MLB Players are Being Traded Into The Top Baseball Markets in America
MLB players are being traded into the top baseball markets in America.
A study released today by data analytics firm Axon Analytics found that MLB players were selling for about 40 percent more in MLB’s top markets than they were selling in the U.S.
A study released by Axon showed that MLB was selling players at about a 30 percent premium over their domestic sales in the third quarter of 2018, the same quarter the league lost revenue in the year.
In addition, the study showed that the number of international players that the league was trading in exceeded the number traded in the same period.
“In the past few years, MLB has been moving its revenue overseas to make up for lost revenue, but this trend has continued,” said Jason Cipriani, co-founder and CEO of Axon.
“As a result, MLB is now seeing a premium in its international markets.
It is an incredible shift, and we believe this trend will continue.”
The Axon study looked at player, team, and league revenues, team revenues, and ballpark revenue across MLB’s major markets, and found that player revenues in MLB markets accounted for 60 percent of MLB’s revenue in 2018.
The average MLB player, in fact, made about $18.5 million in 2018, according to the study.
The league also made money in the United Kingdom and Australia, where the MLB players make more than $20 million.
The study found that the MLB’s domestic markets were trading at a premium of more than 80 percent.
The Axo report found that a total of 18 of the 20 most valuable players on the major league roster, which were all in MLB, made at least $1 million in 2017.
The most valuable player in baseball was Jose Abreu, who made $2.7 million.
Abreus has been traded twice in his career, the first time for the Los Angeles Angels in 2018 and the second time for a team in Mexico in 2019.
The Angels, meanwhile, were the team with the highest average annual return for their players in 2018: $11.1 million.