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Final Four time in 2023 MiLB Single-A Best of the Ballparks fan vote

Ballpark Digest squareAfter an Elite Eight round that saw underdogs triumph after last-minute rallies, it’s time for the 2023 MiLB Single-A Best of the Ballparks fan vote.

We saw BayCare Ballpark (Clearwater Threshers) come from behind and edge Joseph J. Riley Jr. Park (Charleston RiverDogs) by eight votes after a late rally, and Five County Stadium (Carolina Mudcats) defeat Segra Park (Columbia Fireflies) after trailing in much of this round. In the end, the five ballparks receiving the most votes in this round are SRP Park (Augusta GreenJackets), The Diamond (Lake Elsinore Storm), Five County Stadium, Pelicans Ballpark (Myrtle Beach Pelicans, coming up short) and Jackie Robinson Ballpark (Daytona Tortugas, coming up short).

For those scoring at home, the current eight-ballpark field features two Carolina League ballparks, one Florida State League ballpark and one Cal League ballpark.

This is by far the most eclectic level of ballparks in Minor League Baseball; besides the many facilities designed for Single-A play, it also includes a variety of spring-training venues as well as former Triple-A and Double-A facilities. Because the choices are all over the map, the vote can be a little unpredictable, to say the least.

We know from marketing stats that a third of our readers work in the baseball industry, so we’re tapping into that collective expertise. And we know from our research that a third of our readers sell to the baseball industry, so that expertise will be valuable as well. The remaining third–fans, media, government–will certainly have a different view on things as well. We can’t wait to see what our readers–whom we consider to be the smartest folks in baseball–say about the best of the ballparks.

Here’s our ranking of Single-A ballparks. This was an extremely difficult list to seed: Honestly, there’s not a lot of difference between most of the ballparks in this competition, and there are plenty of arguments for most of these ballparks deserving a higher rating. Results of last year’s vote also played a part in our seedings, as well as improvements entering this season. Occupying the top spot is The Diamond, home of the Lake Elsinore Storm and last year’s champion, followed by 2022’s runner-up, Atrium Health Ballpark (Kannapolis Cannon Ballers). We don’t expect the voting to follow our seedings: our readers can be independent. and they share a love of ballparks and the fan experience. This is a very difficult bracket to seed.

Some things to note. First, you are allowed to vote multiple times, but you can only vote once per day. Second, you don’t need to fill out a full slate: partially filled lineups will count. A running tally of the vote will be presented at the bottom of this page in the form of brackets. Vote below:

Here is the schedule for all the 2023 Best of the Ballparks fan votes:

  • Grapefruit League, Completed (winner: Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium)
  • Cactus League, Completed (winner: Camelback Ranch-Glendale)
  • College Baseball, Completed (Larry H. Miller Field)
  • MLB, Completed (winner: PNC Park)
  • Triple-A, Completed (winner: Polar Park)
  • Double-A, Now-May 27 (winner: Delta Dental Stadium)
  • High-A, Now-June 11
  • MLB Partner Leagues, June 15-June 30
  • Single-A, Now-June 20
  • Summer Collegiate, June 16-June 30
  • MLB Summer Collegiate, June 17-June 29

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