Michael Fulmer is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in 2016 and was an American League All-Star in 2017.
During the 2011 MLB Draft, the New York Mets picked Fulmer in the first round. With the Gulf Coast Mets, he made his major league debut with a 0–1 record, 10.13 earned run average, and 10 strikeouts in three starting appearances and one relief appearance.
There were 21 appearances for the Savannah Sand Gnats when Fulmer appeared in 2012. He was 7-6 with a 2.74 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 108 13 innings pitched last year.
Baseball America ranked Fulmer as the Mets’ seventh-best prospect prior to the 2013 season. As a result of his ailments, he only got to throw in nine games between the rookie league Gulf Coast Mets and the class A advanced St. Lucie Mets that year.
He had a 3.33 ERA and a 3-3 record, with 42 strikeouts, in the course of the season.
How Did The Tigers Get Michael Fulmer?
Fulmer and Luis Cessa were traded to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for Yoenis Céspedes by the New York Mets. For the week ending August 9, 2015, Fulmer was selected as the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week.