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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
# 41 Williekemp15 @ 02/25/13 12:59 PM
big shoutout to this dude for this
 
# 42 seanjeezy @ 02/25/13 12:59 PM
I say with confidence that Hector Noesi is about 20 points too high lol. I'm surprised Iwa and Erasmo got some love, usually guys who start in the pen and finish in the rotation get shafted, not so in this case. Seager and Smoak should swap, and I'm pretty sure I'll be boosting Ryan's D, he was a B+ last year after properly rating his defense. Maybe the same with Guti too...

I'm guessing 70 is ML average?

Also, looks like K/9 for starters is roughly real life K/9 - 10
 
# 43 CoreyMac @ 02/25/13 01:11 PM
Boston: 5 players on this list
NY: 9 players on this list

Boston overall: 3rd
NY overall: 11th

Logic? lol.
 
# 44 DanH35 @ 02/25/13 01:15 PM
I love seeing Allen Craig getting some ratings love. I think Beltran being a 98 seems a bit high, but all that really matters is what the individual skill ratings are and I look forward to seeing what those are.
 
# 45 Bondsfan @ 02/25/13 01:22 PM
When I look at these lists and I see the older players who are still highly rated, I immediately thing HGH. A guy like Beltre could be totally clean, but his resergence over the last few years just reaks of steroids. Same with Beltrans season last year. Both could be totally clean, but this is baseballs image now. Everyone outside the norm, especially those that do it when they are older, is in question.
 
# 46 SoxFan01605 @ 02/25/13 01:23 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoreyMac
Boston: 5 players on this list
NY: 9 players on this list

Boston overall: 3rd
NY overall: 11th

Logic? lol.
My guess would be that while the Yankees have higher rated top-end players, there is a combination of the ratings gap not being that large (in other words, the difference between an 88 and 84 isn't going to sway much) and perhaps the lower-end guys being lower on the Yanks. IN other words, the differences in top-end players don't necessarily reflect the averages of the teams top to bottom. That's assuming that is indeed how team ratings are calculated. I never pay much attention to them, as they don't mean all that much anyway.

EDIT: To be clear, that is not a justification of the Sox being ranked 3rd. I'm only commenting on the 9-5 margin of top-rated players.
 
# 47 Knight165 @ 02/25/13 01:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoreyMac
Boston: 5 players on this list
NY: 9 players on this list

Boston overall: 3rd
NY overall: 11th

Logic? lol.

Right...because we all know that having the one or two more top rated players ALWAYS means your a better team and are going to win the W.S.

M.K.
Knight165
 
# 48 CoreyMac @ 02/25/13 01:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knight165
Right...because we all know that having the one or two more top rated players ALWAYS means your a better team and are going to win the W.S.

M.K.
Knight165
Who said that? Im simply stating that they have more higher rated players which should boost their overall......and players not on the list for the Yankees outside of that 9 also include pettitte, kuroda, gardner, hughes, robertson, chamberlain, nunez...... who are probably all in the 80'
s...... Im just trying to figure out the discrepency that makes Boston 3rd and NY 11th. That's the biggest gripe I have with the team ratings.
 
# 49 bp4baseball @ 02/25/13 01:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knight165
Right...because we all know that having the one or two more top rated players ALWAYS means your a better team and are going to win the W.S.

M.K.
Knight165
Yes the Padres have that one figured out. They know having a superstar doesn't always equal success so we are sticking with our intimidating lineup, not being tricked by those tempting free agents
 
# 50 Nooooovak @ 02/25/13 01:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bondsfan
A guy like Beltre could be totally clean, but his resergence over the last few years just reaks of steroids.
He went from playing in the gigantic Safeco Field to playing in two much smaller parks (Fenway and Arlington). There hasn't been any 'resurgence', he just went back to playing in a place that didn't kill right handers.
 
# 51 rts5002 @ 02/25/13 02:30 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Knight165
Right...because we all know that having the one or two more top rated players ALWAYS means your a better team and are going to win the W.S.

M.K.
Knight165
Haha exactly, look no further than Philadelphia and Boston at this time last year. Both were 'World Series Locks'...we all know how that turned out...
 
# 52 rts5002 @ 02/25/13 02:33 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bondsfan
When I look at these lists and I see the older players who are still highly rated, I immediately thing HGH. A guy like Beltre could be totally clean, but his resergence over the last few years just reaks of steroids. Same with Beltrans season last year. Both could be totally clean, but this is baseballs image now. Everyone outside the norm, especially those that do it when they are older, is in question.
I view it more in that these older players with higher overalls are going to drop a lot after a year or two in franchise mode, moreso than in previous years' games, where as these younger guys are going to be progressing more accurately than in previous versions. I think everyone's worries will be put to rest in just over a week when we get our hands on the game.
 
# 53 PhilliesFan13 @ 02/25/13 03:09 PM
Here we go again....
 
# 54 jcmreds @ 02/25/13 03:32 PM
Where's Cueto there's no way Latos should be higher?
 
# 55 JWaLL @ 02/25/13 03:49 PM
why is Ian Desmond not a top rated shortstop? The dude was the best hitting SS in the league last year, he's clutch, and he improved his glove so its no longer a liability. He also has a cannon. How is he not like a 90?

Dan Haren and Gio with the same rating? lol ok
Bryce Harper 87? I love him to death but he is not an 87

Can't wait for this game though. My nationals are STACKED! just look at the back end of that bullpen. 89,90,91. IM GOING 162-0!!!!!!
 
# 56 Bbush @ 02/25/13 04:07 PM
Why is mike trout listed as an LF?
 
# 57 Bbush @ 02/25/13 04:11 PM
a Left Fielder
 
# 58 seanjeezy @ 02/25/13 04:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bbush
Why is mike trout listed as an LF?
Bourjos will be the starting CF, Trout is moving over to left this year.
 
# 59 BBallcoach @ 02/25/13 04:21 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by WickedFastball
Actually I'm not being bias in any way, more to the point, how can anyone be rated a 99 after only one year? Sure Trout had a great year, hopefully he will have many more (just bought my 8 year old a MT auto BBall with "ROY" on it in the hopes that he WILL have a fantastic career) so not i'm not a (Rizzo fanboy) all I am saying is that 79 to 99 is WAY TOO MUCH! Maybe by MLB 15 if Trout has a 50/50 season and Rizzo is still an .800 OPS THEN a 99 to 79 would be acceptable, but not after ONE YEAR!
Yeah one year, there's no question any team would take trout over rizzo... Trout's value is easily 20 points better in terms of rating. And what does you buying a trout baseball for your kid have anything to do to prove your not a rizzo fan?
 
# 60 tremperbball10 @ 02/25/13 05:16 PM
Why is Gallardo only an 85? Especially when Mark Rogers is an 87? and Estrada & Fiers are 84? Gallardo should be about 10 points better than any other Brewer pitcher besides Ax and both should be in the 88-92 range
 


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