Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Ohio State freshman pitcher Zach Farmer diagnosed with leukemia

Zach had not been feeling good for approximately a week when he went to see our team doctors on Monday,” [Ohio State coach Greg] Beals said. “Blood tests were drawn as doctors originally suspected mono. The tests came back negative for mono, but abnormalities in the blood count showed leukemia. Further blood tests were done to led us to this diagnosis.”

Farmer, a lefthanded starter from Piketon, had a 6-4 record with a 3.28 ERA in nine starts this season. In 49.1 innings, Farmer had held opponents to a .234 batting average. While at Piketon High, Farmer was a four-year letterwinner and three-time first team All-Ohio selection. He went 10-1 with a 0.52 ERA and 162 strikeouts in 81 innings as a senior.

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: May 01, 2014 at 03:56 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cancer, college, college baseball, general

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: May 01, 2014 at 05:23 PM (#4698431)
Best to this young man and his family. Hopefully he can beat this.
   2. Lassus Posted: May 01, 2014 at 06:51 PM (#4698491)
This kind of miserable lottery is just frightening.
   3. Morty Causa Posted: May 01, 2014 at 10:38 PM (#4698602)
Yes, I'm sure this hit him hard. I hope it's the leukemia that is the most treatable--Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. If it is, then it isn't out of the question, that he could still maybe play later.
   4. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: May 02, 2014 at 09:49 AM (#4698753)
Good luck to him. Awful news.

If there's even the smallest glimmer of a positive here, it's that he lives within walking distance of one of the finest cancer hospitals in the country.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Ghost screws up everything with hubris
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 Sep 26: A single for Donald Trump - He doesn’t have to hit a home run to send Hillary to the showers
(1689 - 4:19pm, Sep 30)
Last: Joe Bivens, Floundering Pumpkin

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-30-16
(29 - 4:12pm, Sep 30)
Last: Random Transaction Generator

NewsblogMolina's walk-off 2B keeps Cards in WC hunt | MLB.com
(70 - 4:08pm, Sep 30)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogUntitled — We all want the real Pitch, but...
(23 - 4:00pm, Sep 30)
Last: Baldrick

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-30-2016
(8 - 3:58pm, Sep 30)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT: NBA 2016-17 Preseason Thread
(36 - 3:41pm, Sep 30)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogDavid Ortiz’s few remaining critics are needling killjoys who don’t deserve him | For The Win
(47 - 3:32pm, Sep 30)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogCarlos Delgado: Colin Kaepernick's actions rooted in American ideals
(28 - 3:30pm, Sep 30)
Last: Hysterical & Useless

NewsblogHeyman: Twins’ hiring of Falvey raising eyebrows
(22 - 3:21pm, Sep 30)
Last: jmurph

Gonfalon CubsFear, Worry, and Overthinking
(12 - 3:16pm, Sep 30)
Last: Moses Taylor World Tour: Hong Kong

NewsblogJesus Montero suspended 50 games for use of a stimulant
(9 - 2:50pm, Sep 30)
Last: Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora

NewsblogCan New Technology Bring Baseball’s Data Revolution to Fielding? - NYTimes.com
(2 - 2:47pm, Sep 30)
Last: Bote Man makes baseball fun again

Sox TherapyA Fan Picks Papi's Ten Best (Red Sox) Moments
(14 - 2:32pm, Sep 30)
Last: Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer

NewsblogThe Other Weird Thing About the Home-Run Surge | FanGraphs Baseball
(44 - 1:35pm, Sep 30)
Last: Ron J

NewsblogOne More Incredible Rangers Statistic | FanGraphs Baseball
(1 - 1:34pm, Sep 30)
Last: snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster)

Page rendered in 0.1236 seconds
47 querie(s) executed