By Jerry Del Priore
The Long Island Ducks of the Independent Atlantic League have announced the recent signing of former Brooklyn Cyclone left-handed pitcher Jim Fuller.
Selected in the 21st round of the 2008 amateur draft, Fuller, 29, posted a 2-0 record with a 1.00 ERA in 18 innings or work that same year with the Cyclones, the short-season A affiliate of the New York Mets.
In 2009, the Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven, Ct) product was a mid-season All-Star with the Cyclones, registering 67 strikeouts in 63 innings by season’s end.
The hard-throwing Fuller was also a mid-season and post-season All-Star in 2010 with the Savannah Sand Gnats, the former Mets full-season A club.
Fuller spent a total of five seasons with New York, going 27-19 during that span. Plagued by an arm injury in 2011, he missed the entire season with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.
Overall, the Brighton, Massachusetts native has pitched for four different MLB organizations during his career, most recently with the Indianapolis Indians, the International League (IL) AAA team of the Pittsburg Pirates, in 2016.
During the 2015 campaign, Fuller went 2-1 with a 2.78 ERA with 34 whiffs in 27 contests with the Nashville Sounds (AAA, Athletics) after being promoted from Double-A Midland.