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Top 20 jerseys revealed, dominated by youth

MadBum, Bryant debut in Nos. 1-2 spots on Most Popular rankings

The Most Popular Jerseys rankings, traditionally dominated by Derek Jeter before No. 2's exit last year, have a new and younger look with Giants ace Madison Bumgarner and Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant making their debuts on the list at Nos. 1-2, respectively.

Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association released the top 20 rankings on Thursday, based on sales of Majestic Athletic jerseys at the Shop from Opening Day through last week's All-Star Game presented by T-Mobile.

Bumgarner's No. 40 jersey has become a fixture at AT&T Park in the wake of one of the greatest Fall Classic pitching performances of all time, as the 25-year-old left-hander led the Giants past Royals in seven games and earned the World Series MVP honors. He takes a 10-5 record into his next scheduled start Saturday against Oakland in the Bay Bridge Series.

Bryant has the highest ranking of a rookie on this list since MLB and the MLBPA began releasing jerseys sales rankings in 2010, reflecting the craze over his No. 17 jerseys even as they were being stitched early this season. He leads all rookies with 51 RBIs and was selected for the All-Star Game and the Gillette Home Run Derby presented by Head & Shoulders, and he has helped put the Cubs squarely in the postseason race.

Video: Slugger Kris Bryant is an All-Star in rookie season

Third on the list is Bumgarner's batterymate and National League MVP Award candidate Buster Posey, followed by Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Nationals right-fielder Bryce Harper. Hunter Pence was sixth, meaning the Giants have half of the six most popular jerseys sold this season, further proof of the carryover interest in a third title in five years.

Six of the top 10 players on the list are 26 years of age or younger.

Mike Trout, who just won his second consecutive All-Star Game MVP Award presented by Chevrolet, comes in at No. 7 -- the highest American Leaguer in the rankings. Reds third baseman Todd Frazier, coming off his dramatic Home Run Derby triumph in front of his home fans in Cincinnati, debuts at No. 15.

Video: [email protected]: Trout drills his 28th homer to deep center

Players representing 12 clubs make up the top 20, which includes eight infielders, four outfielders, two catchers, five pitchers and one DH. Not only is Jeter noticeably absent from this list, but so is his former position: shortstop -- so often a marquee position. That and left field are the only positions not represented.

Here is the list.

1. Bumgarner, Giants
2. Bryant, Cubs
3. Posey, Giants
4. Kershaw, Dodgers
5. Harper, Nationals
6. Pence, Giants
7. Trout, Angels
8. Matt Harvey, Mets
9. David Ortiz, Red Sox
10. Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
11. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
12. Yadier Molina, Cardinals
13. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
14. Felix Hernandez, Mariners
15. Frazier, Reds
16. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
17. David Wright, Mets
18. Albert Pujols, Angels
19. Max Scherzer, Nationals
20. Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers

Mark Newman is enterprise editor of Read and join other baseball fans on his community blog.
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