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Interested in MLB 13 The Show player ratings? Our friend chrisjohnson83 (with the only confirmed copy of the game so far) has provided them to us. Below are the top rated players at each position, to see the rest of the player ratings, check out the MLB 13 The Show screenshots page.

Updated rosters will no doubt be released before the March 5th release date, so keep that in mind.

Top Rated Players at Each Position

Top Rated First Basemen
  • 99 Albert Pujols, Angels
  • 98 Joey Votto, Reds
  • 95 Prince Fielder, Tigers
  • 94 Paul Konerko, White Sox
  • 93 Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers
  • 92 Corey Hart, Brewers
  • 92 Allen Craig, Cardinals
  • 91 Mark Teixeira, Yankees
  • 89 Mike Napoli, Boston
  • 88 Ryan Howard, Phillies
Top Rated Second Basemen
  • 99 Robinson Cano, Yankees
  • 98 Dustin Pedroia, Boston
  • 95 Ian Kinsler, Rangers
  • 93 Brandon Phillips, Reds
  • 90 Jose Altuve, Astros
  • 89 Ben Zobrist, Rays
  • 88 Chase Utley, Phillies
  • 88 Omar Infante, Tigers
  • 87 Emilio Bonifacio, Blue Jays
  • 87 Howie Kendrick, Rangers
Top Rated Third Basemen
  • 99 Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
  • 96 Adrian Beltre, Rangers
  • 93 Evan Longoria, Rays
  • 93 David Wright, Mets
  • 91 Chase Headley, Padres
  • 91 Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
  • 89 Aramis Ramirez, Brewers
  • 88 Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
  • 86 Pablo Sandoval, Giants
  • 85 Michael Young, Phillies
  • 85 David Freese, Cardinals
Top Rated Shortstops
  • 99 Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
  • 95 Jose Reyes, Blue Jays
  • 93 Jimmy Rollins, Phillies
  • 90 Derek Jeter, Yankees
  • 90 Starlin Castro, Cubs
  • 88 Elvis Andrus, Rangers
  • 88 Rafael Furcal, Cardinals
  • 88 Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers
  • 85 Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
  • 85 Erick Aybar, Angels
Top Rated Catchers
  • 99 Buster Posey, Giants
  • 98 Yadier Molina, Cardinals
  • 94 Carlos Ruiz, Phillies
  • 93 Joe Mauer, Twins
  • 93 Matt Wieters, O's
  • 87 Salvador Perez, Royals
  • 88 Brian McCann, Braves
  • 86 A.J. Pierzynski, Rangers
  • 86 Jonathan Lucroy, Brewers
  • 86 Wilin Rosario, Rockies
Top Rated Left Fielders
  • 99 Mike Trout, Angels
  • 99 Ryan Braun, Brewers
  • 99 Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
  • 92 Yoenis, Cespedes, Oakland
  • 91 Matt Holliday, Cardinals
  • 87 Bryce Harper, Nationals
  • 86 Alfonso Soriano, Cubs
  • 86 Justin Upton, Braves
  • 85 Alex Gordon, Royals
  • 85 Josh Willingham, Twins
  • 85 David Murphy, Rangers
Top Rated Center Fielders
  • 99 Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
  • 99 Matt Kemp, Dodgers
  • 94 Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston
  • 91 Adam Jones, O's
  • 88 B.J. Upton, Braves
  • 87 Curtis Granderson, Yankees
  • 86 Shin-Soo Choo, Reds
  • 85 Coco Crisp, Oakland
  • 84 Austin Jackson, Tigers
  • 84 Angel Pagan, Giants
Top Rated Right Fielders
  • 99 Josh Hamilton, Angels
  • 98 Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
  • 98 Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
  • 95 Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
  • 93 Nelson Cruz, Rangers
  • 93 Jay Bruce, Reds
  • 91 Jason Heyward, Braves
  • 90 Alex Rios, White Sox
  • 90 Hunter Pence, Giants
  • 89 Torii Hunter, Tigers
  • 89 Ichiro Suzuki, Yankees
Top Rated Designated Hitters
  • 94 Billy Butler, Royals
  • 91 David Ortiz, Boston
  • 88 Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
  • 85 Kevin Youkilis, Yankees
  • 85 Victor Martinez, Tigers
  • 85 Kendrys Morales, Mariners
  • 84 Lance Berkman, Rangers
  • 83 Mark Trumbo, Angels
Top Rated Pitchers
  • 99 Jusin Verlander, Tigers
  • 99 Felix Hernandez, Mariners
  • 99 Stephen Strasburg, Nationals
  • 99 Aroldis Chapman, Reds
  • 99 Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
  • 97 David Price, Rays
  • 96 Chris Sale, White Sox
  • 96 Cliff Lee, Phillies
  • 96 C.C. Sabathia, Yankees
  • 96 Yu Darvish, Rangers
  • 96 Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
  • 95 Matt Kain, Giants
  • 95 Kris Medlen, Braves
  • 94 Rafael Betancourt, Rockies
  • 94 Mat Latos, Reds
  • 94 Zack Greinke, Dodgers
  • 94 Roy Halladay, Phillies
  • 94 Cole Hamels, Phillies
  • 94 Josh Johnson, Blue Jays
  • 94 James Shields, Royals
  • 93 Jered Weaver, Angels
  • 93 R.A. Dickey, Blue Jays
  • 90 Jake Peavy, White Sox
Top Rated Closers
  • 99 Craig Kimbrel, Braves
  • 97 Mariano Rivera, Yankees
  • 95 Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies
  • 96 Jason Motte, Cardinals
  • 95 Joel Hanrahan, Boston
  • 94 Sergio Romo, Giants
  • 93 Fernando Rodney, Rays
  • 93 J.J. Putz, Dbacks
  • 93 Greg Holland, Royals
  • 90 Glen Perkins, Twins
  • 92 Steve Cishek, Marlins
  • 92 John Axford, Brewers
  • 92 Tom Wilhelmsen, Mariners
  • 91 Grant Balfour, Oakland
  • 91 Joe Nathan, Rangers
  • 90 Ryan Madson, Angels
  • 89 Jose Veras, Astros
  • 88 Chris Perez, Indians
To see all the MLB 13 The Show player ratings, check out the screenshots. Thanks again to chrisjohnson83, you can follow him on Twitter, right here.

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Member Comments
# 21 BrandH @ 02/25/13 09:59 AM
Originally Posted by ParisB

He just had one of he most historic and best all around seasons...ever...as a 21 year old...and missed April. Better than Miguel Cabrera.

Relax on the bold statements. He basically set the standard for what a 99 means in a baseball video game.
Or it could just be a once in a lifetime season, by a very good young player.
# 22 ParisB @ 02/25/13 10:05 AM
Originally Posted by BrandH
Or it could just be a once in a lifetime season.
Or it could not, lol. What's your point? The Show got his rating correctly for what he did last season. If it makes you feel better, if he struglles next season he will be an 88 in '14.
# 23 crains13 @ 02/25/13 10:06 AM
Originally Posted by smcamp3
Cueto 6 points worse than Latos and only 1 point higher than Bailey??? Wow.

And no way Chapman is a 99.

This is coming from a die hard Reds fan too haha
Imo, Cueto and Latos should swap ratings. Cueto has been underrated in the last two Shows ('12 and '13), especially since he has had one of the lowest ERA's in the league. If Chapman was a closer I could see a 99, but I dont think a 99 is accurate for a starter.
# 24 cardinalbird7 @ 02/25/13 10:08 AM
Trout deserves a 99 based on defense, arm strength, and speed alone. Factor in his hitting and there is no doubt he is a 99. If anything Pujols shouldn't be a 99. Don't base their rating on something they did 2-3 years ago AKA A-Rod and Pujols. A guy that posted an .850 OPS is solid no doubt, but should not be 99 rated when players like Craig, Fielder, and Encarnacion all posted better numbers but are rated lower.

Besides did you guys forget about the weekly updates? Also it says very bold and clear, "Updated rosters will no doubt be released before the March 5th release date, so keep that in mind."

I am really glad some of you guys aren't in charge of rosters or work for SCEA. It would take players like Trout until MLB 15 before he gets his deserved rating.
# 25 LC26 @ 02/25/13 10:20 AM
and pitcher Dodgers Korean lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu ?
# 26 CincinnatiRedlegs @ 02/25/13 10:23 AM
Originally Posted by LC26
and pitcher Dodgers Korean lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu ?
Not in the game yet, 'cause he hasn't pitched in an MLB game.
# 27 catch212 @ 02/25/13 10:31 AM
I'd be really curious to know how Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller are rated as well.
# 28 zack4070 @ 02/25/13 10:36 AM
Originally Posted by js3512
How is nate schierholtz only 4 points lower than Anthony Rizzo? And how is barney ahead of Rizzo? Rizzo should be at least an 84.
Yeah its defense. Overall account. I think Rizzo could probably be a few points higher as well but not the end of the world. Just gotta build him up more. Can't wait for this game and the OSFM Rosters!!!
# 29 zack4070 @ 02/25/13 10:37 AM
Looks like Justin Upton made it on the Braves as well!!!
# 30 brett the jet favre @ 02/25/13 10:38 AM
If Morales is an 85, where is Michael Morse? should be above an 85 in left for the M's.
# 31 Majingir @ 02/25/13 10:43 AM
Interesting to see just how highly rated so many of those pitchers are.

Just a little thing...but Encarnacion plays 1B more than DH, so he should be in the 1B category(and tied with Howard for rating)

And I guess McCutchen goes down as highest rated cover boy in sports history?
# 32 cardinalbird7 @ 02/25/13 10:45 AM
Originally Posted by catch212
I'd be really curious to know how Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller are rated as well.
Rosenthal was only a 75, but Miller and Kelly were not even on the roster. I know they will be though. I am anxious as well.
# 33 ParisB @ 02/25/13 10:48 AM
Originally Posted by js3512
Rizzo's likely a future gold glove first baseman so defense should be a push with Rizzo having a huge edge offensively.
So once that happens The Show will reflect it so what's the problem? You are complaining about a couple points on ratings we don't know exactly how they were derived.
# 34 KmK @ 02/25/13 11:06 AM
Gonna be a long year with the Padres.

Chase is gonna have to carry the team.
# 35 rts5002 @ 02/25/13 11:10 AM
Was pumped to see a Phillie in the top 10 for every position...then I got to the OF...I think the Phills are gonna surprise a lot of people this year, no way do you see as many injuries to the core of their team this year as last year.

Ratings look fair overall, 8 days and counting!
# 36 ARMORALLL @ 02/25/13 11:19 AM
K/9 ratings seem kinda low.
# 37 jkra0512 @ 02/25/13 11:21 AM
Eduardo Nunez is an 82? That's horrible. He's at most a low 70's. He's rated better than Phil Hughes and Ivan Nova and hasn't even spent a whole year with the club. Ugh, I can't wait for the roster makers to fix these ratings. lol. Nice try, SCEA, now step aside and let the pros do it
# 38 TekWWFan @ 02/25/13 11:27 AM
As an Orioles fan, I'm used to not seeing our guys in these lists, so thankfully Wieters and Jones are there. But how the heck are guys like Jose Veras and Chris Perez rated higher in closers than Jim Johnson? The guy had 51 saves last year, only blew 3 and was tons better than half the closers on that list, and I don't think he's going to regress that severely.
# 39 Majingir @ 02/25/13 11:30 AM
I know ppl don't like when a team that already has good players doesn't like the rating of one of their guys but....Lawrie probably should be higher based on how other 3B are rated. On multiple fantasy rankings from sites like yahoo and espn, he's rated a top 103B.

Though if it makes you feel better...Bonifacio should be fairly lower. I'd put Bonifacio at like 80 and Lawrie at 85.

Though not gonna care bout these things now, especially when SCEA said that rating system was done way diff this year. Cause depending on a players position and stuff, certain attributes impact their ratings alot. Cause Lawrie had most errors committed as a 3B, but he's also had top 10 fielding% of all 3B. So I'm guessing the errors played a big role in his fielding rating which did hurt his overall rating.
# 40 WickedFastball @ 02/25/13 11:36 AM
OK, it looks great. But I do have an issue: Anthony Rizzo vs Mike Trout
337 AB vs 559 AB_ .342 OBP vs .399 OBP_ .463 SLG vs .564 SLG
15 HR (over 200 less at bats) vs 30 HR
Now we all know the Cubs.....well BLOW, so I'm not taking into account RBI's, But here is my point How is Rizzo only a 79? I'm just saying from all the stuff I have read in Baseball America, had he played a whole season like Trout had he might have taken a swing at ROY on his own. Im not taking away from Trout, i'm just saying that 79 is a bit of an injustice. And before you say "Defense!" sure, but Rizzo is a 1st baseman, and therefore D doesn't factor into the rating as much.
If they gave Trout a 99 than Rizzo should have been at least an 88, but it really should be Trout 94 Rizzo 84

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