Buster Posey, Mariano Rivera Rank as MLB's Top-Selling Jerseys

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IJuly 11, 2013

Major League Baseball has released a list of their best-selling jerseys of 2013, with New York Yankees fan-favorite closer Mariano Rivera leading the way in the American League and San Francisco Giants superstar catcher Buster Posey topping the charts in the National League.

The rankings—which are comprised of online sales from MLB.com—were released on Thursday afternoon and can be viewed via Aaron Gleeman of NBC Sports’ Hardball Talk.   

Here is how the rest of the top 20 shakes out:

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

Mo and Posey are two well-deserving players to top this list, as both play in big markets and have found an immense amount of success during their respective careers.

At the age of 43, Rivera is still going strong in 2013 and has 29 saves under his belt with an ERA of 1.89. He is a 13-time All-Star and five-time World Series champion, and he also holds the all-time record for most career saves.

Posey is approximately 17 years younger, but he is just as big of a draw in today’s game. The two-time World Series champion is hitting .316 with 13 home runs and 50 RBI in 86 games this season for the Giants.

Outside of these two mega stars and the other obvious names on the list, there are some intriguing players appearing here, including up-and-coming Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Yasiel Puig.

The 22-year-old Cuban has been a revelation for the NL West contenders, as he is hitting a whopping .397 with eight home runs and 19 RBI in just 146 at-bats over 36 games.

With a top-10 selling jersey, it seems Puig has big things ahead of him.