Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge enter season with MLB's most popular jerseys


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's most popular player jerseys of 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, 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