Carson Fulmer
Carson Fulmer Vanderbilt.jpg
Fulmer with Vanderbilt
Los Angeles Dodgers
Born: (1993-12-13) December 13, 1993 (age 28)
Lakeland, Florida
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 17, 2016, for the Chicago White Sox
Career statistics
(through 2021 season)
Win–loss record6–9
Earned run average6.41

Carson Springer Fulmer (born December 13, 1993) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, and Baltimore Orioles. He played college baseball for the Vanderbilt Commodores. He was drafted by the White Sox in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft, and he made his MLB debut in 2016.

Amateur career

Fulmer attended All Saints' Academy in Winter Haven, Florida and was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 15th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft.[1][2] He did not sign and attended Vanderbilt University.

As a freshman in 2013, Fulmer, appeared in 26 games as a relief pitcher, going 3–0 with a 2.39 earned run average (ERA), four saves and 51 strikeouts in 52+23 innings. Fulmer started his sophomore season in 2014 as a relief pitcher, but was moved to the starting rotation in April.[3] After becoming a starter, he had a 28 innings scoreless streak.[4] In June, he helped the Commodores win the 2014 College World Series against the Virginia Cavaliers after allowing only one earned run in 5+13 innings of the third game.[5] He finished the season 7–1 in 26 games (10 starts) with a 1.98 ERA, 10 saves and 95 strikeouts in 91 innings, earning the SEC Pitcher of the Year Award.[6] After the season, he played for the United States collegiate national team during the summer.[7]

As a junior in 2015, Fulmer won the National Pitcher of the Year Award after going 14–2 with a 1.83 ERA with 167 strikeouts over 127+23 innings.[8] He was a finalist for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award, presented annually to the nation's top college player.[9]

Professional career

Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox selected Fulmer in the first round, with the eighth overall selection, of the 2015 MLB Draft.[10] Fulmer signed with the White Sox, receiving a $3,470,600 signing bonus.[11]

After signing, Fulmer was assigned to the AZL White Sox, and after one scoreless appearances, he was promoted to the Winston-Salem Dash where he finished the season, posting a 2.05 ERA in eight starts. He began 2016 with the Birmingham Barons.

Fulmer was called up to the major leagues on July 15, 2016.[12] He made his debut on July 17. He was demoted to the Charlotte Knights on August 17 and spent the remainder of the season there. In 21 starts between Birmingham and Charlotte, Fulmer was 6–10 with a 4.63 ERA, and in eight appearances out of the bullpen for the White Sox, he compiled a 0–2 record and 8.49 ERA.

Fulmer began the 2017 season with Charlotte and was recalled to the White Sox for the first time that season on August 21 to make his first major league start. He gave up six earned runs on four hits and three walks in 1+13 innings pitched against the Minnesota Twins,[13] and he was sent back to Charlotte the next day. Fulmer was recalled to Chicago once again in September. In 25 starts for Charlotte he was 7–9 with a 5.79 ERA and in seven games (five starts) for Chicago, he pitched to a 3–1 record and 3.86 ERA.[14]

Fulmer began 2018 in Chicago's starting rotation. However, after going 2–4 with an 8.07 ERA and 1.89 WHIP in nine games, he was optioned to Charlotte on May 18.[15] In 2019, Fulmer was 1–2 in 20 games (2 starts). He had an ERA of 6.26 in 27+13 innings. On July 23, 2020, Fulmer was designated for assignment by the White Sox.[16]

Detroit Tigers

On July 25, 2020, Fulmer was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Tigers.[17] He was designated for assignment by the Tigers on August 20, 2020.[18] In his brief time with the Tigers, Fulmer pitched to a 6.75 ERA over 6+23 innings and allowed five runs including one home run.[19]

Baltimore Orioles

On August 24, 2020, Fulmer was claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[20] Fulmer was designated for assignment by the Pirates on September 2 without appearing in a game. On September 5, 2020, Fulmer was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles.[21] Fulmer did not allow a run over 3+23 innings pitched for the Orioles.

On September 21, 2020, Fulmer was again claimed off waivers by the Pittsburgh Pirates. On March 7, 2021, Fulmer was designated for assignment following the acquisition of Duane Underwood Jr.[22]

Cincinnati Reds

On March 14, 2021, Fulmer was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Reds.[23] Fulmer recorded a 6.66 ERA in 20 appearances before being designated for assignment on May 21.[24] He was outrighted to the Triple-A Louisville Bats on May 24.[25]

Los Angeles Dodgers

On December 8, 2021, the Los Angeles Dodgers selected Fulmer from the Reds in the minor league phase of the Rule 5 draft.[26] The Dodgers added him to the 40-man roster and called him up to the majors on April 30, 2022.[27] He was designated for assignment two days later, without appearing in a major league game for the Dodgers.[28]


Fulmer married his high school sweetheart, Sabina Vargas, in November 2017 in Malibu, California.[29][30]

See also


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  2. ^ "Sox focus on college pitchers on Day 2 of Draft". Boston Red Sox. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  3. ^ Nick Cole , (May 14, 2014). "Vanderbilt's Carson Fulmer a calming force at 98 mph". The Tennessean. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  4. ^ Nick Cole , (June 25, 2014). "Carson Fulmer's postseason numbers drop off". The Tennessean. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "2014 NCAA Baseball Tournament DI – CWS Finals". Retrieved May 17, 2020.
  6. ^ "SEC Announces 2015 Baseball Awards" (Press release). Southeastern Conference. May 18, 2015. Retrieved May 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "College Notebook: Fulmer Named to National Team". Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "White Sox sign first-round pick Carson Fulmer". Chicago Sun-Times. July 3, 2015. Archived from the original on July 5, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2015.
  9. ^ Dabe, Christopher (June 23, 2015). "Arkansas' Andrew Benintendi wins 2015 Golden Spikes Award ahead of LSU's Alex Bregman, 2 other finalists". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
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  14. ^ "Carson Fulmer Stats, Highlights, Bio – Stats – The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  15. ^ Musick, Tom (May 19, 2018). "Fulmer optioned to Charlotte after White Sox loss to Rangers". Chicago Sun-Times.
  16. ^ Adams, Steve (July 23, 2020). "White Sox Designate Carson Fulmer For Assignment, Sign Ryan Goins To Minor League Deal". Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  17. ^ "Tigers Claim Carson Fulmer". MLB Trade Rumors. Retrieved July 27, 2020.
  18. ^ "Tigers activate Buck Farmer, cut Carson Fulmer". August 20, 2020.
  19. ^ "Carson Fulmer Stats".
  20. ^ "Pirates Claim Carson Fulmer, Designate Guillermo Heredia". MLB Trade Rumors.
  21. ^ "Orioles Claim Carson Fulmer". MLB Trade Rumors.
  22. ^ "Pirates acquire Duane Underwood Jr. From the Cubs". March 7, 2021.
  23. ^ "Pirates Acquire Duane Underwood, Designate Carson Fulmer".
  24. ^ "Reds Place Nick Senzel, Wade Miley on 10-Day Injured List".
  25. ^ "Minor MLB Transactions: 5/24/21".
  26. ^ "Rule 5 Draft results, pick by pick".
  27. ^ Stephen, Eric (April 30, 2022). "Dodgers call up Carson Fulmer & Zach McKinstry, place Mitch White on COVID injured list". SB Nation. Retrieved April 30, 2022.
  28. ^ Stephen, Eric (May 2, 2022). "Dodgers trim roster to 26, with Zach McKinstry optioned to Triple-A & Carson Fulmer designated for assignment". SB Nation. Retrieved May 2, 2022.
  29. ^ Thompson, Phil. "Congrats Carson Fulmer, now let's snoop through your wedding registry".
  30. ^ Instagram, Author's; LinkedIn, Author's. "A Malibu Wedding With a View". Brides. ((cite web)): |last1= has generic name (help)