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Carson Fulmer Called Up to Join the Chicago White Sox

And just like that, we have a new #VandyBoy in the majors.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Last Sunday, Carson Fulmer played in the MLB Futures Game as one of the league's top prospects. On Friday, the White Sox decided his future was now.

Chicago promoted the former Vanderbilt ace up from AA Birmingham, making him the first player from the 2015 MLB Draft to make his mark in the majors. Fulmer skipped AAA ball entirely in order to give the White Sox some extra bullpen support for their weekend series with the Angels.

Fulmer's 2016 stats at AA aren't very impressive on the surface. He's just 4-9 with a 4.76 ERA and a too-high 1.53 WHIP this season. However, he's shown off the arm that made him the No. 8 pick in the 2015 Draft since the calendar flipped over to June. He's struck out 44 batters (while walking 17) in 41 innings while recording a 3.51 ERA in that span. That doesn't include his perfect, two-strikeout inning in last week's Futures Game.

The hard-throwing righty will bring an electric arm and plenty of big game experience to the Second City. Fulmer is the only pitcher in school history to start two different wins in the College World Series Finals. He allowed only nine baserunners while striking out 13 Cavaliers in 13 standout innings against Virginia in 2014 and 2015. He's a power pitcher who can dial his fastball up to 97 mph despite his relatively slight frame and has a breaking ball that falls off the table when it gets close to home plate. Add in a still-developing change-up, and it's easy to see why the White Sox think he can help their push to the playoffs this summer.

Fulmer's former teammates in black and gold took to Twitter to send along their congratulations on Friday.