The newest edition of the MLB The Show video game – MLB The Show 23 – is being released later this month. The Show is the premier baseball video game on the market, equivalent to Madden for the NFL or 2K for the NBA.
In the leadup to the release the game’s developer, San Diego Studios, did a partial player ratings reveal on Wednesday. They shared the ratings for the top five players on each team, as well as each team’s overall ratings.
If the ratings are predictive, it could be another down year for the Boston Red Sox, who rank 16th overall and fourth in the AL East ahead of only the Baltimore Orioles. They rank 20th in contact hitting and 21st in power hitting. Their pitching staff ranks 12th.
Of the top five players on the roster, two are infielders, one is a starting pitcher, and two are relief pitchers. Here’s who the developers see as the best players on the Red Sox…