Michael Joseph Fulmer (born March 15, 1993) 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.
Fulmer was drafted by the New York Mets in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his professional debut that season with the rookie league Gulf Coast Mets where he had a 0–1 record with a 10.13 ERA and 10 strikeouts in three starting appearances and one out of the bullpen.
On January 12, 2021, the Tigers and Fulmer agreed to a one-year, $3.1 million contract, avoiding arbitration. On March 26, Tigers manager A. J. Hinch announced that Fulmer would start the 2021 season in the bullpen.
Following an injury to Julio Teherán, Fulmer was added back to the starting rotation. He won his first 2021 start on April 14, allowing two runs and three hits over five innings as the Tigers defeated the Houston Astros, 6–4.
Fulmer was soon returned to the bullpen and recorded his first career save in an extra-innings win over the Boston Red Sox on May 6. Overall in 2021, Fulmer appeared in 52 games (48 in relief), posting a 5–6 record, 2.97 ERA, 14 saves, 21 games finished, and 73 strikeouts in 69+2⁄3 innings. On March 22, 2022, Fulmer signed a one-year, $4.95 million contract with the Tigers, avoiding arbitration.
American professional baseball pitcher, Fulmer is currently married to Kelsey Miles, the beautiful couple tied the knot in January 2016.