Michael Fulmer of the Detroit Tigers is the 16th pitcher overall and the 10th starter, only the third in the past 35 years, to win the AL award. There have been 16 starting pitchers who won in the National League, most recently Jacob deGrom in 2014.
This election marks the fifth time a Tigers player has been honored. The others were Harvey Kuenn in 1953, Mark Fidrych in 1976, Lou Whitaker in 1978 and Justin Verlander in 2006.
It marked the fifth time a player on the Yankees, who have had eight winners, finished second. Other Yankees runners-up were Whitey Ford in 1950, Kevin Maas in 1990, Hideki Matsui in 2003 and Robinson Cano in 2005.
Fulmer was the only player named on every ballot.
Ballots from two writers in each league city prior to postseason play are tabulated on a system that rewards five points for first place, three points for second place and one point for third place.
2016 AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year
|Michael Fulmer, Tigers||26||4||142|
|Gary Sanchez, Yankees||4||23||2||91|
|Tyler Naquin, Indians||2||14||20|
|Chris Devenski, Astros||1||4||7|
|Edwin Diaz, Mariners||4||4|
|Nomar Mazara, Rangers||4||4|
|Tim Anderson, White Sox||2||2|
Below is a breakdown of the 30 individual ballots, submitted by two writers representing each city in the American League. For more information on the voting, see our Voting FAQ.
|Evan Drellich||Boston Herald||BOS||Fulmer||Sanchez||Devenski|
|Tom Withers||Associated Press||CLE||Fulmer||Sanchez||Mazara|
|Noah Trister||The Associated Press||DET||Fulmer||Sanchez||Devenski|
|George Sipple||Detroit Free Press||DET||Fulmer||Sanchez||Naquin|
|Kristie Rieken||The Associated Press||HOU||Fulmer||Sanchez||Naquin|
|Joe Posnanski||NBC Sports||KC||Sanchez||Fulmer||Anderson|
|David Brown||VICE Sports||KC||Fulmer||Sanchez||Anderson|
|Greg Beacham||Associated Press||LA||Fulmer||Sanchez||Mazara|
|Brian Golden||Antelope Valley Press||LA||Sanchez||Fulmer||Devenski|
|Patrick Borzi||At Large||MIN||Fulmer||Sanchez||Mazara|
|Dave Campbell||Associated Press||MIN||Fulmer||Devenski||Sanchez|
|Matt Kawahara||The Sacramento Bee||OAK||Fulmer||Sanchez||Naquin|
|Marc Topkin||Tampa Bay Times||TB||Fulmer||Sanchez||Naquin|
|Roger Mooney||Tampa Bay Times||TB||Fulmer||Sanchez||Naquin|
|Kevin Sherrington||Dallas Morning News||TEX||Fulmer||Sanchez||Naquin|
|Stefan Stevenson||Fort Worth Star-Telegram||TEX||Fulmer||Naquin||Mazara|