Carson Fulmer

Position: RHP
Born: 12/13/1992
Height: 6'0
Weight: 190
B/T: R/R
Acquired: Drafted in the first round (#8 overall) of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft (CHW).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: 4-9 with a 4.76 ERA in 17 starts at Birmingham (Double-A), striking out 90 and walking 51 in 87 innings, while allowing 82 hits.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Contract purchased from Birmingham July 15 when OF Jason Coats was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 7/17/2016

Debut Details
July 17, in an 8-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The last of four pitchers, he allowed one hit over two scoreless innings, striking out two. Coming on to start the seventh inning in relief of Tommy Kahnle, the first batter he faced, Albert Pujols, struck out swinging on three pitches. He then got Ji-Man Choi to pop out to shortstop and, after hitting Andrelton Simmons with a pitch, ended the inning by getting Todd Cunningham to fly out to left field. In the eighth, he struck out Jett Bandy swinging, and after Gregorio Petit singled to center, got Yunel Escobar to ground into a double play to end the inning.

Player Notes
One of three members of the 2014 College World Series champion Vanderbilt team to be selected in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft (including the 1:1, SS Dansby Swanson, and RHP Walker Buehler at No. 24) he waited barely a year to make it to the big leagues and was the first member of that Commodores class to reach the majors. Coming off a debut pro season in which he combined between the Arizona rookie league and Winston-Salem (High A) for a 1.96 ERA in nine starts, striking out 26 while walking nine in 23 innings and scattering 17 hits, he could project as either a starter or closer, but there’s plenty of time to decide. At Vandy, he was a closer turned ace starter. He boasts a fastball in the middle 90s and a power curveball to lead his arsenal, and has outstanding makeup.

2080 Notes
Fulmer checked in at No. 43 on 2080’s Preseason Top 125 Prospect Ranking List, where C.J. Wittmann had this to say about him: “Fulmer is a little undersized, and his changeup is still a work in progress, but the White Sox have worked wonders with similar profiles in the past. He’s starting the year at Triple-A Charlotte, but be on the lookout for a call-up, potentially as a starter if he can stretch his arm out early in the season with some success.” You can also check out a 2080 Prospect Spotlight from Wittmann that ran in late May.