Detroit Tigers Prospects Ready for September Audition

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Michael Fulmer, Starting Pitcher

Fulmer came to the Tigers in the deal for Yoenis Cespedes and just finished his season at Double-A by being named Eastern League Pitcher of the Year. For Binghamton in the New York Mets’ system and Erie for the Tigers Fulmer made 22 starts with a 10-3 record, 2.06 ERA and 112 strikeouts in 120.2 innings pitched.

The Tigers would have to make a move to add Fulmer to their 40-man roster so he’d be available for a September call-up but that scenario is not as farfetched as it seems. Detroit has to add him to the roster prior to the Rule 5 Draft in December or risk losing him to another team. Why wait if the move is going to be made anyway?

Fulmer may be ticketed for a full season at Toledo next season but the Tigers should reward fans after a disastrous 2015 with a taste of what’s to come.