Alan Robert Farina
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 5' 11", Weight 190 lb.
- School Daytona State College, Clemson University
- High School Oviedo High School
- Born August 9, 1986 in Chuluota, FL USA
Alan Farina played in the minor leagues from 2007 to 2013.
He went 6-3 with a 3.77 ERA in 25 games with Clemson University in 2007, and was drafted by the Blue Jays in the third round of that year's draft. He was signed by scout Marc Tramuta for $254,250 and made his pro debut that summer.
He began his minor league career with the Auburn Doubledays in 2007, going 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in six games (three starts), striking out 14 batters in 11 innings. With the Lansing Lugnuts in 2008, Farina went 3-1 with a 3.07 ERA in 15 relief appearances, striking out 37 batters in 29 1/3 innings. In 2009, he pitched for the Dunedin Blue Jays, going 1-3 with a 6.51 ERA in 27 games (two starts). He split 2010 between the Dunedin Blue Jays and New Hampshire Fisher Cats, going a combined 3-1 with a 1.29 ERA in 49 starts. He had 74 strikeouts in 55 2/3 innings. In 2011, he had a 1.56 ERA in 17 relief appearances for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats and in 2012, he had 5.18 mark in 24 games for the Dunedin Blue Jays.
On August 14, 2013, pitching for New Hampshire, he made highlight reels for the wrong reason when his attempt to issue an intentional walk in a tight situation went horribly wrong. Facing the New Britain Rock Cats with the score tied at 5-all in the bottom of the 7th (this was the final inning as it was the second game of a doubleheader), and with runners on second and third base with one out, he elected to walk DH Reynaldo Rodriguez intentionally in order to set up a double play. His fourth pitch however was completely wild, sailing a foot over the head of his catcher all the way to the backstop, allowing Angel Morales to casually jog from third base with the winning run in what was a thoroughly embarrassing moment. On the year, as a whole, he had a 2.61 ERA in 27 appearances, striking out 38 batters in 31 innings between New Hampshire and Dunedin. It was his final professional campaign. He averaged more than 10 strikeouts per 9 innings for his career.