Minor league teams affiliated with the Tampa Bay Rays play their home games at the Charlotte County Sports Complex. The Tampa Bay Rays farming system consists of seven minor league baseball affiliates in the United States and the Dominican Republic. Four teams are independently owned, while three teams from the Florida Complex League Rays and two from the Dominican Summer League Rays are owned by the major league club. At first, it seems like a strange move for the Tampa Bay Rays to abandon one of baseball's most muffled spring training setups and leave picturesque Al Lang Field in downtown St.
In addition, Rays coaches Matt Quatraro and Paul Hoover both played for Charleston, and Toronto Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo managed Charleston in 1999 and 2000. One of them is a full projection of the minor league list for the 30 organizations, and to coincide with the list of the top 30 prospects, this is the Tampa Bay projection. The fan base in Port Charlotte is mostly made up of locals, but there are enough people driving from the greater Tampa Bay area to keep things interesting. The Florida State League, in turn, went from advanced Class A to the “low”, which took into account the Rays decision to leave.
With just a couple of weeks into the minor league regular season for all but Triple-A, it seems quite likely that the Tampa Bay Rays will end up with the best overall record for their four MiLB full-season affiliates. The four Yankees affiliates are among the 20 most winning teams in the minors, led by Tampa (67-35,. The Rays have been affiliated with the Durham Bulls Triple-A of the International League since 1998, making it the organization's oldest active affiliation among teams not owned by the Rays.