Mookie Betts and reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers had four of the 10 best-selling jerseys in Major League Baseball this season.
Betts’ no. 50 -uniform claimed the top spot for the second year in a row after being acquired before the 2020 season from the Boston Red Sox. He is joined in the top 10 by teammates Clayton Kershaw at five, Cody Bellinger at six and World Series MVP Corey Seager at eight. Kershaw and Seager must become free agents.
Betts was followed on No. 2 by Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr., who signed a $ 340 million, 14-year deal to stay with San Diego ahead of the season and then played his way into the thickness of the NL MVP race .
Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves finished third despite a season-ending knee injury in July, while Javier Báez finished in fourth place with combined sales of his Cubs and Mets jerseys after being traded for the New York midseason.
Los Angeles Angels two-way phenomenon Shohei Ohtani finished ninth after one of the most notable seasons in baseball history. The AL MVP favorite had 46 homers, 100 RBIs and a .965 OPS on the plate and also went 9-2 with a 3.18 ERA in 23 starts on the mound.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge, who led MLB in jersey sales three years in a row from 2017-19, ranked seventh. Nolan Arenado was 10th in his first season with St. Louis Cardinals after a trade from Colorado, followed by Phillies star Bryce Harper in 11th place.
Anthony Rizzo, traded between seasons from the Cubs to the Yankees, ranked 12th with his total. He was followed by Angels star Mike Trout, who cracked the list despite playing only 36 games due to a calf injury.
The rankings published by MLB and MLB Players, Inc. on Monday is based on Nike jersey sales from MLBShop.com since opening day.
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