Franchise value of Major League Baseball teams 2019

Major League Baseball franchise value by team in 2019 (in million U.S. dollars)

by Christina Gough, last edited Jul 4, 2019
Franchise value of Major League Baseball teams 2019 This graph depicts the franchise value of all Major League Baseball teams in 2019. The Houston Astros franchise was valued at 1.775 billion U.S. dollars in 2018.
Major League Baseball franchise value

The North American professional baseball league Major League Baseball (MLB) consists of 30 teams that are grouped into two leagues, the National League and the American League. The overall revenue of the league was at 9.46 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, an average of 315.33 million U.S. dollars per team. League-wide revenue has almost doubled over the past ten years leading to an increase in the valuation of MLB franchises.

In 2004, franchises in Major League Baseball had an estimated value of 295 million U.S. dollars on average according to Forbes. In its 2018 edition of MLB team valuations, Forbes estimates the average franchise value at 1.65 billion U.S. dollars. The Tampa Bay Rays were the least valuable franchise with a value of 900 million U.S. dollars. The New York Yankees, on the other hand, were the most valuable franchise with a value of 4 billion U.S. dollars in 2018.

Compared to the other major sports leagues in North America (NFL, NBA and NHL), Major League Baseball teams are worth the third-most on average. Teams of the National Football League are the most valuable with an average franchise value of about 2.52 billion U.S. dollars. NBA franchises are worth 1.65 billion U.S. dollars on average while teams of the National Hockey League are ascribed an average value of 594 million U.S. dollars.
Show more

Major League Baseball franchise value by team in 2019 (in million U.S. dollars)

You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format
New York Yankees
New York Yankees

All Information
in one Presentation

New York Yankees

Everything On "New York Yankees" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Major League Baseball"
  • League financials
  • Brand & franchise value
  • TV & media
  • Participation & popularity
  • Game attendance & experience
  • Players & salaries
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.