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)
A 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)
High-A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Grand Chute, Wisconsin Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium (1995-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)
Pittsburgh Pirates AAA Indianapolis Indians Indianapolis, Indiana Victory Field (1996-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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