Ask BA: Which Org Has The Best Record Across The Minors?
Answer: The Yankees up-and-down regular season at the major league level has frustrated many of the team's fans, even if the club is currently five games above .500 at 39-34.
At the minor league level, the Yankees stand at the top of the standings. Yes, the Rays have had a very good start to the minor league season, but the Yankees have been a tick better. That's true both when it comes to wins and losses (.665 vs. .615) and when it comes to run differential (+277 to +239).
As of June 23, here are the overall MiLB organization standings.
The Nationals climbing up to the third-worst mark is actually a significant step forward. An awful start for Fredericksburg had the Nationals easily sitting at the bottom of the overall org standings a month ago. But after losing its first 15 games and being 1-17 three weeks into the season, Fredericksburg is 13-13 over its past 26 games.
The best record by any individual team in the minors so far belongs to the Yankees' Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliate. Here's the complete top 10 by winning percentage:
And on the other end of the spectrum, here are the worst 10 teams in the minors so far as measured by winning percentage:
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The Mariners, Pirates, Red Sox and Yankees have all four of their minor leagues teams currently above .500. The Athletics, Cardinals, Cubs and Nationals do not have any of their four minor league teams currently above .500. With Triple-A Las Vegas (A's) and High-A Wilmington (Nationals), those two orgs have a club sitting at .500 as of today. The Cubs' best record is Low-A Myrtle Beach (20-23) and the Cardinals' best record is High-A Peoria (18-26).