MLB releases list of 20 most popular jerseys

Jeter, Rivera rank in top 10 in jersey sales; six pitchers make list
07/12/2013 11:13 AM ET
By Mike Tanowitz

The jerseys of Giants catcher Buster Posey and Dodgers phenom Yasiel Puig are in the top 10 in sales.(AP)
In just a few days, baseball fans will be able to see some of their favorite stars compete in the 84th MLB All-Star Game. And it would only make sense if many of the players who are competing in the Midsummer Classic saw their jerseys amongst the league's most popular, right?

Major League Baseball released its list of the 20 most popular jerseys on Thursday, and 14 of the 20 spots are held by 2013 All-Stars.

Giants catcher Buster Posey, the reigning National League MVP and World Series champion, topped the list of most popular jerseys, with Yankees closer Mariano Rivera and Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina rounding out the top three.

Mets stars David Wright and Matt Harvey were fourth and fifth, respectively, and Yankees captain Derek Jeter, despite not having played a game this season until Thursday, was seventh.

The list is based on sales of Majestic jerseys from the Shop, the official online shop of Major League Baseball, since the start of the 2013 regular season.

The infusion of young talent throughout the league is reflected on the list. Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Harvey, Mike Trout and Yasiel Puig -- who didn't make his Major League debut until June 3 -- are all under 24 years of age and in the top 10 in jersey sales.

Only two players in the top 20 are over the age of 30: Jeter and Rivera.

Overall, 12 different teams have players in top 20, led by the Dodgers, who have four players: Puig, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw. The top 20 also features six pitchers, the highest total of hurlers since the list began in 2011.

The full top 20: Posey, Molina, Rivera, Wright, Harvey, Harper, Jeter, Machado, Trout, Puig, Ryu, Miguel Cabrera, Dustin Pedroia, Kemp, Kershaw, Sergio Romo, Andrew McCutchen, Yu Darvish, Pablo Sandoval and Justin Verlander.

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