Date of Birth: 06/01/1987
Height: 5' 10" Weight: 190 lbs
Resides: Underhill, VT
Previous Team: New Britain (Atl.)
Highest Level: AAA
Jim Fuller returns to the Bees for his third season in the Atlantic League and 11th of professional baseball. Last year, the lefthander appeared in 43 games for New Britain, collecting a 2.09 ERA with two wins and 52 strikeouts in 43.0 innings of work.
Fuller was originally drafted by the New York Mets out of Southern Connecticut State University in the 21st round of the 2008 MLB amateur draft. He spent five seasons in the Mets organization before joining the Minnesota Twins in 2014 and pitching in New Britain Stadium as a member of the New Britain Rock Cats. Jim appeared in 38 games for New Britain, posting a 3-1 record with a 2.41 ERA and 68 strikeouts over the course of 56.0 innings pitched. After this successful campaign, he spent the following two years with the Oakland Athletics and Pittsburgh Pirates, reaching the Triple-A level with both organizations.
The 31-year-old holds a record of 32-23 with a 2.94 ERA and 497 strikeouts over the course of 469.0 innings pitched in 217 minor league appearances.