You can’t know the minor leagues teams with out a scorecard. Consider this as your scorecard as to where all the teams in the minors have landed. There was a huge effort by the major leagues to shuffle things around (so they had more control) and here are the results of minor league realignment.
Minor Leagues Triple-A East = 14 pre-existing International League plus four that were previously in the PCL (Iowa, Omaha, Nashville, Memphis), one previously independent (St. Paul) and one previously Double-A (Jacksonville).
Minor Leagues Triple-A West = Nine from the Pacific Coast League and one formerly independent team (Sugar Land Skeeters)
Minor Leagues Double -A
Double-A Central – All eight teams from the Texas League plus San Antonio and Wichita (formerly in the Pacific Coast League)
Double-A Northeast = 11 teams from the Eastern League, with Somerset (previously independent) in place of Trenton (now in the Draft League) as the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate.
Double-A South = Eight teams that were previously in the Southern League, which had 10 teams. Jacksonville is now Triple-A
High-A Central – All 12 teams were previously part of the 16-team Class A Midwest League
Bowling Green shifted to High-A East; Burlington and Clinton now in summer-collegiate Prospect League; Kane County now in the independent American Association
High A East = Aberdeen, Brooklyn, Hudson Valley formerly New York-Penn League
Jersey Shore, Asheville, Greensboro, Hickory, Rome formerly South Atlantic League
Wilmington, Greenville, Winston-Salem formerly Carolina League Bowling Green formerly in Midwest League
High-A West = Six teams that were all previously in the Class A Short-Season Northwest League.
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