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Bryce Harper enters new season with new team and MLB's most popular player jersey

Mike Trout continues to have one of the most popular jerseys in the U.S.
March 28, 2019

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper enters the 2019 Championship Season with the most popular player jersey in Major League Baseball, becoming the franchise’s first player to top the list. Upon signing with the Phillies, Harper’s jersey also set professional sports records for most jerseys sold in both the first 24

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper enters the 2019 Championship Season with the most popular player jersey in Major League Baseball, becoming the franchise’s first player to top the list. Upon signing with the Phillies, Harper’s jersey also set professional sports records for most jerseys sold in both the first 24 & 48 hours, respectively, after joining a new team, according to data across Fanatics online shops.

Immediately following Harper on the list is fellow All-Star outfielder Aaron Judge (#2), whose jersey sales led MLB in each of the last two seasons. The list is based on sales of Majestic jerseys from MLBShop.com, the official online shop of Major League Baseball, since January 1, 2019.

Rounding out the top five on the list, released jointly today by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, is reigning American League MVP and World Series Champion Mookie Betts (#3), seven-time All-Star Mike Trout (#4) and nine-time All-Star catcher Yadier Molina (#5).

Trout has now appeared in every one of these rankings since his professional debut in 2012 and for the fifth time his jersey is one of the five most popular in the country. Players representing nine different Clubs make up the top ten most popular player jerseys, while the top 20 overall includes nine outfielders, nine infielders, one pitcher and one catcher.

Sixteen of the 20 players on this list are in their 20’s, while 12 of the top 20 are 27 years old or younger. Also making their debuts on the most popular player jersey list are reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich (#8) and reigning All-Star Game MVP Alex Bregman (#17). Additionally, Manny Machado (#12) becomes the first member of the San Diego Padres to make the most popular player jersey list.

MLB Most Popular Player Jerseys of 2019

Based on sales from MLBShop.com of Majestic jerseys since New Year’s Day 2019

1. Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies

2. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

3. Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox

4. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

5. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

6. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

7. Javier Báez, Chicago Cubs

8. Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers

9. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

10. Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves

11. Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals

12. Manny Machado, San Diego Padres

13. Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners

14. Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers

15. Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs

16. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros

17. Alex Bregman, Houston Astros

18. Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox

19. Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees

20. Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves