NYO alum, Kyle Farmer, has been promoted from the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers to Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kyle was batting .316 with 6 home runs and 29 RBI’s in OKC before he got the call. His primary position is catcher but he has also played 1B, 2B, 3B, and SS this year. The Dodgers currently have the best record in the MLB.
Growing up, Kyle played baseball and football at NYO starting with tee-ball at the age of 5. As an 11-year-old playing up, he started at SS for Randy Rhino’s 12U Titans and batted 3rd. He also quarterbacked the Bigs’ Bucs coached by Clete McGinty.
After his NYO days, Kyle went on to excel at football and baseball at Marist, playing in state championship games with both teams.
After Marist, Kyle went on to start all four years at the University of Georgia. Farmer set a Bulldog record for the highest career fielding percentage by a shortstop at .968 in 1,045 total chances. He appeared in 212 games with 211 starts at shortstop. He batted .308 with 63 doubles, seven triples, 18 home runs and 168 RBI. He ranks in Georgia’s career top 10 for games played, total bases, at bats, hits, doubles and RBI. In 2013, Farmer served as one of the team captains and set a single season school record for highest fielding percentage by a shortstop at .978 in 134 total chances.
Kyle was drafted in 2013 by the Dodgers and has played in their farm system since then.
Farmer’s first series with the team will be a home series in Los Angeles against the Giants over the weekend. Lucky for those back home that would like to see Kyle play in person, the Dodgers begin a three game series against the Braves in Atlanta starting on Tuesday. There will be a large contingent of NYO alumni in attendance.