MLB writer predicts Detroit Tigers’ Tarik Skubal as ROY candidate

Tarik Skubal made his debut for the Detroit Tigers last season, going 1-4 with a 5.63 ERA.

They’ll be looking for bigger and better things from him in 2021, and one MLB writer has him pegged as Rookie of the Year material.

According to Jim Callis, Skubal is “impressive” and is a shoe-in for future successes.

“Skubal’s 5.63 ERA in eight appearances with the Tigers was misleading. He posted an impressive 37/11 K/BB ratio in 32 innings, showing the ability to miss bats with his fastball, slider and changeup, and will have move success once he reclaims the command he demonstrated in the Minors.”

Having already impressed with A 95.4 mph-average cutter being the fastest of any major league pitcher for the 2020 season, it wouldn’t be surprise to see Skubal take a major leap forward in his career this season.

– – Quotes via Jim Callis of MLB.com Link – –