Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer won the American League Rookie of the Year award last season after a standout campaign. Could any Tigers rookies win the award in 2017?
Detroit Tigers fans saw a number of young players play key roles for the team last season.
Most prominent among them was Michael Fulmer, who posted the fourth-highest WAR on Detroit’s roster with a 3.0 number.
The starting pitcher also made 26 starts, totaling 159 innings, a 3.06 ERA and 7.47 strikeouts per nine innings.
Detroit’s next wave of prospects should produce similarly promising results.
Joe Jimenez and JaCoby Jones are two of the closest prospects to the Majors, while Mike Gerber, Dominic Ficociello, Adam Ravenelle, Victor Alcantara and Myles Jaye could also debut with Detroit in the near future.
Could any of the Tigers upcoming rookies take home Rookie of the Year honors?
Here is a look at the two Detroit Tigers rookie players with the best chance to win the American League Rookie of the Year award for the 2017 season.