Organizational Standings, Plus Short-Season Best And Worst

Durham ousted Memphis in 11 innings on Tuesday night, winning the Triple-A championship game and drawing to a close the minor league season. To reflect on the season that was, we present the final organizational standings. You’ll find a ranking of all 30 organizations based on their cumulative regular-season records for all domestic clubs, both full-season and short.

As an added bonus, we’ve included cumulative games over/under .500 (DIF) as well as any league champions or runners-up in the organization. And for making you wait, you’ll find a bonus chart detailing the best and worst short-season clubs following this chart. Hey, the Pioneer League season didn’t end until Saturday night.

We ran the full-season version two weeks ago.

ORGANIZATIONAL STANDINGS
NO ORG W L PCT DIF LEAGUE CHAMP RUNNER-UP
1 Giants 411 286 .590 125 Salem-Keizer (NWL)
San Jose (CAL)
AZL Giants
Connecticut (EL)
2 Yankees 381 309 .552 72 Staten Island (NYP)
Tampa (FSL)
Scranton/W-B (IL)
3 White Sox 383 318 .546 65
4 Phillies 364 329 .525 35 Lakewood (SAL)
5 Twins 358 328 .522 30 Elizabethton (APP)
6 Angels 361 332 .521 29 Orem (PIO)
7 Athletics 359 336 .517 23 Midland (TL) Sacramento (PCL)
8 Padres 359 337 .516 22 Fort Wayne (MWL)
9 Rockies 365 345 .514 20 Tri-City (NWL)
10 Mariners+ 388 368 .513 20 AZL Mariners High Desert (CAL)
11 Nationals 351 336 .511 15 GCL Nationals
12 Cubs 351 338 .509 13 Tennessee (SL)
13 Indians 350 341 .507 9 Akron (EL) Mahoning Valley (NYP)
Marlins 350 341 .507 9 Jacksonville (SL) GCL Marlins
15 Dodgers 351 344 .505 7
16 Tigers 344 343 .501 1
17 Rays+ 376 379 .498 -3 Durham (IL) Charlotte (FSL)
18 Braves 338 348 .493 -10 Danville (APP)
19 Red Sox 339 350 .492 -11 Greenville (SAL)
Salem (CAR)
20 Rangers 341 354 .491 -13
21 Royals+ 372 387 .490 -15 Burlington (MWL)
NW Arkansas (TL)
22 Brewers 332 348 .488 -16
23 Cardinals+ 369 391 .486 -22 Memphis (PCL)
Pirates 339 358 .486 -19 Lynchburg (CAR)
25 Orioles+ 367 390 .485 -23
26 D’backs 336 376 .472 -40 Missoula (PIO)
27 Reds 314 374 .456 -60
28 Blue Jays 312 379 .452 -67
29 Mets+ 338 412 .451 -74
30 Astros+ 320 442 .420 -122

+ These seven organization have seven affiliates; the other 23 have six affiliates.

Intuitively, it would seem a more difficult task for an organization to stock seven minor league clubs with talent. And we see that only the Mariners among the lucky seven managed to crack the top half of the standings. Note that the Astros and Rays each added a GCL affiliate for this season.

Best And Worst Short-Season Teams

 

TOP 10 MINOR LEAGUE TEAMS
NO TEAM W L PCT LEAGUE LVL ORG LAST 10
1 AZL Giants 39 17 .696 Arizona R Giants 5-5
2 Danville 47 21 .691 Appalachian R Braves 6-4
GCL Marlins 38 17 .691 Gulf Coast R Marlins 7-3
4 AZL Angels 38 18 .679 Arizona R Angels 8-2
5 Orem 51 25 .671 Pioneer R Angels 7-3
6 Elizabethton 45 23 .662 Appalachian R Twins 6-4
7 GCL Nationals 36 19 .655 Gulf Coast R Nationals 8-2
8 Mahoning Valley 49 27 .645 New York-Penn SS Indians 6-4
Salem-Keizer 49 27 .645 Northwest SS Giants 8-2
10 GCL Twins 34 21 .618 Gulf Coast R Twins 5-5
Staten Island 47 29 .618 New York-Penn SS Yankees 8-2
Tri-City 47 29 .618 Northwest SS Rockies 7-3

Best Of The Best: Mahoning Valley and Salem-Keizer (SS), Danville (R advanced), AZL Giants (R complex).

BOTTOM 10 MINOR LEAGUE TEAMS
NO TEAM W L PCT LEAGUE LVL ORG LAST 10
1 Billings 24 52 .316 Pioneer R Reds 3-7
2 GCL Astros 18 38 .321 Gulf Coast R Astros 2-8
3 GCL Rays 19 36 .345 Gulf Coast R Rays 4-6
4 Auburn 26 49 .347 New York-Penn SS Blue Jays 3-7
5 Burlington 24 44 .353 Appalachian R Royals 5-5
6 Tri-City 27 48 .360 New York-Penn SS Astros 5-5
7 AZL Royals 20 35 .364 Arizona R Royals 5-5
8 Yakima 28 48 .368 Northwest SS D’backs 5-5
9 Casper 28 46 .378 Pioneer R Rockies 4-6
10 AZL Athletics 22 34 .393 Arizona R Athletics 6-4
GCL Mets 22 34 .393 Gulf Coast R Mets 3-7

 

Worst Of The Worst: Auburn (SS), Billings (R advanced), GCL Astros (R complex).


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