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Farmer picked by Brewers
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Former Rockdale standout Buck Farmer was once again selected in the MLB Amateur Draft.

Farmer, who starred for Georgia Tech in his junior season with an 8-4 record and a 3.54 ERA was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers with the 27th pick in the 15th round, 485 overall.

Farmer was selected as a 2012 preseason All-American at Georgia Tech, and finished 2011 on the All-ACC second team.

He was drafted out of high school by the Atlanta Braves in the 45th round of the2009 draft, but elected to become a Yellow Jacket.

Farmer was an All-State, All-District and All-Area selection in all four of his years at Rockdale.

In his senior year as the Bulldogs' ace, Farmer had a 2.02 ERA, a little up from his 1.50 ERA as a junior. Farmer holds Rockdale's single-game strikeout record of 22 against Dacula in 2008.

Here is his draft description on

"Georgia Tech's Friday starter has had a very effective college career using a combination of decent stuff and pitchability. Big and strong, Farmer has three usable pitches in his repertoire. He has a Major League average fastball, touching 92 mph, though he can reach back for more on occasion. Farmer's changeup is his best pitch, a future plus offspeed offering. He needs to figure out if his breaking ball should be a slider or curve -- he gets caught in between -- but he's thrown both effectively at times. He has good command, especially of his fastball, and can throw all of his pitches for strikes. Farmer isn't one of the high-end, top-of-the-rotation type prospects in this Draft class, but he does have the chance to be a middle-of-the-rotation type in the big leagues in the future."