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Fan voting for the 2018 MiLBYs has ended. View the fan and staff selections for all 13 categories, including voting percentages for each nominee and features on the winners, as they're revealed from Oct. 25-Nov. 2.

Top Offensive Player

The one hitter you have to have in your lineup.
Angels infielder Taylor Ward and top Blue Jays prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. were two of the toughest outs in the Minor Leagues this season. Ward, the fans' selection, ranked second in both batting average and OBP, while staff choice Guerrero led the Minors by 32 points with his .381 average. Full story »
Taylor Ward, 3B
.349/.446/.531, 102 G, 14 HR, 26 2B, 60 RBI, 68 R, 18 SB MLB Organization: Angels

Converting from catcher often gives players an offensive boost, but Ward's breakout performance far eclipsed any reasonable expectations. He was second in the Minors in OBP and batting average, all while hitting for power and showing speed on the bases at the Double-A and Triple-A levels.

Nathaniel Lowe, 1B
.330/.416/.568, 130 G, 27 HR, 32 2B, 102 RBI, 93 R MLB Organization: Rays

In a breakout year for the 2016 13th-rounder, Lowe climbed three levels to reach Triple-A for the final month of the season. All the moving around didn't affect his consistency; he finished fifth overall in total bases (274), tied for fifth in RBIs and eighth in OBP, capping his season with a postseason run with the Governors' Cup-winning Durham Bulls.

Peter Alonso, 1B
.285/.395/.579, 132 G, 36 HR, 31 2B, 119 RBI, 92 R MLB Organization: Mets

With a walk-off roundtripper on his final swing of the season, Alonso matched Daytona's Ibandel Isabel as co-homer king of the Minors in 2018. He stood alone in the RBI category, however, collecting 10 more than any other player, and was third with 277 total bases while splitting the season between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B
.381/.437/.636, 95 G, 20 HR, 20 2B, 78 RBIs, 67 R MLB Organization: Blue Jays

No full-season player got within 32 points of Guerrero's batting average. He also led that same group in slugging and was third in OBP. He missed five weeks with a knee injury but still tallied 20 long balls while playing most of the season at the Double-A and Triple-A levels at age 19.

Alex Kirilloff, OF
.348/.392/.578, 130 G, 20 HR, 44 2B, 101 RBIs, 75 R MLB Organization: Twins

Playing his first full season, the 2016 first-rounder led the Minors with 71 extra-base hits and 296 total bases. He raked consistently in both the Class A Midwest League and Class A Advanced Florida State League. Kirilloff also helped Fort Myers to a title, batting .407 over six FSL playoff games.

Ibandel Isabel, 1B
.257/.332/.562, 110 G, 36 HR, 13 2B, 78 RBIs, 63 R MLB Organization: Reds

Isabel set an FSL home run record with 35, which -- combined with the one he hit in the Dodgers organization before an April 17 trade -- gave him a share of the Bauman Award. He swatted two more dingers over seven postseason games, helping Daytona reach the Finals.

Kyle Tucker, OF
.332/.400/.590, 100 G, 24 HR, 27 2B, 93 RBIs, 86 R, 20 SB MLB Organization: Astros

Getting his first taste of Triple-A ball, Tucker demonstrated how well-rounded his offensive attack can be. He was third in the Pacific Coast League in batting average and total bases (240) while also finishing in the circuit's top 10 in homers, steals, RBIs and runs scored.

Eloy Jimenez, OF
.337/.384/.577, 108 G, 22 HR, 28 2B, 75 RBIs, 65 R MLB Organization: White Sox

After missing the first few weeks of action with a pectoral injury, Jimenez could scarcely be stopped. He batted .317 with 10 homers over 53 Southern League games. Bumped up to Triple-A, his .355 average was better than any other International League hitter from June 21 onward.

Bobby Dalbec, 3B
.257/.361/.558, 129 G, 32 HR, 35 2B, 109 RBI, 73 R MLB Organization: Red Sox

Despite being promoted out of the Carolina League after 100 games, Dalbec led the loop with 26 homers and a .576 on-base percentage. He continued to hit for power in the Double-A Eastern League, finishing second in the Minors with 70 extra-base hits, tied for second in RBIs and tied for fourth in dingers.

Casey Golden, OF
.278/.359/.562, 124 G, 34 HR, 23 2B, 95 RBI, 92 R, 24 SB MLB Organization: Rockies

The MVP and home run leader of the South Atlantic League, Golden had more long balls than any Minor Leaguers save co-Bauman Award winners Peter Alonso and Ibandel Isabel, and he also led his team in stolen bases. His 259 total bases also paced the SAL.