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40-33 4-6 W1
36-31 6-4 L3
33-37 4-6 L4
28-43 4-6 W2
26-44 6-4 L1

2022 Pitching

STATS W
Wins
L
Losses
ERA
Earned Run Average
SO
Strikeouts
BB
Base on Balls (Walk)
WHIP
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 2 2.08 27 12 0.92

Top Michael Fulmer News

  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Secures 10th hold

    Fulmer tossed a scoreless inning of relief to earn a hold in Sunday's win over the Rangers. He struck out one.

    Fulmer is up to 10 holds this season, and he's pitched well with a 2.16 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 26 strikeouts across 25 innings. He's surpassed the nine holds he recorded last year, though he also posted 14 saves in 2021 as the Tigers were a bit more fluid with the closer role. This year, Gregory Soto leads the team with 13 saves, while Fulmer has just one so far. It looks like he'll continue to rack up holds, but Soto has the closer role fairly secure at this point.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Looks good again Tuesday

    Fulmer pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts in the Tigers' 4-0 win in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Twins.

    It wasn't a save situation, but Fulmer still effectively shut the door on Minnesota, needing just 10 pitches to retire the side. The righty is behind Gregory Soto in the pecking order for saves at the moment, though he's pitched well with a 2.89 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 18 strikeouts across 18.2 innings this season. Fulmer did have 14 saves a season ago, so it's possible he gets a look in the closer role at some point if Soto stumbles, though the latter has also looked good with a 2.16 ERA and nine saves in 10 chances.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Looks sharp in loss

    Fulmer struck out all three batters he faced in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

    Fulmer hadn't appeared in a game since Wednesday, as the Tigers are just 1-5 in their past six contests, so they haven't turned over too many leads to their more high-leverage relievers. The righty didn't show any rust, as he made quick work of the Twins in the seventh inning. Fulmer now has 14 strikeouts across 16.1 innings this season to go with a 3.31 ERA.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Blows save but earns win

    Fulmer (2-2) allowed one run on a hit and a walk to get credited with a blown save Monday against the Rays, though he was able to earn the win.

    Fulmer started the bottom of the eighth inning out with a strikeout, but got into some trouble by allowing a double and a walk with one out. He then tossed a wild pitch, and the lead runner would later score on a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 2-2, though the Tigers would score in the top of the ninth to go back ahead. Fulmer has now blown two saves this season to go with his 3.14 ERA, and while closer Gregory Soto has seemingly been on thin ice lately, the latter did wrap up Monday's contest with a clean ninth inning. For now, Fulmer should stick in a setup role, with Soto the top option for saves in Detroit.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Takes second loss

    Fulmer (1-2) allowed two runs on a hit and a walk across an inning of work to take the loss Thursday against the Athletics. He struck out one.

    Fulmer allowed his first home run of the season in the eighth inning, a two-run blast by Seth Brown, which broke open a 3-3 tie. The righty still has a solid 2.70 ERA, but with the 9-23 Tigers struggling to score many runs, the margin for error is thin for all of the team's pitchers. Despite the hiccup, Fulmer should remain an important reliever in Detroit, typically working in front of closer Gregory Soto.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Continues strong start

    Fulmer, who pitched 1.2 scoreless innings of relief in Saturday's win over the Dodgers, has yet to allow a run this season across 9.1 innings.

    Fulmer was effective again Saturday and recorded his third hold of the season in the 5-1 Detroit victory. The righty also has one win and one save, which has boosted his fantasy value. Gregory Soto is still the primary closer, but Fulmer certainly has an important role in the Tigers' bullpen and will remain a solid fantasy asset if he keeps pitching like this.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Earns first save

    Fulmer picked up the save Friday, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning during a 2-1 win in Kansas City.

    After Gregory Soto received both of Detroit's save opportunities to start the season and pitched in three of the prior four games, manager A.J. Hinch called upon Fulmer to get the final three outs Friday. The righty needed just 11 pitches to retire the side in order and finished the night by striking out Hunter Dozier on three pitches. Fulmer, the 2016 American League Rookie of the Year as a starter, was second on the Tigers last season with 14 saves and is next in line should Soto falter.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Picks up first win

    Fulmer (1-0) worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless inning of relief and earn the win Monday against the Red Sox. He struck out one.

    Fulmer was second on the Tigers with 14 saves last season, but he also scooped up five wins out of the bullpen. Gregory Soto earned the save Monday and should see the bulk of the chances this year, so Fulmer will have to typically settle for holds and the occasional win while working in the eighth inning. That limits the righty's fantasy appeal a bit, though things could change if he overtook Soto for the closer role.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Sharp in season debut

    Fulmer pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the White Sox.

    Fulmer got the ninth inning but the Tigers were down 5-2 at the time -- closer Gregory Soto wasn't needed. Soto led the club with 18 saves last season, though Fulmer wasn't that far behind with 14 of his own. The former should see the bulk of the chances in 2022 with Fulmer typically getting high-leverage work in the eighth inning. His fantasy value would increase, of course, if he supplanted Soto as the closer.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Sluggish this spring

    Fulmer has an 11.57 ERA and has allowed two home runs across three Grapefruit League games.

    It's a small sample size of just 2.1 innings, but Fulmer hasn't been sharp yet, which is further evidenced by his lack of strikeouts. He's also reportedly a few ticks off from his typical velocity, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. The righty was solid for the Tigers last season with a 2.97 ERA and 14 saves, so he should get rolling at some point. However, with Gregory Soto and offseason addition Andrew Chafin around, Fulmer might not see as many save opportunities in 2022.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Making nearly $5 million

    Fulmer and the Tigers agreed to terms on a one-year, $4.95 million contract Tuesday, avoiding arbitration, Kiley McDaniel of ESPN.com reports.

    Fulmer will get a raise of nearly $2 million in his final year of team control. That comes after a season in which he saved 14 games while posting career bests in ERA (2.97) and strikeout rate (24.6 percent).

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Gets bullpen competition

    Fulmer got added competition for the Tigers' primary setup role with the addition of Andrew Chafin on Wednesday, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

    Gregory Soto is expected to be the team's closer heading into the season, which would leave Fulmer and Chafin in setup roles. Fulmer did have 14 saves and nine holds in 2021 to go with a 2.97 ERA, so he should definitely see high-leverage work moving forward. With Chafin a lefty and Fulmer a righty, manager A.J. Hinch could just play the matchups with his top bullpen options. Either would see a boost in value if they replaced Soto as the closer at any point.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Earns 14th save

    Fulmer worked around a hit to pitch a scoreless ninth inning and record the save in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

    The save was the 14th of the season for Fulmer, which was four behind Gregory Soto (finger) for the team lead. Fulmer had a nice rebound campaign in his second year back after Tommy John surgery, finishing the season with a 2.97 ERA and 73 strikeouts across 69.2 innings after recording an 8.78 ERA in 2020. The former starter looked comfortable in a relief role, and he should be a key member of Detroit's bullpen in 2022.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Picks up save

    Fulmer nailed down the save Thursday against Minnesota after tossing a scoreless inning, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one.

    Fulmer has been on fire recently and has tossed 10 straight scoreless outings; in fact, he has given up just two runs over his last 18 innings dating back to Aug. 22. The right-hander has gone 13-for-17 in save chances this season and owns a 3.01 ERA on the year, a figure that would rank as a career-best mark for him.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Nails down another save

    Fulmer earned his 12th save of the season Saturday against the Royals, allowing one hit with two strikeouts in 1.1 innings.

    Fulmer came on with two outs in the eighth inning and immediately put out a fire, striking out Andrew Benintendi to strand a pair of inherited runners. The Tigers added two runs to their 3-1 lead in the bottom of the frame, and Fulmer finished things off in the ninth. Fulmer has adjusted well to his new relief role in 2021, logging a 3.06 ERA and 72:18 K:BB over 67.2 innings.

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  • Tigers' Michael Fulmer: Secures 11th save

    Fulmer earned the save against the White Sox on Tuesday after tossing 1.1 scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and a walk while striking out one.

    After allowing an inherited runner to score on an RBI single by Tim Anderson in the eighth, Fulmer returned in the ninth frame to finish things off. With two outs and a two-run lead, trouble loomed when Fulmer gave up a single to Eloy Jimenez and a walk to Yoan Moncada. The right-hander rebounded quickly by sending Leury Garcia down on strikes to finish off the victory. Fulmer now has 11 saves this season to go with a 3.12 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. With Gregory Soto out for the season, Fulmer looks to be the favorite for ninth-inning duties in Detroit.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 246 lbs
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, OK
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R