Michael Fulmer, Starting Pitcher, Detroit Tigers, #32
Date of Birth: 3/15/1993
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Michael Fulmer, starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers, was first drafted in 2011 by the New York Mets. He was traded to the Tigers on July 31, 2015, in the trade that sent Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets.
Fulmer pitched in the minor leagues from 2011 through 2015. In 76 games, he had a 26-24 record and 365 strikeouts to 125 walks in 382.2 innings. He was named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Year in 2015. That year, he had a 10-3 record, 125 strikeouts to 30 walks, and a 2.24 ERA in 124.2 innings in 22 games.
Fulmer had a strong first season with the Tigers in 2016. He had an 11-7 win-loss record, 132 strikeouts to 42 walks, and a 3.06 ERA in 159.0 innings in 26 games. He won the American League Rookie of the Year award for his efforts.