The 'Major League Baseball in Social Media' Infographic breaks down which teams and players have online influence. With the baseball season starting up on April 5th, 2012, fans everywhere want to know which teams rule not only on the field, but also in social media.
Unsurprisingly the most liked team on Facebook is the New York Yankees with 5.3 million thumbs up. The American League is also more talked about on Facebook than the National League. With close to 1.5 million followers on Twitter, Nick Swisher appears to be the most influential player. While Swisher only has a little over 1,000 tweets, the San Francisco Giants have tweeted over 18,000 times.
It will be interesting to see if online influence can predict the success of teams in the 2012 season.