Player: Michael Fulmer
Born: March 15, 1993 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Drafted: 1st Round (44th overall) by the New York Mets in 2011 MLB Draft (Deer Creek HS in Edmond, OK)
- Career 3.18 ERA in 78 minor league starts from 2011-16
- Career K:BB ratio of nearly 3:1
- 2015 Eastern League (AA) Pitcher of the Year – 10-3, 2.74 ERA, 125 K/30 BB in 22 starts with Binghamton and Erie (AA)
- 6-1, 2.83 ERA in first eight Major League starts
- 1st Tigers pitcher in last 100 years with three straight scoreless starts of three or fewer hits
Since coming over along with Luis Cessa from the Mets when the trade for Yoenis Cespedes took place last season, Fulmer made it to the big leagues this season. Cessa has since been moved to the Yankees as a piece in the Justin Wilson trade this past off-season for the Tigers.
Fulmer has been nothing short of phenomenal in his first glimpse of the big leagues. He has a fastball that can get up into the high 90’s when needed and his ability to throw his change-up has been a real benefit in Fulmer’s case to remain with the Tigers and not get sent back down to the minor leagues.
If he continues to produce and dominate like he has been thus far this season, I think we can expect the Michael Fulmer show to be a permanent viewing in the Motor City for the foreseeable future.