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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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's Jason Beck relays that Michael Fulmer will "probably" start against the Royals in the Tigers' first series after the All-Star Break.

The Tigers initially planned on skipping over Fulmer for their July 15-17 series against the Royals. With rotation injuries to Jordan Zimmermann (neck) and Daniel Norris (oblique), they may no longer have that luxury. If Fulmer does pitch against the Royals, Beck writes that he would likely start the game on Sunday, July 17.
Jul 6 - 4:18 PM

Michael Fulmer held the Indians to two runs -- one earned -- over six innings Wednesday for his ninth win.

Fulmer wasn't necessarily at his sharpest, yielding run-scoring sac flies in the second and third innings, but he pitched well enough to snap the Indians' 11-game winning streak versus Detroit. Fulmer walked two and struck out two while giving up five hits. He heads into the All-Star break with a stellar 9-2 record, 2.11 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, and 72/27 K/BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings.
Jul 6 - 3:37 PM

Michael Fulmer returned to the Tigers starting rotation with authority on Friday, racking up 10 strikeouts over seven shutout innings in a victory over the Rays.

The rookie right-hander allowed just two singles and a walk in the ballgame. He has been nothing short of outstanding for the Tigers this season, registering an 8-2 record, 2.17 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 70/25 K/BB ratio over 70 2/3 innings. He'll look to further his case for American League Rookie of the Year honors when he squares off against the red-hot Indians in Cleveland on Wednesday.
Jul 1 - 10:18 PM

Michael Fulmer will start Friday against the Rays.

Fulmer hasn't pitched since last Wednesday when he gave up one run in 4 1/3 innings against the Mariners, so he'll be going a full eight days between starts. The Tigers are trying to keep his workload in check and will continue to look for ways to give him breaks. Fulmer has thrown 79 innings this season between the majors and the minors. He threw 124 2/3 innings (his highest workload as a professional) last year in the minors.
Source: Detroit News
Jun 29 - 11:33 AM

Michael Fulmer held the Mariners to one run but only managed to last 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision.

He allowed three hits and one walk while fanning three. The beat rolls on for the rookie right-hander, who now sits on a 2.40 ERA after 11 starts. If he had lasted a couple more outs in this game he would have gotten credit for his eighth win, but instead his record holds at 7-2. Fulmer was pulled in the fifth inning after he hit back-to-back batters to force in a run. The young budding star will face the Marlins in his next start a week from today.
Jun 22 - 10:32 PM

Michael Fulmer had his scoreless inning streak snapped at 33 1/3 when he surrendered a solo home run to Salvador Perez in the sixth inning of Friday's loss to the Royals.

It was the only run allowed on the night for the rookie right-hander who allowed five hits and four walks over his 5 2/3 innings. Fulmer punched out five in the contest. Unlike his previous five starts, Fulmer was not dominant in this one and had to battle his way out of trouble in nearly every inning. Still, he sits at an impressive 7-2 on the season with a 2.43 ERA and 1.18 WHIP. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he takes on the Mariners.
Jun 17 - 11:45 PM

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