Updated: September 26, 2013 11:08PM
When it comes to jersey sales, fans aren’t buying what the Cubs and Sox are selling.
Neither team had a representative in MLB’s list of the top 20 selling jerseys since the All-Star break.
Though the Pirates have been one of baseball’s best stories this season, they play in the nation’s 23rd-ranked media market. Chicago is No. 3. Yet, there are no Cubs or Sox on the list, while the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen is No. 8.
Major markets, except for Chicago, were well-represented. The Yankees and Mets combined for five spots, the Dodgers and Angels four, while the Orioles and Nationals combined for three.
Top-selling MLB jerseys since the All-Star break
1. Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees
2. Matt Harvey, New York Mets
3. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles
5. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants
6. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals
8. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates
9. Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics
10. Mike Trout, LA Angels of Anaheim
11. Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox
12. Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
13. David Wright, New York Mets
14. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
15. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals
16. Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles
17. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers
18. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox
19. Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
20. Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks