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Yasiel Puig's No. 66 jersey a bestseller; four Dodgers in top 20

July 11, 2013|By Kevin Baxter
  • Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig has made a market for himself.
Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig has made a market for himself. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images )

Dodger outfielder Yasiel Puig is just 35 games into this major league career and he's already been named the National League's Player of the Month honors and been nominated for the All-Star team.

Now comes another honor.

According to figures released by, Puig's No. 66 jersey is among the 10 bestsellers in baseball, outdrawing the last two American League MVPs -- Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera -- as well as teammates Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw and Boston's Dustin Pedroia.

Mike Trout, the Angel outfielder who took the game by storm last season much the way Puig has done this year, ranked ninth, one spot ahead of Puig. Fellow Dodger rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu is one spot behind in 11th.

The top-selling jersey is that of Giants catcher Buster Posey, followed by retiring New York Yankee closer Mariano Rivera.

Young stars dominated the list of the top 20 most-popular jerseys with 18 players under the age of 30 and five -- Washington's Bryce Harper, the Mets' Matt Harvey, Baltimore's Manny Machado, plus Puig and Trout -- younger than 24.

The top 20:

1. Buster Posey, Giants
2. Mariano Rivera, Yankees
3. Yadier Molina, Cardinals
4. David Wright, Mets
5. Matt Harvey, Mets
6. Bryce Harper, Nationals
7. Derek Jeter, Yankees
8. Manny Machado, Orioles
9. Mike Trout, Angels
10. Yasiel Puig, Dodgers
11. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers
12. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
13. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
14. Matt Kemp, Dodgers
15. Clayton Kershaw,  Dodgers
16. Sergio Romo, Giants
17. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
18. Yu Darvish, Rangers
19. Pablo Sandoval, Giants
20. Justin Verlander, Tigers

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