Dodger minor leaguers up for a slew of MiLBYS
By Cary Osborne
The Dodger farm system started the season on top and fans can help make it end the season in the same spot.
Fans can vote here for the 2016 MiLBYS, the MiLB.com awards for the best of the year in the minor leagues.
The Dodgers are one of 10 organizations up for Top Farm System. The Dodgers came into 2016 with the No. 1 ranked system by MLB.com, Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus. Seven new Major Leaguers arrived from the Dodger chain this year — Julio Urías, Jose De León, Grant Dayton, Ross Stripling, Brock Stewart, Andrew Toles and Rob Segedin. Of course, Corey Seager — the consensus preseason No. 1 prospect in baseball — will likely win National League Rookie of the Year, adding further shine on a momentous year for the farm system. Four Dodger minor league partners made the postseason — Triple-A Oklahoma City, High-A Rancho Cucamonga, Low-A Great Lakes (which won the Midwest League championship) and Rookie League Ogden.
Three of the 10 choices for Breakout Prospect are from the Dodger organization and one is on the Dodgers’ playoff roster. Andrew Toles, Dodgers No. 1 prospect Cody Bellinger and pitcher Yadier Alvarez, who completed his first stateside year as a pro, are up for the prize.
O’Koyea Dickson’s three-run homer that propelled the Triple-A Oklahoma City Dodgers to the Pacific Coast League Championship Series is up for Top Home Run
Stewart, the Dodgers Branch Rickey Minor League Pitcher of the Year who started the season in Single-A and climbed three rungs to make his Major League debut this year, is a Top Starting Pitcher nominee.
Grant Dayton, another minor leaguer turned impact Major Leaguer, is a Top Relief Pitcher candidate.
The Oklahoma City Dodgers, who fell to the El Paso Chihuahuas in the PCLCS, are up for Top Team.