Affiliation Shuffle

Who'll be available when the market opens next week?




Below is a listing of every minor league team's affiliation status heading into the period when major and minor league teams can hook up with new partners, which begins Sept. 16.

The listing "current contract expiring" does not necessarily mean the existing affiliation will end; in fact, many of these major and minor league teams expect to extend their player-development contracts. It simply means the contract expired at the end of the minor league season and has not yet been renewed.

Baseball America will continue to update this information as renewals are announced. Major and minor league teams have until Sept. 11 to notify their central offices that they will seek new affiliations. They will then find out which teams are available and will have from Sept. 16-30 to sign new player-development contracts.

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ATucsonPacific CoastCurrent contract expiring
Double-ATennesseeSouthernCurrent contract expiring
High ALancasterCaliforniaCurrent contract expiring
Low ASouth BendMidwestCurrent contract expiring
Short-seasonYakimaNorthwestSigned through 2008
RookieMissoulaPioneerSigned through 2010
ATLANTA BRAVES
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ARichmondInternationalMajor league team owns affiliate
Double-AMississippiSouthernMajor league team owns affiliate
High AMyrtle BeachCarolinaCurrent contract expiring
Low ARomeSouth AtlanticMajor league team owns affiliate
RookieDanvilleAppalachianMajor league team owns affiliate
RookieKissimmeeGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
BALTIMORE ORIOLES
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AOttawaInternationalCurrent contract expiring
Double-ABowieEasternCurrent contract expiring
High AFrederickCarolinaCurrent contract expiring
Low ADelmarvaSouth AtlanticCurrent contract expiring
Short-seasonAberdeenNew York-PennSigned through 2010
RookieBluefieldAppalachianMajor league team owns affiliate
BOSTON RED SOX
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-APawtucketInternationalSigned through 2010
Double-APortlandEasternSigned through 2008
High AWilmingtonCarolinaCurrent contract expiring
Low AGreenvilleSouth AtlanticSigned through 2008
Short-seasonLowellNew York-PennSigned through 2008
RookieFort MyersGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
CHICAGO CUBS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AIowaPacific CoastSigned through 2010
Double-AWest TennSouthernCurrent contract expiring
High ADaytonaFlorida StateSigned through 2008
Low APeoriaMidwestSigned through 2008
Short-seasonBoiseNorthwestSigned through 2008
RookieMesaArizonaMajor league team owns affiliate
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ACharlotteInternationalCurrent contract expiring
Double-ABirminghamSouthernSigned through 2010
High AWinston-SalemCarolinaSigned through 2008
Low AKannapolisSouth AtlanticCurrent contract expiring
RookieGreat FallsPioneerCurrent contract expiring
RookieBristolAppalachianMajor league team owns affiliate
CINCINNATI REDS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ALouisvilleInternationalSigned through 2008
Double-AChattanoogaSouthernSigned through 2008
High ASarasotaFlorida StateMajor league team owns affiliate
Low ADaytonMidwestSigned through 2008
RookieBillingsPioneerCurrent contract expiring
RookieSarasotaGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
CLEVELAND INDIANS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ABuffaloInternationalSigned through 2008
Double-AAkronEasternSigned through 2008
High AKinstonCarolinaSigned through 2008
Low ALake CountySouth AtlanticCurrent contract expiring
Short seasonMahoning ValleyNew York-PennCurrent contract expiring
RookieBurlingtonAppalachianRoyals will take over club
RookieWinter HavenGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
COLORADO ROCKIES
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AColorado SpringsPacific CoastSigned through 2008
Double-ATulsaTexasSigned through 2010
High AModestoCaliforniaSigned through 2008
Low AAshevilleSouth AtlanticSigned through 2008
Short-seasonTri-CityNorthwestSigned through 2008
RookieCasperPioneerSigned through 2008
DETRIOT TIGERS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AToledoInternationalSigned through 2008
Double-AErieEasternSigned through 2008
High ALakelandFlorida StateMajor league team owns affiliate
Low AWest MichiganMidwestSigned through 2010
Short-seasonOneontaNew York-PennSigned through 2010
RookieLakelandGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
FLORIDA MARLINS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AAlbuquerquePacific CoastSigned through 2008
Double-ACarolinaSouthernSigned through 2008
High AJupiterFlorida StateMajor league team owns affiliate
Low AGreensboroSouth AtlanticSigned through 2008
Short-seasonJamestownNew York-PennCurrent contract expiring
RookieJupiterGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
HOUSTON ASTROS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ARound RockPacific CoastSigned through 2008
Double-ACorpus ChristiTexasSigned through 2008
High ASalemCarolinaSigned through 2008
Low ALexingtonSouth AtlanticSigned through 2008
Short-seasonTri-CityNew York-PennSigned through 2008
RookieGreenevilleAppalachianMajor league team owns affiliate
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AOmahaPacific CoastSigned through 2008
Double-AWichitaTexasSigned through 2008
High AHigh DesertCaliforniaCurrent contract expiring
Low ABurlingtonMidwestSigned through 2010
Short-seasonIdaho FallsPioneerCurrent contract expiring
RookieSurpriseArizonaMajor league team owns affiliate
LOS ANGELES ANGELS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ASalt LakePacific CoastSigned through 2012
Double-AArkansasTexasSigned through 2008
High ARancho CucamongaCaliforniaSigned through 2008
Low ACedar RapidsMidwestSigned through 2008
RookieOremPioneerSigned through 2010
RookieTempeArizonaMajor league team owns affiliate
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-A Las VegasPacific CoastCurrent contract expiring
Double-AJacksonvilleSouthernSigned through 2008
High AVero BeachFlorida StateMajor league team owns affiliate
Low AColumbusSouth AtlanticCurrent contract expiring
RookieOgdenPioneerSigned through 2010
RookieVero BeachGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
MILWAUKEE BREWERS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ANashvillePacific CoastSigned through 2010
Double-AHuntsvilleSouthernSigned through 2008
High ABrevard CountyFlorida StateSigned through 2010
Low AWest VirginiaSouth AtlanticCurrent contract expiring
RookieHelenaPioneerSigned through 2008
RookiePhoenixArizonaMajor league team owns affiliate
MINNESOTA TWINS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ARochesterInternationalSigned through 2008
Double-ANew BritainEasternSigned through 2008
High AFort MyersFlorida StateSigned through 2008
Low ABeloitMidwestSigned through 2008
RookieElizabethtonAppalachianMajor league team owns affiliate
RookieFort MyersGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
NEW YORK METS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ANorfolkInternationalCurrent contract expiring
Double-ABinghamtonEasternSigned through 2008
High ASt. LucieFlorida StateMajor league team owns affiliate
Low AHagerstownSouth AtlanticCurrent contract expiring
Short-seasonBrooklynNew York-PennMajor league team owns affiliate
RookieKingsportAppalachianMajor league team owns affiliate
RookieMetsGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
NEW YORK YANKEES
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AColumbusInternationalCurrent contract expiring
Double-ATrentonEasternSigned through 2008
High ATampaFlorida StateMajor league team owns affiliate
Low ACharlestonSouth AtlanticSigned through 2008
Short-seasonStaten IslandNew York-PennMajor league team buying affiliate
RookieTampaGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
OAKLAND ATHLETICS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ASacramentoPacific CoastSigned through 2010
Double-AMidlandTexasSigned through 2008
High AStocktonCaliforniaSigned through 2008
Low AKane CountyMidwestSigned through 2008
Short-seasonVancouverNorthwestCurrent contract expiring
RookiePhoenixArizonaMajor league team owns affiliate
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AScranton/W-BInternationalCurrent contract expiring
Double-AReadingEasternCurrent contract expiring
High AClearwaterFlorida StateMajor league team owns affiliate
Low ALakewoodSouth AtlanticSigned through 2008
Short-seasonBataviaNew York-PennCurrent contract expiring
RookieClearwaterGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AIndianapolisInternationalSigned through 2008
Double-AAltoonaEasternSigned through 2010
High ALynchburgCarolinaSigned through 2008
Low AHickorySouth AtlanticSigned through 2008
Short-seasonWilliamsportNew York-PennCurrent contract expiring
RookieBradentonGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AMemphisPacific CoastSigned through 2008
Double-ASpringfieldTexasMajor league team owns affiliate
High APalm BeachFlorida StateMajor league team owns affiliate
Low AQuad CitiesMidwestSigned through 2008
Short-seasonState CollegeNew York-PennCurrent contract expiring
RookieJohnson CityAppalachianMajor league team owns affiliate
SAN DIEGO PADRES
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-APortlandPacific CoastSigned through 2008
Double-AMobileSouthernCurrent contract expiring
High ALake ElsinoreCaliforniaSigned through 2008
Low AFort WayneMidwestSigned through 2008
Short-seasonEugeneNorthwestSigned through 2008
RookiePadresArizonaMajor league team owns affiliate
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AFresnoPacific CoastSigned through 2008
Double-AConnecticutEasternSigned through 2008
High ASan JoseCaliforniaSigned through 2008
Low AAugustaSouth AtlanticSigned through 2008
Short-seasonSalem-KeizerNorthwestSigned through 2008
RookieScottsdaleArizonaMajor league team owns affiliate
SEATTLE MARINERS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ATacomaPacific CoastCurrent contract expiring
Double-ASan AntonioTexasCurrent contract expiring
High AInland EmpireCaliforniaCurrent contract expiring
Low AWisconsinMidwestSigned through 2008
Short-seasonEverettNorthwestSigned through 2008
RookiePeoriaArizonaMajor league team owns affiliate
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ADurhamInternationalSigned through 2008
Double-AMontgomerySouthernSigned through 2008
High AVisaliaCaliforniaCurrent contract expiring
Low ASW MichiganMidwestCurrent contract expiring
Short-seasonHudson ValleyNew York-PennSigned through 2008
RookiePrincetonAppalachianMajor league team owns affiliate
TEXAS RANGERS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-AOklahomaPacific CoastSigned through 2010
Double-AFriscoTexasSigned through 2010
High ABakersfieldCaliforniaSigned through 2010
Low AClintonMidwestCurrent contract expiring
Short-seasonSpokaneNorthwestSigned through 2008
RookieSurpriseArizonaMajor league team owns affiliate
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ASyracuseInternationalSigned through 2008
Double-ANew HampshireEasternSigned through 2008
High ADunedinFlorida StateMajor league team owns affiliate
Low ALansingMidwestCurrent contract expiring
Short-seasonAuburnNew York-PennCurrent contract expiring
RookiePulaskiAppalachianMajor league team owns affiliate
WASHINGTON NATIONALS
ClassFarm TeamLeagueAffiliation Status
Triple-ANew OrleansPacific CoastCurrent contract expiring
Double-AHarrisburgEasternSigned through 2010
High APotomacCarolinaCurrent contract expiring
Low ASavannahSouth AtlanticCurrent contract expiring
Short-seasonVermontNew York-PennCurrent contract expiring
RookieMelbourneGulf CoastMajor league team owns affiliate