Where They Stand: Through July 31

With just over a month left in the minor league season, I thought there might be some interest in seeing which Twins affiliates are involved in pennant races.

Rochester is 62-48, third in the International League North, six games behind Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  The Red Wings are second in the wild card race, five games behind Lehigh Valley.

Chattanooga is 55-50 overall, but 19-16 in the second half, good for third place in the Southern League North, 1.5 games behind Montgomery.  The second place team, Jackson, is already qualified for the playoffs because they won the first half, so the race is actually between Montgomery and Chattanooga.

Fort Myers is 53-53 overall, but 19-18 in the second half, good for fourth place in the Florida State League South, two games behind St. Lucie and Jupiter.

Cedar Rapids is 58-47 overall, but 22-14 in the second half, good for second place in the Midwest League Western, three games behind Clinton.  The top two teams in each division qualify for the playoffs, so the Kernels right now are in position to make them.  They are two games ahead of Burlington and Quad Cities for that playoff spot.

Elizabethton is 18-19, third in the Appalachian League West, two games behind Johnson City.  The top two teams in each division go to the playoffs.  The Twins are 1.5 games behind second place Greeneville.

The GCL Twins are 16-16, third in the GCL South, two games behind the GCL Orioles.

The DSL Twins are 22-25, fifth in the DSL South, 9 games behind the DSL Mariners1.

So, not bad.  Only one team currently in a playoff position, but six of the seven still have a shot.  We'll try to update you on this every few days or so as the seasons wind down.