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Mariners Top MiLB Overall Standings, Nationals Bring Up The Rear



Two weeks into the season, we're already getting a sense of where teams are around the minor leagues, as well as organizations.

It's good news for the Mariners, who have the best combined record among minor league teams as well as the best run differential in the minors (the difference between a team's runs scored and runs allowed).

The best team in the minors so far has been Seattle's High-A Everett affiliate. The Mariners club lost two of its first four games but has rolled off eight straight wins since then. The AquaSox have the minors’ best winning percentage (.833) and the minors' best run differential (+57). The team is impressively filled with prospects as well, led by outfielder Julio Rodriguez, shortstop Patrick Frick and a pitching staff of Brandon Williamson, Emerson Hancock, George Kirby and Levi Stoudt.

It's also good news for the Indians, who have four teams with winning records in the minors as well as an MLB team with a winning mark. Low-A Lynchburg is the top performing Indians' farm team. The Hillcats' 9-3 record is tied for third best in the minors and the club's +53 run differential is second best in the minors.

The Yankees (led by Scranton and Tampa's 9-3 starts), Orioles (who have three teams with eight or more wins) and Rangers (led by Down East's 9-3 start) all have a winning percentage over .600 for their four minor league teams.

ORGWLPCTRuns
Scored
Runs
Allowed
Run
Differential
SEA3115.67428218597
CLE3016.65224915693
NYY3117.64629521580
BAL2918.61728821969
TEX2818.60922619234
SFG2819.59627019674
KCR2719.58722921217
PIT2719.58722920425
TBR2720.57427721958
SDP2521.543234236-2
BOS2622.542244246-2
CIN2522.53223918653
MIL2522.53223321914
ATL2523.52124320142
MIA2523.521220254-34
MIN2523.521210233-23
TOR2523.521247248-1
CHW2325.479232264-32
OAK2225.468218228-10
HOU2124.46724421232
ARI2126.447228260-32
CHC2025.444193216-23
DET2026.435222239-17
LAA2026.435245304-59
PHI1929.396215269-54
LAD1828.391215255-40
COL1730.362200271-71
STL1632.333223297-74
NYM1531.326221287-66
WAS1236.250146294-148

At the other end of the spectrum, it's been a very rough start for the Cardinals (which do not have a farm team with a winning record) and the Mets (which have an 8-4 St. Lucie team but also three teams with four wins or less).

But the roughest start by far has been that of the Nationals farm teams. Washington's .250 combined winning percentage is significantly worse than anyone else and its -148 run differential is exactly double the next worst team (St. Louis). High-A Wilmington is 6-6, but Washington's other three teams are all far below .500. Double-A Harrisburg is 4-8. Triple-A Rochester is 2-10.

And Low-A Fredericksburg is easily the worst team in the minors over the first two weeks of the season. Fredericksburg is the only team that remains winless (0-12), and its 33 runs scored are fourth worst in the minors (Harrisburg's 29 runs scored are worst). Fredericksburg's 121 runs allowed are easily the worst in the minors so far, and its -88 run differential is also the minors' worst.

To put that in perspective, Fredericksburg is losing by 7.3 runs per game. In the course of the season so far, Fredericksburg has finished six innings with a lead and has been tied for another six innings. It trailed in 96 innings.

ORGTeamWLPCTRSRADIFF
SEAEverett102.833943757
BALBowie92.818814833
TORBuffalo93.750653035
TEXDown East93.750503614
CLELynchburg93.750903753
COLFresno93.750694326
CHWBirmingham93.750794732
BALDelmarva93.750894742
ATLGwinnett93.750884939
TBRBowling Green93.750785028
NYYScranton/WB93.750785127
SEAModesto93.750635211
NYYTampa93.7501087335
SDPEl Paso83.727563917
KCRQuad Cities83.727605010
TEXRound Rock83.727715219
ARIReno83.727725814
CLELake County84.667493514
MILCarolina84.667573522
SFGRichmond84.667543915
CINDayton84.667574017
BALAberdeen84.667634320
TORVancouver84.66755478
MINWichita84.66756497
NYMSt. Lucie84.667635112
CINChattanooga84.667755223
KCROmaha84.66760537
SFGEugene84.667775423
DETErie84.667715714
MIAJacksonville84.66771638
CLEAkron74.636593623
SEAArkansas74.636563818
PITIndianapolis74.63645414
HOUSugar Land74.636794336
TEXFrisco74.636574512
PITAltoona74.63661538
NYYSomerset75.58350437
SFGSan Jose75.583654322
ATLRome75.583615011
TBRDurham75.583825032
CHWWinston-Salem75.58353512
PITBradenton75.583675215
PHILehigh Valley75.5835155-4
ARIAmarillo75.5835356-3
BOSWorcester75.5835356-3
TBRCharleston75.583685711
LAARocket City75.583706010
BOSPortland75.583736211
SDPLake Elsinore75.5838184-3
CHCIowa65.545493316
CLEColumbus65.54551483
LAAInland Empire65.54564631
MILNashville65.5456064-4
OAKLas Vegas65.54565641
OAKLansing66.500483612
CINDaytona66.500734033
NYYHudson Valley66.500594811
CHCMyrtle Beach66.5004653-7
MINCedar Rapids66.50055532
LADTulsa66.50062539
HOUFayetteville66.500685315
MIABeloit66.5005455-1
PHIClearwater66.500665511
MIAPensacola66.5004256-14
SDPSan Antonio66.5005556-1
MILWisconsin66.50063567
WASWilmington66.5004258-16
BOSSalem66.5005158-7
PITGreensboro66.5005658-2
OAKMidland66.50065650
KCRColumbia66.5006568-3
BOSGreenville66.5006770-3
MINFort Myers66.5005472-18
CHWCharlotte66.5006883-15
KCRNW Arkansas56.45544413
SEATacoma56.455695811
SFGSacramento56.455746014
ARIHillsboro57.4174552-7
ATLAugusta57.4175354-1
MINSt. Paul57.4174559-14
LADGreat Lakes57.4174859-11
DETLakeland57.41760600
TORNew Hampshire57.4176162-1
MILBiloxi57.4175364-11
STLPeoria57.4175864-6
COLHartford57.4175468-14
STLPalm Beach57.4175775-18
MIAJupiter57.4175380-27
HOUCorpus Christi47.3643647-11
SDPFort Wayne47.3644257-15
LADRancho Cuca.47.36462602
TBRMontgomery47.3644962-13
DETWest Michigan47.3644663-17
CHCSouth Bend47.3645163-12
CHCTennessee47.3644767-20
HOUAsheville47.3646169-8
NYMBrooklyn47.3646178-17
LAASalt Lake47.3646488-24
WASHarrisburg48.3332947-18
ATLMississippi48.3334148-7
PHIJersey Shore48.3334358-15
TEXHickory48.3334859-11
OAKStockton48.3334063-23
STLMemphis48.3336581-16
CINLouisville38.2733454-20
DETToledo38.2734559-14
LADOkla. City38.2734383-40
BALNorfolk39.2505581-26
LAATri-City39.2504793-46
TORDunedin39.25066109-43
WASRochester210.1674268-26
STLSpringfield210.1674377-34
COLSpokane210.1674681-35
NYMSyracuse210.1675988-29
PHIReading210.16755101-46
NYMBinghamton110.0913870-32
COLAlbuquerque110.0913179-48
CHWKannapolis111.0833283-51
ARIVisalia111.0835894-36
WASFredericksburg012.00033121-88
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