Tigers’ Fulmer favored to win AL Rookie of the Year

The Detroit News
Michael Fulmer leads all rookie pitchers in wins (9), and ranks third in ERA (2.11) and is tied for fourth in strikeouts (72).

As the Tigers enter the All-Star break, Michael Fulmer is the midseason favorite to win the American League Rookie of the Year award, according to odds released Monday by analysts at

Fulmer has 3-4 odds, ahead of Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara (4-1) and Mariners first baseman Dae-ho Lee.

“In the 13 games he has started this season, he has posted a 2.11 ERA, and a 9-2 record. If he continues at this pace, he will pitch his name into the Cy Young race, too,” analyst Davis Matthews wrote.

Fulmer leads all rookie pitchers in wins, and ranks third in ERA and is tied for fourth in strikeouts (72). He also ranks eighth in the MLB in WAR for pitchers (3.4).

If Fulmer wins, he’d become the fifth Tiger to earn the award, joining Justin Verlander (2006), Lou Whitaker (1978), Mark Fidrych (1976) and Harvey Kuenn (1953).

The Tigers also have the 11th best odds at 40-1 to win the World Series in the website’s updated odds. The Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants are the favorites at 9-1, with the Atlanta Braves the long shot at 5,000-1.

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Chicago Cubs, 9-1

San Francisco Giants, 9-1

Texas Rangers, 11-1

Baltimore Orioles, 12-1

Cleveland Indians, 12-1

Houston Astros, 12-1

Toronto Blue Jays, 25-2

Washington Nationals, 25-2

New York Mets, 16-1

Boston Red Sox, 18-1

Los Angeles Dodgers, 20-1

Kansas City Royals, 28-1

Pittsburgh Pirates, 33-1

Miami Marlins, 35-1

Seattle Mariners, 35-1

St. Louis Cardinals, 35-1

Detroit Tigers, 40-1

Chicago White Sox, 50-1

New York Yankees, 75-1

Arizona Diamondbacks, 125-1

Colorado Rockies, 150-1

Los Angeles Angels, 200-1

Tampa Bay Rays, 200-1

Oakland Athletics, 250-1

Philadelphia Phillies, 300-1

San Diego Padres, 500-1

Milwaukee Brewers, 1,000-1

Cincinnati Reds, 2,500-1

Minnesota Twins, 2,500-1

Atlanta Braves, 5,000-1