Cover of MLB The Show 18 goes to Yankees phenom Aaron Judge

Posted November 6th, 2017 at 1:45 pm

When MLB The Show 18 releases in March the cover of the game will feature a player setting a few firsts for the series. Aaron Judge becomes the first New York Yankees player to appear on the cover. It’s also the first time that the cover athlete is coming off a rookie season.

Judge is an easy choice for MLB The Show 18 given his meteoric rise as a rookie in the nation’s biggest market. He began MLB 17 rated as just a 68 and finished as 88 with power ratings in the 90s. Besides last year’s selection of Ken Griffey Jr. the cover has generally gone to a young player shortly removed from an MVP or Rookie of the Year season.

The release date is advertised as Tuesday, March 27 but those who pre-order from Gamestop or digitally through the PlayStation Store get it on Friday, March 23.

PlayStation Store Incentives: Early Access starting March 23, 10 Standard Packs, 1 Legend Card, 5K Stubs, Instant Reward of Aaron Judge for MLB The Show 17

Gamestop Incentives: Early Access starting March 23, 15 Standard Packs, 1 Legend Card

Retailer-wide Incentives: 10 Standard Packs, 1 Legend Card

  • MoneyMayweather

    Fuck him.

    Altuve won his team a world series

    • King

      Altuve did not have a record-breaking year bro Aaron Judge was exciting all around even with the strikeouts amount he still managed to walk 100 times that us crazy, it does not make any sense, usually, a hitter that strikeout that much don’t walk that much and don’t even talk about the home runs that was what got him the cover, my only question is why ” the best player” Mike Trout doesn’t have a cover yet

    • Jeff

      Yea i agree i wish they would let us choose the canada version instead i hate the yankees

  • Keith.

    Great to see we get early access (March 23rd) buying the standard edition version. That’s how to treat your customers right.

    • jake

      Oh yeah thanks so much Sony for not allowing me to get the game at Amazon or Best Buy. So I have to pay more or wait 4 days later to get it. So dumb

  • Zach

    My issue is not the cover boy this year. I’m wondering what features the game will have

  • hungryandrew

    Did not buy a mlb game in years, was thinking of getting the upcoming MLB game. Now it’s confir,ed that a Yankee is gracing the cover, no thaks, I’ll wait another year.

    • Ryan Schechtman

      That’s a pretty silly reason to not buy the game.

      • hungryandrew

        Nope, I hate the damn Yankees.