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 AAA Reno Aces Reno, Nevada Greater Nevada Field (2009-present)
Baltimore Orioles Double-A Northeast Bowie Baysox Bowie, Maryland Prince George's Stadium (1994-present)
High-A East Aberdeen IronBirds Aberdeen, Maryland Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium (2002-present)
Chicago Cubs AAA Iowa Cubs Des Moines, Iowa Principal Park (1992-present)
A Short Season Eugene Emeralds Eugene, Oregon PK Park (2010-present)
Chicago White Sox AAA Charlotte Knights Charlotte, North Carolina Truist Field (2014-present)
AA Birmingham Barons Birmingham, Alabama Regions Field (2013-present)
Cleveland Indians AAA Columbus Clippers Columbus, Ohio Huntington Park
Double-A Northeast Akron RubberDucks Akron, Ohio Canal Park (1997-present)
Colorado Rockies AAA Albuquerque Isotopes Albuquerque, New Mexico Rio Grande Credit Union Field at Isotopes Park (2003-present)
A Fresno Grizzlies Fresno, California Chukchansi Park (2002-present)
Houston Astros AAA Sugar Land Skeeters Sugar Land, Texas Constellation Field (2012-present)
AA Corpus Christi Hooks Corpus Christi, Texas Whataburger Field (2005-present)
Kansas City Royals AAA Omaha Storm Chasers Papillion, Nebraska Werner Park (2011-present)
Milwaukee Brewers AAA Nashville Sounds Nashville, Tennessee First Horizon Park (2015-present)
Double-A South Biloxi Shuckers Biloxi, Mississippi MGM Park (2015-present)
High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Grand Chute, Wisconsin Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium (1995-present)
New York Mets AAA Syracuse Mets Syracuse, New York NBT Bank Stadium (1997-present)
New York Yankees Double-A Northeast Somerset Patriots Bridgewater Township, New Jersey TD Bank Ballpark (1999-present)
Philadelphia Phillies AAA Lehigh Valley IronPigs Allentown, Pennsylvania Coca-Cola Park (2008-present)
Low-A Southeast Clearwater Threshers Clearwater, Florida BayCare Ballpark (2004-present)
Pittsburgh Pirates AAA Indianapolis Indians Indianapolis, Indiana Victory Field (1996-present)
Low-A Southeast Bradenton Marauders Bradenton, Florida LECOM Park (2010-present)
San Diego Padres AA San Antonio Missions San Antonio, Texas Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium (1994-present)
Seattle Mariners AAA Tacoma Rainiers Tacoma, Washington Cheney Stadium (1960-present)
AA Arkansas Travelers North Little Rock, Arkansas Dickey-Stephens Park (2007-present)
Tampa Bay Rays AAA Durham Bulls Durham, North Carolina Durham Bulls Athletic Park (1995-present)
Texas Rangers AAA Round Rock Express Round Rock, Texas Dell Diamond (2000-present)
A Short Season Spokane Indians Spokane Valley, Washington Avista Stadium (1958-present)
Toronto Blue Jays AAA Buffalo Bisons Buffalo, New York Sahlen Field (1988-present)
Double-A Northeast New Hampshire Fisher Cats Manchester, New Hampshire Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (2005-present)
Washington Nationals AAA Rochester Red Wings Rochester, New York Frontier Field (1997-present)
High-A East 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)
Toronto Maple Leafs 1896-1967 AAA Toronto, Ontario Maple Leaf Stadium (1926-67)

See also

List of Minor League Baseball stadiums

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AAA Triple-A East Midwest Division Columbus Clippers • Indianapolis Indians • Iowa Cubs • Louisville Bats • Omaha Storm Chasers • Toledo Mud Hens • St. Paul Saints
Northeast Division Buffalo Bisons • Lehigh Valley IronPigs • Rochester Red Wings • Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders • Syracuse Mets • Worcester Red Sox
Southeast Division Charlotte Knights • Durham Bulls • Gwinnett Stripers • Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp • Memphis Redbirds • Nashville Sounds • Norfolk Tides
Triple-A West East Division Albuquerque Isotopes • El Paso Chihuahuas • Oklahoma City Dodgers • Round Rock Express • Sugar Land Skeeters
West Division Las Vegas Aviators • Reno Aces • Sacramento River Cats • Salt Lake Bees • Tacoma Rainiers
AA Double-A Central 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
Double-A Northeast 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
Double-A South 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 High-A Central 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
High-A East 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
High-A West n/a Eugene Emeralds • Everett AquaSox • Hillsboro Hops • Spokane Indians • Tri-City Dust Devils • Vancouver Canadians
Low A Low-A East 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
Low-A Southeast 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
Low-A West 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 Eastern League • Pacific Coast League
Defunct Teams Calgary Cannons • Toronto Maple Leafs
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