Ranking the MiLB.TV Cameras: Triple-A International League

With a view to acquiring as many hot and sexy sexual partners as is sexually possible, the reader has no doubt made a point of acquainting him- or herself with what scientists and TV’s Rashida Jones, probably, have both referred to as “the greatest aphrodisiac” — i.e. the Study and Analysis of Baseball Prospects.

One knows from reading pieces at FanGraphs, for example, that Jurickson Profar is major-league ready, that Dylan Bundy has a curveball that willn’t stop to the tick-tock, and that Chase Anderson‘s changeup has the potential to inspire religious experience within onlookers. One has maybe even seen videos that support these claims. With regard to actually watching these players live, however, there are more questions to be asked. Or, at least one question to be asked — specifically, “What MiLB.TV feed is best for seeing this or that prospect?”

The present author — in an effort that is already receiving attention from the Nobel committee in at least two or four categories — has resolved to answer this exact question.

What follows is the first part of that answer: a catalog and ranking of all the main cameras from each International League club’s MiLB.TV feed. A similar effort for other minor leagues will follow in subsequent posts.

Note that each club’s main (usually center-field) camera has been evaluated according to three criteria, as follows:

Shot Angle
In which more central and lower is generally preferred.

Shot Size
In which closer up and not longer is generally preferred.

Video Quality
In which a higher resolution, nicer graphics, etc., are generally preferred.

The cameras are ranked as follows: the bottom three, the top three, and then the rest. Some brief notes follow the collection of screenshots.

Bottom Three
13. Charlotte Knights (Chicago White Sox)


12. Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians)


11. Gwinnett Braves (Atlanta Braves)



Top Three
3. Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers)


2. Pawtucket Red Sox (Boston Red Sox)


1. Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays)



The Rest (Alphabetical Order)
Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays)


Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates)


Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (Philadelphia Phillies)

Lehigh Valley

Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds)


Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles)


Rochester Red Wings (Minnesota Twins)


Syracuse Chiefs (Washington Nationals)


• While there are 14 teams in the International League, only 13 cameras are included here. So far as the author can tell, there has been no feed available yet this season for Yankees affiliate Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

• Two feeds (Pawtucket and Syracuse) offer a wider feed than the others, 640 pixels as opposed to 480. A third (Buffalo) has a smaller feed — just 315 pixels tall, as opposed to 360 (although the quality of the feed is quite high). All other feeds are 480 by 360 pixels.

• It appears as though the Gwinnett feed has no audio broadcast to accompany the video. Or, at least, the broadcast watched by the author didn’t seem to.

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  1. tylersnotes says:

    i would like to read a series of articles on minor league catcher defense development, using gifs from the charlotte knights feed as examples

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  2. bigboneded says:

    Given the cost/benefit to the minor league organizations, it is not surprising that the quality of the feeds tends to nuzzle up to unwatchability. I do still enjoy watching, however fuzzy, disproportionate, or distant the views may be.

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  3. Mike Axisa says:

    AAA Yanks just renovated their stadium — the team had to play on the road all last year — and I don’t think they have the cameras setup yet.

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  4. John says:

    Trying to figure out if the “willn’t” was intentional.

    Also, damn. The fare is not great.

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  5. Mike says:

    Gwinnet’s audio comes up if you adjust the volume bar…it is silent unless you do, for some reason.

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