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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 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

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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

MLB.com'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

Michael Fulmer was sharp in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Yankees, tossing six shutout innings.

Fulmer surrendered just two hits on the afternoon. He also struck out three and walked three during his six innings of work. The 23-year-old right-hander has been nothing short of brilliant over his last four starts -- all scoreless outings. He has limited the opposition to four or fewer hits in each of his last five starts. For the season as a whole, the youngster holds a 2.52 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 52/19 K/BB ratio through his first 53 2/3 innings. Fulmer will attempt to run his scoreless streak to five consecutive starts when he does battle with the defending champion Royals next time he takes the mound. That's rare territory for any pitcher.
Jun 12 - 6:02 PM

Michael Fulmer held the Blue Jays off the scoreboard for six innings in Monday's 11-0 victory.

Another terrific performance from the rookie. Fulmer walked three batters and recorded five strikeouts while yielding just a pair of singles. Amazingly, he became the first Tigers pitcher in the last 100 years with three straight scoreless starts while allowing three hits or less. The rookie boasts a 27/7 K/BB ratio over his last 28 1/3 innings and has dropped his ERA from 6.52 to 2.83 over that stretch. Fulmer will try to keep it going this weekend in the Bronx.
Jun 6 - 11:57 PM

Facing a spring training lineup, Michael Fulmer pitched two-hit ball for 7 2/3 innings and combined with Francisco Rodriguez on a shutout of the Angels on Wednesday.

It's not a knock on Fulmer, who has been truly impressive of late, but he was facing a lineup with two legitimate major league regulars, three fringe players, and four Triple-A journeyman tonight. He did take a no-hitter into the seventh inning, when C.J. Cron played spoiler with a two-out single to right. The young right-hander will get more of a test with the Jays next on the schedule, but he's a decent play in mixed leagues anyway.
Jun 1 - 10:55 PM

Michael Fulmer shut out the A's for 7 2/3 innings to win Friday.

Fulmer struck out just three, but that, combined with only one walk surrendered, helped him work deep into the game against arguably the AL's weakest offense. He's 4-1 with a 3.97 ERA and a 36/11 K/BB ratio in 34 innings since joining the Tigers. He's establishing himself as a mixed-league option.
May 28 - 1:04 AM

Michael Fulmer struck out 11 while allowing one run over seven innings in the Tigers' 5-4 win on Saturday.

Fulmer was dealing, allowing just four hits -- including an Evan Longoria solo homer -- and a walk with the career-best 11 punchouts. The seven innings pitched were also a high through his first five major league starts. Dingers have been a bit of a problem -- he's now given up five in those five starts -- but the 23-year-old showed why the Tigers coveted him as the centerpiece for Yoenis Cespedes at last year's trade deadline. Fulmer will work on his 5.13 ERA and 1.63 WHIP Friday at the A's.
May 21 - 8:29 PM

Michael Fulmer took a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Orioles, yielding five runs (four earned) on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.

It just wasn't a particularly strong performance by the Tigers' top pitching prospect. He struck out six and walked three on the afternoon. A three-run first inning by the O's started things off poorly enough. Fulmer would settle in after that point, at least until Manny Machado knocked him for a two-run homer in the fifth. Through four starts covering 19 1/3 innings, the 23-year-old right-hander holds an unfortunate 6.52 ERA, 1.97 WHIP and 22/9 K/BB ratio. Until he proves that he can consistently perform at the big league level, his potential as a fantasy starter for 2016 is dodgy. He will play host to the Rays in his next scheduled start.
May 15 - 5:37 PM

Michael Fulmer wasn't great but was good enough to pick up a win Tuesday, allowing three runs over five frames in a 5-4 victory over the Nationals.

Fulmer did record six strikeouts, but he also gave up seven hits and issued three free passes. We've seen the young right-hander record 16 strikeouts over 15 frames in his three starts, but he's also walked six while allowing 24 hits and 10 runs. There's potential here, but Fulmer doesn't look ready to help out fantasy owners yet. He'll get the Orioles next.
May 10 - 11:45 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Mike Aviles
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
2Tyler Collins
CF1Cameron Maybin
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Michael Fulmer
4Mike Pelfrey
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Shane Greene
6Drew VerHagen
7Anibal Sanchez
8Dustin Molleken
9Kyle Ryan
10Bruce Rondon