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Class AAA - Toledo Mud Hens

Class AA - Erie SeaWolves

High A - West Michigan Whitecaps

Low A - Lakeland Flying Tigers

Rookie League - GCL Tigers East / GCL Tigers West

Foreign Rookie - DSL Tigers 1 / DSL Tigers 2

About The Players

There are no set rules on the advancement of players or the length of time a player stays with a team, but it generally takes 4-6 years to reach the Major Leagues. Most players are scouted in high school and college by the Major League teams' scouting departments, then chosen in the Amateur Draft in July. Others, such as foreign players and those passed over in the draft, are signed as free agents.