The 38-year-old has gone 0-3 with a 3.18 ERA in 17 innings pitched so far this season. He has a 5.29 strikeout-per-nine ratio, a 3.18 walk-per-nine rate, and a 35.2 percent ground ball rate this season. He has served as the closer for a short time and tallied three saves. Over his career, Farnsworth is 43-66 with a 4.24 ERA in 977 innings pitched. However, he only has saved 57 career games. Farnsworth has a career 101 ERA+.
The Astros have the highest bullpen ERA and worst batting average against in the Major Leagues, which makes Farnsworth's signing even more understandable. However, these numbers have come in 131 innings, which is the 11th highest in the MLB. Farnsworth's signing with the Astros could really help the Astros horrid bullpen.