Class A is the lowest level in the minor-league system, where the least advanced prospects start out, but full-season class-A leagues are made up of more advanced prospects than short-season leagues.
Following is a look at the Facebook pages of the 16 Midwest League teams, in order of likes.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lansinglugnuts
Major League affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays
Notable features: Fans can sign up for Lugnuts Alerts via text message. The team is also holding a contest where fans who visit Fifth Third Bank branches and take photos with Big Lug can win four tickets to a Lugnuts game.
Fort Wayne TinCaps
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tincaps
Major League affiliation: San Diego Padres
West Michigan Whitecaps
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wmwcaps
Major League affiliation: Detroit Tigers
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dragonsbaseball
Major League affiliation: Cincinnati Reds
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WisconsinTimberRattlers
Major League affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers
Great Lakes Loons
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/glloons
Major League affiliation: Los Angeles Dodgers
Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the Loons’ Facebook page. The ball club is also making a push for Outfielder Yasiel Puig of its parent club to be voted into the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
Bowling Green Hot Rods
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/bghotrods
Major League affiliation: Tampa Bay Rays
Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the team’s page. The Hot Rods are also holding a contest tied to reaching 15,000 likes, with one fan winning an iPod Touch, 10 tickets to the fireworks game Aug. 24, a Corey Hart bobblehead, and a Hot Rods T-shirt.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PeoriaChiefsFanPage
Major League affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals
Lake County Captains
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/captainsbaseball
Major League affiliation: Cleveland Indians
Kane County Cougars
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/kanecountycougars
Major League affiliation: Chicago Cubs
Quad Cities River Bandits
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/riverbandits
Major League affiliation: Houston Astros
Notable features: The team uses its Facebook page to plug its Instagram and Pinterest content.
Cedar Rapids Kernels
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CedarRapidsKernels
Major League affiliation: Minnesota Twins
Notable features: The Kernels run a Free Money Wednesday promotion, giving away up to $1,000, with a top prize of $100.
South Bend Silver Hawks
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SouthBendSilverHawks
Major League affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Snappersbaseball
Major League affiliation: Oakland A’s
Notable features: The ball club is promoting a July 13 visit by ZooperStars.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BurlingtonBees
Major League affiliation: Los Angeles Angels
Notable features: The Bees are celebrating Christmas in July.
Major League affiliation: Seattle Mariners
Notable features: The Boat Drunks and The Fry Daddies will perform in concert at Ashford University Field Friday.