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Michael Fulmer | Starting Pitcher | #32

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 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 tossed five frames of one-run ball against the Yankees on Tuesday.
Fulmer walked three batters, but he struck out three and yielded just three hits in what might have been his best outing this spring. The Tigers are holding the reigning American League Rookie of the Year back until fourth game of the season as they monitor his workload a bit. Mar 28 - 11:48 PM

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Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Saturday that Michael Fulmer will start the team's home opener against the Red Sox on Friday, April 7.

With Justin Verlander set to start on Opening Day, expect Jordan Zimmermann and Daniel Norris to work in some order in the second and third games of the season. Matt Boyd continues to be the leading candidate for the fifth and final spot in the rotation to start the season.
Mar 25 - 11:10 AM

Michael Fulmer yielded three runs in 3 1/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Yankees.

Fulmer's stuff was fine, but he's been a little shaky both times out since returning from a sprained ankle. He walked two and gave up four hits, three of them for extra bases, before exiting today.
Mar 17 - 4:07 PM

Michael Fulmer surrendered two runs in 2 1/3 innings and struck out four Sunday in his start against the Mets.

Fulmer was just scratched from the WBC preliminary roster because of his minor ankle injury, but it wasn't bad enough to keep him off the mound today. He was perfect for two frames before giving up three hits in the third.
Mar 12 - 4:04 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that Michael Fulmer has been removed from the United States' designated pitching pool for the World Baseball Classic.

Fulmer was expected to join the US for the second round of the tournament before suffering a sprained ankle during an agility drill last weekend. Instead, the 23-year-old hurler will focus on getting healthy for the regular season.
Mar 11 - 12:57 PM

Michael Fulmer will not pitch for Team USA in the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

That had been the plan, but Fulmer sprained his right ankle this weekend in an agility drill and has pulled his name off Team USA's roster for now. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said the third round of the WBC might also be a longshot for Fulmer. It's not a serious injury, but the 23-year-old right-hander is better off playing it safe here in early March. He won American League Rookie of the Year honors in 2016 with a sharp 3.06 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 132/42 K/BB ratio in 159 innings.
Mar 6 - 9:24 AM

Michael Fulmer said Monday morning that his right ankle is feeling "better than expected."

Fulmer sprained the ankle this weekend during an agility drill and will not make his scheduled Grapefruit League start on Monday afternoon against the Orioles. But he should be recovered by the end of the week and he has not ruled out pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.
Mar 6 - 8:38 AM

Michael Fulmer has been scratched from a scheduled start Monday after spraining his right ankle during agility drills.

It's a Grade 1 sprain, so Fulmer should ultimately be fine. However, it could be enough to prevent him from pitching for the United States in the World Baseball Classic. Rest assured, the Tigers will take every precaution here with the reigning American League Rookie of the Year.
Mar 5 - 11:17 AM

Michael Fulmer opened his spring with a scoreless inning Friday in a start against the Orioles.

Fulmer, the 2016 AL Rookie of the Year, is a designated pitcher for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, so while he won't be on the team's roster for the opening round of play, he could be added to the mix later on.
Feb 24 - 4:50 PM

The BBWAA on Monday announced that Michael Fulmer was chosen as the American League Rookie of the Year.

Some thought that Gary Sanchez might give Fulmer a run for his money for the award, but the voting wound up being not all that close. Fulmer received 26-of-30 first-place votes, with Sanchez getting the other four. Tyler Naquin was the third-place finisher. Fulmer certainly deserved the honor after putting up a 3.06 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 132/42 K/BB ratio across 159 innings for the Tigers.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 06:59:00 PM

Michael Fulmer was named the winner of the 2016 Players Choice Award for AL Outstanding Rookie.

Fulmer will be up for the big kahuna -- AL Rookie of the Year -- as well. He will be facing off with Tyler Naquin and Gary Sanchez for those honors. The 23-year-old right-hander earned the players' vote for AL Outstanding Rookie courtesy of a 2016 season which saw him pitch to a 3.06 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 132/42 K/BB ratio across 26 starts (159 innings).
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 08:49:00 PM

The BBWAA announced on Monday that Michael Fulmer, Tyler Naquin and Gary Sanchez were finalists for the American League Rookie of the Year award.

As great as Sanchez was after coming up for good in early August, hitting 20 homers in 53 games, Fulmer being in the Tigers' rotation for most of the season should give him the edge here. The young right-hander posted a 3.06 ERA and 132/42 K/BB ratio over 159 innings in a brilliant rookie campaign.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 06:37:00 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced Friday that Michael Fulmer would start for the Tigers in a potential make-up game against the Indians on Monday if that game is necessary.

That game will be played if it has an impact on the standings, either on the Tigers in the wild card race or in the Indians' battle for home field advantage. As the game counts as a regular season game, fantasy owners in heated battles may be wise to load up on Tigers and Indians as that game looks increasingly likely to go.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 09:59:00 AM

Michael Fulmer surrendered three runs in 3 1/3 innings as the Tigers won a soggy game versus the Indians on Wednesday.

He gave up six hits and three walks while fanning three batters as he pitched around rain delays. The poor outing was just bad enough to bump his ERA over the 3.00 mark to end the season. The rookie finishes with an 11-7 record and 3.06 ERA in 26 starts. He struck out 132 batters and walked 42 in 159 innings.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 12:57:00 AM

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.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:22:00 PM

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