Top rated players in MLB The Show 17

Posted March 17th, 2017 at 8:30 am

Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw are rated 99 Overall in MLB The Show now for four years running. They’re followed by Jose Altuve, Andrew Miller, Kenley Jansen, Josh Donaldson, and Kris Bryant in MLB The Show 17. Last season began with Miguel Cabrera and Bryce Harper ranked #3 and #4 respectively but they’ve slid down considerably from that point.

There are 32 players with 90+ rating in MLB The Show 17 and no team has more than 3 of them on their roster. Check out the piece on Sporting News for an expanded list going 18 players deep at every position and continue on for the top third of those players. 

First Base
Miguel Cabrera (DET) 92
Paul Goldschmidt (ARI) 91
Joey Votto (CIN) 91
Anthony Rizzo (CHC) 89
Freddie Freeman (ATL) 88
Edwin Encarnacion (CLE) 86

Second Base
Jose Altuve (HOU) 97
Robinson Cano (SEA) 91
Ian Kinsler (DET) 89
Daniel Murphy (WAS) 88
Dustin Pedroia (BOS) 88
Jason Kipnis (CLE) 87
Brian Dozier (MIN) 87

Francisco Lindor (CLE) 90
Corey Seager (LAD) 90
Trea Turner (WAS) 88
Brandon Crawford (SF) 88
Carlos Correa (HOU) 85
Xander Bogaerts (BOS) 85
Jonathan Villar (MIL) 85

Third Base
Josh Donaldson (TOR) 94
Kris Bryant (CHC) 94
Nolan Arenado (COL) 93
Manny Machado (BAL) 93
Adrian Beltre (TEX) 89
Kyle Seager (SEA) 88

Buster Posey (SF) 92
Jonathan Lucroy (TEX) 87
Wilson Ramos (TB) 84
Yadier Molina (STL) 84
Salvador Perez (KC) 84
Gary Sanchez (NYY) 84

Left Field
Yoenis Cespedes (NYM) 90
Ryan Braun (MIL) 87
Michael Brantley (CLE) 86
Alex Gordon (KC) 83
Gregory Polanco (PIT) 83
Justin Upton (DET) 82

Center Field
Mike Trout (LAA) 99
Starling Marte (PIT) 87
A.J. Pollock (ARI) 86
Lorenzo Cain (KC) 85
Christian Yelich (MIA) 85
Charlie Blackmon (COL) 84
George Springer (HOU) 84
Kevin Kiermaier (TB) 84

Right Field
Mookie Betts (BOS) 93
Bryce Harper (WAS) 90
Nelson Cruz (SEA) 88
Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) 88
Andrew McCutchen (PIT) 85
Carlos Gonzalez (COL) 84
J.D. Martinez (DET) 84

Relief Pitcher (Non-Closers)
Andrew Miller (CLE) 96
Dellin Betances (NYY) 90
Nate Jones (CHW) 85

Closing Pitchers
Kenley Jansen (LAD) 95
Zach Britton (BAL) 92
Aroldis Chapman (NYY) 92
Wade Davis (KC) 91
Mark Melancon (SF) 89
Seung Hwan Oh (STL) 87
Cody Allen (CLE) 87

Starting Pitcher
Clayton Kershaw (LAD) 99
Max Scherzer (WAS) 93
Chris Sale (BOS) 93
Noah Syndergaard (NYM) 92
Corey Kluber (CLE) 92
Jake Arrieta (CHC) 92
Madison Bumgarner (SF) 92