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Michael Fulmer

Born: 03/15/1993 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3" Weight: 200
Mechanics
Long arm action, especially on back end turing take away; brings arm down immediately. Too much effort in his delivery for a big guy. Thick, long legs support a heavy frame. Built to log innings.
Evaluator Jeff Moore
Report Date 05/07/2014
Affiliate St. Lucie Mets (High A, Mets)
Dates Seen 4/5/14
OFP 45
Realistic 40, reliever
Video No
Pitch Type Present Grade Future Grade Sitting Velocity Peak Velocity Report
Fastball 40 50 91-92 93 Fastball command was erratic; threw strikes but not quality ones. Straight, no movement.
Curveball 55 60 73-76   Fulmer's one plus pitch; featured plus break; hard, downward action. Tough pitch to elevate when he keeps it down. Should generate a lot of ground balls.
Slider 35 45 81-86   Showed an ability to spin the ball, but break and velocity was inconsistent. Some were hard with slight break, almost resembling cutters. Others were slower and loopy, like a slurve. Couldn't seem to settle on one velocity, plane or pitch type. Could be an average pitch if he settles on one and refines it.
Change-up 30 40 85   Little to no movement on pitch, very hittable. Only deception was in change in velocity.
Overall

Fulmer may look like he's built to log innings, but his stuff suggests middle-relief. He has enough velocity that his fastball can be an average pitch with improved command, but his only other effective offering is the curveball. At this point, he's a two-pitch pitcher who only commands one of them well, which suggests bullpen role.

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