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MLB: Ranking The Potential AL Rookie Of The Year Candidates

1. Michael Fulmer

Current 2016 stats: 16 GS, 9-2, 2.50 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 97.1 IP, 76 H, 30 BB, 84 K, .215 BAA

Projected: 25 GS, 14-3, 2.50 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 154.1 IP, 121 H, 48 BB, 133 K, .215 BAA

Acquired from the Mets in the Yoenis Cespedes deal last July, Fulmer has been exceptional. The 23-year-old is not only the American League Rookie of the Year at this rate, but he is arguably one of the top three or four candidates for AL Cy Young.

The Tigers certainly received a guy who can anchor their staff for years to come. His numbers in every area are impressive, and now it is just a matter of putting on the finishing touches. In addition, bringing him up on April 29 will prove to be valuable as he will most likely not need innings constraints.

There is little doubt the 6’3″, 210 lb right-hander will bring home the hardware.

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