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Description of the data topic Minor League. This includes the definition as well as the coverage of the data topic or element on the site.
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Minor League

The Minor Leagues (MILB) are professional leagues that are mostly affiliated with Major League Franchises. The affiliation is via a working agreement whereby most of the Minor League Teams manage their own operations while the players are supplied by their MLB parent. Player movement is controlled by the MLB franchise. The minors are organized into levels. The hierarchy starts with Rookie ball for recently drafted and signed players and goes to the A level which is split into short-season A (seasons start in late June), Low A and High A. The final 2 leagues are AA and AAA with AA being more of a prospect league and AAA being more of an older man's league for both prospects and journeymen. Players on the 40-man roster but not on the Major League roster are most likely to be in AAA. Newly drafted and signed players move through the different levels of the organization as they attempt to eventually crack an MLB roster.

Minor League data is available since 1977 on The Baseball Cube. This includes Batting, Pitching and Fielding Statisics for each season as well as Team information such as records, ranks and attendance. We also have Managers and Coaches and player pages for each of the players. One of the advantages of TBC is that we present a player's stats history with MILB and MLB stats in the same stats grid.

There are other minor league sections such as Awards, the Arizona Fall League and Indy leagues.