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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.

Best Team

The most dominant club in the Minors.
Coming off seasons that made franchise history, a pair of full-season Class A clubs -- the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Rays) and Lakewood BlueClaws (Phillies) -- stood apart from the rest. Full story »
Lakewood BlueClaws
Lakewood BlueClaws
Stingy BlueClaws lead Minors in ERA, top SAL in complete games and saves MLB Affiliation: Phillies

Pitching led the way to Lakewood finishing first in its division in both halves, 12.5 games ahead of its nearest division competitor overall and with nine more wins than any other SAL team. But the offense got the job done, too, finishing in the top half in average and homers.

38%
Winner
Bowling Green Hot Rods
Bowling Green Hot Rods
Hot Rods win most games in Minors, take home Midwest League title MLB Affiliation: Rays

The only team in the Minors to win 90 games, the Hot Rods coasted to their first title in franchise history. They clinched the Midwest League Eastern Division in both halves, and no team in the league hit better than their .274 average or pitched better than their 1.21 WHIP.

19%
Winner
Biloxi Shuckers
Powerful Shuckers win both halves, post best record in Southern League MLB Affiliation: Brewers

The Shuckers won 40 games in the second half after winning 41 in the first and tallied a league-best 145 home runs over 140 games (no other team in the circuit hit more than 119) and were second with 129 steals. Biloxi's bullpen led with 48 saves, and its staff was tied for third with a 1.28 WHIP.

11%
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes
Quakes cap dominant regular season by coasting through Cal League playoffs MLB Affiliation: Dodgers

After taking the California League South first half with a 35-35 record, the Quakes went an astounding 52-18 to win the second half by 15 games. Their overall record was the best on the circuit by 10 games. Rancho ripped a league-high 202 homers, while no other Cal League club totaled more than 150.

7%
Durham Bulls
Bulls capture Governors' Cup for second straight year, sixth time overall MLB Affiliation: Rays

Durham played consistently well all year, going 40-30 at home and 39-30 on the road. All the while, the Bulls led the IL with 653 runs scored and a .419 team slugging percentage. Bulls pitching didn't slouch, either, posting the best WHIP in Triple-A (1.23) and finishing third in the IL with a 3.54 ERA.

Winston-Salem Dash
Winston-Salem Dash
Dash ride potent offense to Carolina League's best record MLB Affiliation: White Sox

The Dash led the league with a .273 batting average and .414 slugging percentage and were second with a .341 on-base percentage. The pitching staff was decent overall (3.66 ERA, 12 shutouts), and their bullpen in particular gave the opposition fits, as they led the league with 38 holds and amassed 36 saves.

6%
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Prospect-laden squad battles its way to Eastern League championship MLB Affiliation: Blue Jays

The talent-rich Fisher Cats drew the national spotlight and demonstrated that as good as their big names are, this was a complete team. The EL champs led the league in every slash line category (.272/.345/.427), hits (1,263), RBIs (650), runs (706) and stolen bases (153). Their pitchers threw eight shutouts.

Memphis Redbirds
Redbirds repeat as PCL champs, roll in Triple-A National Championship Game MLB Affiliation: Cardinals

After posting the PCL's best record in the regular season, Memphis steamrolled its way through the postseason, going 6-2 over the semifinals and Finals and romping to a 14-4 win in the Triple-A National Championship Game. Redbirds pitchers threw 11 shutouts, and their offense swiped 113 bags.

Corpus Christi Hooks
Corpus Christi Hooks
Well-rounded Hooks post most wins at Double-A level MLB Affiliation: Astros

Corpus Christi hurlers dominated the league, posting the best ERA (3.44), strikeouts (1,319) and saves (38). Meanwhile, Hooks hitters gave them a cushion to work with, posting a circuit bests in average (.268) and steals (181) and finishing second in runs scored (662).

2%
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
IronPigs flex muscle, dominate their way to division title MLB Affiliation: Phillies

With a finely balanced roster, the IronPigs won more games than any other team at either the Triple-A or Double-A levels. They led the IL with 145 long balls and 489 walks, but also had a pitching staff that turned in a 3.63 ERA, third best in the league.

2%