Three weeks ago we asked you to go out to vote in the 2014 Minor League Baseball awards (the MiLBYs) after the Blue Jays received eight nominations. You obviously did so: out of the seven non-video nominations, the Blue Jays received two awards: Dalton Pompey is the 2014 Breakout Prospect and Daniel Norris is the 2014 Top Starting Pitcher.
Pompey received the plurality (42%) of the fans' vote in the Breakout Prospect category, way ahead of the first runner-up Kevin Ziomek (29%). His teammate Daniel Norris received just 6% of the votes, but was chosen as the MiLB Staff's Choice for the category.
In the Top Starting Pitcher category, Daniel Norris won a majority (51%) with teammate Kendall Graveman coming in second at 12%, tied with Lucas Giolito.
Arik Sikula had a solid season in relief, but he really had no chance in the Top Relief Pitcher with Akeel Morris's stupendous season with the single-A Savannah Sand Gnats. Morris received 59% of the votes (really should have had way more) but Sikula finished with a very respectable 10% in third place. The Blue Jays organization tapped with a nomination for Best Farm System, but they really didn't have a chance in that category. An overwhelming 66% of voters chose the Mets for this category. Brett Wallace's three-homer, six-RBI game during the Bisons' playoff push didn't get the recognition it deserved (1%) in the Best Performance category. Instead, voters (41%) voted for Grant Kay's cycle in his professional debut. I thought the 12-strikeout no-hitter effort by Andres Santiago would have taken the category, but I guess people have a fascination with cycles.
The Best Blooper category winner won't be announced until October 31, so we will have to wait to see if the 59% of you who predicted that the Blue Jays would get 1-2 MiLBYs guessed correctly or not.