Class A is the lowest level in the minor-league system, and the two short-season class-A leagues are where the least advanced prospects start out.
Following is a look at the Facebook pages of the 14 New York-Penn League teams, in order of likes.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BrooklynCyclones
Major League affiliation: New York Mets
Notable features: The ball club is using Facebook to promote its Cyclones Baseball Camp for Kids. The team is also running a promotion whereby the purchase of $100 worth of Cyclones tickets for any game(s) during the 2013 season will give fans $25 in Cyclones cash to be used on food, beverage, or merchandise at MCU Park.
Hudson Valley Renegades
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HVRenegades
Major League affiliation: Tampa Bay Rays
Staten Island Yankees
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StatenIslandYankees
Major League affiliation: New York Yankees
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SpinnersBaseball
Major League affiliation: Boston Red Sox
Notable features: Fans can purchase tickets directly via the team’s Facebook page. Also, former Boston Celtics National Basketball Association player Brian Scalabrine will perform several functions for the Spinners for Brian Scalabrine Gets Put to Work, this coming Friday.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AberdeenIronBirds
Major League affiliation: Baltimore Orioles
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/valleycats
Major League affiliation: Houston Astros
State College Spikes
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/statecollegespikes
Major League affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals
Mahoning Valley Scrappers
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mvscrappers
Major League affiliation: Cleveland Indians
Notable features: The Scrappers’ Instagram feed can be accessed via a tab powered by Statigram.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JammersBaseball
Major League affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates
Notable features: Fans can enter to win four flex tickets to any Jammers game.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAuburnDoubledays
Major League affiliation: Washington Nationals
Notable features: Social Media Saturdays.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/connecticuttigers
Major League affiliation: Detroit Tigers
Notable features: The Tigers’ Instagram feed can be accessed via a tab powered by Statigram.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/williamsportcrosscutters
Major League affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies
Notable features: Social Media Night.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BataviaMuckdogs
Major League affiliation: Miami Marlins
Notable features: Cy Young Award winners Vern Law and Jim Perry will sign autographs at the ballpark July 15 and 23, respectively.
Vermont Lake Monsters
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LakeMonstersVT
Major League affiliation: Oakland A’s
Notable features: The Lake Monsters’ Twitter feed is available via a tab on the team’s page.