Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw leads MLB pitchers in jersey sales

Clayton Kershaw's jersey sales ranked fifth overall.
Clayton Kershaw’s jersey sales ranked fifth overall.
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Is Clayton Kershaw the most popular pitcher in Major League Baseball?

By one measure, yes. The Dodgers ace and defending National League Cy Young winner led all pitchers in jersey sales during the off-season, based on sales from MLB’s online shop.

David Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox led the rankings, released Thursday by the league. Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees ranked third, followed by Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Kershaw ranked fifth. The next pitcher on the list: Matt Harvey of the New York Mets, at No. 15.


Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig ranked No. 11, with Angels outfielder Mike Trout at No. 14. The Angels finished 18 games out of first place, so Trout did not have the same opportunity for the postseason exposure that would help drive off-season sales.

The Top 20 of off-season jersey sales, as released by MLB:

1. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

2. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

3. Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

4. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

5. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

6. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

7. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

8. David Wright, New York Mets

9. Robinson Cano, Yankees/Mariners

10. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles

11. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

12. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

13. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

14. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

15. Matt Harvey, New York Mets

16. Prince Fielder, Tigers/Rangers

17. Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

18. Koji Uehara, Boston Red Sox

19. Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

20. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox/Yankees