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2016 MLB Leaders: Top Rookie Pitchers

(Gabe Rodriguez)

(Photo by: Gabe Rodriguez)

On Monday we listed the stats of the rookies tearing it up on the offensive side of the ball and vying for the opportunity to be crowned the Rookie of the Year for their respective leagues. There are a few strong candidates that are more than likely walking away with the award like Corey Seager of the Los Angeles Dodgers or even Nomar Mazara of the Texas Rangers.

But if we are looking at possible pitchers to steal away the award, in the National League Kenta Maeda of the Dodgers and in the American League Michael Fulmer of the Detroit Tigers, look like the favorites off the mound.

Here is a list of the other top pitching rookies in the league as of Tuesday nights games.

Kenta Maeda (LAD) – 13
Michael Fulmer – (DET) – 10
Steven Matz (NYM) – 9
Zach Davies (MIL) – 9
Two tied with 8

ERA (min 20 games)
Seung-hwan Oh (STL) – 1.82
Tony Barnette (TEX) – 2.25
Edwin Diaz (SEA) – 2.25
Chris Devenski (HOU) – 2.29
Ryan Dull (OAK) – 2.34
Michael Fulmer (DET) – 2.58

Seung-hwan Oh (STL) – 12
Carlos Estevez (COL) – 11
Edwin Diaz (SEA) – 10

Kenta Maeda (LAD) – 141.2
Jon Gray (COL) – 132.2
Steven Matz (NYM) – 132.1
Zach Davies (MIL) – 127.0
Michael Fulmer (DET) – 125.2

Kenta Maeda (LAD) – 142
Jon Gray (COL) – 142
Steven Matz (NYM) – 129
Michael Fulmer (DET) – 104
Archie Bradley (ARI) – 101

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