Carson Fulmer

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Dodgers AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers in May of 2022.
Re-signs with Dodgers
PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
May 14, 2022
Fulmer was re-signed by the Dodgers on Friday, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports.
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Fulmer was reportedly released earlier in the day, but the Dodgers abruptly brought the right-hander back in time for Triple-A Oklahoma City's evening game, during which he pitched two scoreless innings. Fulmer was called up to the big club in late April, but he didn't get into any contests with Los Angeles. He's posted a 1.98 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 13:9 K:BB across 13.2 innings in the minors this season.
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Since 2020vs Left .210 74 19 11 13 3 0 1
Since 2020vs Right .280 88 16 7 21 5 1 3
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .233 52 12 8 10 2 0 1
2021vs Right .291 64 12 5 16 3 1 2
2020vs Left .158 22 7 3 3 1 0 0
2020vs Right .250 24 4 2 5 2 0 1
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Since 2020Home 7.61 1.52 23.2 0 0 0 8.4 4.9 1.5
Since 2020Away 2.92 1.30 12.1 0 0 0 9.5 3.6 0.0
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 8.62 1.47 15.2 0 0 0 7.5 4.6 1.7
2021Away 3.60 1.60 10.0 0 0 0 9.9 4.5 0.0
2020Home 5.63 1.63 8.0 0 0 0 10.1 5.6 1.1
2020Away 0.00 0.00 2.1 0 0 0 7.7 0.0 0.0
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Carson Fulmer See More
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Subject to Change
September 21, 2019
Todd Zola ranks the starting pitching for the final week of the season, which is always tricky. Gerrit Cole is scheduled for two starts, but will he make both?
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
June 28, 2019
Chris Bennett says Jose Berrios should receive plenty of run support with the Twins offense getting to tee off on Carson Fulmer, making a win highly likely.
FanDuel MLB: Tuesday Breakdown
June 25, 2019
Chris Bennett takes a look at a jam-packed Tuesday slate and suggests you don't overlook a potential Padres stack in Manny Machado's return to Baltimore.
The Z Files: AL Rotation Overview
June 29, 2018
Todd Zola shifts back to the American League for a look at each team's rotation situation, where Ervin Santana might finally be closing in on his 2018 debut for the Twins.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
May 18, 2018
Chris Morgan opts to go with Yoan Moncada of the White Sox on Friday against Texas.
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The 27-year-old began the year with the White Sox but failed to make the Opening Day roster and was subsequently claimed by the Tigers, only to be DFA'd in August. The right-hander made just three appearances over the final five weeks of the season, bouncing from the Pirates to the Orioles before finishing the season back with the Pirates. Fulmer has been unable to establish himself since making his debut in 2016, posting a 6.34 ERA over 54 appearances (15 starts). The career 18.9% strikeout rate, 13.9% walk rate and 1.71 HR/9 haven't improved much over the course of his time in the majors. Fulmer has mostly been working out of the bullpen since 2018, which figures to remain the case next season. He could easily carve out a bullpen role with Pittsburgh's group mostly unsettled, but barring significant improvements he's unlikely to be a factor in any high-leverage role.
The White Sox need a new closer. Before you look too hard, it is highly unlikely to be Fulmer. While he has a starter's arsenal of pitches, he can't command any of them well enough to live in high-leverage roles. He has struggled with command throughout his career, which leads to walks and homers. Dean Wormer told us that being fat, drunk and stupid is a hell of a way to go through life, and walking batters and surrendering homers is a hell of a way to work as a relief pitcher. Spin rate fans will point to the fact that Fulmer has high numbers on both his fastball and curve, but none of that means anything if Fulmer can't locate his pitches where the catchers calls for them. He is more than one skill away from another level of production, so speculating on a successful 2020 role is akin to hoping your favorite team can come back from a six-run deficit in the ninth. They may, if Fulmer is on the mound.
While it's understandable why the White Sox wanted to give Fulmer an extended chance to make it as a starter, it appears he's exhausted all his opportunities and is ticketed for the bullpen as many expected when he was taken eighth overall in the 2015 draft. Despite being the first in his class to make the majors, Fulmer hasn't developed as hoped, continuing to display subpar control. In 32.1 innings with the White Sox, Fulmer allowed 37 hits, eight of which left the yard, aiding 29 earned runs. He was sent to Triple-A Charlotte where a 5.80 ERA as a starter pushed him to the Knights' bullpen. Perhaps ditching his cutter and changeup and instead relying strictly on his 93-mph fastball and plus curve can spur a major-league career as a reliever. While hope may spring eternal for the White Sox, Fulmer belongs nowhere near a fantasy roster.
Many in the fantasy community are ready to write Fulmer off as a starter. While he finished with strong numbers in September (1.64 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 19:10 K:BB in six appearances), it still seems likely that he ends up in the bullpen eventually. The eighth overall pick in 2015 throws four pitches but has had trouble commanding them at any level as a professional (5.1 BB/9 in majors). Meanwhile, Fulmer's strikeout rates have been modest (7.5 K/9 in majors, 8.1 K/9 in minors). He was extremely flyball prone with the White Sox last season (54.5 percent) and had a .190 BABIP and 82.7 percent left-on-base rate, with the ERA estimators suggesting he was close to two full runs worse than his surface numbers would indicate. The White Sox have openings in the rotation and could give Fulmer a look, but if that were to happen, we'd bet on him posting damaging ratios before ultimately being removed from the role.
As many predicted when he was selected, Fulmer became the first player from the 2015 draft to reach the big leagues, making his debut with the White Sox on July 17. However, it was not all sunshine and smiles. In fact, after some initial success, it was a nightmare. Fulmer gave up seven runs over the span of one inning (across two appearances) and 11 runs over six appearances before being sent back down to the minors. He was able to right the ship with just one earned run allowed and a 14:3 K:BB over his final three starts for Triple-A Charlotte. With the White Sox now firmly in rebuild mode, Fulmer should be able to focus on his development as a starter. There's still quite a bit to like -- Fulmer features two plus pitches in his fastball and curveball -- but he will need his changeup and control to come along to make it as a starting pitcher.
For the second straight season, the White Sox drafted a college pitcher with a top-10 pick in the amateur draft. He entered the draft leading the SEC in ERA, wins, and strikeouts, and his 167 strikeouts at Vanderbilt in 2015 ranked second in school history behind only David Price. He brings with him a mid-90s fastball (with movement), a plus curveball, and a changeup with potential. He was limited to 28 minor league innings after a heavy collegiate workload, but all signs point to an aggressive path to the majors. It would not be surprising to see him log innings on the south side in 2016, but a 2017 ETA is much more likely.
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Released by Dodgers
PFree Agent  AAA
May 13, 2022
Fulmer was released by the Dodgers on Friday, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports.
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Clears waivers, moved to Triple-A
PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
May 5, 2022
Fulmer cleared waivers Thursday and was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City, independent baseball writer Blake Harris reports.
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Designated for assignment
PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
May 2, 2022
Fulmer was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on Monday, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
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Called up by Dodgers
PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
April 30, 2022
Fulmer was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.
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Sent to minors
PLos Angeles Dodgers  AAA
March 26, 2022
Fulmer was sent to minor-league camp Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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