Well, you know the famous saying: “You win some, you lose some.”
Unfortunately for Gary Sanchez, his case to win the Rookie of the Year award fell short.
The BBWAA announced Detroit Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer won the honor, sending Sanchez to a second place finish. Fulmer finished with 26 first place votes while Sanchez finished with four first place votes. Cleveland Indians rookie Tyler Naquin finished third with zero first place votes.
It wasn’t a shocker Fulmer won the award. Even after a rocky finish, Fulmer still pitched the entire season, going 11-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 159.0. Sanchez only played in the final two months of the season, which was the deciding factor for many writers with a ballot.
It was a similar case for the IBWAA (Internet Baseball Writing Association of America) when they revealed their picks for Rookie of the Year as well. Fulmer recieved 101 first place votes while Sanchez recieved 58 first place votes.
The NL Rookie of the Year, with a unanimous vote for the BBWAA, was Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Corey Seager.