Acquired: Drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (KCR).
Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
|7-3 with a 3.83 ERA and 77 strikeouts over 82 1/3 innings for Triple-A Omaha.|
Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Omaha on July 1 as the 26th man allowed for a doubleheader. To make room for Farrell on the 40-man roster, the Royals designated RHP Seth Maness for assignment.
MLB Debut Date: 07/01/17
|July 1, in a 11-6 Royals' win over the Twins. With his father, Red Sox manager John Farrell, on hand, Farrell had a rough debut in the first game of a doubleheader. The right-hander lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks. He struck out two. Farrell threw 74 pitches, 45 for strikes. He worked a scoreless first, striking out Robbie Grossman, and then ran into trouble in the second inning, walking three batters, including two with the bases loaded and two oust. Farrell allowed a home run to Miguel Sano to start the third inning. With two outs, Farrell allowed a run-scoring single by Jorge Polanco. After Byron Buxton singled, Farrell was removed from the game. Matt Strahm would allow Polanco to score to close out Farrell’s line with five runs allowed.|
|Farrell spent four-plus seasons in the Royals’ chain before his big league debut. The son of Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, the younger Farrell had two surgeries to remove a tumorous growth near his jaw, once while as a senior in high school and then again while attending Northwestern University. Farrell made a full recovery from those health scares and became a quick riser through the Royals’ chain. He pitched briefly in Double-A in 2014, his first full pro season, and then spent most of his 2015 season in the Texas League. Farrell reached Triple-A last year and had a 3.76 ERA in 91 innings for Omaha. Farrell comes from a baseball family. Not only did his father play professional baseball for 12 years before going into coaching, but Farrell’s two brothers also played minor league baseball.|