Carson Fulmer
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the White Sox in Feb. 2017.
Opening appearance rained out
PChicago White Sox
September 27, 2019
Fulmer opened Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Tigers and pitched 2.2 innings, but the game was postponed due to weather.
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The White Sox were expected to play two games Friday, but both games were called due to weather. Chicago will play a doubleheader Saturday and one game Sunday.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
28
Last 10 Games
27
Last 5 Games
26
How many pitches does Carson Fulmer generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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31-40
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Carson Fulmer generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .239 172 32 27 34 5 0 8
Since 2017vs Right .247 226 41 30 45 5 1 9
2019vs Left .241 34 6 5 7 1 0 2
2019vs Right .244 99 19 15 19 2 0 3
2018vs Left .297 78 14 12 19 4 0 3
2018vs Right .265 86 15 12 18 3 1 5
2017vs Left .163 60 12 10 8 0 0 3
2017vs Right .222 41 7 3 8 0 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-53%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-71%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-26%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-74%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 8.39 2.02 44.0 4 5 0 8.8 8.0 2.9
Since 2017Away 3.92 1.21 39.0 2 2 0 6.9 4.2 0.7
2019Home 9.42 2.58 14.1 1 1 0 8.2 10.7 2.5
2019Away 2.77 0.69 13.0 0 1 0 8.3 2.1 0.7
2018Home 9.17 1.98 17.2 1 3 0 9.2 7.1 3.1
2018Away 6.75 1.77 14.2 1 1 0 6.8 6.1 1.2
2017Home 6.00 1.42 12.0 2 1 0 9.0 6.0 3.0
2017Away 1.59 1.06 11.1 1 0 0 5.6 4.0 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Carson Fulmer compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 20 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.25
 
K/9
8.2
 
BB/9
6.6
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
93.7 mph
 
ERA
6.26
 
WHIP
1.68
 
BABIP
.287
 
GB/FB
1.31
 
Left On Base
61.5%
 
Exit Velocity
89.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.1%
 
Spin Rate
2346 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
40.5%
 
Swinging Strike
11.0%
 
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111 days ago
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Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
May 18, 2018
Chris Morgan opts to go with Yoan Moncada of the White Sox on Friday against Texas.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Opening afternoon game
PChicago White Sox
September 27, 2019
Fulmer will start the first game of Friday's doubleheader against Detroit if rain allows the game to go forward.
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Opens, loses Tuesday
PChicago White Sox
September 25, 2019
Fulmer (1-2) was tagged with the loss as the opener Tuesday, allowing four runs on two hits and two walks while striking out one over one inning against the Indians.
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Opening Tuesday
PChicago White Sox
September 24, 2019
Fulmer will serve as the opener Tuesday against the Indians, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Brought back from IL
PChicago White Sox
September 1, 2019
The White Sox reinstated Fulmer (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list Sunday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Starts rehab
PChicago White Sox
Hamstring
August 29, 2019
Fulmer (hamstring) allowed two runs on one hit and two walks over a third of an inning for Triple-A Charlotte on Wednesday.
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