Major League Baseball Monday released its annual list of top-selling jerseys for 2015 and Cubs rookie Kris Bryant's replica jersey leads the pack. MLB says, via press release:
The 23-year-old Bryant, who made his Major League debut on April 17, becomes the first rookie and youngest player ever to lead this list since MLB and the MLBPA began releasing jerseys sales rankings in 2010. The Cubs, who begin Postseason play Wednesday night against the Pirates in the National League Wild Card Game, are also represented on the list by All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo (#8). The list is based on sales of Majestic jerseys from MLB.com/shop, the official online shop of Major League Baseball, since Opening Day 2015.
Here's the top 20 in jersey sales this year via MLB.com:
1. Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs 2. Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants 3. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 4. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers 5. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels 6. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals 7. Hunter Pence, San Francisco Giants 8. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs 9. Matt Harvey, New York Mets 10. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates 11. David Wright, New York Mets 12. Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays 13. Todd Frazier, Cincinnati Reds 14. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox 15. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals 16. Carlos Correa, Houston Astros 17. Jacob deGrom, New York Mets 18. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox 19. Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners 20. Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Angels
I'll expect to see quite a few Bryant (and Rizzo) jerseys in Pittsburgh for the wild-card game, and in other cities as the Cubs hopefully have a long playoff run this October.