Here are the most popular MLB jerseys

March 31st, 2021

Mookie Betts has an MVP trophy. He has two World Series rings. And now he has baseball's most popular jersey.

MLB released its list of the most popular player jerseys entering Opening Day 2021 on Wednesday. Betts, the Dodgers superstar who took over L.A. in his first season there, is No. 1.

And check out who's coming in at No. 3: Padres phenom Fernando Tatis Jr. He's not just in the highest spot ever for a Padres player -- at just 22 years old, he's the youngest player ever with a top-three jersey in MLB.

The most popular jerseys entering 2021 showcase baseball's biggest stars: Betts, Tatis, Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge, Ronald Acuña Jr., Francisco Lindor, Mike Trout and more. All those players are faces of the game, and all rank among the top 10 best-selling jerseys right now, based on sales of Nike jerseys from since the end of the 2020 World Series. Here's the full top 20 list.

  1. Mookie Betts, Dodgers
  2. Cody Bellinger, Dodgers
  3. Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres
  4. Bryce Harper, Phillies
  5. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
  6. Aaron Judge, Yankees
  7. Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves
  8. Francisco Lindor, Mets
  9. Kiké Hernández, Red Sox
  10. Mike Trout, Angels
  11. Nolan Arenado, Cardinals
  12. Javier Báez, Cubs
  13. Corey Seager, Dodgers
  14. Gerrit Cole, Yankees
  15. Yadier Molina, Cardinals
  16. Christian Yelich, Brewers
  17. Freddie Freeman, Braves
  18. Jacob deGrom, Mets
  19. Jose Altuve, Astros
  20. Pete Alonso, Mets

No surprise, it's full of Dodgers, since they're the World Series champions. Four current Dodgers players (plus a former Dodger, Hernández, from the title-winning team) are among the top 20 jerseys, more than any other team, and they have three of the top five. The Mets have three players represented, including their newest star, Lindor. The Yankees, Braves and Cardinals have two each.

Betts leads the way after also having the most popular jersey during the 2020 season. That was his first time in his career with MLB's No. 1 jersey, and he's also the only player to rank among the top five most popular jerseys in both the National League and American League (his AL top five came during his MVP Award season in 2018) since Major League Baseball started issuing jersey rankings.

Some other notable jerseys on the list: Lindor, who's at his highest spot ever on the list as he arrives in New York for his first season in a Mets uniform, and Arenado, who's already just outside the top 10 as he joins his new team, the Cardinals. And Trout, Betts' rival from down the freeway in Anaheim? The Angels superstar, who rounds out the top 10 jerseys entering 2021, has been on every most popular jersey list since his rookie season in '12.