

*Posted a school record .970 fielding percentage at shortstop in 266 total chances (89 putouts, 169 assists, 8 errors) and helped turn 39 double plays

*Registered three triples over the final six games of the season

*Named to 2012 UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll

2011 (Sophomore): Starting shortstop and only Bulldog to start all 65 games and among the best in the SEC

*Helped team to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final and a 33-32 overall record
*Led team in Home Runs (8) and RBI (58), finished second in batting (.308), helped team set school record in Fielding Percentage (.974)
*Hit a team-best .328-5-22 in SEC action
*Named to NCAA Corvallis Regional All-Tournament team, batted .375 (6-for-16) with a home run, 5 RBI and perfect fielding in four games
*Blasted 3-run HR off UCLA's Gerrit Cole (the eventual #1 pick in the 2011 MLB draft) in Georgia's 6-2 win over #10 Bruins in Los Angles on March 11
*Smashed a grand slam to cap nine-run ninth inning comeback win at Auburn on May 8, team trailed 8-0 after the 1st and 11-5 in the 9th
*Also had 4-RBI game at Tennessee, batted .333 in the series with 7 RBI
*Hit clutch 8th inning game-tying two-run home run versus No. 25 Creighton in 5-4 victory in 11 innings to advance Bulldogs to NCAA Corvallis Regional Final
*Had a team-best 16-game hitting streak during season and ended year on an eight-game streak
*Recipient of the Leon Farmer Baseball Scholarship endowment

*Named to the Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll

2010 (Freshman): Named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball after batting .340-3-25 and a school record .962 fielding percentage for a shortstop, only six errors in 182 total chances
*Played in 39 games with 38 starts at shortstop, missed 15 games due to broken hamate bone in left wrist after sizzling start to career
*Hit .458 with five RBI in first six games and then got hurt on Feb. 26 against Stetson and missed almost a month of the season
*Named SEC Freshman of the Week after the Kentucky series in late May, batted .571 (8-for-14) with seven runs scored and five RBI
*Tallied 15 multi-hit games including six times with three hits and a career-best 4-for-5, 4 RBI showing against Kentucky on May 21
*Team-high 16 doubles in only 39 games played
*Batted .293-3-17 with a .982 fielding percentage in SEC action

High School:
*A graduate of Marist where he played for Mike Strickland
*A four-year letterman as a shortstop/second baseman for the War Eagles
*A four-year letterman in football as a quarterback and led team to state finals as a senior
*Batted .545 with 12 home runs, 52 RBI and 65 runs scored as a senior
*Also saw action as a closer in the Class AAAA state playoffs
*Named team MVP and first team All-Region
*Named MaxPreps Medium School All-American, Baseball Coaches Association All-District
*Hit .400 with nine home runs and 42 RBI as a junior to earn All-Region honors and Best Offensive and MVP team awards
*Played summer baseball for the East Cobb Yankees, and they won the 2008 Connie Mack World Series

Personal:
*Born Aug. 17, 1990
*Son of Bryan and Rachel Farmer
*Kyle made a cameo in the hit movie "The Blind Side" as a high school quarterback
*Kyle's uncles Randy Metz (Georgia, 1982-83) and Joe Gex (Ole Miss, 1984-87) played college baseball while his father was an All-SEC pitcher at Ole Miss (1982-86). He was on the 1982 SEC Championship team and still holds the Rebels Career Records for Innings Pitched (330.2), Starts (61) and ranks fourth in Wins (24)
*Major: Communication Studies

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