Iglesias named Tigers' top rookie by DSBA
Jose Iglesias was named the Tigers Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association. The DSBA has selected the team’s top rookie since 1969.
Iglesias, who came over in trade at the July 31 deadline, led the American League with 35 infield hits, and was second among AL rookies with 106 hits and 31 multi-hit games. He’ll be presented with his award prior to a home game in 2014.
The slick-fielding shortstop was credited with the top Web Gem play in 2013 by ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight” crew, but did not play enough games at shortstop to warrant consideration for a Gold Glove.
There’s an chance he’ll be among the top vote-getters when the Baseball Writers’ Association of American unveils its AL Rookie of the Year on Nov. 11. Iglesias finished second to Tampa’s Wil Myers for the Sporting News’ AL Rookie of the Year.