Yankees Aaron Judge has top selling MLB jersey again
On Friday, MLB.com released its list of best selling jerseys for 2018, and coming in at No. 1 for the second consecutive season is Yankees superstar Aaron Judge.
Based on sales of Majestic made jerseys since opening day of the 2018 season, Aaron Judge’s iconic Yankees pinstriped jersey has outsold all other major league baseball players.
Judge’s teammate, and reigning NL MVP, Giancarlo Stanton is the other Bomber to crack the list of the best selling threads in the game — he comes in at No. 9.
Despite Judge missing nearly eight weeks with a chipped fracture of the right wrist, the Yankee faithful continued to purchase No. 99 jerseys with ease.
On the season, Judge, who only returned to full-time action on Sept. 18 is still having an impressive Sophmore campaign, slashing .278/.392/.916 with 74 runs scored, 22 doubles, 26 home runs and 66 RBIs in 406 at-bats.
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Though he has totaled 150 strikeouts thus far, Judge’s 75 base on balls is second on the club, behind only Aaron Hicks’ 90.
As for the other names that populated the top 20 selling jerseys as released by MLB.com: reigning AL MVP Jose Altuve comes in runner-up. Altuve is followed by Cubs second baseman Javier Baez, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw and Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts — rounding out the top five.
Continuing at No. 6 is Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who is immediately followed by teammate Kris Bryant. At number eight is the man with the most visited player page on MLB.com, Shohei Ohtani. Next is Stanton and then a bit of a surprise in Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina to finish the top 10.
At No. 11 is perhaps the best all-around player in the game, Mike Trout — then Giants catcher Buster Posey, free-agent-to-be Bryce Harper, Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and reigning NL Rookie of the Year, Cody Bellinger.
Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi in No. 16, followed by 2017 World Series MVP George Springer, Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and likely 2018 NL Rookie of the Year winner, Ronald Acuna to complete the top 20.
Notable names that fell off the list include Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, Corey Seager, Kyle Schwarber, Dustin Pedroia, Nolan Arenado and Noah Syndergaard.