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Baseball Equipment Market in the US 2016-2020

Baseball Equipment Market in the US 2016-2020

About Baseball

Baseball was derived from bat-and-ball games which were played in the 1800s in England. This game was brought to America, where it was changed to its current version. The game has become so popular in the US that it has become the national sport. The US has the biggest professional baseball tournaments in the world. Professional baseball tournaments in the country are organized by Major League Baseball (MLB), which is a professional baseball organization. A total of 30 teams play, with each 15 teams in the American League and National League.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the baseball equipment market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 4.16% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the baseball equipment market in the US for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the retail sales of different types of baseball equipment to individual consumers, clubs, and sports organizations.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Baseball bats
  • Baseball gloves
  • Baseball shoes
  • Baseball balls
  • Baseball protective gear and others
Technavio's report, Baseball Equipment Market in the US 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Adidas
  • Amer Sports
  • Newell Brands
  • Mizuno
  • Nike
  • Performance Sports
Other prominent vendors
  • Akadema
  • All-Star
  • ASICS
  • Champro
  • D-Bat
  • Diamond
  • Evoshield
  • Franklin Sports
  • Marucci
  • Nokona
  • Schutt
  • Under Armour
Market driver
  • Attractive financial compensation making baseball a lucrative career
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Decline in youth participation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Introduction of new tournaments
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Baseball Equipment Market in the US 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the baseball equipment market in the US: Adidas, Amer Sports, Newell Brands, Mizuno, Nike, and Performance Sports.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Akadema, All-Star, ASICS¸ Champro, D-Bat, Diamond, Evoshield, Franklin Sports¸ Marucci, Nokona, Schutt, and Under Armour.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Innovations, particularly in baseball bats and gloves, is a key trend in the baseball market. In 2015, Mizuno launched a baseball bat called MaxCor, which was a heavier balanced bat. The bat consists of an inner hard rigid aluminum barrel and a compressible polymer sleeve. When smashed, the compressible polymer sleeve allows more barrel to contact the ball, increasing ball rotation, and flattening the bat’s face to increase the size of the crosswise full transfer of energy to the ball when hit by the bat, enabling the ball to travel further.”

According to the report, the quick replacement of bats and balls is one of the key drivers in this market. When it comes to bats, only the wooden bat is only allowed in Major League games as the league organizers wanted to protect the historical record set by players who used wooden bats. As aluminum bats enhance the speed of the ball and made it easier to hit a ball farther and harder, it would easily break the records set by players who used the wooden bats. Since the professional players only have the choice of using a wooden bat, which breaks in every two games, the replacement cycle for bat is quick. Since there are nine players who change the bat for every two games out of 2,430 games, the average number of bats changed in every season is around 10,930. Such quick replacement of the bat every season is driving the market.

Further, the report states that baseball is mainly played in the US, one of the richest countries in the world. The average price of the baseball bat is rising, and it is not affordable for everyone. Since every individual player needs to own a compatible bat, it has become a challenge to buy it. The price of the bat went up by 21.75% between 2007 and 2014. Baseball doesn't just require a bat, but also gloves, helmets, shoes, and defensive gear, which makes the game an expensive one. On an average, the cost of the complete equipment comes up to at least $364.37, which is very expensive compared to other sports like soccer, rugby, and basketball, which can cost under $100. Such a big difference in expense has an adverse effect on the baseball equipment market.

Companies Mentioned

Adidas, Amer Sports, Newell Brands, Mizuno, Nike, Performance Sports, Akadema, All-Star, ASICS¸ Champro, D-Bat, Diamond, Evoshield, Franklin Sports¸ Marucci, Nokona, Schutt, and Under Armour.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Table Product segments in the baseball equipment market in the US
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table The baseball equipment market in the US 2015-2020 ($ million)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Table Baseball product segmentation
    • Table Baseball equipment market in the US by products 2015 and 2020
    • Baseball bats market in the US
      • Table Baseball bats market in the US 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Average retail price of metal/composite bat in the US
    • Baseball gloves market in the US
      • Table Baseball gloves market in the US 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Average retail price of baseball gloves in the US
    • Baseball shoes market in the US
      • Table Baseball shoes market in the US 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Average retail price of baseball shoes in the US
    • Baseball balls market in the US
      • Table Baseball balls market in the US 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Baseball protective gear and others market in the US
      • Table Baseball protective gear and others market in the US 2015-2020 ($ millions)
      • Table Bubble chart for all the product segments
  • Market segmentation by retail format
    • Table Baseball equipment market in US segmentation by retail formats
    • Table Baseball equipment market in US by retail channel 2015 and 2020
  • Market drivers
    • Attractive financial compensation making baseball a lucrative career
      • Table Average and minimum baseball salary 2013-2016
    • Strong fan base
      • Table Estimated number of fans for each MLB club in 2014
    • Quick replacement of bats and balls
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Decline in youth participation
      • Table Number of six to 12 years old children playing baseball in the US
    • Expensive equipment
      • Table Average price of baseball equipment in the US 2014
    • Lack of scope for women
    • Decreasing participation by African-American community
      • Table Estimated median income summary by US Census Bureau 2013 and 2014
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Introduction of new tournaments
    • Tracking technologies
    • Innovations in bats and gloves
  • Vendor landscape
    • Key vendors 2015
      • Table Key vendors 2015
      • Table Retail players of global baseball equipment market
      • Table Competitive analysis of major vendors by position
      • Table Comparison of major vendors by brand image, innovation and price
    • Adidas
      • Table Adidas: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Adidas: Product segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Adidas: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Adidas: Baseball product portfolio
    • Amer Sports
      • Table Amer Sports: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Amer Sports: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Amer Sports: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Amer Sports: Baseball product portfolio
    • Newell Brands
      • Table Newell Brands: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Mizuno
      • Table Mizuno: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Mizuno: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Mizuno: Product portfolio
    • Nike
      • Table Nike: Product portfolio
    • Performance Sports Group
      • Table Performance Sports Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Performance Sports Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ millions)
      • Table Performance Sports Group: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Performance Sports Group: Product portfolio
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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