2017 Organization Standings And League Champs

The Yankees returned to the top of the organization standings for the first time since 2008. This time their eight domestic affiliates combined to win 60.2 percent of their games. That’s the highest organization winning percentage in at least the past 10 years, and it translates to 98 wins when ported to a 162-game schedule.

Seven of the Yankees’ eight domestic affiliates qualified for the playoffs, every one from Triple-A down to the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League and excluding only one of the organization’s two GCL affiliates. Four Yankees affiliates advanced to the league finals, but only the GCL Yankees East brought home the trophy.

Hurricane Irma bore down on Florida and the Southeast in early September, scuttling the championship series in the Carolina, Florida State and Southern leagues. In all three instances, co-champions were declared.

ORGANIZATION STANDINGS • DOMESTIC CLUBS ONLY
No Organization W L PCT Playoff League Champ Runner-Up
1 Yankees++ 491 325 .602 7 GCL Yankees East Scranton/WB (IL)
Trenton (EL)
Pulaski (APP)
2 Twins 397 286 .581 5 Chattanooga (SL)*
Elizabethton (APP)
3 Dodgers 378 314 .546 4 Ogden (PIO) Tulsa (TL)
Cardinals+ 410 341 .546 3 Memphis (PCL)
Palm Beach (FSL)*
5 Rays+ 406 351 .536 4 Durham (IL)
Hudson Valley (NYP)
6 Phillies 365 326 .528 2
7 Astros+ 391 360 .521 2 Quad Cities (MWL)
8 D-backs+ 395 372 .515 4
9 Blue Jays+ 383 375 .505 3 Dunedin (FSL)*
Vancouver (NWL)
Padres+ 378 371 .505 3 El Paso (PCL)
Fort Wayne (MWL)
11 Brewers 344 338 .504 2
Cubs 347 341 .504 3 AZL Cubs Eugene (NWL)
13 Tigers+ 368 365 .502 1
14 Pirates+ 375 376 .499 2 Altoona (EL)
15 Red Sox 344 348 .497 1 Greenville (SAL)
16 Rockies 352 358 .496 1 Lancaster (CAL)
17 Athletics 339 347 .494 3 Midland (TL) Vermont (NYP)
18 Indians 340 349 .493 2 Lynchburg (CAR)*
19 Angels 340 351 .492 1
20 Mariners 336 354 .487 2 Modesto (CAL)
21 Marlins 328 351 .483 2
22 Orioles 334 359 .482 2
23 Braves 318 357 .471 0
24 Rangers 321 367 .467 3 Down East (CAR)*
25 Royals+ 353 404 .466 1
26 Nationals 314 374 .456 1 GCL Nationals
Mets+ 344 411 .456 1
28 Reds 312 373 .455 2 Pensacola (SL)*
29 Giants 307 381 .446 1 AZL Giants
30 White Sox 302 387 .438 2 Kannapolis (SAL)
Great Falls (PIO)
* Co-champions declared because of Hurricane Irma
+ Organization with seven affiliates instead of six
++ Yankees have eight domestic affiliates, plus another in Dominican Summer League

• The Athletics’ Double-A Midland affiliate won the Texas League title for the fourth year in a row. They did so in dramatic fashion by losing the first two games of the finals at home and then winning three straight at Tulsa.

• The Braves finished 24th in the standings yet failed to produce a single playoff team in the domestic minor leagues.

• The past 10 organization standings leaders, counting domestic affiliates only:

Year Organization Pct
2017 Yankees .602
2016 Phillies .595
2015 Astros .565
2014 Mets .568
2013 Astros .570
2012 Astros .546
2011 Rangers .564
2010 Cardinals .569
2009 Giants .590
2008 Yankees .586

Notice on the chart above that, coincidentally or not, four organizations produced World Series participants the year after ranking atop the minor league organization standings. Those World Series teams are the 2009 Yankees, 2010 Giants, 2011 Cardinals and 2015 Mets.

The 2011 Rangers ranked atop the org standings and appeared in the World Series in the same season.


For detailed domestic minor league standings, visit our archives here: 20162015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.

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