Tigers call up top pitching prospect Michael Fulmer
The Detroit Tigers are calling up top prospect Michael Fulmer, and the 23-year-old pitcher could make his major league debut on Friday against the Twins, manager Brad Ausmus told ESPN.
Fulmer is Detroit’s No. 1 prospect, and is ranked by MLB as the No. 50 prospect and the No. 14 righthanded pitcher.
“He’s got stuff for sure,“ Ausmus said. “He throws 95, he’s got a wipeout slider, but the big leagues is a little different. Guys have seen stuff like that before. You do have to locate your pitches but it certainly doesn't hurt to have that type of stuff in your arsenal.”
Fulmer, who was acquired from the Mets in the trade for Yoenis Cespedes, would be filling in for Shane Green. Green left his last start with a blister on his finger.
First pitch on Friday is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. ET at Target Field.