Michael Fulmer named Sporting News AL Rookie of the Year

Fulmer’s first major-league season started with that toss to two-time AL MVP and future Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera, and Fulmer’s season finished with a stellar 3.05 ERA in 26 starts, with only 136 hits allowed in 159 innings.

That effort earned him the Sporting News American League Rookie of the Year award. As with all Sporting News awards, the rookie of the year is voted on solely by MLB players.

“It’s an honor to earn a little respect from these guys,” Fulmer told SN. “I respect everybody I play against, so to get noticed like that, it’s really awesome.” (Sporting News)

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