Minor League Baseball On Facebook: Florida State League

AllFacebook’s look at the Facebook pages of Minor League Baseball teams continues with the advanced class-A Florida State 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, and advanced class-A leagues are obviously at the top of the tier.

Following is a look at the Facebook pages of the 12 Florida State League teams, in order of likes.

Tampa Yankees

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

Likes: 6,872

Major League affiliation: New York Yankees

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the Yankees’ Facebook page. Interview with New York Yankees Third Baseman Alex Rodriguez, who played in injury rehabilitation games with the ball club.

Bradenton Marauders

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

Likes: 6,609

Major League affiliation: Pittsburgh Pirates

Notable features: The team’s YouTube feed is available behind a tab powered by Cueler.

Daytona Cubs

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Daytona-Cubs-Baseball-Organization/136796367780

Likes: 5,766

Major League affiliation: Chicago Cubs

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the Cubs’ Facebook page.

Charlotte Stone Crabs

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

Likes: 4,732

Major League affiliation: Tampa Bay Rays

Notable features: Thirsty Thursday.

Brevard County Manatees

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

Likes: 3,654

Major League affiliation: Milwaukee Brewers

Notable features: Kids Day.

St. Lucie Mets

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

Likes: 4,187

Major League affiliation: New York Mets

Notable features: Free admission with two new school supplies.

Fort Myers Miracle

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

Likes: 3,781

Major League affiliation: Minnesota Twins

Notable features: Fill’er Up Friday.

Clearwater Threshers

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

Likes: 2,942

Major League affiliation: Philadelphia Phillies

Notable features: Join Email Club.

Jupiter Hammerheads

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

Likes: 2,575

Major League affiliation: Miami Marlins

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the ball club’s Facebook page. The team’s Twitter feed is available under a tab powered by Involver.

Palm Beach Cardinals

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

Likes: 2,150

Major League affiliation: St. Louis Cardinals

Notable features: Tickets can be purchased directly via the Cardinals’ Facebook page. The team’s Twitter feed is available under a tab powered by Involver.

Dunedin Blue Jays

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

Likes: 1,325

Major League affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays

Notable features: Social Media Monday.

Lakeland Flying Tigers

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

Followers: 161

Major League affiliation: Detroit Tigers

Notable features: The team’s official Facebook page is actually the page for its mascot, South Paw, which is why we gave a followers total, and not a likes total.

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