Bio: Caleb hit .328 for NCAA Division II runner-up Colorado Mesa this spring. He scored the winning run on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the 11th inning on May 24 when the Mavericks opened a three-game Super Regional playoff series with a 1-0 victory at Angelo State. CMU went on to capture the series and punch a ticket for the D-II National Championships.
Farmer, a first-team, all-league selection and the eighth-ranked freshman in the NCAA Division II ranks, posted a .384 batting average and stroked a team-high 15 doubles in 2018. He played in 42 of 59 games and started 32.
“All I wanted to do was make the travel squad and help the team,” Farmer said. “My freshman year went better than I ever expected.”
Farmer is looking forward to putting on a Sweets uniform. “I’ve heard a lot of good things about them and have friends who played against them in the WCL,” Farmer said. “My goal this summer is to take my game further and hope to open some eyes to some of the scouts…and to make new friends and some good memories.”
Farmer is an outstanding athlete who will shore up the middle of the Sweets lineup, said manager Frank Mutz. “He hits for average, has a high OPS, and can hit with power,” Mutz said. “Caleb has proven to be consistent through his young career offensively, which is what we are looking for the 2019 lineup.”
Caleb is the son of Emmett and Crystal Farmer. The San Jacinto, Calif., resident said he can’t live without television or a workout venue.