Michael Fulmer Named Tigers Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association

DETROIT - Detroit Tigers righthanded pitcher Michael Fulmer was named the Tigers Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association today.

Fulmer finished his rookie season with an 11-7 record, a 3.06 ERA (159.0IP/54ER) and 132 strikeouts in 26 starts. Among American League pitchers with at least 150.0 innings pitched, Fulmer ranked third with a 3.06 ERA, while he was seventh with a .231 opponents batting average and a 1.12 WHIP. Fulmer's 132 strikeouts were the second most by a rookie pitcher in Tigers history, trailing only Les Cain, who struck out 156 batters as a rookie in 1970.

Fulmer had a consecutive scoreless innings streak of 33.1 innings from May 21-June 17. The streak was snapped with a two-out solo homer by Salvador Perez in the sixth inning on June 17 at Kansas City. The streak ranks as the longest by a Tigers pitcher in franchise history, and according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the streak was the second longest by a rookie pitcher since 1971, trailing only a streak of 35.0 scoreless innings by Fernando Valenzuela during the 1981 season.

Fulmer will be presented with his award prior to a 2017 Tigers home game at Comerica Park. The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association has selected a Tigers Rookie of the Year since 1969.

 

Recipients of the Tigers Rookie of the Year Award

 

1969 - Mike Kilkenny, LHP

1970 - Elliott Maddox, 3B/OF

1971 - No Award

1972 - Chuck Seelbach, RHP

1973 - Dick Sharon, OF

1974 - Ron LeFlore, OF

1975 - Vern Ruhle, RHP

1976 - Mark Fidrych, RHP

1977 - Dave Rozema, RHP

1978 - Lou Whitaker, 2B

1979 - Lynn Jones, OF

1980 - Rick Peters, OF

1981 - No Award

1982 - Glenn Wilson, OF

1983 - Dave Gumpert, RHP

1984 - Barbaro Garbey, 1B

1985 - Nelson Simmons, OF

1986 - Eric King, RHP

1987 - Matt Nokes, C

1988 - Paul Gibson, LHP

1989 - Kevin Ritz, RHP

1990 - Travis Fryman, SS

1991 - Milt Cuyler, OF

1992 - Scott Livingstone, 3B

1993 - Chris Gomez, SS

1994 - Chris Gomez, SS

1995 - Bobby Higginson, OF

1996 - Tony Clark, 1B

1997 - Delvi Cruz, SS

1998 - Matt Anderson, RHP

1999 - Gabe Kapler, OF

2000 - Jose Macias, 2B/3B

2001 - Victor Santos, RHP

2002 - Carlos Pena, 1B

2003 - Craig Monroe, OF
2004 - Nook Logan, OF

2005 - Curtis Granderson, OF

2006 - Justin Verlander, RHP

2007 - Ryan Raburn, OF

2008 - Armando Galarraga, RHP

2009 - Rick Porcello, RHP

2010 - Austin Jackson, OF

2011 - Al Alburquerque, RHP

2012 - Quintin Berry, OF

2013 - Jose Iglesias, SS

2014 - Nick Castellanos, 3B

2015 - James McCann, C

 

2016 - Michael Fulmer, RHP