The league released its list of the most popular jerseys Wednesday, a day before the 2021 season begins. The list is based on sales of Nike jerseys from MLB's official online store since the end of the 2020 World Series.
Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, who is widely considered the best player in baseball, ranked just 10th on the list. He had the league's fourth best-selling jersey two years ago, but the three-time American League MVP has fallen behind other star players who recently have competed in the postseason or swapped teams.
Trout and the Angels haven't reached the playoffs since 2014, and the 29-year-old outfielder signed a 12-year, $426.5 million deal to remain with the club before the 2019 campaign.
Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies was fourth, while New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge ranked sixth. Ronald Acuna Jr. (seventh), Francisco Lindor (eighth) and Kike Hernandez (ninth) also landed in the top 10 and finished ahead of Trout.