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Michael Fulmer | Starting Pitcher | #32

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/15/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2011 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / NYM
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Michael Fulmer was fantastic in Friday's victory over the Royals, racking up nine strikeouts over seven innings of one-run ball.
The rookie right-hander scattered just eight hits on the night and didn't walk a batter. The only blemish on his evening was a run that scored on an infield single in the sixth inning. He has been a savior to the Tigers rotation this season, compiling a 2.95 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 129/39 K/BB ratio across 155 2/3 innings. He'll take his final turn of the regular season on Wednesday against the Indians. Sep 23 - 10:22 PM

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Michael Fulmer was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Indians, allowing six runs on seven hits over his five frames.

The rookie right-hander walked three and struck out three. Perhaps Fulmer is hitting a wall after logging a career-high 164 innings, but he wasn't sharp at all in this outing. Mike Napoli inflicted most of the damage, with a two-run double in the first and a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Even with this disaster, Fulmer still sports a 3.03 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season. He'll look to right the ship when he takes on the Twins in Minnesota on Thursday.
Sep 16 - 10:44 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Michael Fulmer will have his next start pushed back.

Fulmer had been lined up to pitch Wednesday against the Twins but instead the Tigers will have him go against the division-leading Indians next weekend. The right-hander is winless in his last four starts though he still carries an impressive 2.76 ERA for the season. He's going to run away with the American League Rookie of the Year Award.
Sep 10 - 6:10 PM

Michael Fulmer delivered another strong outing on Friday, allowing two runs on three hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Orioles.

Fulmer punched out five on the night while issuing just one walk. The only blemish on his night was a two-run blast off the bat of Jonathan Schoop in the sixth inning. He departed in line for his 11th victory, but the Tigers bullpen was unable to hang on for him. The rookie right-hander now sports a terrific 2.76 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 117/36 K/BB ratio over 143 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to strengthen his bid for the American League Rookie of the Year award when he does battle against the Twins on Wednesday.
Sep 9 - 10:24 PM

Michael Fulmer allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings in a loss to the Royals on Saturday.

Fulmer has now lost three straight starts and four of his last five to fall to 10-6 with a stellar 2.77 ERA overall. Before the three consecutive losses, the 23-year-old threw a complete game shutout, so either it's just a rough stretch or Fulmer has started to wear down after nearly a season's worth of starts at the major league level. The AL Rookie of the Year candidate will try to stop the bleeding when he takes on the Orioles on Friday.
Sep 3 - 11:58 PM

Michael Fulmer will have his next start pushed back to Saturday against the Royals.

The Tigers have been trying to give Fulmer some extra rest recently, as it's possible that he's hitting a wall in his rookie season. He has allowed nine runs in 10 2/3 innings over his last two starts. While Fulmer will be pushed back a day, Anibal Sanchez will get the start on Friday.
Aug 29 - 4:18 PM

Michael Fulmer struggled in Saturday's loss to the Angels, allowing three runs on five hits over his five innings of work.

The rookie right-hander punched out four and walked one on the night. All of the damage against him came during a three-run uprising in the third inning highlighted by a two-run homer from Kaleb Cowart. Even with the rough outing, Fulmer boasts a tremendous 2.69 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 108/34 K/BB ratio across 130 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to get back on track when he does battle against the Royals in Kansas City on Friday.
Aug 27 - 11:18 PM

Michael Fulmer's next start will come on Saturday against the Angels.

The Tigers are using Monday's off day to give Fulmer some extra time off, as he'll be pitching on seven days' rest Saturday. Fulmer was knocked around in his last start against the Red Sox, although he threw a shutout in his outing prior to that.
Aug 21 - 12:11 PM

Michael Fulmer was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Red Sox, surrendering six runs on 10 hits in just 5 2/3 innings of work.

The rookie right-hander walked one and struck out one in the ballgame. The Red Sox jumped on him from the get-go, with David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley each blasting two-run homers in the first inning. It's just the fourth time all season that Fulmer has allowed more than three earned runs in a start. He'll try to get back on track when he brings a 2.58 ERA and 1.06 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Twins in Minnesota.
Aug 19 - 9:59 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus acknowledged Sunday that Michael Fulmer's workload is becoming an issue.

Fulmer worked nine scoreless innings for his first career shutout Sunday against the Rangers and now holds an American League-best 2.25 ERA for the year. He has also topped his innings total from 2015 with more than a month-and-a-half remaining in the regular season. "He’s making it exceedingly difficult for us to keep his innings down," said Ausmus. "If he keeps going nine, it’s not going to resolve itself." The rookie right-hander will probably have to be skipped a turn or two down the stretch.
Source: Detroit News
Aug 15 - 8:53 AM

Michael Fulmer threw the first shutout of his career Sunday in the Tigers' 7-0 victory over the Rangers.

Fulmer carved his way through a dangerous Rangers offense with impressive efficiency, yielding just four hits -- all singles -- while walking none and striking out nine. The rookie right-hander is now the American League leader in ERA with a mark of 2.25. He'll carry a 10-3 record into his next scheduled start at home against the Red Sox.
Aug 14 - 5:42 PM

Michael Fulmer lost to the Mariners after allowing two runs in seven innings Monday.

Fulmer doesn't have a win since July 6, but this is the first time the Tigers have lost one of his starts since June 17 and just the third one of they've lost in his 18 outings this year. He's 9-3 with a 2.43 ERA.
Aug 9 - 1:00 AM

Michael Fulmer gave up one run in 6 2/3 innings but was forced to settle for a no-decision as the Tigers beat the White Sox 2-1 on Wednesday.

He surrendered five hits and one walk while fanning four. The rookie has exceeded expectations this year. He has a 9-2 record with a 2.42 ERA in 104 innings over 17 starts. He will face the Mariners on Monday in the first of two starts next week.
Aug 3 - 10:15 PM

Michael Fulmer had a rare off-night on Friday, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits over five innings in a no-decision against the White Sox.

Fulmer walked two and struck out four in the ballgame. He made one costly mistake in the fifth inning, a high fastball that Justin Morneau clubbed for a three-run homer, in an otherwise decent outing. It was the first time in his last 11 starts that Fulmer had surrendered more than two earned runs in a start. He'll bring a stellar 2.41 ERA and 1.10 WHIP into a tough matchup against the Red Sox in Boston on Wednesday.
Jul 23 - 12:28 AM

Michael Fulmer turned in a strong performance in Sunday's no-decision against the Royals, surrendering two runs on six hits over eight innings.

Fulmer struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. Cheslor Cuthbert burned him for an RBI double in the second inning and Eric Hosmer notched an RBI single in the third, but he otherwise avoided damage. The 23-year-old right-hander needed only 95 pitches (68 strikes) to complete his eight innings of work. He will carry a stellar 2.13 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 77/28 K/BB ratio (84 2/3 innings) into a road start against the White Sox next time he toes the rubber.
Jul 17 - 3:37 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3John Hicks
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Erick Aybar
3Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
2Casey McGehee
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Jose Iglesias
RF1J.D. Martinez
2Steven Moya
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Anibal Sanchez
6Daniel Norris
7Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Bruce Rondon
8Kyle Ryan
9Blaine Hardy
10Buck Farmer
11Joe Mantiply