List of Cincinnati Reds minor league affiliates

The Cincinnati Reds farm system consists of eight Minor League Baseball affiliates across the United States and in the Dominican Republic.[1] Five teams are independently owned, while three—the Greeneville Reds, Arizona League Reds, and Dominican Summer League Reds squads—are owned by the major league club.

The Reds have been affiliated with the Rookie League Billings Mustangs of the Pioneer League since 1974, making it the longest-running active affiliation in the organization among teams not owned by the Reds.[2] It is also the longest affiliation in the team's history. Their newest affiliate is the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League which became a Reds' Double-A club in 2019.[2]

Geographically, Cincinnati's closest domestic affiliate is the Dayton Dragons of the Class A Midwest League which is approximately 49 miles (79 km) away. Cincinnati's furthest domestic affiliate is the Arizona League Reds of the Rookie Arizona League which is some 1,595 miles (2,567 km) away.

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
2020 Louisville Bats[4] Chattanooga Lookouts[5] Daytona Tortugas[6] Dayton Dragons[7] Billings Mustangs[8]
Greeneville Reds[7]
AZL Reds
DSL Reds
2019 Louisville Bats Chattanooga Lookouts Daytona Tortugas Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
Greeneville Reds
AZL Reds
DSL Reds
2018 Louisville Bats Pensacola Blue Wahoos Daytona Tortugas Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
Greeneville Reds
AZL Reds
DSL Reds
2017 Louisville Bats Pensacola Blue Wahoos Daytona Tortugas Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
AZL Reds
DSL Reds
DSL Rojos
2016 Louisville Bats Pensacola Blue Wahoos Daytona Tortugas Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
AZL Reds
DSL Reds
DSL Rojos
2015 Louisville Bats Pensacola Blue Wahoos Daytona Tortugas[9] Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
AZL Reds
DSL Reds
DSL Rojos
2014 Louisville Bats Pensacola Blue Wahoos Bakersfield Blaze[9] Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
AZL Reds
DSL Reds
DSL Rojos
2013 Louisville Bats Pensacola Blue Wahoos Bakersfield Blaze Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
AZL Reds
DSL Reds
2012 Louisville Bats Pensacola Blue Wahoos Bakersfield Blaze Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
AZL Reds
DSL Reds
2011 Louisville Bats Carolina Mudcats Bakersfield Blaze Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
AZL Reds
DSL Reds
VSL Reds
2010 Louisville Bats Carolina Mudcats Lynchburg Hillcats Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
AZL Reds
DSL Reds
VSL Reds
2009 Louisville Bats Carolina Mudcats Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds
DSL Reds
2008 Louisville Bats Chattanooga Lookouts Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds
DSL Reds
2007 Louisville Bats Chattanooga Lookouts Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds
DSL Reds
2006 Louisville Bats Chattanooga Lookouts Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds
DSL Reds
VSL Reds
2005 Louisville Bats Chattanooga Lookouts Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds
DSL Reds
VSL Reds
2004 Louisville Bats Chattanooga Lookouts Potomac Cannons Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds
DSL Reds
Cagua
2003 Louisville Bats Chattanooga Lookouts Potomac Cannons Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds
DSL Reds
2002 Louisville Bats Chattanooga Lookouts Stockton Ports Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds
DSL Reds
2001 Louisville RiverBats Chattanooga Lookouts Mudville Nine Dayton Dragons Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds
DSL Reds
2000 Louisville RiverBats Chattanooga Lookouts Dayton Dragons, Clinton LumberKings Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds
DSL Reds
1999 Indianapolis Indians Chattanooga Lookouts Rockford Reds, Clinton LumberKings Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds
DSL Reds
1998 Indianapolis Indians Chattanooga Lookouts Charleston Alley Cats, Burlington Bees Billings Mustangs DSL Reds
1997 Indianapolis Indians Chattanooga Lookouts Charleston Alley Cats, Burlington Bees Billings Mustangs
1996 Indianapolis Indians Chattanooga Lookouts Winston-Salem Warthogs Charleston Alley Cats Billings Mustangs
Princeton Reds
1995 Indianapolis Indians Chattanooga Lookouts Winston-Salem Warthogs Charleston Alley Cats Billings Mustangs
Princeton Reds
1994 Indianapolis Indians Chattanooga Lookouts Winston-Salem Spirits Charleston Wheelers Billings Mustangs
Princeton Reds
1993 Indianapolis Indians Chattanooga Lookouts Winston-Salem Spirits Charleston Wheelers Billings Mustangs
Princeton Reds
1992 Nashville Sounds Chattanooga Lookouts Charleston Wheelers, Cedar Rapids Reds Billings Mustangs
Princeton Reds
1991 Nashville Sounds Chattanooga Lookouts Charleston Wheelers, Cedar Rapids Reds Billings Mustangs
Princeton Reds
1990 Nashville Sounds Chattanooga Lookouts Charleston Wheelers, Cedar Rapids Reds Billings Mustangs
GCL Reds

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 Nashville Sounds Chattanooga Lookouts Greensboro Hornets, Cedar Rapids Reds Billings Mustangs, GCL Reds
1988 Nashville Sounds Chattanooga Lookouts Greensboro Hornets, Cedar Rapids Reds Billings Mustangs, GCL Reds
1987 Nashville Sounds Vermont Reds Tampa Tarpons, Cedar Rapids Reds Billings Mustangs, GCL Reds
1986 Denver Zephyrs Vermont Reds Tampa Tarpons, Cedar Rapids Reds Billings Mustangs, GCL Reds
1985 Denver Zephyrs Vermont Reds Tampa Tarpons, Cedar Rapids Reds Billings Mustangs, GCL Reds
1984 Wichita Aeros Vermont Reds Tampa Tarpons, Cedar Rapids Reds Billings Mustangs, GCL Reds
1983 Indianapolis Indians Waterbury Reds Tampa Tarpons, Cedar Rapids Reds Eugene Emeralds Billings Mustangs
1982 Indianapolis Indians Waterbury Reds Tampa Tarpons, Cedar Rapids Reds Eugene Emeralds Billings Mustangs
1981 Indianapolis Indians Waterbury Reds Tampa Tarpons, Cedar Rapids Reds Eugene Emeralds Billings Mustangs
1980 Indianapolis Indians Waterbury Reds Tampa Tarpons, Cedar Rapids Reds Eugene Emeralds Billings Mustangs
1979[10] Indianapolis Indians Nashville Sounds Tampa Tarpons, Greensboro Hornets Eugene Emeralds Billings Mustangs
1978 Indianapolis Indians Nashville Sounds Tampa Tarpons, Shelby Reds Eugene Emeralds Billings Mustangs
1977 Indianapolis Indians Trois-Rivières Aigles Tampa Tarpons, Shelby Reds Eugene Emeralds Billings Mustangs
1976 Indianapolis Indians Trois-Rivières Aigles Tampa Tarpons Eugene Emeralds Billings Mustangs
1975 Indianapolis Indians Trois-Rivières Aigles Tampa Tarpons Eugene Emeralds Billings Mustangs
1974[11] Indianapolis Indians Trois-Rivières Aigles Tampa Tarpons Seattle Rainiers Billings Mustangs
1973 Indianapolis Indians Trois-Rivières Aigles Tampa Tarpons Seattle Rainiers GCL Reds
1972 Indianapolis Indians Trois-Rivières Aigles Tampa Tarpons GCL Reds
1971 Indianapolis Indians Trois-Rivières Aigles Tampa Tarpons Sioux Falls Packers GCL Reds
1970 Indianapolis Indians Asheville Tourists Tampa Tarpons Sioux Falls Packers GCL Reds
1969 Indianapolis Indians Asheville Tourists Tampa Tarpons Sioux Falls Packers GCL Reds
1968 Indianapolis Indians Asheville Tourists Tampa Tarpons Sioux Falls Packers GCL Reds
1967 Buffalo Bisons Knoxville Smokies Tampa Tarpons Sioux Falls Packers Wytheville Reds
1966 Buffalo Bisons Knoxville Smokies Tampa Tarpons, Peninsula Grays Sioux Falls Packers
1965[12] San Diego Padres Knoxville Smokies Tampa Tarpons, Peninsula Grays
1964 San Diego Padres Macon Peaches Tampa Tarpons, Peninsula Grays, Cedar Rapids Red Raiders
1963[13] San Diego Padres Macon Peaches Tampa Tarpons, Rocky Mount Leafs, Cedar Rapids Red Raiders

1932–1962

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 San Diego Padres Macon Peaches Rocky Mount Leafs Tampa Tarpons
Geneva Redlegs
1961 Jersey City Jerseys
Indianapolis Indians
Columbia Reds Topeka Reds Tampa Tarpons
Geneva Redlegs
1960 Havana Sugar Kings/Jersey City Jerseys
Seattle Rainiers
Nashville Volunteers Columbia Reds Topeka Reds Missoula Timberjacks Palatka Redlegs
Geneva Redlegs
1959 Havana Sugar Kings
Seattle Rainiers
Nashville Volunteers Savannah Reds Topeka Hawks Visalia Redlegs Palatka Redlegs
Geneva Redlegs
1958 Havana Sugar Kings
Seattle Rainiers
Nashville Volunteers Savannah Redlegs
Albuquerque Dukes
Wenatchee Chiefs Visalia Redlegs Palatka Redlegs
Geneva Redlegs
Graceville Oilers
1957[14] Havana Sugar Kings
Seattle Rainiers (Open)
Nashville Volunteers Savannah Redlegs Wenatchee Chiefs
Port Arthur/Temple Redlegs
Clovis Redlegs
Visalia Redlegs
Wausau Lumberjacks
Palatka Redlegs
Bradford Beagles/Hornell Redlegs
Graceville Oilers
1956 Havana Sugar Kings
Seattle Rainiers (Open)
Nashville Volunteers Savannah Redlegs High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms
Clovis Pioneers
Wausau Lumberjacks
Yuma Sun Sox
West Palm Beach Sun Chiefs
Douglas Reds
Moultrie Reds
1955 Havana Sugar Kings Nashville Volunteers Columbia Reds High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms
Sunbury Redlegs
Ogden Reds
Duluth Dukes
Douglas Trojans
Moultrie Reds
Fort Walton Beach Jets
1954 Tulsa Oilers Columbia Reds High Point-Thomasville Hi-Toms
Colonial Heights-Petersburg Colts
Ogden Reds
Duluth Dukes
Maryville-Alcoa/Morristown Twins
Douglas Trojans
Fitzgerald Redlegs
Fort Walton Beach Jets
1953 Tulsa Oilers Columbia Reds Burlington Flints Ogden Reds Lawton Reds
Fitzgerald Redlegs
Jackon Generals
1952 Tulsa Oilers Columbia Reds Burlington Flints
Salisbury Reds
Ogden Reds Lawton Reds
Dublin Green Sox
Mattoon Indians
1951 Tulsa Oilers Columbia Reds
Charleston Senators
Ogden Reds Welch Miners
1950 Syracuse Chiefs Tulsa Oilers Columbia Reds
Charleston Senators
Decatur Commodores Ogden Reds Muncie Reds
Lockport Locks
Wilmington Pirates
1949 Syracuse Chiefs Tulsa Oilers Columbia Reds
Charleston Senators
Sunbury Reds Ogden Reds
Rockford Rox
Tyler Trojans
Muncie Reds
Lockport Locks
1948[15] Syracuse Chiefs Tulsa Oilers Columbia Reds Sunbury Reds Ogden Reds
Rockford Rox
Tyler Trojans
Muncie Reds
Lockport Locks
Ballinger Cats
1947 Syracuse Chiefs Columbia Reds Providence Chiefs Ogden Reds
Rockford Rox
Tyler Trojans
Muncie Reds
Lockport Locks
1946 Syracuse Chiefs Columbia Reds Ogden Reds Middletown Rockets
1945 Syracuse Chiefs Raleigh Capitals Lima Reds
1944 Syracuse Chiefs Birmingham Barons
1943 Syracuse Chiefs Birmingham Barons
1942 Syracuse Chiefs Birmingham Barons Columbia Reds Ogden Reds Cordele Reds
1941 Indianapolis Indians Birmingham Barons Columbia Reds Ogden Reds
Tucson Cowboys
Riverside Reds
Cordele Reds
Wichita Falls Spudders
1940 Indianapolis Indians Birmingham Barons Columbia Reds Ogden Reds
Tucson Cowboys
Lenoir Reds
Troy Trojans
1939 Indianapolis Indians Albany Senators Columbia Reds
Durham Bulls
Waterloo Red Hawks
Ogden Reds
El Dorado Lions
Muskogee Reds
Erie Sailors
Helena Seaporters
Bassett Furnituremakers
Grand Forks Chiefs
1938 Syracuse Chiefs Albany Senators Columbia Reds
Durham Bulls
Waterloo Red Hawks
El Dorado Lions
Muskogee Reds
Union City Greyhounds
Rogers Reds
1937 Syracuse Chiefs Nashville Volunteers Durham Bulls
Peoria Reds
El Dorado Lions
Muskogee Reds
DeLand Reds
Cordele Reds
Fremont Reds
1936 Toronto Maple Leafs Nashville Volunteers Durham Bulls
Macon Peaches
El Dorado Lions DeLand Reds
Cordele Reds
Fremont Reds
Paducah Indians
Lincoln Red Links
1935 Toronto Maple Leafs Wilmington Pirates Bartlesville Reds Monessen Reds
Lake Charles Skippers
1934 Toronto Maple Leafs Topeka Senators Wilmington Pirates Bartlesville Reds
Beckley Black Knights
Jeannette Reds
1933 Topeka Senators Rock Island Islanders
1932 Cedar Rapids Bunnies

References

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  2. ^ a b "Cincinnati Reds Minor League Affiliates". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved August 2, 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. ^ "Bats, Reds Extend PDC Through 2020". Ballpark Digest. November 8, 2017. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Lookouts, Reds Announce Affiliation Through 2020". Ballpark Digest. September 25, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Tortugas, Reds Extend Affiliation Through 2020". Ballpark Digest. September 11, 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Reichard, Kevin. "Affiliate Dance". Ballpark Digest. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Mustangs, Reds Extend Affiliation Through 2020". Ballpark Digest. July 11, 2018. Retrieved September 13, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Rosecrans, C. Trent "Reds moving High-A team to Daytona" The Cincinnati Enquirer, Monday, September 22, 2014
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