Gary Sanchez loses AL Rookie of the Year to Michael Fulmer


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.

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9 Responses to Gary Sanchez loses AL Rookie of the Year to Michael Fulmer

  1. Terry says:

    I was really hoping for Sanchez. I know he didn't play as long as Fulmer but Fulmer had 159 innings. Not like 200. So I look at who was dominate for longer and when. Gary was a solid two months down the stretch, where he very well could've been the biggest force in the game. Like you said, win some….. No sour grapes here, congrats Mr. Fulmer

  2. hotdog says:

    If he only hit 30 hrs…just kidding friends…he gave the season the spark it needed…his awards will come…

  3. buckeyeballs says:

    i'm used to the anti NY bias on these things-Rivera never winning a CY young or MVP is a joke-ask any baseball man who was the MVP of MLB from 96-09-its a no brainer.
    Guidry not winning MVP over Rice still a travesty-when a pitcher is single handedly 22 games over 500 you can't be any more valuable than that. same for Gooden in 84

    This one is not quite as shocking but the games played argument makes no sense to me-Sanchez played in more games than Fullmer

    • Delia Enriquez says:

      True, but even though Fulmer played in less games, he technically played an entire season. Sanchez only played in August and September. While he did put the Yankees back on the map, it’s not surprising he lost.

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