Supplemental First Rounder, Michael Fulmer Signs Over Slot
One month to the day after supplemental first-round pick Michael Fulmer announced via Twitter that he had reached an agreement with the Mets, he has officially signed with the team for $937,500.
Baseball America reported the news this evening and added that Fulmer’s contract is more than any other deal outside of the first round so far, and in excess of the commissioner’s office’s $776,700 guideline for the 44th overall pick.
Alderson did say in the spring that the Mets would go over slot to secure the best prospects.
Original Post 6/24
Welcome second round selection RHP Michael Fulmer to the New York Mets. The Oklahoma City high schooler announced via Twitter that he has reached an agreement with Mets Thursday night.
Fulmer, the 44th overall pick in the draft, had committed to the University of Arkansas, but could be heading to Kingsport in a couple of weeks to begin his pro career.
According to Adam Rubin, scouting director Chad MacDonald said on draft day: “Big, physical right-hander. If you like 92 to 97 mph with plus sink and a plus breaking ball you’re going to like this guy.”
Paul DePodesta said he was sold on Fulmer because ”he doesn’t like hitters.”
Looking forward to hearing the contract details in the next few days.
About the Author: Craig Lerner
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