BA Newsletter: Get Analysis, Rankings Delivered To Your Inbox!

Ask BA: Which Org Has The Best Record Across The Minors?



Question: Does any #MLB team have a better minors record across their affiliates than #Rays have? Seems unlikely on surface?

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.

OrganizationWLPCTRuns
Scored
Runs
Allowed
Run
Differential
Yankees11357.665990713277
Rays10465.615949710239
Royals10066.602911745166
Pirates10272.586905783122
Red Sox10174.57792283983
Giants9973.576914814100
Orioles9473.563924799125
Twins9877.56079677521
Mariners9376.550956831125
Indians9478.54784779651
Rangers9181.52981277042
Marlins9282.529810848-38
Dodgers9082.523964836128
Brewers8782.51592386855
Braves8785.50677175120
Blue Jays8386.49189185338
Reds8489.48683381419
Tigers8389.48383481024
Padres8290.477894955-61
Astros7991.465947948-1
Athletics8094.4609501003-53
D-Backs7795.4489311048-117
Angels7694.447800922-122
Phillies7698.437735841-106
White Sox7498.430791956-165
Rockies73101.420810965-155
Cubs68101.402758890-132
Nationals67106.387652880-228
Cardinals64111.3668111099-288
Mets61106.365792961-169

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:

TeamOrgWLPCT
Scranton/WBYankees2912.707
OmahaRoyals3013.698
Bowling GreenRays2913.690
San JoseGiants3014.682
DurhamRays2914.674
TampaYankees2914.674
RenoD-Backs2814.667
Quad CitiesRoyals2814.667
CharlestonRays2814.667
WorcesterRed Sox2915.659

And on the other end of the spectrum, here are the worst 10 teams in the minors so far as measured by winning percentage:

TeamOrgWLPCT
SyracuseMets1131.262
VisaliaD-Backs1232.273
KannapolisWhite Sox1231.279
HartfordRockies1331.295
AlbuquerqueRockies1329.310
BinghamtonMets1329.310
FredericksburgNationals1430.318
Palm BeachCardinals1430.318
BrooklynMets1427.341
HickoryRangers1529.341
yankees-900x6351

2021 New York Yankees Midseason Top 30 Prospects Update

Our updated New York Yankees midseason list, including rising and falling prospects plus 2021 draft picks.

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).

Are you a member?

In order to access this exclusive content you must have a Baseball America Account. 

Login or sign up  


Additionally, you can subscribe to Baseball America's newsletter and receive all of our rankings, analysis, prospect insight & more delivered to your inbox every day. Click here to get started. 

of Free Stories Remaining