Michael Joseph Fulmer (born March 15, 1993) is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers (MLB). In 2016, he was named American League Rookie of the Year, and in 2017, he was named an American League All-Star.
Fulmer attended Edmond’s Deer Creek High School. As a senior, he went 10–2 with a 0.72 ERA, 127 strikeouts, and a.436 batting average with six home runs. Fulmer has committed to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks in college baseball.
Following a wage arbitration hearing, the Tigers signed Fulmer to a one-year, $2.8 million deal on February 15, 2019. The Tigers announced on March 19 that they had suggested season-ending Tommy John surgery for Fulmer after he complained of elbow soreness during a bullpen session.
To avoid arbitration, the Tigers signed Fulmer to a one-year, $2.8 million deal on January 6, 2020. Fulmer has been approved medically to take part in the Tigers’ delayed (July) spring training for the 2020 season.
The Tigers and Fulmer agreed to a one-year, $3.1 million contract on January 12, 2021, avoiding arbitration. Fulmer will begin the 2021 season in the bullpen, according to Tigers manager A. J. Hinch, who revealed the move on March 26.
Michael Fulmer agreed to terms with the Detroit Tigers on a one-year, $4,950,000 deal, with $4,950,000 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $4,950,000. Fulmer will make a base pay of $4,950,000 in 2022, with a total income of $4,950,000. He has an estimated net worth of $4 million.