List of San Francisco Giants minor league affiliates

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The San Francisco Giants farm system consists of seven Minor League Baseball affiliates across the United States and in the Dominican Republic.[1] Four teams are independently owned, while three—the San Jose Giants, Arizona League Giants, and Dominican Summer League Giants—are owned by the major league club.

The Giants have been affiliated with the Class A Short Season Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Northwest League since 1997, making it the longest-running active affiliation in the organization among teams not owned by the Giants.[2] Their newest affiliate is the Sacramento River Cats of the Pacific Coast League which became the Giants' Triple-A club in 2015.[2] The longest affiliation in team history was the 32-year relationship with the Triple-A Pacific Coast League's Phoenix Giants/Firebirds from 1966 to 1997.[2]

Geographically, San Francisco's closest domestic affiliate is the San Jose Giants of the Class A-Advanced California League which is approximately 43 miles (69 km) away. San Francisco's furthest domestic affiliate is the Richmond Flying Squirrels of the Double-A Eastern League some 2,433 miles (3,916 km) away.

San Francisco Giants

1990–present

The current structure of Minor League Baseball has been in effect since the 1990 season when the Class A level was subdivided for a second time with the creation of Class A-Advanced. The Rookie level consists of domestic and foreign circuits.[3]

Year Triple-A Double-A Class A-Advanced Class A Class A Short Season Rookie League Foreign Rookie
2017 Sacramento River Cats Richmond Flying Squirrels San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2016 Sacramento River Cats Richmond Flying Squirrels San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2015 Sacramento River Cats Richmond Flying Squirrels San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2014 Fresno Grizzlies Richmond Flying Squirrels San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2013 Fresno Grizzlies Richmond Flying Squirrels San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2012 Fresno Grizzlies Richmond Flying Squirrels San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2011 Fresno Grizzlies Richmond Flying Squirrels San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2010 Fresno Grizzlies Richmond Flying Squirrels San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2009 Fresno Grizzlies Connecticut Defenders San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2008 Fresno Grizzlies Connecticut Defenders San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2007 Fresno Grizzlies Connecticut Defenders San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2006 Fresno Grizzlies Connecticut Defenders San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2005 Fresno Grizzlies Norwich Navigators San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2004 Fresno Grizzlies Norwich Navigators San Jose Giants Hagerstown Suns Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2003 Fresno Grizzlies Norwich Navigators San Jose Giants Hagerstown Suns Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2002 Fresno Grizzlies Shreveport SwampDragons San Jose Giants Hagerstown Suns Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2001 Fresno Grizzlies Shreveport SwampDragons San Jose Giants Hagerstown Suns Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
2000 Fresno Grizzlies Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants, Bakersfield Blaze Salem-Keizer Volcanoes AZL Giants DSL Giants
1999 Fresno Grizzlies Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants, Bakersfield Blaze Salem-Keizer Volcanoes DSL Giants
1998 Fresno Grizzlies Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants, Bakersfield Blaze Salem-Keizer Volcanoes DSL Giants
1997 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants, Bakersfield Blaze Salem-Keizer Volcanoes DSL Giants
1996 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants Burlington Bees Bellingham Giants DSL Giants
1995 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants Burlington Bees Bellingham Giants DSL Giants
1994 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants Clinton LumberKings Everett Giants AZL Giants
1993 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants Clinton Giants Everett Giants AZL Giants
1992 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants Clinton Giants Everett Giants AZL Giants DSL Giants
1991 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants Clinton Giants Everett Giants AZL Giants DSL Giants
1990 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants Clinton Giants Everett Giants DSL Giants

1963–1989

The foundation of the minors' current structure was the result of a reorganization initiated by Major League Baseball (MLB) before the 1963 season. The reduction from six classes to four (Triple-A, Double-AA, Class A, and Rookie) was a response to the general decline of the minors throughout the 1950s and early-1960s when leagues and teams folded due to shrinking attendance caused by baseball fans' preference for staying at home to watch MLB games on television. The only change made within the next 27 years was Class A being subdivided for the first time to form Class A Short Season in 1966.[3]

Year Triple-A Double-A Class A Class A Short Season Rookie League
1989 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants, Clinton Giants Everett Giants Pocatello Giants
1988 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains San Jose Giants, Clinton Giants Everett Giants Pocatello Giants
1987 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains Fresno Giants, Clinton Giants Everett Giants Pocatello Giants
1986 Phoenix Firebirds Shreveport Captains Fresno Giants, Clinton Giants Everett Giants
1985 Phoenix Giants Shreveport Captains Fresno Giants, Clinton Giants Everett Giants
1984 Phoenix Giants Shreveport Captains Fresno Giants, Clinton Giants Everett Giants
1983 Phoenix Giants Shreveport Captains Fresno Giants, Clinton Giants Great Falls Giants
1982 Phoenix Giants Shreveport Captains Fresno Giants, Clinton Giants Great Falls Giants
1981 Phoenix Giants Shreveport Captains Fresno Giants, Clinton Giants Great Falls Giants
1980 Phoenix Giants Shreveport Captains Fresno Giants, Clinton Giants Great Falls Giants
1979[4] Phoenix Giants Shreveport Captains Fresno Giants, Cedar Rapids Giants Great Falls Giants
1978 Phoenix Giants Waterbury Giants Fresno Giants, Cedar Rapids Giants Great Falls Giants
1977 Phoenix Giants Waterbury Giants Fresno Giants, Cedar Rapids Giants Great Falls Giants
1976 Phoenix Giants Lafayette Drillers Fresno Giants, Cedar Rapids Giants Great Falls Giants
1975 Phoenix Giants Lafayette Drillers Fresno Giants, Cedar Rapids Giants Great Falls Giants
1974[5] Phoenix Giants Amarillo Giants Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores Great Falls Giants
1973 Phoenix Giants Amarillo Giants Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores Great Falls Giants
1972 Phoenix Giants Amarillo Giants Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores Great Falls Giants
1971 Phoenix Giants Amarillo Giants Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores Great Falls Giants
1970 Phoenix Giants Amarillo Giants Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores Great Falls Giants
1969 Phoenix Giants Amarillo Giants Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores Great Falls Giants
1968 Phoenix Giants Amarillo Giants Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores Medford Giants Salt Lake City Giants
1967 Phoenix Giants Waterbury Giants Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores Medford Giants Salt Lake City Giants
1966 Phoenix Giants Waterbury Giants Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores, Lexington Giants Magic Valley Cowboys
1965[6] Tacoma Giants Springfield Giants Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores, Lexington Giants Magic Valley Cowboys
1964 Tacoma Giants Springfield Giants, El Paso Sun Kings Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores, Lexington Giants Magic Valley Cowboys
1963[7] Tacoma Giants Springfield Giants, El Paso Sun Kings Fresno Giants, Decatur Commodores, Lexington Giants Salem Rebels

1958–1962

The minors operated with six classes (Triple-A, Double-A, and Classes A, B, C, and D) from 1946 to 1962. The Pacific Coast League (PCL) was reclassified from Triple-A to Open in 1952 due to the possibility of becoming a third major league. This arrangement ended following the 1957 season when the relocation of the National League's Dodgers and Giants to the West Coast killed any chance of the PCL being promoted. The 1963 reorganization resulted in the Eastern and South Atlantic Leagues being elevated from Class A to Double-A, five of seven Class D circuits plus the ones in B and C upgraded to A, and the Appalachian League reclassified from D to Rookie.[3]

Year Triple-A Double-A Class A Class B Class C Class D
1962 Tacoma Giants El Paso Sun Kings Springfield Giants Eugene Emeralds Fresno Giants Lakeland Giants, Decatur Commodores
Salem Rebels
1961 Tacoma Giants Rio Grande Valley/Victoria Giants Springfield Giants Eugene Emeralds Fresno Giants Quincy Giants, Salem Rebels
El Paso Sun Kings, Belmont Chiefs
1960 Tacoma Giants Rio Grande Valley Giants Springfield Giants Eugene Emeralds Fresno Giants, Pocatello Giants Quincy Giants, Salem Rebels
Artesia Giants
1959 Phoenix Giants Corpus Christi Giants Springfield Giants Eugene Emeralds Fresno Giants, St. Cloud Rox Michigan City White Caps, Artesia Giants
Hastings Giants
1958 Phoenix Giants Corpus Christi Giants Springfield Giants Danville Leafs Fresno Giants, St. Cloud Rox Michigan City White Caps, Artesia Giants
Hastings Giants, Panama City Fliers

New York Giants

Year Triple-A Double-A Class A Class B Class C Class D
1957[8] Minneapolis Millers Dallas Eagles Springfield Giants Danville Leafs St. Cloud Rox Michigan City White Caps
Muskogee Giants
Hastings Giants
Selma Cloverleafs
1956 Minneapolis Millers Dallas Eagles Johnstown Johnnies
Albuquerque Dukes
Danville Leafs St. Cloud Rox
Lake Charles Giants
Michigan City White Caps
Muskogee Giants
Hastings Giants
Sandersville Giants
Cocoa Indians
1955 Minneapolis Millers Dallas Eagles Wilkes-Barre Barons/Johnstown Johnnies
Sioux City Soos
Danville Leafs St. Cloud Rox
El Dorado Oilers
Muskogee Giants
Mayfield Clothiers
Sandersville Giants
1954 Minneapolis Millers Nashville Volunteers Sioux City Soos Danville Leafs St. Cloud Rox
Muskogee Giants
Mayfield Clothiers
Olean Giants
Shelby Clippers
Danville Dans
1953 Minneapolis Millers Nashville Volunteers Sioux City Soos Danville Leafs St. Cloud Rox
Muskogee Giants
Oshkosh Giants
Mayfield Clothiers
Pauls Valley Raiders
1952 Minneapolis Millers Nashville Volunteers Jacksonville Tars
Sioux City Soos
Knoxville Smokies
Sunbury Giants
St. Cloud Rox
Muskogee Giants
Oshkosh Giants
Pauls Valley Raiders
Kingsport Cherokees
Big Stone Gap Rebels
Statesville Owls
Moultrie Giants
1951 Minneapolis Millers
Ottawa Giants
Jacksonville Tars
Sioux City Soos
Knoxville Smokies
Sunbury Giants
St. Cloud Rox
Muskogee Giants
Idaho Falls Russets
Bristol Twins
Springfield Giants
Oshkosh Giants
Sanford Giants
Lawton Giants
Lenoir Red Sox
1950 Minneapolis Millers
Jersey City Giants
Jacksonville Tars
Sioux City Soos
Richmond Colts
Trenton Giants
Knoxville Smokies
Vicksburg Hill Billies
St. Cloud Rox
Erie Sailors
Idaho Falls Russets
Enid Giants
Bristol Twins
Springfield Giants
Oshkosh Giants
Sanford Giants
Lawton Giants
Lenoir Red Sox
Galax Leafs
Medford Rogues
1949 Minneapolis Millers
Jersey City Giants
Jacksonville Tars
Sioux City Soos
Richmond Colts
Trenton Giants
Knoxville Smokies
St. Cloud Rox
Erie Sailors
Fort Smith Giants
Idaho Falls Russets
Reno Silver Sox
Bristol Twins
Springfield Giants
Oshkosh Giants
Hickory Rebels
Sanford Giants
Lawton Giants
Lenoir Red Sox
1948[9] Minneapolis Millers
Jersey City Giants
Jacksonville Tars
Sioux City Soos
Richmond Colts
Trenton Giants
Knoxville Smokies
St. Cloud Rox
Erie Sailors
Fort Smith Giants
Reno Silver Sox
Ogdensburg Maples
Quebec Alouettes
Bristol Twins
Springfield Giants
Oshkosh Giants
Hickory Rebels
Sanford Giants
Lawton Giants
Seaford Eagles
Chanute Giants
1947 Minneapolis Millers
Jersey City Giants
Jacksonville Tars
Sioux City Soos
Richmond Colts
Trenton Giants
Manchester Giants
Erie Sailors
Fort Smith Giants
Danville Leafs
Reno Silver Sox
Bristol Twins
Springfield Giants
Oshkosh Giants
Hickory Rebels
Peekskill Highlanders
Seaford Eagles
1946 Minneapolis Millers
Jersey City Giants
San Francisco Seals
Jacksonville Tars Richmond Colts
Trenton Giants
Manchester Giants
Anderson A's
St. Cloud Rox
Erie Sailors
Fort Smith Giants
Danville Leafs
Bristol Twins
Springfield Giants
Oshkosh Giants
Hickory Rebels
Peekskill Highlanders
1945 Jersey City Giants
San Francisco Seals
Richmond Colts Erie Sailors
Danville Leafs
Bristol Twins
Springfield Giants
Hickory Rebels
1944 Jersey City Giants Richmond Colts Erie Sailors Bristol Twins
Springfield Giants
1943 Jersey City Giants Springfield Rifles Bristol Twins
1942 Jersey City Giants Oklahoma City Indians Jacksonville Tars Fort Smith Giants Bristol Twins
Oshkosh Giants
Salisbury Giants
1941 Jersey City Giants Clinton Giants Fort Smith Giants
San Bernardino Stars
Milford Giants
Salisbury Giants
1940 Jersey City Giants Knoxville Smokies Richmond Colts
Clinton Giants
Fort Smith Giants Milford Giants
Salisbury Giants
1939 Jersey City Giants Clinton Giants Fort Smith Giants Milford Giants
Salisbury Giants
1938 Jersey City Giants Richmond Colts Fort Smith Giants Milford Giants
Blytheville Giants
1937 Jersey City Giants Richmond Colts Greenwood Giants Blytheville Giants
Crisfield Crabbers
1936 Memphis Chickasaws Greenwood Chiefs
Tyler Trojans
Muskogee Tigers
Tallahassee Capitals
1935 Nashville Volunteers Tyler Trojans Tallahassee Capitals
Abbeville A's
1934 Nashville Volunteers Jacksonville Jax
1933 Attleboro/Lawrence/Woonsocket Weavers
1932 Bridgeport Bears Winston-Salem Twins/High Point Pointers

References

  1. ^ "Giants Affiliates". San Francisco Giants. Major League Baseball. Retrieved July 31, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "San Francisco Giants Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Cronin, John (Spring 2013). "Truth in the Minor League Class Structure: The Case for the Reclassification of the Minors". The Baseball Research Journal. Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved July 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ Official Baseball Dope Book. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News, 1979.
  5. ^ Official Baseball Dope Book. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News, 1974.
  6. ^ Official Baseball Dope Book. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News, 1965.
  7. ^ Official Baseball Record Book. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News, 1963.
  8. ^ Official Baseball Guide. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News, 1957.
  9. ^ Official Baseball Guide. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News, 1948.

External links

  • Major League Baseball Prospect News: San Francisco Giants
  • Baseball-Reference: San Francisco Giants League Affiliations
  • BR Bullpen: San Francisco Giants Minor League Affiliates
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