Minor League Baseball

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Minor League Baseball (MiLB) is a hierarchy of professional baseball minor leagues in the Americas that compete at levels below Major League Baseball (MLB) and help prepare players to join major league teams. Those teams that are affiliated with MLB teams operate under the Commissioner of Baseball within the scope of organized baseball. Several leagues, known as independent baseball leagues, consist of teams with no affiliation to MLB teams.

Starting with the 2021 season, the number of MLB-affiliated minor leagues with teams in the United States and Canada has been reduced to 11, with a total of 120 teams (four per each of the 30 MLB franchises, excluding rookie league teams). There is also an MLB-affiliated rookie league in the Dominican Republic.

Leagues

Defunct

All MiLB Teams

Active teams

Major League Club League Affiliate City Current Home Venue
Arizona Diamondbacks Pacific Coast League Reno Aces Reno, Nevada Greater Nevada Field (2009-present)
Atlanta Braves International League Gwinnett Stripers Lawrenceville, Georgia Coolray Field (2009-present)
Southern League Mississippi Braves Pearl, Mississippi Trustmark Park (2005-present)
Baltimore Orioles International League Norfolk Tides Norfolk, Virginia Harbor Park (1993-present)
Eastern League Bowie Baysox Bowie, Maryland Prince George's Stadium (1994-present)
South Atlantic League Aberdeen IronBirds Aberdeen, Maryland Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium (2002-present)
Boston Red Sox International League Worcester Red Sox Worcester, Massachusetts Polar Park (2021-present)
Chicago Cubs International League Iowa Cubs Des Moines, Iowa Principal Park (1992-present)
Northwest League Eugene Emeralds Eugene, Oregon PK Park (2010-present)
Chicago White Sox International League Charlotte Knights Charlotte, North Carolina Truist Field (2014-present)
Southern League Birmingham Barons Birmingham, Alabama Regions Field (2013-present)
Cincinnati Reds International League Louisville Bats Louisville, Kentucky Louisville Slugger Field (2000-present)
Cleveland Guardians International League Columbus Clippers Columbus, Ohio Huntington Park
Eastern League Akron RubberDucks Akron, Ohio Canal Park (1997-present)
Colorado Rockies Pacific Coast League Albuquerque Isotopes Albuquerque, New Mexico Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park (2003-present)
California League Fresno Grizzlies Fresno, California Chukchansi Park (2002-present)
Houston Astros Pacific Coast League Sugar Land Space Cowboys Sugar Land, Texas Constellation Field (2012-present)
Texas League Corpus Christi Hooks Corpus Christi, Texas Whataburger Field (2005-present)
South Atlantic League Asheville Tourists Asheville, North Carolina McCormick Field (1924-present)
Kansas City Royals International League Omaha Storm Chasers Papillion, Nebraska Werner Park (2011-present)
Los Angeles Dodgers Texas League Tulsa Drillers Tulsa, Oklahoma Oneok Field (2010-present)
Milwaukee Brewers International League Nashville Sounds Nashville, Tennessee First Horizon Park (2015-present)
Southern League Biloxi Shuckers Biloxi, Mississippi MGM Park (2015-present)
Midwest League Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Grand Chute, Wisconsin Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium (1995-present)
New York Mets International League Syracuse Mets Syracuse, New York NBT Bank Stadium (1997-present)
New York Yankees Eastern League Somerset Patriots Bridgewater Township, New Jersey TD Bank Ballpark (1999-present)
Oakland Athletics Pacific Coast League Las Vegas Aviators Summerlin South, Nevada Las Vegas Ballpark (2019-present)
Texas League Midland RockHounds Midland, Texas Momentum Bank Ballpark (2002-present)
Philadelphia Phillies International League Lehigh Valley IronPigs Allentown, Pennsylvania Coca-Cola Park (2008-present)
Florida State League Clearwater Threshers Clearwater, Florida BayCare Ballpark (2004-present)
Pittsburgh Pirates International League Indianapolis Indians Indianapolis, Indiana Victory Field (1996-present)
Florida State League Bradenton Marauders Bradenton, Florida LECOM Park (2010-present)
San Diego Padres Texas League San Antonio Missions San Antonio, Texas Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium (1994-present)
Seattle Mariners Pacific Coast League Tacoma Rainiers Tacoma, Washington Cheney Stadium (1960-present)
Texas League Arkansas Travelers North Little Rock, Arkansas Dickey-Stephens Park (2007-present)
Tampa Bay Rays International League Durham Bulls Durham, North Carolina Durham Bulls Athletic Park (1995-present)
Texas Rangers Pacific Coast League Round Rock Express Round Rock, Texas Dell Diamond (2000-present)
Northwest League Spokane Indians Spokane Valley, Washington Avista Stadium (1958-present)
Toronto Blue Jays International League Buffalo Bisons Buffalo, New York Sahlen Field (1988-present)
Eastern League New Hampshire Fisher Cats Manchester, New Hampshire Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (2005-present)
Washington Nationals International League Rochester Red Wings Rochester, New York Frontier Field (1997-present)
South Atlantic League Wilmington Blue Rocks Wilmington, Delaware Daniel S. Frawley Stadium (1993-present)

Defunct teams

Team Years Active Level City Last Venue
Calgary Cannons 1985-2002 AAA Calgary, Alberta Foothills Stadium (1985-2002)
Charlotte Stone Crabs 1980-2020 A-Advanced Port Charlotte, Florida Charlotte Sports Park (1985-2002)
Fort Lauderdale Yankees 1962-93 Class A-Advanced Fort Lauderdale, Florida Fort Lauderdale Municipal Stadium (1962-93)
Seattle Rainiers 1985-2002 A Short Season Seattle, Washington Sick's Stadium (1938-68, 1972-76)
Toronto Maple Leafs 1896-1967 AAA Toronto, Ontario Maple Leaf Stadium (1926-67)

See also

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Minor League Baseball
AAA International League East Division Buffalo Bisons • Charlotte Knights • Durham Bulls • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp • Lehigh Valley IronPigs • Norfolk Tides • Rochester Red Wings • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders • Syracuse Mets • Worcester Red Sox
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Pacific Coast League East Division Albuquerque Isotopes • El Paso Chihuahuas • Oklahoma City Dodgers • Round Rock Express • Sugar Land Space Cowboys
West Division Las Vegas Aviators • Reno Aces • Sacramento River Cats • Salt Lake Bees • Tacoma Rainiers
AA Texas League North Division Arkansas Travelers • Northwest Arkansas Naturals • Springfield Cardinals • Tulsa Drillers • Wichita Wind Surge
South Division Amarillo Sod Poodles • Corpus Christi Hooks • Frisco RoughRiders • Midland RockHounds • San Antonio Missions
Eastern League Northeast Division Binghamton Rumble Ponies • Hartford Yard Goats • New Hampshire Fisher Cats • Portland Sea Dogs • Reading Fightin Phils • Somerset Patriots
Southwest Division Akron RubberDucks • Altoona Curve • Bowie Baysox • Erie SeaWolves • Harrisburg Senators • Richmond Flying Squirrels
Southern League North Division Birmingham Barons • Chattanooga Lookouts • Rocket City Trash Pandas • Tennessee Smokies
South Division Biloxi Shuckers • Mississippi Braves • Montgomery Biscuits • Pensacola Blue Wahoos
High A Midwest League East Division Dayton Dragons • Fort Wayne TinCaps • Great Lakes Loons • Lake County Captains • Lansing Lugnuts • West Michigan Whitecaps
West Division Beloit Snappers • Cedar Rapids Kernels • Peoria Chiefs • Quad Cities River Bandits • South Bend Cubs • Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Northwest League n/a Eugene Emeralds • Everett AquaSox • Hillsboro Hops • Spokane Indians • Tri-City Dust Devils • Vancouver Canadians
South Atlantic League North Division Aberdeen IronBirds • Brooklyn Cyclones • Hudson Valley Renegades • Jersey Shore BlueClaws • Wilmington Blue Rocks
South Division Asheville Tourists • Bowling Green Hot Rods • Greensboro Grasshoppers • Greenville Drive • Hickory Crawdads • Rome Braves • Winston-Salem Dash
Single-A Carolina League North Division Delmarva Shorebirds • Fredericksburg Nationals • Lynchburg Hillcats • Salem Red Sox
Central Division Carolina Mudcats • Down East Wood Ducks • Fayetteville Woodpeckers • Kannapolis Cannon Ballers
South Division Augusta GreenJackets • Charleston RiverDogs • Columbia Fireflies • Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Florida State League East Division Daytona Tortugas • Jupiter Hammerheads • Palm Beach Cardinals • St. Lucie Mets
West Division Bradenton Marauders • Clearwater Threshers • Dunedin Blue Jays • Fort Myers Mighty Mussels • Lakeland Flying Tigers • Tampa Tarpons
California League North Division Fresno Grizzlies • Modesto Nuts • San Jose Giants • Stockton Ports
South Division Inland Empire 66ers • Lake Elsinore Storm • Rancho Cucamonga Quakes • Visalia Rawhide
Defunct Leagues
Defunct Teams Calgary Cannons • Charlotte Stone Crabs • Fort Lauderdale Yankees • Seattle Rainiers • Toronto Maple Leafs
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