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Birth Date3-15-1993
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age23 years, 5 months, 11 days
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2016 DET MLB 20 20 125.7 10 4 0 100 33 104 12 .270 103 7.2 2.4 0.9 7.4 52% .254 .221 1.06 3.62 2.58 84 2.97 3.6
CareerMLB2020125.710401003310412.2701037.22.40.97.452%.254.2211.063.622.58842.973.6

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2011 MTS Rk 4 3 5.3 0 1 0 9 4 10 0 .243 109 15.2 6.8 0.0 16.9 56% .562 .340 2.44 2.48 10.12
2012 SAV A 21 21 108.3 7 6 0 92 38 101 6 .258 90 7.6 3.2 0.5 8.4 42% .284 .248 1.20 3.65 2.74
2013 SLU A+ 7 7 34.0 2 2 0 24 18 29 1 .253 97 6.4 4.8 0.3 7.7 38% .245 .233 1.24 3.86 3.44
2013 MTS Rk 2 2 12.0 1 1 0 9 1 13 0 .232 102 6.8 0.8 0.0 9.8 59% .281 .196 0.83 1.79 3.00
2014 SLU A+ 19 19 95.3 6 10 0 112 31 86 7 .254 104 10.6 2.9 0.7 8.1 50% .347 .270 1.50 3.77 3.97
2014 BIN AA 1 1 3.3 0 1 0 6 3 1 1 .261 111 16.2 8.1 2.7 2.7 40% .357 .374 2.70 9.35 16.20
2015 SLU A+ 1 1 7.0 0 0 0 4 0 9 1 .254 82 5.1 0.0 1.3 11.6 81% .200 .151 0.57 2.45 3.86
2015 BIN AA 15 15 86.0 6 2 0 73 23 83 3 .255 101 7.6 2.4 0.3 8.7 52% .293 .232 1.12 2.63 1.88
2015 ERI AA 6 6 31.7 4 1 0 27 7 33 4 .260 106 7.7 2.0 1.1 9.4 48% .287 .221 1.07 3.49 2.84
2016 DET MLB 20 20 125.7 10 4 0 100 33 104 12 .270 103 7.2 2.4 0.9 7.4 52% .254 .221 1.06 3.62 2.58
2016 TOL AAA 3 3 15.3 1 1 0 16 5 20 3 .252 107 9.4 2.9 1.8 11.7 49% .325 .273 1.37 4.25 4.11

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2016 1903 0.4955 0.4887 0.7634 0.6702 0.3104 0.8228 0.6376 0.2366
Career19030.49550.48870.76340.67020.31040.82280.63760.2366

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-23 2014-09-23 Minors 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur 2014-09-23
2014-08-20 2014-09-05 Minors 16 0 Right Elbow Inflammation -
2013-03-12 2013-06-25 Minors 105 0 - Knee Surgery Meniscus 2013-03-12 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 DET $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dBBI Sports1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Detroit 11/20/15. Re-signed by Detroit 2/25/16.
  • Acquired by Detroit in trade from NY Mets 7/31/15.
  • Drafted by NY Mets 2011 (1s-44) (Deer Creek HS, Edmond, Okla.). $0.9375M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Michael Fulmer is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Rubbing Mud: Should Probably Trade CespedesMatthew Trueblood2016-08-23
What You Need to Know: DeGrimNicolas Stellini2016-08-19
Soft Toss: Are Rookie Starters Less Prepared These Days?Brendan Gawlowski2016-08-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18Greg Wellemeyer2016-08-05
What You Need to Know: Hey Switch, Turn It Over and Hit ItEmma Baccellieri2016-08-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 17Greg Wellemeyer2016-07-29
What You Need to Know: Sweep TakesDemetrius Bell2016-07-28
What You Need to Know: Ambition Can Lead Only To FailureNicolas Stellini2016-07-22
Raising Aces: Fastballs Are SecondaryDoug Thorburn2016-07-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: First Half in ReviewGreg Wellemeyer2016-07-08
Rubbing Mud: The Tigers Should Go For ItMatthew Trueblood2016-07-06
The Call-Up: Lucas GiolitoJarrett Seidler2016-06-28
The Call-Up: Lucas GiolitoJ.P. Breen2016-06-28
What You Need to Know: Nothing Left to Do But WinAshley Varela2016-06-13
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 94: Greg WellemeyerGreg Wellemeyer2016-06-09
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 94: Greg WellemeyerGeorge Bissell2016-06-09
Rubbing Mud: What'll It Take to Make the Royals Sellers? Matthew Trueblood2016-06-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 10Greg Wellemeyer2016-06-03
This article requires BP Premium accessSome Projection Left: Which Teams Might Draft A New No. 1?Christopher Crawford2016-06-02
What You Need to Know: The Catcher Who Threw 96 In A BlowoutEmma Baccellieri2016-06-01
What You Need to Know: Would You Believe It, A New Strikeout RecordDaniel Rathman2016-05-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Rebuilding in TGDX, Part IIBen Carsley2016-05-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Sixth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week SixGreg Wellemeyer2016-05-06
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 89: Well SaidMike Gianella2016-05-05
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 89: Well SaidGeorge Bissell2016-05-05
Flags Fly Forever Podcast: Ep. 89: Well SaidBret Sayre2016-05-05
Expert FAAB Review: Week FiveMike Gianella2016-05-03
What You Need to Know: Meet the PhilliesNicolas Stellini2016-04-29
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: NiceGeorge Bissell2016-04-29
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: NiceCraig Goldstein2016-04-29
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: NiceBen Carsley2016-04-29
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 69: NiceBret Sayre2016-04-29
Youth Movement: Baseball PROSPECT-us MailbagMark Anderson2016-04-29
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This article requires BP Premium accessWho to Watch: International LeagueChristopher Crawford2016-04-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, April 12thWilson Karaman2016-04-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Rebuilding in TDGXBen Carsley2016-04-06
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBrendan Gawlowski2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderMark Anderson2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderChristopher Crawford2016-04-04
2016 Prospects: The Top 175 Players 25-and-UnderBP Prospect Staff2016-04-04
Prospectus Feature: The Top 101 Prospects of 2016, With Write-UpsBP Prospect Staff2016-04-01
Dynasty Dynamics: A Different Dynasty Top 101Ben Carsley2016-03-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPlaying Time Battles: American League CentralJ.J. Jansons2016-03-21
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Starting Pitching Depth, RankedJeff Long2016-03-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: The Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2016-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting Pitchers, Part Two: 51-125J.J. Jansons2016-03-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Ben Carsley2016-02-26
2016 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2016-02-25
2016 Prospects: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsJeffrey Paternostro2016-02-25
Fantasy Prospect Rankings: The Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2016Bret Sayre2016-02-15
2016 Prospects: The Top 101 Prospects, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2016-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Pelf On The ShelfRian Watt2015-12-07
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Pelf On The ShelfR.J. Anderson2015-12-07
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2016 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-11-18
2016 Prospects: Detroit Tigers Top 10 ProspectsChristopher Crawford2015-11-18
Transaction Analysis: How the NL Division Winners Got HereBP Staff2015-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 27thJeff Moore2015-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Marlon "Thunder" Byrd Flies the CoopR.J. Anderson2015-08-24
Eyewitness Accounts: August 20, 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-08-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 4thJeff Moore2015-08-05
Raw Projection: Ep. 13: Probably for the BestTucker Blair2015-08-03
Raw Projection: Ep. 13: Probably for the BestMauricio Rubio2015-08-03
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BP Unfiltered: The 2015 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis ThreadBaseball Prospectus2015-07-31
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Craig Goldstein2015-02-24
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, July 30Jeff Moore2014-07-31
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2013-02-26
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BP Unfiltered: Daily Draft Video: Weekend Flashback (Fulmer vs Cecchini)Nick J. Faleris2012-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: New York Mets Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2012-12-18
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can Michael Fulmer be any better than an SP3?
(Luke from LV)
Maybe! I think that's his realistic ceiling. But that's still pretty good. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Matt - who are a couple prospects that havent been talked about too much that deserve more attention? You have a sleeper from the 2015 draft that you think is about to explode?
(Guy from Couch)
I know he's a top-100 guy, but I'll say Michael Fulmer. Him and Brandon Drury. I do NOT have a 2015 Draft sleeper. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Can you explain Shipley who is listed as a future #4 SP by BA is ranked #38, vs Michael Fulmer who is listed as a future #2/3 is ranked 87.
(Brad from NJ)
The simple explanation is that we're not BA. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Michael Fulmer a starter or reliever? Comparable stuff to McCullers?
(Mr Kmetz from Queens)
He's a starter, and I think the pure stuff is pretty comparable, and MIGHT even be better. Now, I was the low man on McCullers so maybe I'm the wrong guy to ask, but still, that should tell you how much Fulmer has improved. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Does Michael Fulmer have the stuff to project as a 1/2 starter in the majors?
(Sean from NY)
No. He's more of a #3 on the high end. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Your thoughts on Michael Fulmer? Is he legit?
(Sean from NY)
Third pitch determines whether he starts or not. I don't think he starts. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)See any of Michael Fulmer down there in the FSL?
(Howie from NYC)
Yes, here's a link to the report I wrote on him.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=101

He's built like a starter but his arsenal says reliever. Two-pitch pitcher with below average fastball command. I should see him again at some point this season so hopefully there's some improvement to get excited about. (Jeff Moore)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Michael Fulmer: At his best he could be a ....? And at worst, not developing the way the Mets see, he could be...? He's an intruiging arm!
(MetsFaithful5 from Syracuse)
Number three starter/Up and down starter (Jason Parks)
2012-04-03 12:00:00 (link to chat)What was the reasoning behind the decision to both place Michael Fulmer on the Savannah roster and keep Brandon Nimmo back in extended spring training? Will Fulmer be on a strict innings limit? I'm guessing we will see Nimmo in Brooklyn?
(Nick from Lynbrook, NY)
A lot goes into these decisions, and I always try to remind myself that they're temporary - we can change our minds tomorrow. Furthermore, whatever decisions we make are part of a longer term plan for each individual player. So, the short answer is that these assignments in no way change our expected timetable for either player. However, there are different experiences available that may prove valuable. For instance, Fulmer has the chance to join a staff led by Frank Viola that will have three accomplished college starters in the rotation. That has the potential to be a great developmental experience for him. We have similar thoughts in Brandon's case, but because we haven't made any final decisions yet, I won't share them now...sorry. (Paul DePodesta)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Michael Fulmer has thrown 1,907 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2016, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph), Slider (89mph) and Sinker (95mph), also mixing in a Change (87mph).