Kate Upton, Verlander's fiancée, took to Twitter shortly after the vote to express her displeasure that the Tigers pitcher came up short in what was the second-closest election since 1970, when voters were permitted to select more than one pitcher.
He had the majority of 1st place votes and 2 writers didn't have him on their ballots?!! can you pick more out of touch people to vote?@MLB— Kate Upton (@KateUpton) November 16, 2016
It's OK Kate...I only got 4 votes.....total. Nobody likes me 😭https://t.co/NVkQvZ7sKu— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) November 17, 2016
Verlander's brother Ben also took to Twitter to make the case for the Tigers starter.