Carson Fulmer

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Pitcher Carson Fulmer was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 15th round of the 2012 amateur draft but did not sign, opting to attend Vanderbilt University instead. Expected to the a top pick in the 2015 amateur draft, he was selected by the Chicago White Sox with the #8 pick, after his teammate, SS Dansby Swanson went first overall; another teammate, P Walker Buehler, was selected with the #24 pick on a great day for the Commodores. He made his pro debut that summer with the AZL White Sox on July 18th.

Fulmer pitched for the United States team in the 2016 Futures Game, then a week later, on July 17, 2016, made his major league debut with the White Sox. He was the first player from the 2015 draft to reach the big leagues. He never managed to get established with the White Sox, in spite of his promising start. In his first season, his ERA was 8.49 in 8 games. He had his best year in 2017, going 3-1, 3.86 in 7 games, including his first 5 starts, but the next two years went poorly. In 2018, his ERA was 8.07, and in a career=high 20 games in 2019, it was 6.26. By then he had been passed by a number of other pitching prospects in Chicago, and when he failed to make the team when the abbreviated 2020 season started on July 24th, he was paced on waivers and claimed by the Detroit Tigers. The change of scenery did not help as in 7 games, his ERA was 6.75. He was placed on waivers again and was claimed by the Pittsburgh Pirates on August 24th.

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