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Birth Date3-15-1993
Height6' 3"
Weight210 lbs
Age24 years, 4 months, 7 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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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 DRA- WARP
2016 DET MLB 26 26 159.0 11 7 0 136 42 132 16 .259 107 7.7 2.4 0.9 7.5 51% .268 .221 1.12 3.71 3.06 87 3.53 78.2 3.3
2017 DET MLB 19 19 126.3 10 7 0 112 28 89 8 .261 105 8.0 2.0 0.6 6.3 51% .272 .217 1.11 3.31 3.35 86 3.02 64.4 3.6
CareerMLB4545285.3211402487022124.2601067.82.20.87.051%.270.2191.113.533.19863.2069.97.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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 DRA-
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 2.46 10.12 95 3.45 98.0
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 2.74 100 3.91 99.9
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 3.85 3.44 111 5.31 109.8
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 79 2.21 87.2
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 3.76 3.97 94 3.91 100.2
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 16.20 111 7.33 120.3
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 76 2.00 89.1
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 70 2.43 84.3
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 68 2.36 83.6
2016 DET MLB 26 26 159.0 11 7 0 136 42 132 16 .259 107 7.7 2.4 0.9 7.5 51% .268 .221 1.12 3.71 3.06 87 3.53 78.2
2016 TOL AAA 3 3 15.3 1 1 0 16 5 20 3 .256 101 9.4 2.9 1.8 11.7 49% .325 .279 1.37 4.27 4.11 83 2.60 89.9
2017 DET MLB 19 19 126.3 10 7 0 112 28 89 8 .261 105 8.0 2.0 0.6 6.3 51% .272 .217 1.11 3.31 3.35 86 3.02 64.4

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 2467 0.4893 0.4820 0.7620 0.6645 0.3071 0.8267 0.6279 0.2380
2017 1764 0.4960 0.4909 0.7898 0.6846 0.3003 0.8631 0.6255 0.2102
Career42310.49210.48570.77360.67290.30430.84190.62690.2264

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
2017 DET $551,900
2016 DET $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2017Current$551,900
1 yrTotal$551,900

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 157 dBBI Sports1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Detroit 3/17.
  • 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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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .222 .297 .325 .215
11 vs R (Multi) .240 .284 .399 .227
18 Split (Multi) -.018 .012 -.075 -.012
19 LgAvg (Multi) .006 .020 .015 .013
30 vs L (2016) .222 .297 .325 .215
31 vs R (2016) .240 .284 .399 .227
38 Split (2016) -.018 .012 -.075 -.012
39 LgAvg (2016) .003 .018 .013 .012

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-07-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Cubs should trade Schwarber for Michael Fulmer if the deal is possible?
(BC from Urbandale)
It would be a sell low / buy high situation, for sure, but there are reasons for concern on Schwarber. He's already a bad body type and now he has a devastating knee injury under his belt. He's super talented, but can't really play defense either.

Normally trading a bat for an arm feels risky but Fulmer is basically sitting 96 and has a DRA of 3.00. Given organizational needs, I think if I'm the Cubs I do that and I'm pretty thrilled to do it. (Nick Schaefer)
2017-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)10 team OBP/QS dynasty. Trade my Benintendi for his Fulmer/Bellinger if I have Betts/Springer/Polanco already?
(Ceej from Pittsburgh)
Michael Fulmer, yes. Carson Fulmer, no. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)10 team OBP/QS dynasty. Trade my Benintendi for his Fulmer/Bellinger if I have Betts/Springer/Polanco already?
(Ceej from Pittsburgh)
Assuming this is Michael Fulmer, yeah, I'd do it. If it's Carson, I would NOT do it. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Can you list in order of overall potential and general preference: Michael Fulmer, Steven Matz, Robert Gsellman
(Doug from Long Island)
Ooh. It's really close once you factor in Matz's durability/injury questions. If forced to order them, I'd go Matz/Fulmer/Gsellman, but it's well within the fudge factor. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
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 4,297 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2016 and 2017, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2017, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (97mph), Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Slider (90mph), also mixing in a Change (88mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (79mph).