Mets sign 44th overall Draft pick Fulmer

Mets sign 44th overall Draft pick Fulmer

CINCINNATI -- The Mets announced Wednesday that they have come to terms with right-handed pitcher Michael Fulmer, the 44th overall selection in last month's First-Year Player Draft.

Fulmer, 18, finished 10-2 with a 0.72 ERA in his senior season at Deer Creek (Okla.) High School, with 127 strikeouts in 68 innings. He received the Ferguson Jenkins Award this year, presented to the top five high school baseball players in Oklahoma. The Mets drafted him with the sandwich-round pick they received as compensation for free-agent reliever Pedro Feliciano signing with the Yankees.

The Mets also announced the signing of their 21st-round pick, right-handed pitcher John Gant. They have now inked 31 of their Draft picks, including nine of their first 11. Still unsigned is first-round selection Brandon Nimmo, who has until Aug. 15 to strike a deal.