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There will be a post with images about this later, but I figured a little teaser never hurt anyone.

If you didn't know, we changed the way we rate players and every position weigh different attributes differently. Before the change the game had 44 players rated 99 or higher. After the change there are 17, here is a little taste.

In no particular order.
  • T.Tulowitzki 99
  • A.Pujols 99
  • R.Braun 99
  • J.Hamilton 99
  • M.Cabrera 99
  • C.Kimbrel 99
  • C.Kershaw 99
  • A.Chapman 99
  • S.Strasburg 99
  • F.Hernandez 99
  • J.Verlander 99
  • B.Posey 99
  • M.Kemp 99
  • R.Cano 99
  • A.McCutchen 99
  • M.Trout 99
  • C.Gonzalez 99
J.Votto just missed the cut at a 98.

Second Baseman Top 5
  • Robinson Cano 99
  • Dustin Pedroia 98
  • Ian Kinsler 95
  • Brandon Phillips 93
  • Jose Altuve 90

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# 21 TripleCrown @ 02/12/13 04:40 PM
That's a neat little addition they did.

So does it make sense to think basic attributes could be weighted a bit like this ?

C = Fielding +, Arm ++, Contact ++, Power +
1B = Fielding --, Power ++,Contact +
2B = Power - , Fielding +, Contact ++,Speed +
3B = Power +, Fielding +,Contact -, Speed --
SS = Fielding ++, Arm ++, Power --, Speed +
LF = Contact +, Power +, Speed -, Arm -
CF = Speed ++, Contact +, Power +, Arm ++
RF = Speed -, Power +, Arm +, Contact +
 
# 22 lynkraid @ 02/12/13 04:47 PM
Horrible ratings, just horrible. Great to have numbers, but cmon the only guy who should be sporting the 99ovr as a hitter should be Cabrera, I could understand maybe a couple of guys being 99ovr, but 20 some guys sporting a 97-99ovr rating? Baseball doesn't have that many great players.

Its like Madden. 99ovr goes to Brady and Manning. Or did. They don't give 99ovr to Manning, Brady, Peterson, Rodgers, Eli, Reed, Lewis, Jpp, Suh, Johnson, Stafford, Brees, Gore, MJD ect... 17 99ovr players is way to many.

But let me guess created players in RTTS start around 55ovr and take forever and then some just to get a decent rating, yet Trout in his 2nd season in the MLB will be 99ovr, I highly doubt no matter what we'll be able to get a RTTS player at 99ovr as quickly as Trout at only 21 years old. So that would be your 3rd season in RTTS, highly doubt anything close to 99ovr will be possible. Not all things are perfect with this as much as fanboys praise MLB the Show. Great game, but bad ratings.
 
# 23 HustlinOwl @ 02/12/13 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by lynkraid
Horrible ratings, just horrible. Great to have numbers, but cmon the only guy who should be sporting the 99ovr as a hitter should be Cabrera, I could understand maybe a couple of guys being 99ovr, but 20 some guys sporting a 97-99ovr rating? Baseball doesn't have that many great players.

Its like Madden. 99ovr goes to Brady and Manning. Or did. They don't give 99ovr to Manning, Brady, Peterson, Rodgers, Eli, Reed, Lewis, Jpp, Suh, Johnson, Stafford, Brees, Gore, MJD ect... 17 99ovr players is way to many.

But let me guess created players in RTTS start around 55ovr and take forever and then some just to get a decent rating, yet Trout in his 2nd season in the MLB will be 99ovr, I highly doubt no matter what we'll be able to get a RTTS player at 99ovr as quickly as Trout at only 21 years old. So that would be your 3rd season in RTTS, highly doubt anything close to 99ovr will be possible. Not all things are perfect with this as much as fanboys praise MLB the Show. Great game, but bad ratings.
lol go in and edit as you see fit problem solved. You can join my fantasy baseball team while you at it and see if you can get Trout in the 5th round
 
# 24 KMRblue1027 @ 02/12/13 04:53 PM
Utley not in the top five? Makes no sense at all.
 
# 25 yanksdaniel99 @ 02/12/13 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by lynkraid
Horrible ratings, just horrible. Great to have numbers, but cmon the only guy who should be sporting the 99ovr as a hitter should be Cabrera, I could understand maybe a couple of guys being 99ovr, but 20 some guys sporting a 97-99ovr rating? Baseball doesn't have that many great players.

Its like Madden. 99ovr goes to Brady and Manning. Or did. They don't give 99ovr to Manning, Brady, Peterson, Rodgers, Eli, Reed, Lewis, Jpp, Suh, Johnson, Stafford, Brees, Gore, MJD ect... 17 99ovr players is way to many.

But let me guess created players in RTTS start around 55ovr and take forever and then some just to get a decent rating, yet Trout in his 2nd season in the MLB will be 99ovr, I highly doubt no matter what we'll be able to get a RTTS player at 99ovr as quickly as Trout at only 21 years old. So that would be your 3rd season in RTTS, highly doubt anything close to 99ovr will be possible. Not all things are perfect with this as much as fanboys praise MLB the Show. Great game, but bad ratings.
There's this thing called defense ....

That & the position a player plays has an impact as well.
 
# 26 MauerMorneau09 @ 02/12/13 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by KMRblue1027
Utley not in the top five? Makes no sense at all.
How so? He's been plagued with injuries the last two seasons, the game isn't going to go off of ratings of guys from 3 years ago. If so, Justin Morneau would be in like the top 5 1B, very iffy though.
 
# 27 seanjeezy @ 02/12/13 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by KMRblue1027
Utley not in the top five? Makes no sense at all.
Durability is huge in The Show... It can be the difference between a 90 and an 80.
 
# 28 yanksdaniel99 @ 02/12/13 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by KMRblue1027
Utley not in the top five? Makes no sense at all.
This isn't 2009, Utley can't stay on the field, he hasn't been top since then.
 
# 29 yanksdaniel99 @ 02/12/13 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by jimbo_1884
Newbie here but I'm assuming a 99 ovr rated player has to be rated 99 in each of the different attributes associated with his position??

If this is the case, then I can't agree with having this many or even any 99 rated players.

So yes, I will be editing the player ratings myself!!
Oh no, oh god no, it's not like that. Each attribute gets its own separate rating. That's be awful if it was like that.
 
# 30 WSUCougars @ 02/12/13 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Russell_SCEA
Pretty much his potential could also randomly change as well.
Thanks Russell!

Potential didn't change in MLB 12, glad to hear it is fluid in 13! Care to expand on how/why it would change?
Is it random?
Is it performance-based?
Is it dependent on good training?
 
# 31 KMRblue1027 @ 02/12/13 05:01 PM
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Originally Posted by MauerMorneau09
How so? He's been plagued with injuries the last two seasons, the game isn't going to go off of ratings of guys from 3 years ago. If so, Justin Morneau would be in like the top 5 1B, very iffy though.
If you take Utley's 2012 and stretch it to a full season he's a 6.5 WAR player. That's with a BABIP of .261 even though his LD% was 20. The only thing that should be low is his durability and even that could easily rebound giving the fact that he's finally gotten proper treatment for his left knee.
 
# 32 yanksdaniel99 @ 02/12/13 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jimbo_1884
So, just how does Felix or Trout get a 99 then??
Certain attributes weigh in on a position more then others. It's not an average ratings of all the different attributes. It's then scaled on to the 1-99 overall ratings. No clue the algorithm on how it's scaled, it's secret as stated earlier in the thread.
 
# 33 MauerMorneau09 @ 02/12/13 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by KMRblue1027
If you take Utley's 2012 and stretch it to a full season he's a 6.5 WAR player. That's with a BABIP of .261 even though his LD% was 20. The only thing that should be low is his durability and even that could easily rebound giving the fact that he's finally gotten proper treatment for his left knee.
It still doesn't matter, you can't give an exact estimate on his season when he doesn't play almost half of the games. You can stretch out a stat like that for the whole season, but that doesn't mean that's an official stat. If he plays 150 games and plays like 2009, he's no doubt top 5. But this ain't 2009
 
# 34 KMRblue1027 @ 02/12/13 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by MauerMorneau09
It still doesn't matter, you can't give an exact estimate on his season when he doesn't play almost half of the games. You can stretch out a stat like that for the whole season, but that doesn't mean that's an official stat. If he plays 150 games and plays like 2009, he's no doubt top 5. But this ain't 2009
My point is that Utley durability should start low but all other stats should be among the best in the game he's still a top 3 fielder and the second best offense bat, not to mention base-running where is among the best in all of baseball.
 
# 35 Cavicchi @ 02/12/13 05:16 PM
I can't see how Carlos Gonzalez is rated 99. Braun linked to performance enhancing drugs shouldn't be a 99. Tulo doesn't play enough games and not sure he should be a 99. Cano is a questionable 99.
 
# 36 NYYanks26 @ 02/12/13 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by lynkraid
Horrible ratings, just horrible. Great to have numbers, but cmon the only guy who should be sporting the 99ovr as a hitter should be Cabrera, Baseball doesn't have that many great players.
Really?
 
# 37 bcruise @ 02/12/13 05:18 PM
I'm pretty sure what this thread is devolving into is the very reason Knight and and others didn't want the number ratings to be prominent.
 
# 38 mmorg @ 02/12/13 05:21 PM
Having an overall # rating is going to bring out all the crazies. Not looking forward to the forum discussions about this.
 
# 39 yanksdaniel99 @ 02/12/13 05:22 PM
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Originally Posted by bcruise
I'm pretty sure what this thread is devolving into is the very reason Knight and and others didn't want the number ratings to be prominent.
Hit the nail right on the head here.
 
# 40 I3RIS3H @ 02/12/13 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bcruise
I'm pretty sure what this thread is devolving into is the very reason Knight and and others didn't want the number ratings to be prominent.
I agree. So many "WHY ISNT ____ _______ A 99?!?!?". These people are also VERY biased towards their own teams players as well.
 


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