The best MLB jerseys of 2020

As he wraps up his freshman season wearing the historic Dodgers blue in Los Angeles, perennial All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts will finish the 2020 season wearing MLB’s most popular player jersey for the first time in his career. seven years old. Betts is also the first Dodgers player to complete a season with the Majors’ most popular player jersey.

Immediately after Betts on the list are fellow superstar outfielders Aaron Judge and Bryce Harper. The list, released jointly Friday by MLB and Major League Baseball Players, Inc., is based on jersey sales from MLBShop.com, Major League Baseball’s official online store, since opening day.

Reflecting their popular performances on the field, a pair of 21-year-old Dominican rising stars rounds out the top five most popular MLB players’ jerseys with their first ranking appearances: Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (n No. 4) and Nationals outfielder Juan Soto (No. 5). It’s the first season since 2012 that two players 21 or younger have made the top five (Harper and Mike Trout, who were No. 4 and No. 5), while Gerrit Cole (No. 19 this year) joins Tatis and Soto as new additions to the list of most popular players jerseys.

While 11 clubs are represented in the top 20, this is the first time that two members of the Padres (Tatis and Manny Machado, No. 12) have finished the season on the list since MLB and MLBPI began publishing the jersey sales rankings in 2010.

Most Popular MLB Player Jerseys of 2020
Based on MLBShop.com Nike jersey sales since the start of the 2020 season

Neal T. Doss