Report: David Ortiz has MLB's top-selling jersey

Thursday April 3rd, 2014

(AP Images) Everyone wants a piece of David Ortiz these days, even the president. (Carolyn Kaster/AP Images)

David Ortiz may have given President Obama a Red Sox jersey of his own on Tuesday, but it's Ortiz's No. 34 jersey that was the most sought after this offseason.

The 38-year-old, who won his third World Series in October and was the series MVP, had the best-selling jersey from's store from Oct. 31, 2013, the day after the World Series ended, to March 30, 2014, the day before league-wide opening day, according to an MLB report obtained by's Darren Rovell on Thursday.

SI WIRE: Rangers starter Yu Darvish to make season debut vs. Rays on Sunday

Ortiz's teammate, second baseman Dustin Pedroia, had the second-best selling jersey, Rovell reports.

According to Rovell, "Compared to the same time period last season, sales of Ortiz's and Pedroia's Majestic jerseys are up 932 percent and 379 percent, respectively."

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was third on the list despite missing most of last season with an ankle injury. His jersey has been the top-selling uniform since he announced his retirement, Rovell reports.

SI WIRE: Mets' Daniel Murphy defends paternity leave

Here is the top 10 from the offseason...

  1. David Ortiz
  2. Dustin Pedroia
  3. Derek Jeter
  4. Yadier Molina
  5. Clayton Kershaw
  6. Andrew McCutchen
  7. Buster Posey
  8. David Wright
  9. Robinson Cano
  10. Manny Machado
Other notables include Yasiel Puig (11th), Bryce Harper (12th) and Mike Trout (14th).

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.