We Tiger fans will take our bright spots any where we can find them after a miserable 2015 season.   Justin Verlander seems to have recovered and pitched will for the last half of the season.  J.D. Martinez proved he's for real and Miggy was Miggy.  Alex Wilson didn't stink up the bullpen.   You could say David Price, Yoenis Cespedes and Joakim Soria were all bright spots, except that they were all traded and ended up being bright spots for the Blue Jays, Mets and Pirates.

Probably the biggest plus for the Tigers in 2015 was the emergence of catcher James McCann.  This week,  McCann was named the Tigers Rookie of the Year by the Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association.

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McCann hit .264 (106x401) with 32 runs scored, 18 doubles, five triples, seven home runs and 41 RBI in 114 games during his rookie season. McCann ranked fourth among American League rookies with 29 multi-hit games, while he was fifth with five triples, seventh with 106 hits, 155 total bases and 41 RBI and tied for seventh with 18 doubles.

Defensively, McCann led all major league catchers with a 1.000 fielding percentage (777TC/0E) after not committing an error in 112 games. McCann became the sixth catcher in major league history to catch at least 100 games in a season and not commit an error. He also ranked tied for third in the AL with 24 catcher caught stealing, while he was ninth with a 40.6 caught stealing percentage.

McCann will be presented with his award prior to a 2016 Tigers home game at Comerica Park. The Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association has selected a Tigers Rookie of the Year since 1969.

Recipients of the Tigers Rookie of the Year Award
1969 – Mike Kilkenny, LHP
1970 – Elliott Maddox, 3B/OF
1971 – No Award
1972 – Chuck Seelbach, RHP
1973 – Dick Sharon, OF
1974 – Ron LeFlore, OF
1975 – Vern Ruhle, RHP
1976 – Mark Fidrych, RHP
1977 – Dave Rozema, RHP
1978 – Lou Whitaker, 2B
1979 – Lynn Jones, OF
1980 – Rick Peters, OF
1981 – No Award
1982 – Glenn Wilson, OF
1983 – Dave Gumpert, RHP
1984 – Barbaro Garbey, 1B
1985 – Nelson Simmons, OF
1986 – Eric King, RHP
1987 – Matt Nokes, C
1988 – Paul Gibson, LHP
1989 – Kevin Ritz, RHP
1990 – Travis Fryman, SS
1991 – Milt Cuyler, OF
1992 – Scott Livingstone, 3B
1993 – Chris Gomez, SS
1994 – Chris Gomez, SS
1995 – Bobby Higginson, OF
1996 – Tony Clark, 1B
1997 – Delvi Cruz, SS
1998 – Matt Anderson, RHP
1999 – Gabe Kapler, OF
2000 – Jose Macias, 2B/3B
2001 – Victor Santos, RHP
2002 – Carlos Pena, 1B
2003 – Craig Monroe, OF
2004 – Nook Logan, OF
2005 – Curtis Granderson, OF
2006 – Justin Verlander, RHP
2007 – Ryan Raburn, OF
2008 – Armando Galarraga, RHP
2009 – Rick Porcello, RHP
2010 – Austin Jackson, OF
2011 – Al Alburquerque, RHP
2012 – Quintin Berry, OF
2013 – Jose Iglesias, SS
2014 – Nick Castellanos, 3B
2015 – James McCann, C