29-year-old Michael Fulmer was born on March 15, 1993, he is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently pitches for the Detroit Tigers (MLB).
In 2016, he was named the American League Rookie of the Year, and in 2017, he was named to the American League All-Star team.
The New York Mets selected Fulmer in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. That season, he made his professional debut with the rookie league Gulf Coast Mets, with a 0–1 record with a 10.13 ERA and 10 strikeouts in three starts and one relief appearance.
In 2012, Fulmer appeared in 21 games for the Savannah Sand Gnats. During the season, he finished 7–6 with a 2.74 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 108+ innings. Fulmer was the Mets’ seventh-best prospect prior to the 2013 season, according to Baseball America.
The Tigers and Fulmer agreed to a one-year, $3.1 million contract on January 12, 2021, to avoid arbitration.
Fulmer will begin the 2021 season in the bullpen, according to Tigers manager A. J. Hinch. Fulmer was reintroduced to the starting lineup after Julio Teherán’s injury.
On April 14, he won his first start of 2021, pitching five innings and surrendering two runs and three hits as the Tigers defeated the Houston Astros 6–4.
Fulmer was quickly reintroduced to the bullpen, and on May 6, he earned his first career save in an extra-innings victory over the Boston Red Sox.