Aaron Judge, Bryce Harper Top 2019 MLB Jersey Sales

Tim Kelly
September 27, 2019 - 2:37 pm

Aaron Judge has been limited to just 100 games in 2019 by an oblique injury, but as he and the New York Yankees prepare for the final weekend of the regular season, he has something to celebrate: for the third consecutive season Judge had the highest-selling MLB jersey.

Judge, per Majestic, edged out Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Bryce Harper, despite Harper being in the first year of a 13-year/$330 million free-agent deal. Unlike Harper's Phillies, Judge and the Yankees will play beyond this weekend, as they've clinched the American League East title with a 102-57 record.

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger, the favorite to win the National League MVP, finished third in jersey sales in 2019. Bellinger, still only 24, developed into a superstar in 2019, as he's slashed .301/.402/.623 with 46 home runs, 114 RBIs and a 7.5 fWAR. Bellinger finished just ahead of Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, the reigning National League MVP.

Perhaps the most surprising note is that two-time American League MVP Mike Trout - who may very well be a three-time American League MVP after another dominant season - only came in at ninth. Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr., Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts and Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve all finished ahead of Trout. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo rounded out the top 10.