Player Face Comparisons Between MLB 13: The Show and MLB 2K13 – The Results

Posted April 11th, 2013 at 10:15 am


With plenty of time having passed to vote on the player faces in the 2013 editions of the MLB games here are the results. Over 73K total votes were collected through the process and the results were definitive to say the least. While 2K Sports has at least put up a fight in the three years prior, coming out on top 30% of the time, this battle proved to be a far greater mismatch. MLB 13: The Show won 35 of the 40 over MLB 2K13.

Most of the pairings were routs with The Show taking 26 of them by 80%+ and 8 of them being at or above 95%. The tightest race was with 2K13 cover-man David Price who just barely edged out the win for the company he represents. Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander, who also have relationships with 2K, were among the few others who won for that side. The only semi-surprise comes with Buster Posey who was deemed better in 2K despite his ties to SCEA.

MLB 13: The Show
David Ortiz 98%
Yoenis Cespedes 98%
John Axford 98%
Billy Butler 97%
Stephen Strasburg 96%
David Wright 95%
Curtis Granderson 95%
R.A. Dickey 95%
Jose Bautista 92%
Derek Jeter 91%
Andrew McCutchen 90%
Starlin Castro 89%
Prince Fielder 89%
Pablo Sandoval 89%
Bryce Harper 89%
Miguel Cabrera 88%
Joe Mauer 87%
Robinson Cano 87%
Adam Jones 86%
Carlos Gonzalez 85%
Josh Hamilton 82%
Melky Cabrera 81%
Dan Uggla 81%
Felix Hernandez 80%
Matt Kemp 80%
C.C. Sabathia 79%
Rafael Furcal 78%
Yu Darvish 76%
Mike Trout 74%
Adrian Beltre 72%
Giancarlo Stanton 71%
Carlos Beltran 71%
Joey Votto 70%
Ryan Braun 65%
Aroldis Chapman 60%

MLB 2K13
Justin Verlander 73%
Craig Kimbrel 54%
Clayton Kershaw 54%
Buster Posey 53%
David Price 51%

  • schiesl

    Suprised Chapman won for the show. As a huge read fan and The Show fan, he looked perfect on 2k

  • dkohn81

    How about some coverage of the MLB 2k roster update instead of stupid face comparisons to game we can’t purchase if we own a xbox.

  • 2K is garbage, The show is beast.

  • Mike

    I want to know who the 2 percent who voted for the 2k13 David Ortiz were

    • David Ortez


  • natgio

    Not surprising at all considering the amount of blatant trolling by this site and its biased members. Judging a game on politics alone generally leads to these results.

  • mikemck09

    Also, check this vid out guys… Its MLB The Show 13 gameplay with the commentating from MLB 2K13 lol Its awesome, dont ask how the guy did it, but its pure genius lol…

  • David

    You look at the Joe Mauer at the top of this article and you have to wonder… how did 87% of the respondents think that the other picture was better. It blows my mind. Mauer and Price look nearly photo realistic. Jeter and.. uh, whoever that is, look like oriental mannequins. Please, Pasta… next year… mix them up and don’t tell anyone. I guarantee the results will not be this skewed. (heh… oops… forgot there will be nothing to compare next year. d’oh!)