Q&A With Red Sox 15th Rnd Pick Carson Fulmer

The Boston Red Sox selected right-handed pitcher Carson Fulmer in the 15th round out of All Saints Academy [High School] in Florida. We sat down with him for a draft day Q&A session to get his thoughts on being drafted by the Red Sox, to get an idea on his strengths and weaknesses, who he would compare himself to at the big league level, and much more.

DiehardMagazine.com: What's going through your mind after being drafted by a team like the Red Sox?

Carson Fulmer: Being drafted by the Red Sox is obviously a huge honor with the history and the reputation of the organization. I'm humbled.

DiehardMagazine.com: Do you have any idea what the Red Sox organization or its Farm system is like?

Fulmer: I went down during the season to Fort Myers. I got a little view of the minor league life and the facilities. It felt like a good place to really establish yourself.

DiehardMagazine.com: What pitches do you throw and at what speeds?

Fulmer: I topped out at 97 with my fastball. I throw a curveball that's generally 80-81 and the change is about 86.

DiehardMagazine.com: What are your overall strengths and weaknesses?

Fulmer: I'd say my strengths are my fastball and changeup, and the fact that I go after hitters.

DiehardMagazine.com: Is there anyone that you would compare yourself to at the Major League level?

Fulmer: I've been compared to Jake Peavy of the White Sox with the bulldog mentality and just how he gets after people, and just how he competes.

DiehardMagazine.com: Did you have a favorite team or player growing up?

Fulmer: I've grown up in Tampa so obviously I'm biased for the Rays. I just love Major League Baseball itself. I didn't really have a team growing up so I just root for all 30 teams.

DiehardMagazine.com: What would you say is your best moment in baseball and why?

Fulmer: My best moment was probably when I played on the U18 Team USA Gold Medal Team. We played in Colombia this last fall. Being coached by Coach Brosius and having an experienced coaching staff along with being teammates with a bunch of first rounders was a great learning experienced. It was the best experience and really changed me mentally.

DiehardMagazine.com: Are you looking to sign and get your professional career started right away?

Fulmer: I really haven't made that decision yet. I'm committed to Vanderbilt University in the SEC. I want things to settle down a little bit first. Later down the road we'll probably come up with a decision. Either I start school at Vandy or I head down to Fort Myers and start my professional career.


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\r\nCarson Fulmer: Being drafted by the Red Sox is obviously a huge honor with the history and the reputation of the organization. I'm humbled.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: Do you have any idea what the Red Sox organization or its Farm system is like?
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\r\nFulmer: I went down during the season to Fort Myers. I got a little view of the minor league life and the facilities. It felt like a good place to really establish yourself.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: What pitches do you throw and at what speeds?
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\r\nFulmer: I topped out at 97 with my fastball. I throw a curveball that's generally 80-81 and the change is about 86.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: What are your overall strengths and weaknesses?
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\r\nFulmer: I'd say my strengths are my fastball and changeup, and the fact that I go after hitters.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: Is there anyone that you would compare yourself to at the Major League level?
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\r\nFulmer: I've been compared to Jake Peavy of the White Sox with the bulldog mentality and just how he gets after people, and just how he competes.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: Did you have a favorite team or player growing up?
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\r\nFulmer: I've grown up in Tampa so obviously I'm biased for the Rays. I just love Major League Baseball itself. I didn't really have a team growing up so I just root for all 30 teams.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: What would you say is your best moment in baseball and why?
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\r\nFulmer: My best moment was probably when I played on the U18 Team USA Gold Medal Team. We played in Colombia this last fall. Being coached by Coach Brosius and having an experienced coaching staff along with being teammates with a bunch of first rounders was a great learning experienced. It was the best experience and really changed me mentally.
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\r\nDiehardMagazine.com: Are you looking to sign and get your professional career started right away?
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\r\nFulmer: I really haven't made that decision yet. I'm committed to Vanderbilt University in the SEC. I want things to settle down a little bit first. Later down the road we'll probably come up with a decision. Either I start school at Vandy or I head down to Fort Myers and start my professional career.
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