Blue Jays prospects get in on the MiLBY nominations

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May 17, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of a Toronto Blue Jays ball cap and logo during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Blue Jays at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Blue Jays defeated the Texas Rangers 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Top Relief Pitcher

Arik Sikula

Besides having the single greatest spelling of Arik, the Dunedin closer led all of Minor League Baseball with 31 saves in 34 opportunities. That isn’t bad considering he started the year in Double-A New Hampshire. Sure, at 25-years-old, he’s a big old for A-Ball, but his 12.7 K/9 ratio plays well regardless.

With that kind of performance, it will be interesting where Sikula begins 2015 and if he has a future in a Major League bullpen in the future. Unfortunately, it may not be enough to secure him the award either.

Cam Bedrosian of the Los Angeles Angels posted 18 saves in 21 opportunities, striking out an amazing 82 hitters in just 45 innings of work. Not to be outdone, Mets prospect Akeel Morris blew away the South Atlantic League with a 0.63 ERA , 16 saves in 17 opportunities, and 89 strike-outs in 57 innings of work.