List of Los Angeles Angels minor league affiliates

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Current Los Angeles Angels domestic minor league affiliate locations

The Los Angeles Angels farm system consists of seven Minor League Baseball affiliates across the United States and in the Dominican Republic.[1] Five teams are independently owned, while two—the Arizona League Angels and Dominican Summer League Angels—are owned by the major league club.

The Angels have been affiliated with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees of the Pacific Coast League since 2001, making it the longest-running active affiliation in the organization among teams not owned by the Angels.[2] Their newest affiliate is the Mobile BayBears of the Southern League which became the Angels' Double-A club in 2017.[2] The longest affiliation in team history was the 20-year relationship with the Class A Midwest League's Cedar Rapids Kernels from 1993 to 2012.[2]

Geographically, Los Angeles' closest domestic affiliate is the Inland Empire 66ers of the Class A-Advanced California League which is approximately 39 miles (63 km) away. Los Angeles' furthest domestic affiliate is the Mobile BayBears of the Double-A Southern League some 1,747 miles (2,812 km) away.

1990–present[edit]

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
2020 Salt Lake Bees[4] Rocket City Trash Pandas[5] Inland Empire 66ers[6] Burlington Bees[7] Orem Owlz,[8] AZL Angels DSL Angels
2019 Salt Lake Bees Mobile BayBears[5] Inland Empire 66ers Burlington Bees Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2018 Salt Lake Bees Mobile BayBears Inland Empire 66ers Burlington Bees Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2017 Salt Lake Bees Mobile BayBears Inland Empire 66ers Burlington Bees Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2016 Salt Lake Bees Arkansas Travelers Inland Empire 66ers Burlington Bees Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2015 Salt Lake Bees Arkansas Travelers Inland Empire 66ers Burlington Bees Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2014 Salt Lake Bees Arkansas Travelers Inland Empire 66ers Burlington Bees Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2013 Salt Lake Bees Arkansas Travelers Inland Empire 66ers Burlington Bees Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2012 Salt Lake Bees Arkansas Travelers Inland Empire 66ers Cedar Rapids Kernels Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2011 Salt Lake Bees Arkansas Travelers Inland Empire 66ers Cedar Rapids Kernels Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2010 Salt Lake Bees Arkansas Travelers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2009 Salt Lake Bees Arkansas Travelers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2008 Salt Lake Bees Arkansas Travelers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2007 Salt Lake Bees Arkansas Travelers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2006 Salt Lake Bees Arkansas Travelers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2005 Salt Lake Stingers Arkansas Travelers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels Orem Owlz, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2004 Salt Lake Stingers Arkansas Travelers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels Provo Angels, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2003 Salt Lake Stingers Arkansas Travelers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels Provo Angels, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2002 Salt Lake Stingers Arkansas Travelers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels Provo Angels, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2001 Salt Lake Stingers Arkansas Travelers Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Cedar Rapids Kernels Provo Angels, AZL Angels DSL Angels
2000 Edmonton Trappers Erie SeaWolves Lake Elsinore Storm Cedar Rapids Kernels Boise Hawks Butte Copper Kings DSL Angels
1999 Edmonton Trappers Erie SeaWolves Lake Elsinore Storm Cedar Rapids Kernels Boise Hawks Butte Copper Kings DSL Angels
1998 Vancouver Canadians Midland Angels Lake Elsinore Storm Cedar Rapids Kernels Boise Hawks Butte Copper Kings
1997 Vancouver Canadians Midland Angels Lake Elsinore Storm Cedar Rapids Kernels Boise Hawks Butte Copper Kings
1996 Vancouver Canadians Midland Angels Lake Elsinore Storm Cedar Rapids Kernels Boise Hawks AZL Angels DSL Angels/Devil Rays
1995 Vancouver Canadians Midland Angels Lake Elsinore Storm Cedar Rapids Kernels Boise Hawks AZL Angels DSL Angels
1994 Vancouver Canadians Midland Angels Lake Elsinore Storm Cedar Rapids Kernels Boise Hawks AZL Angels DSL Angels
1993 Vancouver Canadians Midland Angels Palm Springs Angels Cedar Rapids Kernels Boise Hawks AZL Angels DSL Angels
1992 Edmonton Trappers Midland Angels Palm Springs Angels Quad Cities River Bandits Boise Hawks AZL Angels DSL Angels
1991 Edmonton Trappers Midland Angels Palm Springs Angels Quad City Angels Boise Hawks AZL Angels
1990 Edmonton Trappers Midland Angels Palm Springs Angels Quad City Angels Boise Hawks AZL Angels DSL Angels

1963–1989[edit]

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 Edmonton Trappers Midland Angels Palm Springs Angels, Quad City Angels Bend Bucks AZL Angels, DSL Angels
1988 Edmonton Trappers Midland Angels Palm Springs Angels, Quad City Angels Bend Bucks
1987 Edmonton Trappers Midland Angels Palm Springs Angels, Quad City Angels Salem Angels
1986 Edmonton Trappers Midland Angels Palm Springs Angels, Quad City Angels Salem Angels
1985 Edmonton Trappers Midland Angels Redwood Pioneers, Quad City Angels Salem Angels
1984 Edmonton Trappers Waterbury Angels Redwood Pioneers, Peoria Chiefs Salem Angels
1983 Edmonton Trappers Nashua Angels Redwood Pioneers, Peoria Suns Salem Angels
1982 Spokane Indians Holyoke Millers Redwood Pioneers, Danville Suns Salem Angels
1981 Salt Lake City Gulls Holyoke Millers Redwood Pioneers Salem Senators Idaho Falls Angels
1980 Salt Lake City Gulls El Paso Diablos Salinas Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1979[9] Salt Lake City Gulls El Paso Diablos Salinas Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1978 Salt Lake City Gulls El Paso Diablos Salinas Angels, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1977 Salt Lake City Gulls El Paso Diablos Salinas Angels, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1976 Salt Lake City Gulls El Paso Diablos Salinas Angels, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1975 Salt Lake City Gulls El Paso Diablos Salinas Packers, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1974[10] Salt Lake City Angels El Paso Diablos Salinas Packers, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1973 Salt Lake City Angels El Paso Sun Kings Salinas Packers, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1972 Salt Lake City Angels Shreveport Captains Stockton Ports, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1971 Salt Lake City Angels Shreveport Captains Quad City Angels Bend Rainbows Idaho Falls Angels
1970 Hawaii Islanders El Paso Sun Kings Quad City Angels Bend Rainbows Idaho Falls Angels
1969 Hawaii Islanders El Paso Sun Kings San Jose Bees, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1968 Seattle Angels El Paso Sun Kings San Jose Bees, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1967 Seattle Angels El Paso Sun Kings San Jose Bees, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1966 Seattle Angels El Paso Sun Kings San Jose Bees, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1965[11] Seattle Angels El Paso Sun Kings San Jose Bees, Quad City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1964 Hawaii Islanders San Jose Bees, Quad City Angels, Tri-City Angels Idaho Falls Angels
1963[12] Hawaii Islanders Nashville Volunteers San Jose Bees, Quad City Angels, Tri-City Angels

1961–1962[edit]

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 Hawaii Islanders San Jose Bees Quad City Angels
1961 Dallas-Fort Worth Rangers Statesville Owls

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Angels Affiliates". Los Angeles Angels. Major League Baseball. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Los Angeles Angels Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 28, 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. ^ "Bees, Angels Extend Player Development Contract Through 2022". Ballpark Digest. August 13, 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Angels, BayBears Franchise Extend PDC Through 2022". Ballpark Digest. August 23, 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Inland Empire, Angels Extend Player Development Contract". Ballpark Digest. September 19, 2018. Retrieved September 19, 2018.
  7. ^ "Bees, Angels Extend Through 2020". Minor League Baseball. September 6, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Owlz sign extension with Angels through 2020". Minor League Baseball. September 6, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Official Baseball Dope Book. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News, 1979.
  10. ^ Official Baseball Dope Book. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News, 1974.
  11. ^ Official Baseball Dope Book. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News, 1965.
  12. ^ Official Baseball Record Book. St. Louis, Missouri: The Sporting News, 1963.

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