Teams of Major League Baseball ranked by revenue in 2016 (in million U.S. dollars)

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Revenue in million U.S. dollars
New York Yankees 526
Los Angeles Dodgers 462
Boston Red Sox 434
Chicago Cubs 434
San Francisco Giants 428
Los Ageles Angels 350
New York Mets 332
Philadelphia Phillies 325
St. Louis Cardinals 310
Washington Nationals 304
Houston Astros 299
Texas Rangers 298
Seattle Mariners 289
Toronto Blue Jays 278
Detroit Tigers 275
Atlanta Braves 275
Cleveland Indians 271
Chicago White Sox 269
Pittsburgh Pirates 265
San Diego Padres 259
Arizona Diamondbacks 253
Baltimore Orioles 253
Minnesota Twins 249
Colorado Rockies 248
Kansas City Royals 246
Milwaukee Brewers 239
Cincinnati Reds 229
Oakland Athletics 216
Miami Marlins 206
Tampa Bay Rays 205
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This graph depicts the revenue of all Major League Baseball teams in 2016. The revenue of the New York Yankees franchise was 526 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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