James Kyle Farmer...played both baseball and football (quarterback) at Marist High School in Atlanta ...in four years at the University of Georgia, appeared in 212 games with 211 starts at shortstop and batted .308 with 18 home runs and 168 RBI... ranked in Georgia's career top 10 for games played, total bases, at-bats, hits, doubles and RBI...selected to UGA Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll as a junior and as a senior...drafted in the 35th round by the New York Yankees in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, but did not sign...made a cameo in the hit movie "The Blind Side" as a high school quarterback... selected by the Dodgers in the eighth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft and signed by scout Lon Joyce.
Saw his first big league action and appeared in 20 games for Los Angeles hitting .300 (6-for-20) with a double and two RBI...made three different stints with the Dodgers...Recalled on July 28 for his first stint with Los Angeles and made his Major League debut on July 30 against the Giants and in his first big league at-bat, drove in the game-winning run with a pinch-hit, two-run double in the 11th inning off of Albert Suárez for his first career hit...became the first Dodger player in franchise history to earn a walk-off RBI in his first career plate appearance and according to Elias Sports Bureau, became the first player in 22 years to supply a walk-off RBI in his first Major League plate appearance, joining Tomas Perez who accomplished the feat with Blue Jays on May 3, 1995...according to Stats LLC., also became the first Dodger since Darren Dreifort to record a walk-off hit for his first career hit on May 27, 1994 vs. PIT (RBI single) and the first position player since Greg Brock, who recorded an RBI single on Sept. 5, 1982 vs. PIT, to accomplish the feat...Appeared in five postseason games and drove in a run in Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cubs...Appeared in a combined 92 games with Triple-A Oklahoma City and Double-A Tulsa, posting a .317/.375/.476 slashline with 23 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 56 RBI...saw majority of action at catcher (51 games), but also appeared at third base (29 games), second base (six games), first base (six games) and shortstop (two games)...Selected as Texas League Player of the Week for the week ending May 14.
Appeared in a combined 78 games with Double-A Tulsa and Rookie-level AZL Dodgers, hitting .258 with 18 doubles, two triples, seven homers and 35 RBI...Spent majority of the season with Tulsa and was selected to the Texas League Mid-Season All-Star as he hit .296 with 11 doubles, two triple, three homer and 18 RBI along with a .342 on-base percentage in the first 39 games of the season...Hit a combined .309 (21-for-68) with six doubles, three home run and 29 RBI with runners in scoring position.
Selected to play in the MLB All-Star Futures Game and as a Single-A California League All-Star, combining to hit .296 in 120 games with Rancho Cucamonga and Double-A Tulsa...Tied for ninth among all full-season minor leaguers with 40 doubles...also had seven triples, three homers and 66 RBI...Chosen by MiLB.com as a Dodgers Organization All-Star...Following the season, played for the Glendale Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League, where he posted .293/.323/.517 slashline with seven doubles, two homers and 13 RBI.
Split time between Single-A Great Lakes and Single-A Advanced Rancho Cucamonga, combined to hit .284 with 21 doubles, five triples, two homers and 50 RBI in 93 games...Honored as a 2014 Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star, after posting a .310/.357/.441 slashline with 16 doubles, four triples, two homers, 35 RBI and nine stolen bases with the Loons.
Selected as the MiLB.com Organizational All-Star, posting a .347 (58-for-167)/.386/.533 slashline with 19 doubles, four homers and 36 RBI in 41 games with Rookie-advanced Ogden in his first year of professional ball.