Michael Fulmer Wins AL Rookie of the Year
On Monday evening, Detroit Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer earned American League Rookie of the Year for the 2016 season. Fulmer beat out Gary Sanchez of the Yankees and Tyler Naquin of the Indians according to the Detroit Free Press.
The 23-year-old received 24 of 30 first place votes to be the first Tiger to win the award since 2006 when Justin Verlander earned the honor.
Fulmer first appeared for the Tigers in April and finished the season with 26 starts and an 11-7 record. He tallied 159 innings, a 3.06 ERA , and 132 strike outs. Naming Fulmer rookie of the year was a slam dunk as Fulmer led AL rookie starters in ERA, starts, innings pitched, wins, and strikeouts.
The Tigers acquired Michael Fulmer in 2015 when they traded Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets in exchange for Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa. Cessa would be traded in package deal for Justin Wilson.