Overwhelming Rookie of the Year → Turned to the bullpen after a slump → Signed with the Cubs… possible finish?

Reporter Yoon-jun Ko = Michael Fulmer, who won the Rookie of the Year award for his overwhelming appearance as a starting pitcher in his first year of debut, has found a new team.

‘The Athletic’ reporter Ken Rosenthal reported on the 11th (Korean time), “According to sources, FA right-hander Fulmer has reached an agreement with the Chicago Cubs.”

Fulmer was selected by the New York Mets in the first round of the 2011 draft. He was subsequently traded to the Detroit Tigers when he traded Yoenis Cespe Des.

He first stepped on the big league stage in 2016, and with his debut, he recorded 11 wins and 7 losses with a 3.06 ERA, beating Gary Sanchez to win the Rookie of the Year title. He seemed to have a spot in the starting rotation as well in 2017 as he won 10 games.

However, he has never achieved a double-digit multiplier due to overlapping injuries and sluggishness since the 2017 season, and his ERA skyrocketed to 8.78 in the 2020 season. 안전놀이터

Accordingly, he switched to the bullpen from the 2021 season, which became his top choice. He climbed the mound as a finisher as his pitch and speed increased significantly, and last year he recorded 5 wins, 6 losses, 3.39 ERA, 25 holds, 3 saves and 61 strikeouts.

Currently, the Cubs’ bullpen is evaluated as lacking. Rowan Wick, Brandon Hughes, and Brad Boxberger have a pilseungjo line and Albert Alzoray, but they have been steadily aiming to reinforce the bullpen pitcher.

If Fullmer shows the performance that followed after switching to the bullpen, it seems that he can be used as his finisher.

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