Teams of Major League Baseball ranked by revenue in 2017 (in million U.S. dollars)

Revenue of Major League Baseball teams 2017 This graph depicts the revenue of all Major League Baseball teams in 2017. The revenue of the New York Yankees franchise was 619 million U.S. dollars.
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Major League Baseball (MLB), with its 30 teams, generated around 9 billion U.S. dollars in total revenue in the 2016 season, almost twice the revenue generated ten years ago, when total revenue was at 5.5 billion U.S. dollars. On average each team generated almost 300.9 million U.S. dollars in revenue in 2016. The New York Yankees were the highest-earning team in Major League Baseball with 526 million U.S. dollars in revenue in 2016, while the Tampa Bay Rays were the team with the lowest earnings with revenues at around 205 million U.S. dollars.

Almost 30 percent of the total league-wide revenue is earned from gate receipts (ticket sales).
Television and media rights constitute another important stream of revenue. In 2012 MLB reached agreements on new broadcasting deals with Fox, TBS and ESPN, that started with the 2014 season and bring in an estimated total of 12.4 billion U.S. dollars in revenue through 2021. This revenue is equally shared among all 30 teams, an average of 52 million U.S. dollars per team and season.

Strong revenue growth has had a large impact on the valuation of MLB franchises. In 2017, the average franchise value was estimated at 1.54 billion U.S. dollars. The New York Yankees are the most valuable franchise with an estimated worth of 3.7 billion U.S. dollars, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers with an estimated value of 2.75 billion U.S. dollars.
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Revenue in million U.S. dollars
New York Yankees 619
Los Angeles Dodgers 522
Chicago Cubs 457
Boston Red Sox 453
San Francisco Giants 445
Houston Astros 347
New York Mets 336
Atlanta Braves 336
Los Ageles Angels 334
Philadelphia Phillies 329
St. Louis Cardinals 319
Texas Rangers 311
Washington Nationals 311
Seattle Mariners 288
Cleveland Indians 284
Detroit Tigers 277
Toronto Blue Jays 274
San Diego Padres 266
Colorado Rockies 266
Chicago White Sox 266
Minnesota Twins 261
Arizona Diamondbacks 258
Pittsburgh Pirates 258
Milwaukee Brewers 255
Baltimore Orioles 252
Kansas City Royals 245
Cincinnati Reds 243
Tampa Bay Rays 219
Miami Marlins 219
Oakland Athletics 210
Revenue in million U.S. dollars
New York Yankees 619
Los Angeles Dodgers 522
Chicago Cubs 457
Boston Red Sox 453
San Francisco Giants 445
Houston Astros 347
New York Mets 336
Atlanta Braves 336
Los Ageles Angels 334
Philadelphia Phillies 329
St. Louis Cardinals 319
Texas Rangers 311
Washington Nationals 311
Seattle Mariners 288
Cleveland Indians 284
Detroit Tigers 277
Toronto Blue Jays 274
San Diego Padres 266
Colorado Rockies 266
Chicago White Sox 266
Minnesota Twins 261
Arizona Diamondbacks 258
Pittsburgh Pirates 258
Milwaukee Brewers 255
Baltimore Orioles 252
Kansas City Royals 245
Cincinnati Reds 243
Tampa Bay Rays 219
Miami Marlins 219
Oakland Athletics 210

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This graph depicts the revenue of all Major League Baseball teams in 2017. The revenue of the New York Yankees franchise was 619 million U.S. dollars.
MLB teams revenue - additional information

Major League Baseball (MLB), with its 30 teams, generated around 9 billion U.S. dollars in total revenue in the 2016 season, almost twice the revenue generated ten years ago, when total revenue was at 5.5 billion U.S. dollars. On average each team generated almost 300.9 million U.S. dollars in revenue in 2016. The New York Yankees were the highest-earning team in Major League Baseball with 526 million U.S. dollars in revenue in 2016, while the Tampa Bay Rays were the team with the lowest earnings with revenues at around 205 million U.S. dollars.

Almost 30 percent of the total league-wide revenue is earned from gate receipts (ticket sales).
Television and media rights constitute another important stream of revenue. In 2012 MLB reached agreements on new broadcasting deals with Fox, TBS and ESPN, that started with the 2014 season and bring in an estimated total of 12.4 billion U.S. dollars in revenue through 2021. This revenue is equally shared among all 30 teams, an average of 52 million U.S. dollars per team and season.

Strong revenue growth has had a large impact on the valuation of MLB franchises. In 2017, the average franchise value was estimated at 1.54 billion U.S. dollars. The New York Yankees are the most valuable franchise with an estimated worth of 3.7 billion U.S. dollars, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers with an estimated value of 2.75 billion U.S. dollars.
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April 2018
Region
Canada, United States
Survey time period
2017

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