List of Milwaukee Brewers minor league affiliates

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The Milwaukee Brewers farm system consists of nine Minor League Baseball affiliates across the United States and in the Dominican Republic.[1] Four teams are independently owned, while five—the Carolina Mudcats, two Arizona League Brewers squads, and two Dominican Summer League Brewers squads—are owned by the major league club.

The Brewers have been affiliated with the Rookie League Helena Brewers/Rocky Mountain Vibes of the Pioneer League since 2003, making it the longest-running active affiliation in the organization among teams not owned by the Brewers.[2] Their newest affiliate is the San Antonio Missions of the Pacific Coast League which became the Brewers' Triple-A club in 2019.[2] The longest continuous affiliation in team history was the 23-year relationship with the Class A Midwest League's Beloit Brewers/Snappers from 1982 to 2004.[2]

Geographically, Milwaukee's closest domestic affiliate is the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers of the Class A Midwest League which is approximately 90 miles (140 km) away. Milwaukee's furthest domestic affiliate is the Arizona League Brewers of the Rookie Arizona League some 1,462 miles (2,353 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 San Antonio Missions[4] Biloxi Shuckers[5] Carolina Mudcats[6] Wisconsin Timber Rattlers[7] Rocky Mountain Vibes[8]
AZL Brewers Blue
AZL Brewers Gold
DSL Brewers
DSL Indians/Brewers
2019 San Antonio Missions Biloxi Shuckers Carolina Mudcats Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Rocky Mountain Vibes
AZL Brewers Blue
AZL Brewers Gold
DSL Brewers
DSL Indians/Brewers
2018 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Biloxi Shuckers Carolina Mudcats Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
DSL Indians/Brewers
2017 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Biloxi Shuckers Carolina Mudcats Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
DSL Indians/Brewers
2016 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Biloxi Shuckers Brevard County Manatees Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
2015 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Biloxi Shuckers[9] Brevard County Manatees Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
2014 Nashville Sounds[10] Huntsville Stars[9] Brevard County Manatees Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
2013 Nashville Sounds Huntsville Stars Brevard County Manatees Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
2012 Nashville Sounds Huntsville Stars Brevard County Manatees Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
2011 Nashville Sounds Huntsville Stars Brevard County Manatees Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
2010 Nashville Sounds Huntsville Stars Brevard County Manatees Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
2009 Nashville Sounds Huntsville Stars Brevard County Manatees Wisconsin Timber Rattlers[11] Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Orioles/Brewers
2008 Nashville Sounds Huntsville Stars Brevard County Manatees West Virginia Power[11] Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
2007 Nashville Sounds Huntsville Stars Brevard County Manatees West Virginia Power Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
2006 Nashville Sounds Huntsville Stars Brevard County Manatees West Virginia Power Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
2005 Nashville Sounds[10] Huntsville Stars Brevard County Manatees West Virginia Power Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
2004 Indianapolis Indians Huntsville Stars High Desert Mavericks Beloit Snappers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
2003 Indianapolis Indians Huntsville Stars High Desert Mavericks Beloit Snappers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
VSL Reds/Brewers
2002 Indianapolis Indians Huntsville Stars High Desert Mavericks Beloit Snappers Ogden Raptors
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
VSL Red Sox/Brewers
2001 Indianapolis Indians Huntsville Stars High Desert Mavericks Beloit Snappers Ogden Raptors
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
2000 Indianapolis Indians Huntsville Stars Mudville Nine Beloit Snappers Helena Brewers
Ogden Raptors
DSL Brewers
1999 Louisville RiverBats Huntsville Stars Stockton Ports Beloit Snappers Helena Brewers
Ogden Raptors
DSL Brewers
1998 Louisville Redbirds El Paso Diablos Stockton Ports Beloit Snappers Helena Brewers
Ogden Raptors
DSL Brewers
1997 Tucson Toros El Paso Diablos Stockton Ports Beloit Snappers Helena Brewers
Ogden Raptors
DSL Brewers
1996 New Orleans Zephyrs El Paso Diablos Stockton Ports Beloit Snappers Helena Brewers
Ogden Raptors
DSL Brewers/White Sox
1995 New Orleans Zephyrs El Paso Diablos Stockton Ports Beloit Snappers[12] Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Astros/Brewers
1994 New Orleans Zephyrs El Paso Diablos Stockton Ports Beloit Brewers[12] Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Astros/Brewers
1993 New Orleans Zephyrs El Paso Diablos Stockton Ports Beloit Brewers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
1992 Denver Zephyrs El Paso Diablos Stockton Ports Beloit Brewers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
1991 Denver Zephyrs El Paso Diablos Stockton Ports Beloit Brewers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Brewers
1990 Denver Zephyrs El Paso Diablos Stockton Ports Beloit Brewers Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Blue Jays/Brewers

1968–1989[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 Denver Zephyrs El Paso Diablos Beloit Brewers
Stockton Ports
Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
DSL Red Sox/Orioles/Brewers
1988 Denver Zephyrs El Paso Diablos Beloit Brewers
Stockton Ports
Helena Brewers
AZL Brewers
1987 Denver Zephyrs El Paso Diablos Beloit Brewers
Stockton Ports
Helena Brewers
1986 Vancouver Canadians El Paso Diablos Beloit Brewers
Stockton Ports
Helena Gold Sox
1985 Vancouver Canadians El Paso Diablos Beloit Brewers
Stockton Ports
Helena Gold Sox
1984 Vancouver Canadians El Paso Diablos Beloit Brewers
Stockton Ports
Paintsville Brewers
1983 Vancouver Canadians El Paso Diablos Beloit Brewers
Stockton Ports
Paintsville Brewers
1982 Vancouver Canadians El Paso Diablos Beloit Brewers
Stockton Ports
Pikeville Brewers
1981 Vancouver Canadians El Paso Diablos Burlington Bees
Stockton Ports
Butte Copper Kings
1980 Vancouver Canadians Holyoke Millers Burlington Bees
Stockton Ports
Butte Copper Kings
1979 Vancouver Canadians Holyoke Millers Burlington Bees
Stockton Ports
Butte Copper Kings
1978 Spokane Indians Holyoke Millers Burlington Bees Newark Co-Pilots
1977 Spokane Indians Holyoke Millers Burlington Bees Newark Co-Pilots
1976 Spokane Indians Berkshire Brewers Burlington Bees Newark Co-Pilots
1975 Sacramento Solons Thetford Mines Miners Burlington Bees Newark Co-Pilots
1974 Sacramento Solons Shreveport Captains Danville Warriors Newark Co-Pilots
1973 Evansville Triplets Shreveport Captains Danville Warriors Newark Co-Pilots
1972 Evansville Triplets San Antonio Brewers Danville Warriors Newark Co-Pilots
1971 Evansville Triplets Danville Warriors Newark Co-Pilots
1970 Portland Beavers Jacksonville Suns[a] Clinton Pilots Newark Co-Pilots
1969 Vancouver Mounties[b] Clinton Pilots Newark Co-Pilots Billings Mustangs
1968 Newark Co-Pilots

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brewers Affiliates". Milwaukee Brewers. Major League Baseball. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Milwaukee Brewers Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  3. ^ a b 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. ^ "Brewers, San Antonio Missions Announce Triple-A Affiliate Agreement". MLB Trade Rumors. September 18, 2018. Retrieved September 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "Brewers, Shuckers Extend Player Development Deal". Ballpark Digest. June 23, 2016. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Reichard, Kevin. "Affiliate Dance". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Timber Rattlers, Brewers Extend PDC Through 2022". Ballpark Digest. September 14, 2018. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
  8. ^ "Brewers, Colorado Springs Agree on Rookie Affiliation". Ballpark Digest. September 26, 2018. Retrieved September 26, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Doyle, Steve. "Baseball on the half shell: Huntsville Stars are now the Biloxi Shuckers," The Huntsville Times, Monday, November 24, 2014.
  10. ^ a b McCalvy, Adam. "Melvin irked over breakup with Triple-A affiliate," MLB.com, Wednesday, September 17, 2014.
  11. ^ a b "Brewers announce Minor League affiliation with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers," Milwaukee Brewers press release, Tuesday, September 23, 2008.
  12. ^ a b Arnold, Paul. "Beloit switches to snappy nickname," Milwaukee Sentinel, Thursday, September 22, 1994.

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