MLB Major League Baseball SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of MLB Major League Baseball with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

MLB Major League Baseball

Parent Company

Major League Baseball


Baseball League


Sports Teams and Events

Tagline/ Slogan



One of the major professional sports leagues in USA with some high quality baseball on show

MLB Major League Baseball STP


All baseball enthusiasts in US

Target Group

Male in the age group 10-60


High quality baseball with the top players playing in the league

MLB Major League Baseball SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of MLB Major League Baseball. Strengths are:

1. One of the major professional sports leagues in USA
2. Excellent merchandising and marketing
3. Excellent broadcasting
4. Presence of the best players from across the world

5. Loyal and huge fan base

6. Historic rivalries between teams. Eg-New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox

7. Highly competitive league with no single team dominating


Here are the weaknesses of MLB Major League Baseball :

1.Yet to tap into the Asian market, which is a growing economy
2.Various doping related controversies in the recent past
3.The slowing economy in the USA is affecting some teams in the league


Following are the Opportunities of MLB Major League Baseball :

1.Better broadcasting in Asia, Europe complemented by better merchandising and marketing will go a long way in tapping the Asian fans
2.Innovations to keep the interest of fans going

3. Tap internation fan base and talent through World Tours


The threats of MLB Major League Baseball are as mentioned :

1.Threat from the rising popularity of other sports like soccer in USA
2. Threat of increased usage of steroids in the game, which will lead to a loss of credibility for the league

MLB Major League Baseball Competition


Below are the 3 main MLB Major League Baseball competitors :


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