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 May 20, 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.
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Major League Baseball franchise value by team in 2019 (in million U.S. dollars)

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Franchise value in million U.S. dollars
New York Yankees 4,600
Los Angeles Dodgers 3,300
Boston Red Sox 3,200
Chicago Cubs 3,100
San Francisco Giants 3,000
New York Mets 2,300
St. Louis Cardinals 2,100
Los Ageles Angels 1,900
Philadelphia Phillies 1,850
Houston Astros 1,775
Washington Nationals 1,750
Atlanta Braves 1,700
Texas Rangers 1,650
Chicago White Sox 1,600
Seattle Mariners 1,575
Toronto Blue Jays 1,500
San Diego Padres 1,350
Arizona Diamondbacks 1,290
Baltimore Orioles 1,280
Pittsburgh Pirates 1,275
Detroit Tigers 1,250
Colorado Rockies 1,225
Minnesota Twins 1,200
Milwaukee Brewers 1,175
Cleveland Indians 1,150
Oakland Athletics 1,100
Cincinnati Reds 1,050
Kansas City Royals 1,025
Tampa Bay Rays 1,010
Miami Marlins 1,000
Franchise value in million U.S. dollars
New York Yankees 4,600
Los Angeles Dodgers 3,300
Boston Red Sox 3,200
Chicago Cubs 3,100
San Francisco Giants 3,000
New York Mets 2,300
St. Louis Cardinals 2,100
Los Ageles Angels 1,900
Philadelphia Phillies 1,850
Houston Astros 1,775
Washington Nationals 1,750
Atlanta Braves 1,700
Texas Rangers 1,650
Chicago White Sox 1,600
Seattle Mariners 1,575
Toronto Blue Jays 1,500
San Diego Padres 1,350
Arizona Diamondbacks 1,290
Baltimore Orioles 1,280
Pittsburgh Pirates 1,275
Detroit Tigers 1,250
Colorado Rockies 1,225
Minnesota Twins 1,200
Milwaukee Brewers 1,175
Cleveland Indians 1,150
Oakland Athletics 1,100
Cincinnati Reds 1,050
Kansas City Royals 1,025
Tampa Bay Rays 1,010
Miami Marlins 1,000
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by Christina Gough, last edited May 20, 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.
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