- The Yankees
- The Yankees’ Minor League Affiliates
- The Yankees’ Rookie League Affiliate
The Yankees have a total of seven Minor League Affiliates; four Single-A teams, two Double-A teams, and one Triple-A team.
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The Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) East division. They are one of two major league clubs based in New York City, the other being the National League’s (NL) New York Mets.
The Yankees’ History
The Yankees began play in the American League in 1901. In 1903, they acquired second baseman Nap Lajoie from the Philadelphia A’s. They won their first World Series in 1923, led by Babe Ruth. Ruth set several Major League baseball records with his bat, including the most home runs in a single season and the most career home runs. The Yankees appeared in 11 more World Series over the next two decades, winning five of them.
The Yankees’ Roster
The Yankees have a strong roster this season, with several young players making an impact. The team’s minor league affiliates are also doing well, with several players on the rise. Here’s a look at the Yankees’ roster and their minor league affiliates:
The Yankees’ Roster:
1. Catcher- Brian McCann
2. First Base- Mark Teixeira
3. Second Base- Starlin Castro
4. Third Base- Chase Headley
5. Shortstop- Didi Gregorius
6. Outfielders- Jacoby Ellsbury, Brett Gardner, Carlos Beltran, Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier
7. Starting Pitchers- Masahiro Tanaka, CC Sabathia, Michael Pineda, Sonny Gray, Luis Severino
8. Relief Pitchers- Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, Tyler Clippard, Adam Warren
The Yankees’ Minor League Affiliates
The Yankees have six Minor League affiliates. These are the Staten Island Yankees, the Tampa Tarpons, the Charleston RiverDogs, the Pulaski Yankees, the Gulf Coast Yankees, and the Scottsdale Scorpions. Each team plays in a different Minor League Baseball (MiLB) level.
The Yankees’ Triple-A Affiliate
The Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate is the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, who play in Moosic, Pennsylvania. The team was known as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees from 2007 to 2012. The Triple-A Yankees play their home games at PNC Field, which opened in 1989 and seats 10,500 fans.
The Yankees’ Double-A Affiliate
The Yankees’ Double-A affiliate is the Trenton Thunder, based in Trenton, New Jersey. The Thunder compete in the Eastern League and play their home games at ARM & HAMMER Park. The team has been affiliated with the Yankees since 1994 and has won five Eastern League championships, most recently in 2019. Notable Yankees who have played for the Thunder include Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, and Bernie Williams.
The Yankees’ Single-A Affiliate
The Yankees’ Single-A affiliate is the Charleston RiverDogs. The RiverDogs are a Minor League Baseball team that play in the Low-A East league. The team is based in Charleston, South Carolina, and play their home games at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park.
The Yankees’ Short-Season Single-A Affiliate
The Yankees’ short-season Single-A affiliate is the Staten Island Yankees of the New York-Penn League. The Yankees have been affiliated with the Staten Island Yankees since 1999. The Staten Island Yankees play their home games at Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George, located on Staten Island.
The Yankees’ Rookie League Affiliate
The Yankees have a rookie league affiliate, the Pulaski Yankees, who play in the Appalachian League. The team is based in Pulaski, Virginia, and their home games are played at Calfee Park. The Yankees have had a minor league affiliate in Pulaski since 2011.
The Yankees’ Dominican Summer League Affiliate
The Yankees have a Minor League affiliate in the Dominican Summer League (DSL), which is a rookie-level baseball league that is operated in the Dominican Republic. The DSL Yankees play their home games at the Yankees’ academy in Boca Chica, which is located just outside of Santo Domingo. The DSL Yankees are made up of young prospects who are looking to make their way up through the ranks of the Yankees’ farm system.
The Yankees’ Gulf Coast League Affiliate
The Yankees’ Gulf Coast League affiliate are the Pulaski Yankees. The GCL Yankees play their home games at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Florida.