Ronald Acuna Jr. and Shohei Ohtani were the most popular players in the All-Star voting. And their jerseys are also very popular in MLB.
The two voting leaders for the 2023 All-Star Game topped the list of best-selling Major League Baseball player jerseys in the first half of the season released by MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association on Monday.
Acuna’s no. The 13 Braves jerseys are the best-selling in the majors and the No. 17 Angels worn by Ohtani is the second most popular.
Here are the 20 most popular jerseys for the first half of 2023. This list is based on Nike jersey sales on MLBShop.com since opening day:
MLB’s Most Popular Jerseys Until the 2023 All-Star Break
Ronald Acuna Jr., Braves
Shohei Ohtani, Angels
Fernando Tadis Jr., parent
Aaron Judge, Yankees
Jose Altuve, Astros
Mookie Betts, Dodgers
Julio Rodriguez, Marines
Matt Olson, Braves
Alex Bregman Astros
Mike Trout, Angels
Austin Riley, Braves
Ozzie Albies, Braves
Joey Votto, Reds
Francisco Lindor, Mets
Corey Seager Rangers
Freddie Freeman, Dodgers
Yordon Alvarez, Astros
Atlee Rutchman, Orioles
Manny Machado, parent
Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
Acuna, who has 21 home runs and 41 stolen bases this year, is the favorite to win the National League MVP award, becoming the first Braves player to wear MLB’s most popular jersey since the rankings were first released. The time was in 2010.
The top 10 jerseys include all five starters voted by fans for the All-Star Game: Acuna, Ohtani, Aaron Judge, Mookie Betts and Mike Trout, who has appeared on every list of MLB’s most popular jerseys since his rookie season. A total of seven ASG teams are in the top 10 and 14 are in the top 20.
Julio Rodriguez, one of MLB’s All-Star ambassadors for the All-Star Game in Seattle, is in the top 10 jerseys for the first time, along with Mariners legends Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez and Felix Hernandez.
No. The team with the most jerseys in the top 20 is the Braves, with four players represented, including Acuna, who wears 1. The World Series champions Dodgers and Astros follow with three each.
The most popular jerseys represent the diversity of MLB superstars. Nine of the top 20 sellers are from players born outside the United States, except for Venezuela (Acuna) and Japan (Ohtani), the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Curacao, Canada and Puerto Rico. Five of the top 10 jerseys and nine of the top 10 jerseys are from African-American or Latino players.