MLB The Show 23 Ratings: The best players on every team

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Opening Day is here and the MLB The Show 23 ratings are out! The new game has finally landed and players around the world are trying to lead their team to World Series victory.

For some that will be an easier job while others will need to complete a full roster rebuild before they can challenge for the crown. With MLB The Show 23 now out we know every single rating for every player and team in the game.

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So, which teams are the best in MLB The Show 23? And which players will be the best? Let's take a look!

MLB The Show 23 ratings

As always, players have an individual rating made up loads of attributes that measure and rank every aspect of play. From arm strength to contact against righties all the way to a player's durability and performance in the clutch.

Teams also get a rating, balancing the talent of their roster in each facet of the game like defense, pitching, and speed. As you would expect, those teams that made the playoffs in 2022 are rated better than those who didn't.

When it comes to players, developers San Diego Studio takes into account the last three seasons when it comes to player ratings. So an awesome 2022 won't fully undo a poor 2020 and guarantee a 99 OVR.

Let's take a look at the best players by OVR in the game before we get onto each team.

Best players in MLB The Show 23

The speculation over player ratings has been hot all winter, but now we are here at long last.

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The best players in MLB The Show 23 have finally been revealed.

Naturally, one of the best players is reigning MVP Aaron Judge, who comes in with a 99 OVR rating and the maximum 99 power vs RHP & vs LHP.

Aaron Judge gets 99 power vs left & right-handed pitching in MLB The Show 23
PLENTY OF POP - Aaron Judge will be getting walked a LOT!

He's not alone at 99 OVR though. Here are the best players in MLB The Show 23.

  • Aaron Judge - RF - 99 OVR
  • Mike Trout - 99 OVR
  • Shohei Ohtani - SP/DH - 99 OVR
  • Paul Goldschmidt - 1B - 99 OVR
  • Jacob deGrom - SP - 99 OVR
  • Justin Verlander - SP - 98 OVR
  • Mookie Betts - RF - 96 OVR
  • Max Scherzer - SP - 96 OVR
  • Nolan Arenado - 3B - 96 OVR
  • Corbin Burnes - SP - 95 OVR
  • Bryce Harper - RF - 95 OVR
  • Manny Machado - 3B - 95 OVR

If you are keen to know the best position players then check out these articles below where we go into more detail.

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AL East

The AL East is home to two top-five teams, the New York Yankees (2nd) and Toronto Blue Jays (4th). It's also a dormant giant in the Boston Red Sox (16th) who are prime for a rebuild. Overall the AL East is one of the toughest divisions in baseball and has been for a while.

Aaron Judge in MLB The Show 23
ALL RISE - Aaron Judge is 99 OVR this year
Team Rank Contact Power Pitching Defense Speed
New York Yankees21453128
Toronto Blue Jays494828
Tampa Bay Rays1516261074
Boston Red Sox162020111519
Baltimore Orioles2015192435

Best players

Player Team Position Age OVR
Aaron JudgeNew York YankeesRF3099
Shane McClanahanTampa Bay RaysSP2593
Carlos RodonNew York YankeesSP3093
Gerrit ColeNew York YankeesSP3289
Alex ManoahToronto Blue JaysSP2588
Vladimir Guerrero JrToronto Blue Jays1B2488
George SpringerToronto Blue JaysRF3388
Chris SaleBoston Red SoxSP3487
Luis SeverinoNew York YankeesSP2986
Alejandro KirkToronto Blue JaysC2486

AL Central

The AL Central is wide open as it lacks a top 10 team. The best ball club at the start of Franchise Mode is the Cleveland Guardians (12th) with the Minnesota Twins (13th) right behind them. There are also two basement teams in desperate need of care with the Kansas City Royals (24th) and Detroit Tigers (27th).

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Team Rank Contact Power Pitching Defense Speed
Cleveland Guardians125246112
Minnesota Twins1310715421
Chicago White Sox19716182027
Kansas City Royals2422252183
Detroit Tigers272821262710

Best players

Player Team Position Age OVR
Jose RamirezCleveland Guardians3B3094
Emmanuel ClaseCleveland GuardiansCP2593
Byron BuxtonMinnesota TwinsCF2993
Dyland CeaseChicago White SoxSP2789
Shane BieberCleveland GuardiansSP2789
Carlos CorreaMinnesota TwinsSS2889
Andres GimenezCleveland Guardians2B2488
Liam HendriksChicago White SoxCP3484
Tarik SkubalDetroit TigersSP2684
Salvador PerezKansas City RoyalsC3283

AL West

The AL West may have three top-10 clubs but it is dominated by the Houston Astros (3rd) who have won the division in five of the last six seasons and have made at least the ALCS in each of the last six years, winning four AL Pennants and two World Series.

The Angels (8th) own two of the best players in baseball to try and push the Astros off the top, while the Oakland A's (29th) are one of the worst teams in baseball.

Shohei Ohtani in MLB The Show 23
2-WAY STAR - Shohei Ohtani is the best player in baseball right now
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Team Rank Contact Power Pitching Defense Speed
Houston Astros32372018
Los Angeles Angels8126121025
Seattle Mariners919891924
Texas Rangers142712131613
Oakland Athletics2930282957

Best players

Player Team Position Age OVR
Mike TroutLos Angeles AngelsCF3199
Jacob deGromTexas RangersSP3499
Shohei OhtaniLos Angeles AngelsSP/DH2899
Yordan AlvarezHouston AstrosLF2594
Jose AltuveHouston Astros2B3293
Kyle TuckerHouston AstrosRF2690
Julio RodriguezSeattle MarinersCF2289
Luis CastilloSeattle MarinersSP3088
Marcus SemienTexas Rangers2B3287
Framber ValdezHouston AstrosSP2987

NL East

The NL East is home to the best and worst teams in MLB The Show 23. The Atlanta Braves (1st) claim top spot, but it was the Philadelphia Phillies (7th) that went to the World Series last year. The New York Mets (6th) are also a force this year. If you want a long rebuild then the Washinton Nationals (30th) are here for you.

Edwin Diaz in MLB The Show 23
TRUMPETS - Edwin Diaz is lights-out for the Mets
Team Rank Contact Power Pitching Defense Speed
Atlanta Braves14112312
New York Mets611821829
Philadelphia Phillies76145241
Miami Marlins17823191311
Washington Nationals302330302817

Best players

Player Team Position Age OVR
Justin VerlanderNew York MetsSP4098
Max ScherzerNew York MetsSP3896
Bryce HarperPhiladelphia PhilliesRF3095
Spencer StriderAtlanta BravesSP2494
Austin RileyAtlanta Braves3B2593
Edwin DiazNew York MetsCP2892
Ronald Acuna JrAtlanta BravesRF2592
Trea TurnerPhiladelphia PhilliesSS2992
Aaron NolaPhiladelphia PhilliesSP2991
Zack WheelerPhiladelphia PhilliesSP3290

NL Central

The NL Central is dominated by the St. Louis Cardinals (10th). They are well clear of the Milwaukee Brewers (18th) with the rest of the teams down in the bottom third of MLB The Show 23. It's a division that needs some shaking up!

Paul Goldschmidt in MLB The Show 23
MVP - Paul Goldschmidt going deep
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Team Rank Contact Power Pitching Defense Speed
St. Louis Cardinals10112172122
Milwaukee Brewers18299162514
Chicago Cubs21211722615
Pittsburgh Pirates252615272220
Cincinnati Reds262427252916

Best players

Player Team Position Age OVR
Corbin BurnesMilwaukee BrewersSP2896
Paul GoldschmidtSt. Louis Cardinals1B3596
Nolan ArenadoSt. Louis Cardinals3B3194
Brandon WoodruffMilwaukee BrewersSP3088
Dansby SwansonChicago CubsSS2988
Ryan HelsleySt. Louis CardinalsCP2886
Freddie PeraltaMilwaukee BrewersSP2686
Devin WilliamsMilwaukee BrewersCP2885
Tommy EdmanSt. Louis CardinalsSS2784
Willy AdamesMilwaukee BrewersSS2784

NL West

The NL West is a two-horse race between the Los Angeles Dodgers (5th) and San Diego Padres (11th). The rest of the teams are scrabbling around in the bottom third of MLB The Show 23 trying not to get completely squashed by the two giants of this division.

Team Rank Contact Power Pitching Defense Speed
Los Angeles Dodgers513114926
San Diego Padres1131314129
San Francisco Giants222510202630
Arizona Diamondbacks23172223176
Colorado Rockies281829281423

Best players

Player Team Position Age OVR
Mookie BettsLos Angeles DodgersRF3097
Manny MachadoSan Diego Padres3B3095
Clayton KershawLos Angeles DodgersSP3591
Evan PhillipsLos Angeles DodgersCP2890
Zac GallenArizona DiamondbacksSP2789
Julio UriasLos Angeles DodgersSP2688
Freddie FreemanLos Angeles Dodgers1B3388
Will SmithLos Angeles DodgersC2888
Juan SotoSan Diego PadresLF2488
Tony GonsolinLos Angeles DodgersSP2887