NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Almost a quarter of the way through the MLB season, six teams sit comfortably atop the three divisions in each league. The prices for each team on the secondary market couldn't be more different.
It doesn't even seem like past success matters. The Atlanta Braves won the National League East last season, and are still the cheapest ticket of all the first place teams. The Orioles are the next cheapest despite tying the Yankees for third in the American League East last season, and making it to the AL Divisional Series in 2012. Even the Athletics are near the bottom of this list despite two straight AL West crowns and the best record in the league so far.
There's currently a 57.8% difference between the average price for the most expensive first place team and least expensive first place team. Below are the average prices on the secondary market for each of the division leading teams, according to TiqIQ.
1) AL Central Detroit Tigers 22-12 | Avg. Price: $109.33 | 5.5 Game Lead
The Tigers came into the season as the favorite of many to win the World Series. They have a stacked lineup and rotation. Their roster houses the last three MVP award winner, with two consecutive awarded to Miguel Cabrera and the one before that presented to Justin Verlander in 2011. Last season they lost to the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series, and this year they own the best winning percentage in the league. Detroit Tigers' tickets trail only the Boston Red Sox for the most expensive average in baseball.