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Pasta Padre has posted MLB 2K12 player and team ratings.

The top 5 teams are as follows:
  • (96) Texas Rangers
  • (95) New York Yankees
  • (95) Philadelphia Phillies
  • (93) Boston Red Sox
  • (92) Milwaukee Brewers
See all of the MLB 2K12 team ratings, right here.

Here are the top rated players at their respective position.

Catcher
  • Brian McCann (ATL) 88
  • Joe Mauer (MIN) 88
  • Mike Napoli (TEX) 88
First Base
  • Albert Pujols (LAA) 99
Second Base
  • Dustin Pedroia (BOS) 94
  • Robinson Cano (NYY) 94
Shortstop
  • Jose Reyes (MIA) 94
  • Troy Tulowitzki (COL) 94
Third Base
  • Miguel Cabrera (DET) 95
Left Field
  • Ryan Braun (MIL) 97
Center Field
  • Matt Kemp (LAD) 97
Right Field
  • Jose Bautista (TOR) 97
Starting Pitcher
  • Justin Verlander (DET) 99
Middle Relief and Setup Pitchers
  • Jonny Venters (ATL) 85
Closers
  • Mariano Rivera (NYY) 92
To see all of the MLB 2K12 player ratings, click here.

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# 1 TheTodd84 @ 03/04/12 09:21 AM
Wow... I do not understand these ratings at all. This seems like a lot of bias to me. How do the Milwaukee Brewers LOSE Prince and still have a 92 rating? That makes zero sense. Sure, they have a good pitching staff, but just because they have Ryan Braun, and added Aramis makes them a 92? Then, the Yankees, who only added Hiroki Kuroda in the off-season are a 95 overall rating with an aging shortstop, zero hitters or playmakers in the outfield besides Granderson, and a pitching staff with a lot of big names, but little production. I don't get it. The rangers and Phillies I completely understand. Those are hands down the two best rosters in the Major Leagues. But there is no way you can tell me the Yankees have a better roster than the Phillies. No way. A-Rod is getting worse every year and Teixeira is a .250 hitter annually. I don't really care what he did in Texas, he hasn't been great with the Yankees.

Are there roster updates coming with this game? These default rosters are absolutely horrible. And if they expect me to buy this game to replicate real baseball, they are sadly mistaken. They won't be replicating anything resembling real baseball with those lousy roster ratings. So many players are so overrated. Miguel Cabrera, who is hands down the best hitter in the Majors, with the exception of Albert Pujols, is only a 95 rating? I get that his fielding will be suspect at 3rd, but come on.

Where are the Angels with Pujols and the Tigers? They aren't even in the top 5? The Yankees or Red Sox may not even make the playoffs, and barring big-time injuries, the Tigers and Angels are almost shoe-ins.

This is a joke and not a true representation of sim baseball.
 
# 2 CoreyMac @ 03/04/12 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by TheTodd84
Wow... I do not understand these ratings at all. This seems like a lot of bias to me. How do the Milwaukee Brewers LOSE Prince and still have a 92 rating? That makes zero sense. Sure, they have a good pitching staff, but just because they have Ryan Braun, and added Aramis makes them a 92? Then, the Yankees, who only added Hiroki Kuroda in the off-season are a 95 overall rating with an aging shortstop, zero hitters or playmakers in the outfield besides Granderson, and a pitching staff with a lot of big names, but little production. I don't get it. The rangers and Phillies I completely understand. Those are hands down the two best rosters in the Major Leagues. But there is no way you can tell me the Yankees have a better roster than the Phillies. No way. A-Rod is getting worse every year and Teixeira is a .250 hitter annually. I don't really care what he did in Texas, he hasn't been great with the Yankees.

Are there roster updates coming with this game? These default rosters are absolutely horrible. And if they expect me to buy this game to replicate real baseball, they are sadly mistaken. They won't be replicating anything resembling real baseball with those lousy roster ratings. So many players are so overrated. Miguel Cabrera, who is hands down the best hitter in the Majors, with the exception of Albert Pujols, is only a 95 rating? I get that his fielding will be suspect at 3rd, but come on.

Where are the Angels with Pujols and the Tigers? They aren't even in the top 5? The Yankees or Red Sox may not even make the playoffs, and barring big-time injuries, the Tigers and Angels are almost shoe-ins.

This is a joke and not a true representation of sim baseball.
Alex Rodriguez missed nearly half the season last year. Any bounce back from him is a major plus there. Teixeira had a down year. Jeter had an awful first half. Their DH Jorge Posada was not good at all, they lost Joba Chamberlain, they lost Rafael Soriano.........

Now they have a lefty righty DH split of Andruw Jones & Raul Ibanez, ARod had the Kobe Bryant surgery (who looks like he got a new pair of legs this year after having the procedure done), Tex could easily replicate his 2009/2010 campaigns........and their rotation......2011: Sabathia, Nova, Burnett, Colon, Garcia. 2012: Sabathia, Pineda, Nova, Kuroda, Hughes.

They are AT LEAST as good on paper as they were going into last season. With that rotation and new DH split....they're better in my opinion.
 
# 3 pistolpete @ 03/04/12 10:38 AM
The 97 win Yankees from last year will probably be one of the better teams in baseball again. How can anyone expect a baseball season these days (last 15 years) to not look like the Yankees will be a top team?
 
# 4 tvman @ 03/04/12 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TheTodd84
Wow... I do not understand these ratings at all. This seems like a lot of bias to me. How do the Milwaukee Brewers LOSE Prince and still have a 92 rating? That makes zero sense. Sure, they have a good pitching staff, but just because they have Ryan Braun, and added Aramis makes them a 92? Then, the Yankees, who only added Hiroki Kuroda in the off-season are a 95 overall rating with an aging shortstop, zero hitters or playmakers in the outfield besides Granderson, and a pitching staff with a lot of big names, but little production. I don't get it. The rangers and Phillies I completely understand. Those are hands down the two best rosters in the Major Leagues. But there is no way you can tell me the Yankees have a better roster than the Phillies. No way. A-Rod is getting worse every year and Teixeira is a .250 hitter annually. I don't really care what he did in Texas, he hasn't been great with the Yankees.

Are there roster updates coming with this game? These default rosters are absolutely horrible. And if they expect me to buy this game to replicate real baseball, they are sadly mistaken. They won't be replicating anything resembling real baseball with those lousy roster ratings. So many players are so overrated. Miguel Cabrera, who is hands down the best hitter in the Majors, with the exception of Albert Pujols, is only a 95 rating? I get that his fielding will be suspect at 3rd, but come on.

Where are the Angels with Pujols and the Tigers? They aren't even in the top 5? The Yankees or Red Sox may not even make the playoffs, and barring big-time injuries, the Tigers and Angels are almost shoe-ins.

This is a joke and not a true representation of sim baseball.
If this was done before Fielder signed with Detroit then that would explain The Brewers being rated so high.
 
# 5 beast780 @ 03/04/12 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by tvman
If this was done before Fielder signed with Detroit then that would explain The Brewers being rated so high.
If it were than wouldn't Prince be a free agent and not on the team? I expect the Brewers could contend for NL Central with that pitching staff and not a bad offense but top 5 is questionable. My top 5, which should be teams where not making/winning the World Series would go down as a huge disappointment.

1. Rangers
2. Phillies
3. Yankees
4. Tigers
5. Giants

5 is up for grabs. I coulda made a case for Red Sox and Angels as well.
 
# 6 beast780 @ 03/04/12 03:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombeels
The Giants' offense is just awful.
Pitching plus Buster Posey coming back, they're going to contend.
 
# 7 PackerBacker123 @ 03/04/12 05:14 PM
brew crew!!
 
# 8 JoeMimic @ 03/04/12 10:40 PM
I wouldn't take too much stock into some of these ratings. They don't even have Dave Robertson listed at middle reliever and the guy had a 1.08era and 100Ks in 66Ip....BUT they have Phil Hughes listed as a middle relieve even though he started all but three of his 17 appearances.
 
# 9 TheTodd84 @ 03/05/12 09:28 AM
Yeah, the Yankees added Eric Chavez. Name me the last time he was good hitter. Seriously. The dude is injury riddled and even when he is healthy, hasn't hit over .270 since 2004 and this is a guy that is supposed to be a great addition? Sure, he might be good with the glove at the hot corner, but he can't hit anymore. Pineda, in 28 starts with the Mariners last season had a 3.74 ERA. Not great. Not bad, but nothing to get overly excited about. Maybe he will be great. But, as of today, nothing special.

And also, can we officially stop jumping on the Andruw Jones bandwagon? Please... How is bringing in an injury-prone outfielder who hasn't hit above .260 since 06 a good addition? I don't understand it... here are his batting averages from the past 5 seasons... 2007: .222, 2008: .158, 2009: .214, 2010; .230, and 2011: .247. This is a good addition? yikes, the numbers would say otherwise. And I get it... he was hurt in 08 and 09 and he's always hit a lot of home runs, but so what? Who cares if he hits a homer with nobody on in the 8th when you have 6-1 lead after starting the game 0-3 with 2 strikeouts? How is that productive in your lineup?

I just don't understand what these 2k12 people are looking at. It took me literally 2.5 minutes to find those stats on the players I mentioned. I guess maybe being a .260 hitter is considered awesome now that it warrants a team having a 95 overall rating. I hope that's not the case, because if so, man have our standards dropped.
 
# 10 TheTodd84 @ 03/05/12 09:32 AM
And then the past two seasons, Teixeira has really trended downward in hitting. Last season he hit .248, which is awful for where he is in the lineup and in 2010 he hit .256. Again, pretty bad for the 3 or 4 hole in the lineup. 09 was his last big year. I know he had over 200 RBIs the past couple seasons, so he has been productive there, I guess I just don't get how he is rated so highly still. So all that matters is homers and RBIs? Yeah, he might go back to his 09 form, but that's not guaranteed, and it's a grave mistake by 2k12 to assume he would after the past two seasons.
 
# 11 TheNumber35 @ 03/05/12 11:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheTodd84
And then the past two seasons, Teixeira has really trended downward in hitting. Last season he hit .248, which is awful for where he is in the lineup and in 2010 he hit .256. Again, pretty bad for the 3 or 4 hole in the lineup. 09 was his last big year. I know he had over 200 RBIs the past couple seasons, so he has been productive there, I guess I just don't get how he is rated so highly still. So all that matters is homers and RBIs? Yeah, he might go back to his 09 form, but that's not guaranteed, and it's a grave mistake by 2k12 to assume he would after the past two seasons.
Smh...its well documented that Teixeira is still one of the most feared hitters in baseball. Yes the average his dipped in the last two seasons, but his OBP was still .341 and he slugged .494 with an OPS of .835. Not to mention his HR power is still there, his defense is still there, and his overall production are still there. But I saw a really good piece on the MLB network on Tex's swing the last couple of years and what's going on with his average, and they acknowledged that the Yankees know about this and are working to correct it.

As for Pineda...he was unbelievable last season and anyone who says otherwise didn't pay much attention to the kid's stuff and his starts. The kid was so good in the 1st half of the year and just got burned out in the 2nd half (but was still damn good.) Considering it was his rookie season, I'd say that his production will be more 1st half than 2nd half for the future. Plus, adding him to a Yankees lineup that will actually score for him and give him a chance to compete for a WS...well, look at what happened when Doug Fister (who isn't half the physical talent that Pineda is) went to the Tigers...I'll tell ya what, 8-1 with 1.79 ERA in 11 regular season starts.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that 1 player doesn't make a team. CC Sabathia, Jeter, Mo, Swisher, Gardner, A-Rod, Grandyman, Nova, Ibanez (you don't give him enough credit), Tex, Robertson, Soriano, Chamberlain, Pineda, Martin, etc. That team is damn good and pretty stacked and saying otherwise is just plain ignorant
 
# 12 JoeMimic @ 03/05/12 01:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombeels
Robertson is listed as a middle reliever.
Middle Relief and Setup Pitchers
Jonny Venters (ATL) 85
Francisco Rodriguez (MIL) 82
Tyler Clippard (WAS) 82
Mike Adams (TEX) 82
Sean Marshall (CIN) 82
Nick Masset (CIN) 81
Joel Peralta (TB) 81
Sergio Romo (SF) 81
Kris Medlen (ATL) 81
Koji Uehara (TEX) 81
Yoshinori Tateyama (TEX) 81
Sam LeCure (CIN) 81
Casey Janssen (TOR) 81
Joaquin Benoit (DET) 81
Francisco Cordero (TOR) 81
Phil Hughes (NYY) 80
Scott Downs (LAA) 80
Grant Balfour (OAK) 80
Vinnie Pestano (CLE) 80
Jeff Niemann (SD) 80
Fernando Salas (STL) 80
Rex Brothers (COL) 80
Greg Holland (KC) 80
Mark Melancon (BOS) 80
Edward Mujica (MIA) 80
Ramon Ramirez (NYM) 80
Octavio Dotel (DET) 80

Kindly point out Dave Robertson's name on that list.
 
# 13 econoodle @ 03/05/12 03:34 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombeels
Those are only the top middle relievers.

Intelligence Fail
my problem with that list is where IS D-Rob?
Hughes is a better reliever? Ratings are always subjective [and fun to discuss if it doesnt get heated], but how is Robertson not in the top list there?
Hes practically better than the entire Mets Middle relief core [fact].
 
# 14 econoodle @ 03/05/12 04:03 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombeels
Once he proves 2011 wasn't a complete fluke, he may be on there.

thats horrible logic. lol

thats not how rating system works.
hes played well his whole career and last year put him on another level.
before last year he could be argued into being on that list.
 
# 15 bigfnjoe96 @ 03/05/12 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Zombeels
Once he proves 2011 wasn't a complete fluke, he may be on there.
A good # of the pitcher's on that list also haven't pitched more than 1 or 2 seasons.

Robertson arguably was 1 of the BEST Set-Up men in the game last year

Sent from Awesome Phone
 
# 16 Pared @ 03/05/12 04:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombeels
You really don't know much about baseball, do ya kiddo?
Cut this out. If this is the only response you have to offer, don't post

I suggest you read posting rules listed in this very forum and review our terms of service.
 
# 17 JoeMimic @ 03/05/12 05:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigfnjoe96
A good # of the pitcher's on that list also haven't pitched more than 1 or 2 seasons.

Robertson arguably was 1 of the BEST Set-Up men in the game last year

Sent from Awesome Phone
THIS.

Tateyama had a 4+ era last year in his first year in the majors and he's a 80+ overall?
 
# 18 JoeMimic @ 03/05/12 05:36 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombeels
Those are only the top middle relievers.

Intelligence Fail
So Sam LeCure and Rex Brothers are top relievers and David Robertson isn't? I'd love to hear your logic behind that.
 
# 19 JoeMimic @ 03/05/12 05:57 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombeels
You assume I agree with these ratings through and through. I don't. But, I do agree that David Robertson shouldn't be part of the picture until he actually proves himself.
If guys like Brothers and LeCure are on the list he should be too.
 
# 20 JoeMimic @ 03/05/12 06:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zombeels
Nah, I don't think those 2 should be, but neither should Robertson.
Well you're definitely entitled to your own opinion but I disagree.
 

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