MLB minor league affiliates: Full list of baseball’s farm system teams for 2020

While the landscape of minor league baseball will be permanently altered by this winter's downsizing by Major League Baseball – resulting in more than 40 franchises losing big league affiliation – change has always been a permanent fixture on the farm. 

Teams swap affiliations like so many trading cards, resulting in a handful of long-running partnerships but even more churn. For now, though, we know this much: All 30 major league teams will have four full-season minor-league affiliates, one or two fewer than before, and the dance card is set once minor league clubs agree to terms of player development licenses issued Dec. 9. Major league clubs also will host minor-league teams at spring training complexes in Arizona and Florida and in the Dominican Republic.

So how does the terrain look now? Here's a look at all 30 teams' affiliations – one each at Class AAA, AA, high and low A – and what's changed: 

American League

Baltimore Orioles: AAA Norfolk (Virginia); AA Bowie (Maryland); high-A Aberdeen (Maryland, up from short-season A); low-A Delmarva (Maryland). Out: High-A Frederick (Maryland, to MLB Draft League). 

Boston Red Sox: AAA Worcester (Massachusetts, relocated from Pawtucket, Rhode Island); AA Portland (Maine); high-A Greenville (South Carolina, up from low A); low-A Salem (Virginia, down from high-A). Out: Short-season Lowell (Massachusetts). 

Chicago White Sox: AAA Charlotte; AA Birmingham (Alabama); high-A Winston-Salem (North Carolina); low-A Kannapolis (North Carolina). Out: Rookie Great Falls (Montana, to independent league).

Cleveland Indians: AAA Columbus (Ohio); AA Akron (Ohio); high-A Lake County (Ohio, up from low-A); low-A Lynchburg (Virginia, down from high-A). Out: low-A Mahoning Valley (Ohio, to MLB Draft League).

Detroit Tigers: AAA Toledo (Ohio); AA Erie (Pa.); high-A West Michigan (up from low-A); low-A Lakeland (Florida, down from high-A). Out: Short-season (Norwich) Connecticut.

Houston Astros: AAA Sugar Land (Texas, from independent league); AA Corpus Christi (Texas); high-A Asheville (North Carolina); low-A Fayetteville (North Carolina, down from low-A). Out: AAA Round Rock (Texas, to Rangers AAA); low-A Quad Cities (Iowa, to Royals high-A); short-season Tri-City (New York).

Kansas City Royals: AAA Omaha; AA Northwest Arkansas; high-A Quad Cities (Iowa); low-A Columbia (South Carolina). Out: High-A Wilmington (Delaware, to Nationals high A); low-A Lexington (Kentucky); rookie Burlington (North Carolina, to collegiate wood bat league); rookie Idaho Falls (to independent league). 

Los Angeles Angels: AAA Salt Lake City; AA Rocket City (Alabama); high-A Tri-City (Washington); low-A Inland Empire (California, down from high-A). Out: Low-A Burlington (Iowa); rookie Orem (Utah, to independent league).

Minnesota Twins: AAA St. Paul (Minnesota, from independent league); AA Wichita (Kansas, from AAA); high-A Cedar Rapids (Iowa, from low-A); low-A Fort Myers (Florida, from high-A). Out: AA Pensacola (to Marlins AA); rookie Elizabethton (Tennessee, to collegiate wood bat league).

New York Yankees: AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Pennsylvania); AA Somerset (New Jersey, from independent league); high-A Hudson Valley (New York, up from short-season); low-A Tampa (Florida, down from high-A). Out: AA Trenton (New Jersey, to MLB Draft League); high-A Charleston (South Carolina, to low-A Rays); low-A Staten Island (New York); rookie Pulaski (Virginia, to collegiate wood bat league). 

Oakland Athletics: AAA Las Vegas; AA Midland (Texas); high-A Lansing (Michigan); low-A Stockton (down from high-A). Out: Low-A Beloit (Wisconsin, to high-A Miami); short-season Vermont.

Seattle Mariners: AAA Tacoma; AA Arkansas; high-A Everett (Washington, up from short-season A); low-A Modesto (down from high-A). Out: Low-A West Virginia.

Tampa Bay Rays: AAA Durham (North Carolina); AA Montgomery (Alabama); high-A Bowling Green (Kentucky, up from low-A); low-A Charleston (South Carolina). Out: High-A Charlotte (Florida); short-season Hudson Valley (to Yankees high-A); rookie Princeton (West Virginia, to collegiate wood bat league).

Texas Rangers: AAA Round Rock (Texas); AA Frisco (Texas); high-A Hickory (North Carolina, up from low A); low-A Down East (North Carolina, down from high A). Out: AAA Nashville (to Milwaukee AAA); short-season Spokane (Washington, to Rockies high-A).

Toronto Blue Jays: AAA Buffalo; AA New Hampshire; high-A Vancouver (British Columbia, up from low A); low-A Dunedin (Florida, down from high-A). Out: Low-A Lansing (Michigan, to Oakland high-A); rookie Bluefield (West Virginia, to collegiate wood bat league). 

A view of First Data Field during the game between the St. Lucie Mets and the Bradenton Marauders in 2017. (Photo: Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY Sports)

National League

Arizona Diamondbacks: AAA Reno; AA Amarillo (Texas); high-A Hillsboro (Oregon, up from low-A); low-A Visalia (California, down from high-A). Out: AA Jackson (Mississippi); low-A Kane County (Illinois); rookie Missoula (Montana, to independent league). 

Atlanta Braves: AAA Gwinnett County (Georgia); AA Mississippi; high-A Rome (Georgia, up from low-A); low-A Augusta (Georgia). Out: High-A (North Port) Florida; rookie Danville (Virginia), to collegiate wood bat league). 

Chicago Cubs: AAA Iowa; AA Tennessee; high-A South Bend (Indiana, up from low A); low-A Myrtle Beach (South Carolina, down from high A). Out: Short season Eugene (Oregon, to Giants high A). 

Cincinnati Reds: AAA Louisville; AA Chattanooga; high-A Dayton (Ohio, up from low A); low-A Daytona (Florida, down from high-A). Out: Rookie Billings (Montana, to independent league); rookie Greeneville (Tennessee, to collegiate wood bat league). 

Colorado Rockies: AAA Albuquerque; AA Hartford; high-A Spokane (Washington); low-A Fresno or Lancaster (California). Out: Low-A Asheville (North Carolina, to Houston low-A); short-season Boise (Idaho). 

Los Angeles Dodgers: AAA Oklahoma City; AA Tulsa; high-A Great Lakes (Michigan, up from low A); low-A Rancho Cucamonga (California, down from high A). Out: Rookie Ogden (Utah), to independent league.

Miami Marlins: AAA Jacksonville (Florida, up from AA); AA Pensacola; high-A Beloit (Wisconsin), up from low-A; low-A Jupiter (Florida, down from high-A). Out: AAA Wichita (Kansas, to Minnesota AA); low-A Clinton (Iowa); short-season Batavia (New York). 

Milwaukee Brewers: AAA Nashville; AA Biloxi (Mississippi); high-A Wisconsin (up from low A); low-A Carolina Mudcats (down from high-A). Out: AAA San Antonio (to San Diego AA); rookie Rocky Mountain (Colorado, to independent league). 

New York Mets: AAA Syracuse; AA Binghamton (New York); high-A Brooklyn (up from short-season); low-A St. Lucie (Florida, down from high-A). Out: Low-A Columbia (South Carolina, to Royals low A); rookie Kingsport (Tennessee, to collegiate wood bat league). 

Philadelphia Phillies: AAA Lehigh Valley (Pennysylvania); AA Reading (Pennsylvania); high-A Jersey Shore (up from low-A); low-A Clearwater (Florida, down from high A). Out: Short-season Williamsport (Pennsylvania, to MLB Draft League). 

Pittsburgh Pirates: AAA Indianapolis; Class AA Altoona (Pennsylvania); high-A Greensboro (North Carolina, up from low A); low-A Bradenton (Florida, down from high A). Out: Short-season West Virginia (to MLB Draft League), Bristol (Virginia, to collegiate wood bat league). 

San Diego Padres: AAA El Paso; AA San Antonio; high-A Fort Wayne (Indiana, up from low-A); low-A Lake Elsinore (California, down from high-A. Out: AA Amarillo (to Arizona AA); short-season Tri-City (Washington, to Los Angeles Angels high A).

San Francisco Giants: AAA Sacramento; AA Richmond (Virginia); high-A Eugene (Oregon); low-A San Jose (down from high-A). Out: Low-A Augusta (Georgia, to Braves low A); short-season Salem-Keizer (Oregon).

St. Louis Cardinals: AAA Memphis; AA Springfield (Missouri); high-A Peoria (Illinois, up from low A); low-A Palm Beach (down from high-A). Out: Short-season State College (Pennsylvania, to MLB Draft League); rookie Johnson City (Tennessee, to collegiate wood bat league). 

Washington Nationals: AAA Rochester; AA Harrisburg (Pennsylvania); high-A Wilmington (Delaware); low-A Fredericksburg (Virginia, down from high A). Out: AAA Fresno (to Colorado low A); low-A Hagerstown (Maryland); short-season Auburn (New York). 

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