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Full Name: Kyle Lynn Farnsworth Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 4"/205 First Game: April 29, 1999
Birthdate: April 14, 1976 MLB Experience: 8 years
Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on April 14, 1976 in Wichita, Kansas, Kyle Farnsworth (Kyle Lynn Farnsworth) played for the Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees over the course of his 8 year career. Farnsworth broke into the bigs on April 29, 1999 with the Chicago Cubs, and put up a 5.05 ERA in 130 innings pitched in 1999, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Kyle Farnsworth's best season was 2005, when he posted a 2.19 ERA, notched 16 saves and struck out 87 batters.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1999 CHI N 27 21 5 9 5.05 70 80 73 1 1 0 130 140 28 52 1 7 3
2000 CHI N 46 5 2 9 6.43 74 58 55 0 0 1 77 90 14 50 8 3 4
2001 CHI N 76 0 4 6 2.74 107 26 25 0 0 2 82 65 8 29 2 2 1
2002 CHI N 45 0 4 6 7.33 46 47 38 0 0 1 46.2 53 9 24 7 1 1
2003 CHI N 77 0 3 2 3.30 92 31 28 0 0 0 76.1 53 6 36 1 6 0
2004 CHI N 72 0 4 5 4.72 78 39 35 0 0 0 66.2 67 10 33 1 1 2
2005 DET A 46 0 1 1 2.32 55 12 11 0 0 6 42.2 29 1 20 0 2 1
2005 ATL N 26 0 0 0 1.98 32 6 6 0 0 10 27.1 15 4 7 0 1 2
2005 Total 72 0 1 1 2.19 87 18 17 0 0 16 70 44 5 27 0 3 3
2006 NY A 72 0 3 6 4.36 75 34 32 0 0 6 66 62 8 28 3 5 1
2007 NY A 64 0 2 1 4.80 48 35 32 0 0 0 60 60 9 27 2 4 2
Total NL 369 26 22 37 4.62 499 287 260 1 1 14 506 483 79 231 20 21 13
Total AL 182 0 6 8 4.00 178 81 75 0 0 12 168.2 151 18 75 5 11 4
Total 551 26 28 45 4.47 677 368 335 1 1 26 674.2 634 97 306 25 32 17

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1999 CHI N P 27 21 130 9 13 4 1 0 1 15 4 1 .846
2000 CHI N P 46 5 77 4 6 2 1 0 0 7 3 1 .833
2001 CHI N P 76 0 82 3 4 0 0 0 1 7 3 0 1.000
2002 CHI N P 45 0 46.2 0 5 0 0 0 0 11 3 0 1.000
2003 CHI N P 77 0 76.1 5 12 0 0 0 0 8 4 0 1.000
2004 CHI N P 72 0 66.2 7 10 1 0 0 1 5 4 1 .944
2005 DET A P 46 0 42.2 3 3 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 1.000
2005 ATL N P 26 0 27.1 1 4 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 .833
2005 Total P 72 0 70 4 7 1 1 0 0 8 2 0 .917
2006 NY A P 72 0 66 3 7 0 0 0 2 6 2 0 1.000
2007 NY A P 64 0 60 3 7 3 0 0 1 9 2 0 .769
Total P 551 26 674.2 38 71 11 3 0 6 76 27 3 .908

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1999 CHI N 27 35 3 3 0 2 .086 .158 .086 0 0 2 10 1 6 0 0 0
2000 CHI N 46 14 0 1 0 0 .071 .071 .143 1 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0
2001 CHI N 76 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2002 CHI N 45 1 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 CHI N 77 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 CHI N 72 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 DET A 46 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 ATL N 26 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 Total 72 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 NY A 72 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 NY A 64 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total NL 369 54 3 4 0 3 .074 .121 .093 1 0 2 18 1 8 0 0 0
Total AL 182 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 551 54 3 4 0 3 .074 .121 .093 1 0 2 18 1 8 0 0 0

Transactions

  • Selected by Chicago Cubs in the 47th round of the free-agent draft (June 2, 1994 - signed May 12, 1995).
  • Traded by Chicago Cubs to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Roberto Novoa, Scott Moore and Bo Flowers (February 9, 2005).
  • Traded by Detroit Tigers to Atlanta Braves in exchange for Roman Colon and Zach Miner (July 31, 2005).
  • Granted free agency (October 31, 2005).
  • Signed by New York Yankees (December 5, 2005).

Traded by New York Yankees to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Ivan Rodriguz.(July 2008)

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