Over the weekend we ran a poll for Minor League Ball Community Pitching Prospect and Hitting Prospect of the Year. The hitting contest produced a clear winner in A.J. Reed of the Houston Astros. However, the pitching contest did not produce a clear result: as of 10:15 AM this morning, Blake Snell and Jacob Faria of the Tampa Bay Rays system are in a virtual tie, Snell with 140 votes and Faria with 139. Jose Berrios of the Twins isn't far behind at 117 votes. Additionally, there were allegations of ballot-box stuffing with an influx of Tampa Bay Rays fans skewing the results.
I have no way to know if there was any actual ballot stuffing, but the vote is close enough anyway to do a runoff. We'll try again with the top four vote-getters from the first round:
Jose Berrios, RHP, Minnesota Twins
Jacob Faria, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays
Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates
Blake Snell, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays
Voting will close at 9 AM Central Time Tuesday.
Honor system in place: please no ballot stuffing. Only vote once.