This year's class is a not a particularly deep class of rookies. Most of the top rookies did not begin the season in the Major Leagues. Only one has as many as 500 plate appearances, and no American League rookie pitcher will reach even 170 innings pitched. However that is not to say there haven't been some bright stars in more limited action. Detroit's Michael Fulmer not only leads all rookies in ERA, he leads the entire league, hoping to become the first rookie to win the ERA title since Mark "The Bird" Fidrych in 1976. He looked like a runaway choice for Rookie of the Year until the Yankees called up Gary Sanchez at the beginning of August. Only four hitters in baseball have hit more home
Watch the Detroit Tigers as they played great defense and got solid pitching but could not hold on in the end against the Kansas City Royals as Fransisco Rodriguez blew the save and the game on September 24th, 2016 in Detroit, MI.
Detroit Tigers infielders Casey McGehee and Jose Iglesias were devastated by the tragic news that 24-year-old Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was one of three people who died early Sunday in a boating accident. McGehee and Fernandez were teammates last year and in 2014, when Fernandez was rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. “The toughest part for me has been having to tell my son what happened,” McGehee said. McGehee’s son, Mack, has cerebral palsy. “I think everybody knows about my son and some of the struggles he deals with,” McGehee said. “A lot of people, they don’t know how to treat him. And for some reason Jose had a heart for him.” McGehee said Fernandez was always willing to spend