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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 Relief Pitcher

Give him the ball; he'll shut it down.
After a May trade to Tampa Bay and a promotion to Triple-A Durham, Colin Poche soared in a dominant season that led to a MiLBY. The Rockies' Matt Pierpont swayed fans with an impressive performance at Double-A Hartford. Full story »
Matt Pierpont, RHP
Matt Pierpont, RHP
55 G, 60 IP, 1.95 ERA, 77 K, 21 BB, 1.08 WHIP MLB Organization: Rockies

Back in Hartford for the third straight year, Pierpont was again terrific for the Yard Goats. The right-hander from Winthrop University saved 32 games in 34 chances in his first season as a closer -- twice as many as any other Top Reliever nominee -- while earning midseason and end-of-season Eastern League All-Star selections and posting the first sub-2.00 ERA of his career.

22%
Winner
Tyler Johnson, RHP
Tyler Johnson, RHP
41 G, 58 IP, 1.40 ERA, 1.41 FIP, 89 K, 16 BB, 0.88 WHIP MLB Organization: White Sox

Making 20 appearances at Class A Kannapolis and 21 at Class A Advanced Winston-Salem in the White Sox system, Johnson posted very consistent numbers. Combined, the righty went a perfect 9-0 while going 14-for-15 in save chances and holding opposing hitters to a .172 average.

21%
Tommy Eveld, RHP
Tommy Eveld, RHP
45 G, 50 1/3 IP, 1.07 ERA, 61 K, 11 BB, 0.93 WHIP MLB Organization: Marlins

One of three Top Relief Pitcher nominees to have been traded during the 2018 season, Eveld put up a 1.07 ERA in 45 total outings in the Arizona and Miami systems. The righty made just three appearances in the Marlins organization after the deal that sent him east but fanned five in 4 1/3 innings and earned a save in his only chance.

21%
Travis Bergen, LHP
Travis Bergen, LHP
43 G, 56 2/3 IP, 0.95 ERA, 74 K, 15 BB, 1.01 WHIP MLB Organization: Blue Jays

After posting a 1.71 ERA in 16 outings with Class A Advanced Dunedin to open the season, Bergen was promoted to Double-A New Hampshire, where his numbers improved dramatically. The lefty registered a 0.50 mark and fanned 43 batters in 35 2/3 innings while converting seven of nine save opportunities.

16%
Caleb Frare, LHP
Caleb Frare, LHP
43 G, 57 1/3 IP, 0.78 ERA, 77 K, 22 BB, 0.94 WHIP MLB Organization: White Sox

In the midst of a spectacular season with Double-A Trenton in the Yankees system, Frare was shipped to the White Sox in July. There, he climbed to Triple-A and was even more formidable. With his new organization, the lefty put up a 0.71 ERA in 11 appearances, striking out 19 batters while walking seven and holding opponents to a .119 average.

6%
Colin Poche, LHP
Colin Poche, LHP
40 G, 66 IP, 0.82 ERA, 110 K, 19 BB, 0.79 WHIP MLB Organization: Rays

Like Frare, Poche was dealt midseason, going from the D-backs to the Rays in May. A D-backs Organization All-Star last year, he was as dominant a reliever as any in baseball. The southpaw fanned 15 batters per nine innings, striking out 23 in 11 innings with Double-A Jackson in the Arizona system, nine in five frames with Double-A Montgomery after the trade and a jaw-dropping 78 in 50 innings with Triple-A Durham.

4%
Winner
Travis Radke, LHP
Travis Radke, LHP
45 G, 78 2/3 IP, 1.94 ERA, 91 K, 14 BB, 0.88 WHIP MLB Organization: Padres

With the biggest workload among this season's nominees, Radke was brilliant while climbing through four levels in the San Diego system. Starting in Class A Fort Wayne and reaching Triple-A El Paso -- with three scoreless outings in the PCL -- Radke limited opposing hitters to a .196 average.

4%
Demarcus Evans, RHP
Demarcus Evans, RHP
35 G, 56 IP, 1.77 ERA, 103 K, 27 BB, 0.98 WHIP MLB Organization: Rangers

In his fourth season in the Rangers system, Evans broke out after moving to the bullpen full-time. The right-hander didn't allow a run over his final nine appearances and was scored upon in only seven outings all year. Evans fanned a jaw-dropping 16.6 batters per nine innings, the highest mark of any Top Relief Pitcher nominee in 2018.

3%
Zach Warren, LHP
Zach Warren, LHP
39 G, 56 2/3 IP, 1.91 ERA, 100 K, 28 BB MLB Organization: Phillies

A 14th-round pick in 2017, Warren dominated South Atlantic League hitters for Class A Lakewood in his first full season. The former Tennessee Volunteer posted a 0.68 ERA in 21 games after the SAL All-Star Break, striking out 56 batters in 26 innings, and notched 15 saves in 16 total opportunities.

2%
Austen Williams, RHP
Austen Williams, RHP
32 G, 68 IP, 1.19 ERA, 89 K, 17 BB, 0.84 WHIP MLB Organization: Nationals

Williams struggled at Double-A in 2016-17 but figured things out this year. After posting a 1.39 ERA in 24 outings for Double-A Harrisburg, he jumped to Syracuse and was even better, putting up a 0.55 mark in 16 1/3 innings. In total, the righty fanned 89 batters in 68 innings and limited opponents to a .166 average on the way to his September big league debut.

1%