Engaged to Sabina … Twitter: @Carson_Fulmer. Attended Vanderbilt University, where he went 23-3 with a 1.99 ERA (57 ER/258.0 IP), four complete games and 298 strikeouts over three seasons (2013-15). Was named Southeastern Conference Pitcher of the Year and one of four finalists for the USABaseball Golden SpikesAward as a junior in 2015 after going 13-2 with a 1.82 ERA (23 ER/114.0 IP), two shutouts, three complete games, 152 strikeouts and a .186 opponents average over 17 starts. Led Division I pitchers in wins and ranked among the leaders in SO (2nd), GS (3rd), SO/9.0 IP (3rd, 12.00) and ERA (25th). Became just the fourth pitcher in SEC history and first since Tennessee's Luke Hochevar in 2005 to win the pitching triple crown, leading the league in wins, ERA and strikeouts. Helped lead the Commodores to their third College World Series berth in 2015, where they were runner-up to Virginia … won Game 1 of the CWS final, holding Virginia to one run on two hits with eight strikeouts over 7.2 IP. Led Vanderbilt to the 2014 CWS title … started the deciding Game 3 of the finals against Virginia on three days rest, allowing two runs (one earned) on five hits over 5.1 IP of a no decision. Also won the following honors at Vanderbilt: First Team AllAmerican by Baseball America and Louisville Slugger (2014),AllSEC Second-Team andAll-Defensive Team (2014), All-American by Collegiate Baseball and All-SEC Freshman (2013) and SEC Academic Honor Roll selection (2013-14). Is a 2012 graduate of All Saints Academy in Lakeland, Fla. … is from the same hometown as Chris Sale … was selected by Boston in the 15th round of the 2012 draft but did not sign.
Spent most of the season in the minor leagues but made eight relief appearances in his first season with the White Sox. His contract was purchased from Birmingham on 7/15 … made his major-league debut on 7/17 at the Angels, working 2.0 scoreless IP with two strikeouts … recorded his first career strikeout (Albert Pujols) to open his first inning. Suffered his first career loss and blown save on 7/22 vs. Detroit (3 ER/0.2 IP) and allowed four runs over 0.1 IP in his next outing on 7/27 at the Cubs. Threw 2.1 scoreless IP on 8/7 vs. Baltimore … suffered his second loss on 8/11 at Kansas City despite working a career-high 3.0 IP … allowed two runs on three hits, including a game-tying, RBI triple to Cheslor Cuthbert in the sixth. Was optioned to Charlotte on 8/16. Went 6-10 with a 4.63 ERA (53 ER/103.0 IP), 104 strikeouts and a 1.48 WHIPin 21 starts between Birmingham and Charlotte. Opened the season in the Barons rotation and made 17 starts (seven QS) … limited left-handers to a .212 average (31-146). Earned his first win on 4/23 at Chattanooga (6.0 scoreless IP) … struck out 10 batters on 6/9 vs. Mobile and 7/6 at Chattanooga. Was 2-1 with a 0.95 ERA(2 ER/19.0 IP) and 22 strikeouts over his final three starts with Birmingham (two scoreless outings). After giving up six runs in 1.0 IP in his Charlotte debut on 8/19 at Gwinnett, went 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA (1 ER/15.0 IP) and 14 strikeouts over his final three outings with the Knights. Worked 5.0 perfect IP with five strikeouts on 8/28 at Norfolk … allowed seven hits in 6.0 scoreless IP on 9/3 vs. Norfolk. Entered the season ranked by BaseballAmerica as the No. 2 Prospect and Possessing the Best Curveball in the Sox system. Also was tabbed by MLB.com as the No. 2 Prospect in the Sox system, the No. 42 in baseball and ninth-best RHP prospect.