Clayton Kershaw, Mike Trout, Yasiel Puig among top jerseys sold in MLB

 Clayton Kershaw
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw ranks third in Major League Baseball jersey sales.
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Is Mike Trout or Yasiel Puig the most popular ballplayer in Southern California?

Neither, at least based on jersey sales in the first half of the season. Clayton Kershaw beats them both -- and ranks third in Major League Baseball, behind Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees and Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants.

The Dodgers are the only team with three players among the top 20 -- Kershaw, the defending National League Cy Young winner, at No. 3; Puig at No. 9, and pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu at No. 18.

Trout, the Angels star widely considered the best all-around player in baseball, ranks seventh.


The top 20, as released by MLB and based on jersey sales at

1.    Derek Jeter, New York Yankees

2.    Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

3.    Clayton Kershaw,  Los Angeles Dodgers


4.    David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

5.    Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

6.    Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals

7.    Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

8.    David Wright, New York Mets

9.    Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

10.  Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

11.  Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates


12.  Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves

13.  Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners

14.  Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees

15.  Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs

16.  Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles

17.  Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

18.  Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers

19.  Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants


20.  Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

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