Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper enters the 2019 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 and 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 of the Yankees, 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 Jan. 1, 2019.
Rounding out the top five on the list, released jointly on Thursday by Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, is reigning American League MVP and World Series champion Mookie Betts of the Red Sox, seven-time All-Star Mike Trout of the Angels and nine-time All-Star catcher Yadier Molina of the Cardinals.
Trout has 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 10 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 20s, 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 of the Brewers (#8) and reigning All-Star Game MVP Alex Bregman of the Astros (#17). Additionally, Manny Machado (#12) becomes the first member of the 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
- Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees<br>
Mookie Betts, Boston Red Sox <br>
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels <br>
Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals<br>
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers<br>
Javier Báez, Chicago Cubs <br>
Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers <br>
Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs <br>
Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves <br>
Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals <br>
Manny Machado, San Diego Padres<br>
Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners<br>
Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers<br>
Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs <br>
Jose Altuve, Houston Astros <br>
Alex Bregman, Houston Astros<br>
Andrew Benintendi, Boston Red Sox <br>
Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees <br>
Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves