Major League Baseball says the 23-year-old Bryant is the youngest player and the first rookie to ever top the list in the five years the rankings have been released.
Rounding out the top five is Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw (27) and 24-year-old Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout.
Bryant, 23, is the youngest player to come in at No. 1.
Washington outfielder Bryce Harper was sixth, followed by Giants outfielder Hunter Pence, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey and Pittsburgh outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Jersey sales are dominated by the young guns this year.
Another team that has seen a huge boost in merchandise sales is the New York Mets, who won the NL East for the first time since 2006.
Bryant has been more than advertised in his highly successful opening campaign in the majors.
The All-Star finished the regular season with a. 275 batting average, 26 home runs, and 99 RBI in 151 games played.
I’m not sure what fans like most; his gorgeous swing or winter blue eyes?