AL ROY finalist Michael Fulmer is a plumber during the offseason
Michael Fulmer's 2016 MLB season: a 3.06 ERA and 1.12 WHIP over 159 innings for the Tigers in 2016, which gives him a good shot at taking home the American League Rookie of the Year Award on Monday (you can watch the announcement live on MLB Network at 6 p.m. ET).
Michael Fulmer's 2016 offseason, as described in this profile in the Detroit Free Press:
Yes, after the first week of October, the former first-round Draft pick is a plumber.
This offseason is, apparently, Fulmer's second as a plumber -- he started working for his friend's uncle's business after the 2015 season, which Fulmer spent mostly in Double-A. According to him, it's pretty good preparation for baseball:
"Digging out of 6-foot ditches all the time and shoveling quite a bit. So, it's a different type of workout, and it helps before I start working out in the offseason."
So, you know: giant tire full of weights, plumbing gig -- whatever works, guys.
Read more about Fulmer in the Free Press here.