Minor League Baseball On Facebook: South Atlantic League

By David Cohen 

AllFacebook’s look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball teams continues with the class-A South Atlantic League.

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 14 South Atlantic League teams, in order of likes.

Greensboro Grasshoppers

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/greensborograsshoppers

Likes: 23,905

Major League affiliation: Miami Marlins

Notable features: Fans can buy tickets directly via the ball club’s Facebook page. The Grasshoppers are also celebrating Christmas in July this Saturday.

Greenville Drive

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GreenvilleDrive

Likes: 21,632

Major League affiliation: Boston Red Sox

Notable features: Fans can buy tickets directly via the team’s page. The Drive page also includes a tab hosting the team’s Twitter feed, powered by Involver.

Charleston RiverDogs

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chasriverdogs

Likes: 20,321

Major League affiliation: New York Yankees

Notable features: Fans can buy tickets directly via the RiverDogs’ Facebook page, which also contains tabs featuring its content from Pinterest and Instagram, with the latter powered by Statigram.

Delmarva Shorebirds

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Delmarva-Shorebirds/44358779565

Likes: 15,467

Major League affiliation: Baltimore Orioles

Notable features: Fans can buy tickets directly via the Shorebirds’ page. And its Annual Crab Feast is set for Saturday.

Savannah Sand Gnats

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sandgnats

Likes: 14,924

Major League affiliation: New York Mets

Notable features: ShutterBugs.

Lakewood BlueClaws

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BlueClaws1

Likes: 11,905

Major League affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies

Notable features: Bruce Springsteen Appreciation Night July 27.

Asheville Tourists

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ashevilletourists

Likes: 10,699

Major League affiliation: Colorado Rockies

Notable features: Fans can buy tickets directly via the team’s page. Wild Wing Café presents Thirsty Thursday.

Lexington Legends

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LexLegends

Likes: 10,647

Major League affiliation: Kansas City Royals

Notable features: Fans can buy tickets directly via the Legends’ Facebook page.

Rome Braves

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RomeBravesOfficialFanPage

Likes: 10,542

Major League affiliation: Atlanta Braves

Notable features: Fans can buy tickets directly via the Braves’ Facebook page. The team is also giving away tickets to Saturday’s Reds at Braves MLB game to fans who correctly answer a trivia question.

Hickory Crawdads

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hickory-Crawdads-Baseball-Club/140795451844

Likes: 7,292

Major League affiliation: Texas Rangers

Notable features: Appalachian Summer Festival contest.

Augusta GreenJackets

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GreenJacketsBaseball

Likes: 7,111

Major League affiliation: San Francisco Giants

Notable features: Contest to win four free tickets to Saturday’s Major League Baseball contest, in which the Atlanta Braves host the Cincinnati Reds.

West Virginia Power

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wvpowerbaseball

Likes: 6,863

Major League affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates

Notable features: Photobomb Your Way to Pittsburgh contest.

Kannapolis Intimidators

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KannapolisIntimidators?ref=br_tf

Likes: 6,706

Major League affiliation: Chicago White Sox

Notable features: Salute to the Piedmont Boll Weevils Saturday.

Hagerstown Suns

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hagerstown-Suns-Official-Fan-Page/383129467467

Likes: 6,369

Major League affiliation: Washington Nationals

Notable features: Fans can buy tickets directly via the Suns’ Facebook page. The team also holds Thirsty Thursdays, presented by Benny’s Pub, home of Antietam Brewery, offering $1 draft and $2 craft beers.