Tigers pitcher Michael Fulmer named AL Rookie of the Year

Fulmer pitched 26 games for Tigers in 2016


DETROIT – Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer has been named the American League Rookie of the Year.

In his first season with the Tigers, Fulmer started 26 games, allowing just 54 earned runs in 159 innings. He struck out 132 batters and finished with an 11-7 record. Fulmer finished the season with a 4.9 WAR, a 1.12 WHIP and a 3.06 ERA.

Fulmer beat out Yankees slugger Gary Sanchez and Indians outfielder Tyler Naquin for the award.