Carson Fulmer 2015 Bowman Draft Future Watch, White Sox – Carson Fulmer was a first round selection in the 2015 MLB Draft as the 8th overall pick by the Chicago White Sox. When the windy city claimed this right-handed pitcher as their own, fans immediately responded to this prospect’s fiery personality and cool looking sports glasses.
Born in Lakeland, Florida, he decided to attend Vanderbilt University and play for the Commodores. In 2013, as a freshman he came out of the bullpen at almost a strikeout per inning clip and a nice 3-0 record with a 2.39 ERA with 4 saves.
In 2014 he started out in the bullpen again but then he was moved into the starting rotation and he had a 28-inning scoreless streak leading his team to a College World Series victory over Virginia. After that he was officially on a the radar of a ton of baseball scouts.
This guy has the stuff. He played for the United States Collegiate National Team and was a finalist for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award. Fulmer also won the National Pitcher of the Year Award. Aaron Nola (Phillies) and Stephen Strasburg (Nationals) were former winners of this award.
Carson’s first MLB licensed autographed baseball card can be found in 2015 Bowman Draft Baseball, card number BCA-CF. Even if you’re a collector who’s hesitant in investing in pitchers, invest in this guy.
Here’s a look at him pitching for Vanderbilt. At just 22-years old, you can see he gets the most of his 6′, 195 pound frame:
According to his MLB.com draft profile:
“Fulmer has an electric arm that delivers 93-97 mph fastballs and power curveballs that elicit a lot of swings and misses. His changeup is an effective third pitch, so there’s no question that he has the arsenal required of a starter.”
It looks like the Chicago White Sox have found a future ace. Expect him to appear at the big league level as soon as 2017.
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